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
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
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
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
In the few days since the White House released a photo of President Obama skeet shooting, conservatives have come up with a slew of increasingly absurd ways to criticize it, in many cases either insinuating or outright accusing the photo of being a fake.
It looks "odd" read more
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
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
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