Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell came through on his promise to vote against the start of debate on a new gun control bill today, joining 28 of his Republican colleagues and two Democrats.... read more
The Senate is set to vote on a bill to require universal background checks for gun purchases as soon as Thursday, but Republican House Speaker John Boehner refused to say Wednesday morning whether he would bring that bill up to the House. read more
Caught on tape planning how to run against potential opponent Ashley Judd, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is sidestepping questions about whether it was appropriate for his team to discuss Judd's mental state (and whether or not such personal issues should be fair game for political attacks). read more
Jonathan Capehart and Angela Rye join to discuss how Republicans like Marco Rubio have joined the chorus of those seeking to smear Obama by smearing the celebrity couple he’s friends with over a trip that was, by all accounts, fully authorized. watch
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign has been caught on tape discussing plans to smear Ashley Judd, but he’s arguing the real controversy should be on how the tapes were recorded, not what was on them. watch
On Easter Sunday 1939, African American opera singer Marian Anderson provided what might be called a warm-up act for the civil rights era with her famous performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.... read more
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has joined the chorus of voices criticizing performers Jay-Z and Beyonce for their recent trip to Havana, arguing the Cuban government has used the trip for “propaganda purposes" and that the White House owes an explanation. read more
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