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Obama to address N. Korea nuke test in SOTU

02/12/13 08:50AM

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."
 
 
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‘We can’t wait’ for gun control

‘We can’t wait’ for gun control

02/11/13 07:00PM

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

Trump sues Maher over birther joke

Trump sues Maher over birther joke

02/11/13 07:00PM

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

Supporters of the Violence Against Women Act rally in Washington, DC.  (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Silence Against Women: House GOP silent as Senate poised to pass VAWA

02/11/13 03:40PM

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

President Obama speaking at the House Democratic Issues Conference in Lansdowne, Va. on Feb. 7, 2013. (File photo by Charles Dharapak/AP)

Obama better trusted on economy than GOP

02/11/13 08:40AM

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

Pushing for change on guns

Pushing for change on guns

02/08/13 07:00PM

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

GOP uniting against Karl Rove

GOP uniting against Karl Rove

02/08/13 07:00PM

Republicans are having a hard time agreeing on anything, but they’re all turning on Karl Rove. Author Wayne Slater joins Rev. Al Sharpton to talk about the party’s waning fear of Rove. watch

Previewing the State of the Union

Previewing the State of the Union

02/08/13 07:00PM

President Obama will deliver his State of the Union speech next week, will it be a continuation of the progressive agenda outlined at the inauguration? EJ Dionne and Angela Rye weigh in. watch

Mourners place candles and stuffed toy animals on a memorial for victims of the recent mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut December 16, 2012. (Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

State of the Union: Dems use the guest list to keep gun violence in the spotlight

02/08/13 05:20PM

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

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