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Republicans show their true colors on the sequester

02/20/13 07:00PM

In his Washington Post op-ed Speaker John Boehner admits that the sequester cuts threaten jobs, security, and more. But will there be new proposals to stop the cuts from kicking in? Rev. Al Sharpton talks to’s Joy Reid and economist Jared... watch

Conan O'Brien discusses his life and the art of comedy during a forum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, Thursday, May 24, 2012. (Photo by Michael Dwyer/AP)

Conan O'Brien to host White House Correspondents Dinner

02/20/13 01:45PM

Late-night talk show host Conan O'Brien will have the honor of entertaining Washington's top journalists and politicians at this spring's White House Correspondents Association dinner. He follows Jimmy Kimmel, another late night talk host, and Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers, who performed at the 2012 and 2011 dinners. Meyers had one of the more memorable performances in recent years, joking about Osama Bin Laden's whereabouts just one day before Obama would announce U.S. Navy Seals had successfully found and killed the al-Qaida leader. read more

President Barack Obama kisses author and poet Maya Angelou after awarding her the 2010 Medal of Freedom during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Maya Angelou on respect: Women are not the 'b' word, and blacks are not the 'n' word

02/19/13 09:00PM

In the eloquent language that has been a hallmark of her long and impressive career, poet, journalist, and activist Maya Angelou had harsh words for those on the right who've been disrespectful of President Obama. "It's terrible," she said on Tuesday's PoliticsNation. "It just shows that there are a lot of people that want us to continue to be these yet-to-be-United States. It is so stupid." read more

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Rev. Sharpton talked to the mother of a slain Chicago teen: yet another mother, yet another teen

02/19/13 08:27PM

On Friday afternoon, 15-year-old Destini Warren felt like one of the luckiest girls in Chicago. She got to see President Obama in person, attending a speech he gave on fairness, equality, and the gun violence plaguing her hometown of Chicago. Hours later, her 18-year-old sister Janay McFarlane was, like so many Chicago teens, in the wrong place at the wrong time. The bullet wasn't meant for her. But it took her life, nonetheless. Now, Janay's mother, Angela Blakely, is fighting back, taking special aim at the contention that the solution to the gun crisis is more guns. read more

Magda Castaneda, who opposes the Tea Party, yells during a Tea Party rally at the Daley Plaza Thursday, April 15, 2010, in Chicago. (Photo by Paul Beaty/AP)

On 4th birthday, tea party won't back down

02/19/13 05:33PM

Four years ago, CNBC's Rick Santelli went into an angry tirade on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade in which he called for a tea party resurgence. "We're thinking of having a Chicago tea party in July," he said. "All you capitalists that want to show up to Lake Michigan, I'm going to start organizing." Santelli's rant turned out to be more talk than action, but it helped give birth to the Tea Party groups that grew in 2009 and took over the Republican primary process 2010. read more

President Barack Obama kisses first lady Michelle Obama in the presidential box near the White House, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, in Washington. Thousands  marched during the 57th Presidential Inauguration parade after the ceremonial swearing-in of...

Michelle Obama's "midlife crisis" bangs

02/19/13 10:45AM

The First Lady has finally revealed what inspired the most controversial decision to come out of the East Wing this year. Michelle Obama told TV chef Rachael Ray on her daytime talk show that chopping her locks was her way of living out a "mid-life crisis," noting that she's less than a year away from turning 50. "This is my midlife crisis, the bangs. I couldn't get a sports car,” Michelle Obama joked. “They won't let me bungee-jump. So instead, I cut my bangs." Obama revealed the new hairdo a few days before the inauguration on her 49th birthday, in a tweet.
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Former Sen. Scott Brown (Photo by AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Brown keeping options open for gubernatorial run

02/19/13 08:57AM

Scott Brown may have just joined Fox News as a contributor, but that's not stopping him from considering a run for Governor of Massachusetts in 2014, which he candidly told a local Boston reporter who said she's confident he'll run again,"If I were a betting woman, I would bet that he is going to run for something again." read more