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Support for gun law reform grows

Support for gun law reform grows

02/06/13 07:00PM

President Obama is calling for a vote on the assault weapons ban, and more Republicans are getting behind a bipartisan gun trafficking bill. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-NY., and Nia-Malika Henderson discuss the progress being made. watch

Photo by AP/The Virginian-Pilot/Amanda Lucier

Virginia Republicans squash Inauguration day gerrymandering plan

02/06/13 03:50PM

Republican House Speaker William Howell used a procedural move to kill a proposed Senate redistricting bill Wednesday. The bill had drawn much scrutiny since it was passed by Republicans in the Senate on Inauguration Day. Because of the timing, a key Democratic State Senator, also a noted civil rights lawyer, was unable to cast the vote that could have blocked the legislation. The plan would have created a new majority-black district but also weakened the black vote elsewhere in the state, while increasing Republican voter strength in another eight districts. read more

Fox News compared new website photo to one taken two weeks ago in a segment that aired Wednesday.

Fox anchor speculates about Hillary's face-lift

02/06/13 03:05PM

Hillary Clinton's newly unveiled website has many in the political sphere speculating again about her possible aspirations for a 2016 run, but the folks over at Fox News decided it was a good excuse to speculate about possible plastic surgery. "Is this the face of presidential ambition?" Steve Doocy asked in a segment on Fox & Friends this morning. "Days after retiring as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, somebody has launched a new website for her showing off this glamorous new face. Face-lift  perhaps?" read more

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie during a news conference in Trenton, N.J. on Dec. 7, 2012. (Photo by Mel Evans/AP)

Sharpton to Christie 'call me' for diet help

02/06/13 12:20PM

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's weight has been a hot topic since before he was elected to his job, and the conversation was sparked again after his Monday night appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. Christie called out Letterman for his habit of making weight-related jokes about the him, and even jokingly pulled out a donut in the middle of the interview. On Tuesday's PoliticsNation, Rev. Sharpton cheered on Christie for being willing to "have fun" and joke around, but he also offered to give Christie some advice about losing weight. read more

President Obama addresses the audience after taking the oath of office during the 57th Presidential Inauguration. (Photo by Jewel Samad /AFP/Getty Images)

'We have to fix that': Obama will push voting rights

02/05/13 08:26PM

They were five simple words in a 2,000-word speech--"We have to fix that." But for millions of voting rights supporters across the country, they were a sign that President Obama recognized one of the major struggles of the modern civil rights movement, as activists and some Democrats push back against an onslaught of voter suppression tactics that dampen turnout among Democratic constituencies. read more

Voter casts a ballot in Fairfax County, Virginia (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

Virginia Republicans pass new voter ID restrictions

02/05/13 03:06PM

New legislation passed by Republicans Tuesday is set to further restrict the list of acceptable documents voters may use to cast ballots in Virginia, changing voting rules in Virginia for the second time in just two years. Senate Bill 719 and House Bill 1337, which passed the Senate and House of Delegates on largely party line votes, will severely restrict the number of acceptable forms of voter identification. read more

White House fights back on ‘skeet gate’

White House fights back on ‘skeet gate’

02/04/13 07:00PM

The White House released a photo of the president skeet shooting at Camp David, after some critics complained Obama was lying. But apparently the photo was not enough and some are still concocting conspiracy theories. Joe Madison and Victoria... watch

America vs. the NRA

America vs. the NRA

02/04/13 07:00PM

President Obama took his fight for gun safety on the road and called action while debunking the NRA’s talking points. Meanwhile the NRA has created an enemies that includes “MacGyver” and “The Nanny”. Clarence Page and Michelle Cottle discuss whether... watch