Rev. Al Sharpton reflects on President’s Day, a day to honor and respect the country’s presidents, and explains why that sentiment is needed every day, especially in the current political climate of obstruction and disrespect. watch
Karl Rove has spent so much of his career tearing down Democrats that it can be downright shocking to watch him praise one, but a new video clip catches Rove doing just that as he waxes on about how great Hillary would have been. read more
Welcome to the 19th century, Mississippi.
As of this month, Mississippi has finally officially ratified the 13th amendment that banned slavery, but it took the research of a curious University of Mississippi Medical Center professor and his colleague to make it happen.
According to the Jackson Clarion Ledger, Dr. Ranjan Batra and his colleague Ken Sullivan became inspired to find out their own state's take on the amendment after seeing the Steven Spielberg film Lincoln last November. read more
It might have been Valentine's Day but newly elected Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren showed she still has no love for Wall Street fraudsters, coming out fighting for the little guy after a relatively quiet first month in office.
Warren kicked off her first appearance in a banking committee hearing by grilling regulators during a hearing on “Wall Street Reform: Oversight of Financial Stability and Consumer and Investor Protections.” Witnesses included representatives from the Treasury Department, SEC, and Warren's own creation, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. read more
The Show Me state is on the verge of becoming the "show me your ID" state as Missouri Republicans move closer towards passing a voter ID requirement in the state.
Despite strong opposition from Democrats, Republicans in the House passed a measure Thursday that would require voters to show a photo ID before voting. The bill now heads to the Senate, which is also Republican controlled.
House Speaker Tim Jones, echoing the justification used by many pro-voter ID Republicans, called it a "common-sense" idea. “It protects the integrity of the voting process.” read more
Kerry Kennedy knows more about the impact of gun violence than many Americans. When she was just a child, she lost her uncle, President John Kennedy, and her father, Senator Robert Kennedy, to bullets.
"It's almost impossible to describe the pain of losing your father to a senseless murder or the anger and fear of knowing that murder might have been avoided," she said on Thursday's PolticsNation. read more
Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s choice for Defense Secretary, is at risk of not being confirmed, thanks to a potential Republican filibuster—just weeks after Senate Democrats backed down in their bid to make such filibusters far harder. That’s got progressive activists who pushed for reform telling Harry Reid and co.: ‘We told you so.” read more
Having spent most of the last five years scaring gun owners into believing Barack Obama would take their guns, the NRA's Wayne LaPierre's decided to take his fearmongering to a whole new level in an opinion article for the Daily Caller.
In the piece LaPierre warns against violent Latin American drug gangs, terrorists, Hurricane Sandy looters and psychotic criminals. The only solution for the individual American is to own a gun. read more
Senator Marco Rubio had a big night on Tuesday, but he's gotten a whole lot more buzz for grabbing a sip of water than for anything else he said in his official Republican rebuttal to the president's State of the Union address.
The sip lit up twitter, bringing in 92,000 tweets a minute, and the hashtags "watergate" and "Poland Spring" started trending.
Rubio gets credit for joining the joke instead of fighting it, via twitter:
#GOPResponse #SOTU #gop #tcot twitter.com/marcorubio/sta…
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 13, 2013
President Obama kicked off a road trip to promote the plans laid out in his State of the Union address. His first stop was a factory in North Carolina where he focused on fairness. Democratic strategist Bob Shrum and Michelle Cottle join Rev. Al Sharpton. watch
Enthusiasm for the president’s State of the Union speech brought attendants to their feet 41 times, yet Republicans kept to their seats over women’s issues, poverty issues and preschoolers. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., talks with Rev. Al Sharpton... watch
The president’s State of the Union address was a call to action to level the playing field for all Americans. Russell Simmons has been active in the fight for fairness, and joins Rev. Al Sharpton to talk about the progress made. watch
President Obama made it very clear in the State of the Union speech that he will not back down on gun control, and argued that people who have been victims of gun violence deserve a vote. Rev. Al Sharpton explains. watch
Texas Rep. Steve Stockman's controversial State of the Union guest Ted Nugent brought his trademark severe rhetoric back into the spotlight as he took on the "media orgy" in Statuary Hall after the speech.
The aging rocker called Rhode Island Rep. Jim Langevin "s*#t for brains" for his comments that Nugent was an "odd choice for a member of Congress to invite someone who threatened the life of the President."
When asked what it was like sitting in the chamber alongside victims of gun violence, Nugent launched into a confusing rant about "engineered recidivism" and the mental health system. read more