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This undated file photo released by Obama for America shows Barack Obama teaching at the University of Chicago Law School.  (AP Photo/Obama for America, file)

'You hear that?' Obama's 'startling experience' with gunfire

02/20/13 09:30PM

President Barack Obama has had a personal connection to many of the causes he's championed through his presidency. He often invoked his mother's experiences with cancer while he advocated for the Affordable Care Act. He reminds voters he and Michelle only recently finished paying back their own students loans when he pushes for Pell... read more

Republicans show their true colors on the...

Republicans show their true colors on the sequester

02/20/13 07:00PM

In his Washington Post op-ed Speaker John Boehner admits that the sequester cuts threaten jobs, security, and more. But will there be new proposals to stop the cuts from kicking in? Rev. Al Sharpton talks to’s Joy Reid and economist Jared... watch

For Obama, the gun control battle is personal

For Obama, the gun control battle is personal

02/20/13 07:00PM

Rev. Al Sharpton, Cynthia Tucker, and Bloomberg’s Lisa Lerer describe the gun scare that President Obama experienced during his days as a young community organizer that made the gun control battle a personal cause for him, as well as how his time as an... watch

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Rev. Sharpton talked to the mother of a slain Chicago teen: yet another mother, yet another teen

02/19/13 08:27PM

On Friday afternoon, 15-year-old Destini Warren felt like one of the luckiest girls in Chicago. She got to see President Obama in person, attending a speech he gave on fairness, equality, and the gun violence plaguing her hometown of Chicago. Hours later, her 18-year-old sister Janay McFarlane was, like so many Chicago teens, in the wrong place... read more