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Balancing America’s policing debate

Balancing America’s policing debate

06/08/15 06:58PM

A grand jury indicted officer Michael Slager for murder in the Walter Scott case. The incident was recorded on video - so was another incident out of Texas involving a 15-year-old girl. Both are examples of the importance of cameras for law enforcement. watch

Pres. Obama to revise overtime rules

Pres. Obama to revise overtime rules

06/08/15 06:45PM

Pres. Obama is poised to raise the overtime threshold to as much as $52,000. Rev. Sharpton talks to former Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis for how this will impact the lives of Americans struggling to make a living wage. watch

Obama defends ACA ahead of SCOTUS decision

Obama defends ACA ahead of SCOTUS decision

06/08/15 06:00PM

There’s a big court ruling on the Affordable Care Act coming, and millions could lose their insurance. Tuesday, the President is going to talk about it, but he gave a preview today. Rev. Sharpton talks to Rep. Emanuel Cleaver and Joan Walsh for more. watch

Clinton confronts GOP on voting rights

Clinton confronts GOP on voting rights

06/05/15 06:32PM

Hillary Clinton directly confronted Republicans who want to make it harder to vote by naming names. She called out Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Rick Perry and Chris Christie. Rev. Sharpton talks to Pamela Meanes and MSNBC’s Ari Melber for more. watch

Polls show inequality & fairness as priority

Polls show inequality & fairness as priority

06/04/15 06:00PM

A new poll shows what voters really think about minimum wage, inequality and fair pay. More than 50 percent say the government should reduce the gap between the rich and poor. Rev. Sharpton talks to Austan Goolsbee and Tara Dowdell for more. watch

Former NBA player and TNT commentator Charles Barkley in crowd before Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nev., May 2, 2015. (Photo by Robert Beck /Sports Illustrated/Getty)

Sir Charles Barkley donates $3 million to charities

06/03/15 07:36PM

NBA legend Charles Barkley is usually making headlines for his on-camera sports commentating antics, but on Tuesday he gained notice for his generosity too.During a conference call for the American Century Championship’s celebrity golf tournament, Sir Charles announced he will donate $3 million equally between the Wounded Warrior Project,... read more

LA votes to raise min. wage to $15 per hour

LA votes to raise min. wage to $15 per hour

06/03/15 06:47PM

Raising the minimum wage has been a theme of the Obama presidency and that’s what’s happening now in Los Angeles. The city joins a handful of others closing in on passing historic minimum wage hikes. Rev. Sharpton talks to Alderman Shane Cohn for more. watch

Santorum’s science gaffe with the Pope

Santorum’s science gaffe with the Pope

06/03/15 06:28PM

Any time climate change is mentioned, it triggers an instant reaction from the GOP. It’s like a chemical reaction. Only this time, when Rick Santorum decided to criticize Pope Francis over climate change, he forgot to do his homework. watch

The Tamir Rice investigation ends, now what?

The Tamir Rice investigation ends, now what?

06/03/15 06:00PM

Will there be charges for the Cleveland police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice? The sheriff announced his office has finished its investigation. Rev. Sharpton talks to the Rice family attorney, Paul Butler, and Faith Jenkins for more. watch

Senate passes 'USA Freedom Act'

Senate passes 'USA Freedom Act'

06/02/15 06:15PM

The Senate voted Tuesday to limit some of the government surveillance first enacted by the Bush Administration. The “USA Freedom Act” ends the government’s bulk collection of phone data. Rev. Sharpton talks to Alex Seitz-Wald and Frank Thorp for more. watch

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