Talk about going out on top! A week after leaving her post, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's popularity surpasses most major national politicians, including President Barack Obama, her successor John Kerry, and many other possible 2016 rivals in both parties, according to a poll released Friday.
Clinton has a 61% favorability rating, with only 34% unfavorability, according to the Quinnipiac poll. Vice President Joe Biden is the second most popular politician by the same measure, with a 46% -41% favorability. Obama trails him slightly with a 46% - 45% split. read more
New York leaders and lawmakers moved faster than anyone else in response to the Sandy Hook elementary shootings, passing sweeping gun control reforms within six weeks of the horrific tragedy. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is responsible for more than just enforcing those laws, he also helped develop them. read more
Former Rep. Barney Frank joins the Rev. Al Sharpton to discuss how Republicans are in disarray after “the brains” of the GOP, Karl Rove, made enemies within his own party this week for pushing a new organization that aims to weed out far-right Tea... watch
William “Mo” Cowan made history on Thursday when he took the official oath of office on the Senate floor. For the first time ever, two African-Americans are now serving in the Senate at the same time. watch
Rev. Al Sharpon talks about how New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s weight is under spotlight after a former White House doctor said he was worried Christie would die in office if elected president. Radio host Joe Madison and The Washington Post’s Dana... watch
President Obama’s pick for CIA director John Brennan testified before Congress on Thursday, where he was grilled on the U.S.’s drone program and it’s impacts on civilians. Rev. Al Sharpton has the details. watch
Senator Diane Feinstein was forced to clear a confirmation hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday after repeated outbursts from demonstrators.
Five different protesters from CODEPINK interrupted John Brennan's opening remarks in a five minute span, yelling about government secrecy and the children causalities of drone attacks. One held a sign that called Brennan a "national security risk." read more
White House officials tell NBC News that first lady Michelle Obama will travel to Chicago Saturday to attend the funeral service for Hadiya Pendleton, the teenager killed by a stray bullet in a park about a mile away from the Obama's Chicago home.
Pendleton's death garnered national headlines because she didn't fit the profile of the typical teen lost to gun violence. She was nonviolent, anti-gang, and educationally-minded. She had performed for the president in the Inauguration Day parade only the week before the shooting. read more
President Obama urged his Democratic colleagues in the House to be humble but still feel "confident and bold" about pursuing the populist agenda of fairness and equality, even predicting that the Democrats can take back the House if they focus on "giving back" and "the broader community" in a speech Thursday.
"We don't have a monopoly on wisdom and we need to remember that," he said, but reminded Democrats to have confidence about "the values we care about and what we stand for." read more
Democratic Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney is optimistic about gun control legislation, insisting that Republicans are ready to pass real reforms. She credits the American public with helping to turn the tide. "There's a new sense of urgency," she said on Wednesday's PoliticsNation. The American people have been very clear that they want to stop the threat of gun violence across America for our children, and they want to see something get done." read more
"Thou shalt not speak ill of any fellow Republican." President Ronald Reagan called it the 11th Commandment.
The GOP in general has been fairly disciplined in the last couple of decades. But on Wednesday--which would have been Reagan's 102nd birthday--it was clear that the Commandment no longer holds sway. In fact, the party is engaged in something of a civil war. read more
FOX host Steve Doocy made comments insinuating Hillary Clinton had a facelift. He later walked back the comments and claimed he was talking about her website but Rev. Al Sharpton isn’t buying it. watch
President Obama’s new strategy appears to be working. His approval numbers on immigration and gun control are growing, and more GOP governors are falling in line with his Medicaid expansion plan. Joy Reid and Ryan Grim join Rev. Al Sharpton. watch