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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
From doubting evolution to thinking women's bodies can "shut that whole thing down" after rape, conservatives often seem to have trouble grasping the facts of science. That's certainly the case when it comes to climate change. read more
It's been 40 years since the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, yet the battle over abortion is still being waged across the country. These days, that battle isn't in the high courts but in the states. read more
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
At the Commander-in-Chief's ball Monday night, President Obama and First Lady Michelle took a spin on the dance floor to "Let's stay Together" performed by Jennifer Hudson. Rev. Al Sharpton has the details. watch
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