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Rev. Sharpton and Rep. Tim Huelskamp debate on PoliticsNation.

Putting the Tea Party in the timeout corner

12/12/12 08:00PM

Forget about bipartisan cooperation--right now, Republicans can't even get along with each other. GOP Congressman Tim Huelskamp called John Boehner's actions "petty" and "vindictive" after the speaker bumped him from a committee. "What outrages me is if you don't vote a certain way--whether you're Republican or Democrat--you get punished in Washington D.C.," he said on PoliticsNation. read more

GOP favorability rating at 30 percent

GOP favorability rating at 30 percent

12/12/12 07:00PM

A new Wall Street Journal NBC News poll shows the Republican party's favorability rating at just 30 percent, close to a 10 year low. The RNC chair now says they'll look at the debate calendar as a potential problem, instead of their policies.... watch

Lies of the year

Lies of the year

12/12/12 07:00PM

Politico has named their "Lie of the Year" and Rev. Al Sharpton has a few that were chosen by the PoliticsNation team. watch

Members outraged over Boehner's 'Tea Party...

Members outraged over Boehner's 'Tea Party Purge'

12/12/12 07:00PM

Speaker John Boehner is trying to calm the storm after stripping four Tea Party Republicans of their committee seats for apparently refusing to toe the party line. Some have started a movement to fire Boehner as speaker. One member who isn't accepting... watch

Fight breaks out at Americans for...

Fight breaks out at Americans for Prosperity tent

12/12/12 07:00PM

More than 12,000 people came out to peacefully protest Michigan's anti-union law. One incident did break out near an Americans for Prosperity tent where a union worker allegedly took a swing at a FOX contributor. Former Rep. Mark Schauer and Joy Reid,... watch

President winning tax fight

President winning tax fight

12/12/12 07:00PM

A new poll shows 65 percent of the country believe the president does have a mandate to raise taxes on the wealthy. But publicly Speaker Boehner is sticking to his guns. Will the GOP step up?  The Guardian's Ana Marie Cox and Nia-Malika Henderson of... watch

Mitt Romney on Wednesday was awarded for making the "Lie of the Year." (Photo by Charles Dharapak/AP)

Romney Jeep ad named 'Lie of the Year'

12/12/12 01:32PM

Mitt Romney's desperate attempts to attract Ohio voters in the final weeks of the presidential race cost him a hefty political price, leaving him a tarnished legacy for leading a campaign willing to knowingly stretching the truth. The myth-debunking website PolitiFact awarded its fourth-ever "Lie of the Year" honor to the failed GOP presidential candidate for his repeated use of blatantly false claims that Chrysler planned to move Jeep production from the U.S. to China--all thanks to President Obama. read more

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (Photo by Morry Gash/AP)

Walker walks back push to end same-day voter registration

12/12/12 01:20PM

Choosing fiscal conservatism over voter suppression, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says he no longer supports ending election day registration because of the cost. Walker revealed his change of heart to reporters Tuesday after the state's Government Accountability Board released a report estimating that it would cost more than $5.2 million to implement the registration change. read more

Rep Lisa Brown, D-West Bloomfield addresses supporters on the Michigan Statehouse steps in Lansing, Mich., after was barred from speaking in the Michigan House because Republicans objected to her saying "vagina" during debate over anti-abortion...

Michigan's stealth attack on abortion rights

12/12/12 11:05AM

Outrage over the right-to-work bill drew thousands of protesters to the Michigan Capitol today, but it's just one of many bills their Republican-controlled lame-duck legislature has decided to rush into law in the final days of the session. read more

Republican power grab in Michigan

Republican power grab in Michigan

12/11/12 07:00PM

More than 10,000 protesters marched at the state capitol in response to the passage of a “right to work” bill with no hearing. Rep. Gary Peters, State Sen. Gretchen Whitmer, and Rev. Charles Williams discuss the next steps. watch

Anti-choice laws back on the table

Anti-choice laws back on the table

12/11/12 07:00PM

Michigan Republicans are trying to sneak through restrictive abortion laws that would prevent insurance companies from covering abortions unless they opt in. Other states are trying to push similarly unpopular bills through. Nancy Keenan, President of... watch

Ancient lizard named for Obama

Ancient lizard named for Obama

12/11/12 07:00PM

Scientists have named a small ancient lizard ‘Obamadon’ because they say the lizard has a smile that resembles the president’s. Rev. Al Sharpton has the details. watch

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