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Rep. Grayson returns to Congress

Rep. Grayson returns to Congress

01/03/13 07:00PM

Rep. Alan Grayson, known for his strong voice in the Democrats’ fight, was re-elected in November and returns to Congress. He talks with Rev. Al Sharpton about the fight ahead. watch

New Congress, new start?

New Congress, new start?

01/03/13 07:00PM

The 113th Congress sworn in is the most diverse in history, but with Speaker John Boehner keeping his leadership role in the House, will anything get done? Joan Walsh of salon.com and Columnist Cynthia Tucker join Rev. Al Sharpton. watch

GOP struggling to find way forward

GOP struggling to find way forward

01/03/13 07:00PM

The in-fighting in the Republican party continues, over things like Sandy relief funding. 65 percent of American describe the party negatively. Where will the GOP go from here? MSNBC’s Krystal Ball and Toure debate the party’s future. watch

Taking steps towards gun control

Taking steps towards gun control

01/03/13 07:00PM

House Democrats introduced a bill to limit high capacity magazines like those used at Sandy Hook and Aurora. Shooting survivor Gabby Giffords is working on gun control with New York mayor Michael Bloomberg. But many on the right are fighting against... watch

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Signaling intent, Dem lawmakers offer gun control bill

01/03/13 02:40PM

Two leading gun control supporters in Congress are using the first day of the new session to introduce a ban on high-capacity magazines. Though the measure is unlikely to pass the GOP-controlled House, the move is a sign that gun-control advocates are determined to press their cause in the wake of last month’s Newtown, Conn. school shootings. read more

Aerial views of the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy to the New Jersey coast taken during a search and rescue mission by 1-150 Assault Helicopter Battalion, New Jersey Army National Guard, Oct. 30, 2012.  (Photo by AP/Rex Features)

N.J. Congressman: Boehner punished Sandy victims because they're not from red states

01/02/13 08:16PM

New Jersey Democratic Rep. Frank Pallone had harsh words for John Boehner less than 24 hours after the speaker reneged on a promise to vote for Sandy aid spending, accusing him of throwing states like his and New York under the bus because they aren't red states. "I think this is totally because this is New York and New Jersey," he said on PoliticsNation. "Boehner would not have done this if this was a red state. It's because these are blue states." read more

Fiscal fight a fairness step forward

Fiscal fight a fairness step forward

01/02/13 07:00PM

A deal has been reached on the fiscal cliff, and for the first time in two decades taxes are being raised on the wealthy. During the fight, President Obama forced the Republicans to raise taxes on those earning more than 400 thousand dollars a year... watch

Compromise threatening to tear GOP apart

Compromise threatening to tear GOP apart

01/02/13 07:00PM

The compromise over the fiscal cliff is causing a fight within the Republican party. Speaker John Boehner finds himself at the center of the battle, and faces a vote Thursday to see if he keeps his job as speaker. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Nia... watch

Christie unleashes on Boehner as Sandy aid...

Christie unleashes on Boehner as Sandy aid stalls

01/02/13 07:00PM

60 billion dollars in relief aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy was tabled after Speaker John Boehner cancelled a vote on the bill. New Jersey governor Chris Christie came out with a massive attack and blamed Boehner and the Republicans for playing... watch

Right-wing not apologizing for Clinton...

Right-wing not apologizing for Clinton conspiracy

01/02/13 07:00PM

Some on the right were accusing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of using illness to avoid testifying about Benghazi, and are now refusing to apologize after she was admitted to the hospital for treatment of a blood clot. Rev. Al Sharpton explains. watch

The fight ahead in 2013

The fight ahead in 2013

01/02/13 07:00PM

In a video released Wednesday, President Obama explained some of the battles ahead in the new year. Ryan Grim of the Huffington Post, and Dr. James Patterson of Lehigh University discuss how some of the fights may play out. watch

The fight is just beginning

The fight is just beginning

01/02/13 07:00PM

Rev. Al Sharpton reflects on the hard-fought battles of the past year and explains why the fight is only just beginning, and what is at stake in the new year. watch

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