Rev. Al Sharpton talks about a new bipartisan bill that would make gun trafficking a federal crime, cracking down on straw purchasers. Sen. Richard Blumenthal joins Rev. Al to discuss why the bill is so important. watch
Illinois Congressman Randy Hultgren, elected in the tea party wave of 2010 and an opponent of what he calls "the Obama's administration's out-of-control spending", wants to create a new federal program to spend half a billion dollars to educate teenagers about reasons not have sex before marriage.
In a speech on the House floor Monday, Hultgren complained about the lack of funding for the abstinence-only approach to sexual health education. "Currently there is a troubling 16-1 federal funding disparity between contraceptive-centered education and risk-avoidance education," he said. read more
In the 48 years since the historic civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala., the country has moved a long way.
One of the clearest signposts came on Saturday when Montgomery police chief Kevin Murphy apologized to Rep. John Lewis for the treatment he suffered at the hands of the Montgomery Police Department decades ago. Lewis and other marchers were brutally beaten. read more
Mitt Romney returned to the spotlight this weekend in his first major interview since losing the presidential election, and quickly proved he still has no clue why he lost.
When asked why minority voters preferred President Obama by such large margins, he pointed to "Obamacare," only a slightly more nuanced answer than the "free stuff" excuse he gave in December. read more
Rev. Al Sharpton asserts that the sequester cuts, despite Wall Street’s good numbers, will hit poorer Americans particularly hard, then talks to Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., and EJ Dionne about the immediate consequences we’re already seeing due to the... watch
Reverend Al Sharpton, Ryan Grim, and Patricia Murphy discuss Mitt Romney’s Sunday interview if the GOP has gotten enough distance between themselves and Mitt Romney for a new, moderate, Republican leader to break into the party spotlight. watch
Rev. Al Sharpton points out that Fox News’ recent usage of images from a Republican press release are further proof that they are an extension of the GOP and that if imitation is the highest form of flattery, they must be really complementary of the... watch
Wealth inequality in the U.S. is probably worse than you think it is.
A video made shortly after the 2012 election showing how much greater the disparity actually is, has gone viral in the last few days thanks to links from websites including Reddit and Mashable. First, it lays out what people see as ideal, a system in which wealthy Americans get a lot more but poor Americans are slightly above the poverty line. read more
Virginia Republican and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor joined his colleague Rep. John Lewis and other civil rights leaders to commemorate the 48th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday" and the march from Selma to Montgomery. read more
The Newtown school shooting awakened Americans across the country to the issue of gun violence, but for families in Chicago, the issue was already a bigger part of their lives than almost anyone could imagine.
That's true almost no where more than for Harper High School. While Sandy Hook Elementary School saw one day of unspeakable violence, Harper deals with bloodshed day in and day out. Nearly 30 students have been shot in the last school year; 21 wounded, eight killed. read more
The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart and contributor for NBC Latino Victoria DeFranceso Soto discuss the sequester showdown and how these cuts show just how far right the Republican Party really is. watch
Rev. Al Sharpton listens to new audio from the SCOTUS arguments on Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, which shows a clearly angry Justice Sotomayor after fellow Justice Scalia’s remarks that voting is a “racial entitlement.” watch
Radio host Ira Glass and reporter Alex Kotlowitz joins Rev. Al Sharpton to talk about gun violence – specifically Harper High School in Chicago, where gun violence is pervasive through many aspects of student’s lives. watch