Senior White House officials tell NBC News Tuesday morning that the president will address North Korea's latest nuclear test, emphasizing that the nation's leaders will only further isolate their country from the rest of the world if they continue these threats and that they cannot help legitimize their government until they "live up to their international obligations."
Vice President Joe Biden called for action on gun control in Philadelphia Monday and said the country cannot wait for action on gun violence. Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Penn., and Nia-Malika Henderson of the Washington Post discuss the continued energy in... watch
When Donald Trump went after the president’s academic record days before the election, in an attempt to stir up the birther base, comedian Bill Maher made a joke about Trump’s parentage. Now Trump is suing Maher for 5 million dollars. Joe Madison and... watch
With 62 co-sponsors and a handful of amendments to work out Monday afternoon, senior senate aides tell NBC News the Senate is poised to pass the Violence Against Women Act Tuesday, but in the Republican-controlled House, the bill's fate is far less certain.
House Republicans leaders are reportedly struggling to come to terms with a provision in the act that would allow Native American police and courts to pursue non-Indians who attack women on Native-controlled tribal lands. read more
The president has the trust of more Americans in economic matters on the eve of a State of the Union address in which he's expected to lay out a clear vision for his economic agenda.
According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday morning, 47% trust President Obama to handle the economy over Congressional Republicans, who win trust from only 41%. read more
The push for change on guns is coming from many voices, including victims of gun violence and former President Clinton. Lawmakers may be close to a compromise on background checks that could become law. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and Melissa Harris Perry talk... watch
As Congress appears ready to pursue at least some bipartisan gun reform measures, a number of House Democrats will be putting an even stronger spotlight on the issue of gun violence during next week's State of the Union address.
Several Democrats will be seated next to people who've been affected by gun violence, including the family members of many shooting victims, as their official guests during president's annual address on Tuesday. read more