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Republicans go under the image knife

Republicans go under the image knife

12/05/12 07:00PM

The party is trying to convince voters they’re changing, with Rep. Paul Ryan, Sen. Marco Rubio, and Sen. Rick Santorum all attempting image makeovers. Abby Huntsman of HuffPost Live and Dr. James Peterson of Lehigh University weigh in. watch

Rosie Perez to GOP: Respect us as Americans

Rosie Perez to GOP: Respect us as Americans

12/05/12 07:00PM

Oscar-nominated actress Rosie Perez has been a fierce activist against injustice and inequality and serves on President Obama’s advisory council on HIV and AIDS. She joins Rev. Al Sharpton to talk about the election and immigration issues. watch

Sharpton: Boogeyman isn’t real

Sharpton: Boogeyman isn’t real

12/05/12 07:00PM

Rev. Al Sharpton would like to let Republicans in on something he learned as a kid: the boogeyman isn’t real. The GOP is still trying to pass off President Obama’s win as something that was only possible because some kind of “boogeyman” helped to steal... watch

GOP on the ropes on tax fight

GOP on the ropes on tax fight

12/05/12 07:00PM

President Obama may have the upper hand in the tax fight, and Republicans may be ready to cave. But there is a catch; the debt ceiling. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Democratic Strategist Margie Omero join Rev. Al Sharpton. watch

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker during a signing ceremony for the Voter ID Bill (AB-7) at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Wednesday, May 25, 2011. M.P. King-State Journal

Wisconsin GOP busy with an array of voter-suppression tactics

12/05/12 05:00PM

The GOP presidential ticket failed to carry Wisconsin even though native son Paul Ryan was the VP candidate. The state Republican party is wasting no time in proposing voting reforms that they claim would improve the process--all of which seem designed to depress voter turnout, especially from Democrats. read more

Rep. Jack Brooks, D-Texas, gives Lt. Col. Oliver North a tongue lashing in Washington on Monday, July 13, 1987 session of the Iran-Contra hearings. Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, chairman of the Senate select committee, announced that the questioning of...

Jack Brooks, early civil rights supporter, dies at 89

12/05/12 02:15PM

Former Democratic Congressman Jack Brooks, who passed away late Tuesday at the age of 89, may be best known for being part of one of the most famous photos in history. Brooks was standing behind Jacqueline Kennedy in the cabin of Air Force One as Lyndon B. Johnson took the oath of office hours after President John Kennedy was shot on November 22, 1963. But his legacy came from the work he went on to do after that photo was taken with President Johnson to fight for civil rights. read more

File Photo: Actress Ashley Judd arrives at the 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Report: Ashley Judd mulling challenge to Mitch McConnell

12/04/12 09:22PM

The actress Ashley Judd is reportedly considering a Senate run against Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell in her native Kentucky. Judd, who received a Master's degree in public administration from Harvard University in 2010 and for years has worked as a progressive activist, has discussed a Senate bid with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Democratic pollsters, Politico reported. Judd also has conducted opposition research on herself to prepare for attacks. read more

President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden acknowledge the crowd at his election night party Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Chicago. President Obama defeated Republican challenger former Massachusetts Gov....

Half the GOP thinks ACORN (which no longer exists) stole the election for Obama

12/04/12 07:00PM

The headline of the newest poll report out of Public Policy Polling says it all: "Republicans not handling election results well." But it's a smaller nugget from the report that's most fascinating:
 49% of GOP voters nationally say they think that ACORN stole the election for President Obama. We found that 52% of Republicans thought that ACORN stole the 2008 election for Obama, so this is a modest decline, but perhaps smaller than might have been expected given that ACORN doesn't exist anymore. 
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End of a Republican error

End of a Republican error

12/04/12 07:00PM

For more than 20 years, Republicans have held fast to a no tax increase rule. But now the GOP seems to finally be getting the message that Americans support a tax increase for the wealthy. MSNBC host Krystal Ball and MSNBC.com Vice President Richard... watch

Paul Ryan rebrands himself after loss

Paul Ryan rebrands himself after loss

12/04/12 07:00PM

A report from Politico says Rep. Paul Ryan is trying to define his image into something other than the “austerity guy”. Will it work? David Corn of Mother Jones and Democratic Strategist Jamal Simmons discuss Ryan’s transformation attempt. watch

Warren appointed to Senate banking committee

Warren appointed to Senate banking committee

12/04/12 07:00PM

Elizabeth Warren has won a seat on the powerful Senate banking committee, and will face down bankers who testify for bad behavior. Ryan Grim of the Huffington Post and Stephanie Schriock, president of Emily’s List, talk with Rev. Al Sharpton. watch

Democrat Elizabeth Warren, center, waves to the crowd with her husband Bruce Mann, left,  during an election night rally at the Fairmont Copley Plaza hotel in Boston after Warren won. (Photo by AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Nightmare on Wall Street: Warren gains Banking Committee seat

12/04/12 11:31AM

Two years ago, Wall Street chased Elizabeth Warren off the Consumer Financial Protect Bureau that she’d proposed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. Her Wall Street haters then followed her into the hotly contested Massachusetts Senate race, pouring money into her opponent’s coffers in hopes of keeping her out of office. Now, in spite of her opponents' efforts, Warren will take a seat on the Banking Committee where she will oversee the implementation of Dodd-Frank and other banking regulations, the Huffington Post reported, according to four sources. read more

FILE PHOTO: Gloria Gilman holds a sign during the NAACP voter ID rally to demonstrate the opposition of Pennsylvania's new voter identification law, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, in Philadelphia. (Photo by AP FILE/Michael Perez)

Voter suppression: the GOP hasn't given up

12/03/12 07:30PM

Still stung by their defeat in last month's elections, Republicans across the country are back to looking for ways to suppress the vote.
 North Carolina Today the president of a conservative group in N.C. predicted the future for Tar Heel voters: "One of the first bills the North Carolina General Assembly will enact next year, and that new Gov. Pat McCrory will sign, will establish a photo ID requirement to vote in North Carolina." read more

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