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This undated publicity image released by The Weinstein Company shows, Christoph Waltz as Schultz, left, and Jamie Foxx as Django in the film, "Django Unchained," directed by Quentin Tarantino. Foxx says Hollywood should take some responsibility for...

'What would Django do' about gun rights?

01/24/13 06:41PM

The organizers behind last weekend's "Gun Appreciation Day" have been arguing that gun rights is a civil rights issue. Now they're planning a new minority outreach campaign featuring a violent new film. Gun rights advocate Larry Ward is planning a new campaign called "What Would Django Do?" According to the Hollywood Reporter, Ward plans to use the protagonist in the controversial film Django Unchained in an effort to convert more minorities to the pro-gun rights side of the on-going national debate over gun safety. read more

Vice President Joe Biden participates in a Google hangout on gun safety. (Screenshot)

Biden pushes for assault weapons ban in 'Fireside Hangout'

01/24/13 04:00PM

On the same day that Sen. Diane Feinstein introduced a new assault weapons ban, Vice President Joe Biden hosted a "fireside hangout" web conference as part of his continued campaigning for the White House's gun safety agenda. He took questions on some of the more controversial measures, including the proposed assault weapons ban, pushing back against the argument that it wouldn't have a big enough impact to be pursued, saying that one must ask "whether or not assault weapons have any real utility." read more

President Barack Obama signs a proclamation to commemorate the inauguration, entitled a National Day of Hope and Resolve, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, following his ceremonial swearing-in ceremony during the 57th Presidential...

Will GOP obstructionism subside in Obama's 2nd term?

01/23/13 07:50PM

Four years ago, while newly-inaugurated President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama danced across Washington D.C. at inaugural balls, key Republicans began plotting how to destroy the new president's political power and stop his policies before they got started. read more

Moving beyond the poll tax

Moving beyond the poll tax

01/23/13 07:12PM

49 years ago, the 24th Amendment forbidding poll taxes in federal elections was ratified. Rev. Al Sharpton remembers this voter suppression tactic and reminds us that the fight for voting rights isn’t over. watch

Clinton stands her ground at Benghazi...

Clinton stands her ground at Benghazi hearings

01/23/13 07:00PM

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stood her ground while testifying about the Benghazi attacks while Republicans tried to score political points. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., talks with Rev. Al Sharpton about some of the accusations Secretary Clinton... watch

Debt ceiling rumble crumbles

Debt ceiling rumble crumbles

01/23/13 07:00PM

Republicans who were threatening to hold the economy hostage over the debt ceiling have agreed to suspend the fight. Joy Reid of thegrio.com and Ryan Grim of the Huffington Post debate if the GOP is coming to its senses. watch

Far-right view of inauguration speech far out

Far-right view of inauguration speech far out

01/23/13 07:00PM

As the nation celebrated President Obama’s second inauguration, some on the far-right heard a very different speech, some believing the president showing socialist or Marxist tendencies instead of a mainstream vision for the country. Douglas Brinkley,... watch

Will Hillary run in 2016?

Will Hillary run in 2016?

01/23/13 07:00PM

After her testimony on Capitol Hill, many people are wondering if Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016. Bob Shrum, Democratic advisor, and Maria Teresa Kumar of Voto Latino weigh in. watch

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears before the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the 11 September 2012 attack on US diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, USA, 23 January 2013.  (Photo by Michael...

Rush Limbaugh and the right rip Hillary for emotional 'theatrics'

01/23/13 05:10PM

Members of the right-wing are accusing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of exaggerating her emotions to evade questions on Benghazi during a contentious hearing on Capitol Hill. Tea Party Senator Ron Johnson told Milwaukee radio host Charlie Sykes Wednesday afternoon he thought Clinton's more emotional response was inauthentic. “It was theatrics,” Johnson said. “She didn’t want to answer questions so she makes a big show of it.” “I wasn’t trying to get under her skin, I was just trying to get a relatively simple question answered, which she didn’t really want to answer,” Johnson said. read more

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, right, and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite/AP)

New GOP budget may have unprecedented spending cuts

01/23/13 12:46PM

With a debt ceiling vote looming and much needed Republican votes at stake, House Speaker John Boehner announced an ambitious plan Tuesday, tasking House Budget Committee Chariman Paul Ryan with drafting a budget that balances by 2024. To put into perspective just how difficult that would be, consider that Paul Ryan's last budget did not balance until 2040. Even with his unpopular Medicare block grants and huge cuts to transportation, education, food stamps and other programs for the poor, Ryan's budget would still take nearly three decades to balance, much less one decade. read more

Obama-Biden partnership recipe for success

Obama-Biden partnership recipe for success

01/22/13 07:00PM

While President Obama has been reaching for support beyond the beltway, his vice president has been essential to winning friends in Washington. How has this partnership based on mutual respect helped the country? Jamal Simmons, Democratic strategist,... watch

First daughters steal the spotlight

First daughters steal the spotlight

01/22/13 07:00PM

Malia and Sasha Obama stole the spotlight from their famous parents during the inauguration parade by just being kids. The Obamas have had success keeping their daughters grounded, will they have the same success as they girls get older? Kelly Wallace... watch

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