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Sen. Strom Thurmond, D-SC, gives a wave as he leaves the Senate chamber, August 29, 1957 at end of his 24 hour, 19 minute one-man filibuster against the compromise civil rights bills.

The record that beat Rand Paul's 13-hour filibuster, and why it matters today

03/07/13 02:55PM

While much of the beltway media is buzzing about Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's 13-hour filibuster, he came nowhere near the record holder. “I would try to go another 12 hours and try to break Strom Thurmond’s record, but there are some limits to filibustering and I am going to have to go take care of one of those here,” Paul said in the final minutes of his filibuster of CIA chief nominee John Brennan. read more

File Photo: The President's Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett attends the Nevada Women Vote 2012 Summit on August 25, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event focused on rallying support for President Obama's re-election.  (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images...

Obama is 'pretty tenacious and he's not about to give up now'

03/06/13 10:08PM

On Thursday President Obama is set to mark a milestone for women's rights as he signs the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act into law. Republicans blocked the legislation for nearly a year, with only a minority of House Republicans eventually relenting and joining with Democrats to pass it into law. Most opponents took issue with the bill's expanded protections for groups including Native Americans and the LGBT community. read more

President Barack Obama  (Photo by Susan Walsh/AP Photo)

Fox News chief calls Obama 'lazy' - Did he go too far?

03/06/13 09:11PM

According to an upcoming Vanity Fair article, Fox News chief Roger Ailes had this to say about President Obama. “Obama’s the one who never worked a day in his life. He never earned a penny that wasn’t public money. How many fund-raisers does he attend every week? How often does he play basketball and golf? I wish I had that kind of time. He’s lazy, but the media won’t report that.” Read more about what Ailes had to say about other top Democrats. read more

Fox News: Obama is ‘lazy’

Fox News: Obama is ‘lazy’

03/06/13 07:00PM

Co-host of MSNBC’s The Cycle Toure joins Rev. Al Sharpton to talk about life in the Fox News bubble and the recent remarks by Fox News President when he called President Obama “lazy,” spending more time on basketball and golf than anything else. watch

Dick Cheney would rather not think about...

Dick Cheney would rather not think about his faults

03/06/13 07:00PM

As a report surfaces that the U.S. has spent too much money in Iraq and seen too few results, former Vice President Dick Cheney doesn’t seem too fazed. Rev. Al Sharpton, Cynthia Tucker, and Joe Conason talk about Cheney’s latest remarks and why it’s so... watch

Nathan Sproul, right, former executive director of Arizona's Republican Party, runs the company that oversaw two employees who admitted to committing voter registration fraud (AP Photo/Tom Hood)

The real GOP voter fraud: Employees admit forging voter registration forms

03/06/13 02:10PM

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement revealed Tuesday that two employees of a company hired by the Republican Party of Florida to register voters admitted they committed fraud during the 2012 election season. The two former employees of Strategic Allied Consulting are facing third degree felony charges after admitting that they submitted dozens of forged voter registration applications last fall ahead of the 2012 election. read more

Virginia Messick shares her story of sexual assault in the Air Force on PoliticsNation.

A victim in the Air Force rape scandal breaks her silence

03/05/13 09:08PM

Virginia Messick knows the fear and confusion of having the person entrusted with your life become the person you can no longer trust. That's how she felt when, at 19 years old, after just five weeks of basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Tx., her instructor raped her. read more