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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

Obama focuses on fairness fight

Obama focuses on fairness fight

02/04/13 07:00PM

In an interview before the Super Bowl, President Obama made it clear he will continue to fight for equal rights, from women in combat, to LGBT rights, to economic fairness. Political strategist Angela Rye and Jared Bernstein talk with Rev. Al Sharpton. watch

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

GOP infighting cracks party further

GOP infighting cracks party further

02/04/13 07:00PM

Republicans are struggling to regroup after the election. GOP donors are turning to Karl Rove to help weed out far right candidates which has angered the Tea Party. Michael Steele and Dana Milbank weigh in. watch

Republican strategist Karl Rove addresses delegates at the Republican state convention at the Mayo Civic Center on Saturday, May 31, 2008 in Rochester, Min.  (Photo by Jennifer Simonson/AP/The Star Tribune)

Rove, Tea Party in GOP civil war

02/04/13 01:10PM

As they try to pick up the pieces from last fall’s defeat, the establishment and Tea Party wings of the GOP are at each other’s throats. Karl Rove, fresh off the multi-million dollar disaster that was 2012, has launched a new initiative, The New York Times reported Saturday. Known as the Conservative Victory Project, the group, a spin-off of Rove's American Crossroads, will help recruit establishment Republicans, as well as defend Senate incumbents against challenges from more conservative candidates. read more

Rush Limbaugh (Photo by Ron Edmonds/AP)

Why the rightwing is rooting for another recession

02/01/13 07:30PM

As the indications of a successful economic recovery continue to pop up, pundits on the right seemed to be hoping for bad news.  On Thursday's radio program, Rush Limbaugh seemed willing to sacrifice economic gains just to see the president hurt. "Any immediate economic setback, or the perception of one, could weaken Obama's clout," he said. "Maybe a sour economy is worth it if it will distract Obama." read more

GOP vows to block Consumer Protection nominee

GOP vows to block Consumer Protection nominee

02/01/13 07:00PM

Senate Republicans are vowing to block President Obama’s nominee to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray. They claim the bureau has too much power over banks. Is the GOP playing games with the economy for political points?... watch

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