Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., will be giving the Republican response to the State of the Union. Rubio showed off his music knowledge, but comes up short when asked about a range of political issues. Maria Teresa Kumar talks with Rev. Al Sharpton. watch
New Mexico Rep. Steve Pearce won’t be attending the State of the Union address because he feels a public hearing on the endangered status of the lesser prairie chicken is more important. Rev. Al Sharpton explains. watch
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
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
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 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
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
Since the start of his second term, President Obama is pushing a variety of issues in an attempt to prevent the GOP from coming together to oppose them all. Will the strategy work? James Peterson and Molly Ball join Rev. Al Sharpton. watch
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
We've heard more than a few Republicans criticize the mainstream media but few, if any, have ever admitted they're actually afraid of it. Maine Governor Paul LePage changed all that this weekend. read more
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
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