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As former Illinois State Rep. Robin Kelly emerges as the victor in the crowded Democratic primary to replace Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may also be emerging as the monied antithesis to the NRA.(Photo by Charles Rex...

Is Bloomberg the answer to the NRA?

02/27/13 10:00AM

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in effect won Tuesday’s special election primary for the Illinois seat vacated by Congressman Jesse Jackson II. Though his name did not even make the ballot, Bloomberg's money did in propping up the victor, former Illinois State Rep. Robin Kelly, in a sign that the all powerful pro-gun NRA lobby has met its... read more

FILE -In this Tuesday, March 27, 2012, file photo, Trayvon Martin's parents, father, Tracy Martin, left, and mother Sybrina Fulton, attend a House Judiciary Committee briefing on racial profiling and hate crimes on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Photo...

Trayvon's parents continue to fight for justice

02/26/13 08:27PM

On February 26, 2012, Trayvon Martin stopped by the local convenience store to buy some snacks - a bottle of Iced tea and some Skittles. The 17 year old was headed back to his father's girlfriend's apartment to watch the NBA All Star game on TV. On his way, he was shot and killed, just steps from his destination. It was a tragedy that... read more

Is the sequester pressure getting to...

Is the sequester pressure getting to Speaker Boehner?

02/26/13 07:00PM

With the sequester spending cuts about to kick in, it doesn’t look like either side is willing to compromise on a new deal. Rev. Al Sharpton talks about the GOP’s inability to see the light on the cuts with MSNBC.com’s Richard Wolffe and Rep. Bobby Scott. watch

The GOP war against Chris Christie just...

The GOP war against Chris Christie just got worse

02/26/13 07:00PM

The battle rages on between Chris Christie and the Republican Party. As Gov. Christie announced his support of the president’s Medicaid expansion, conservatives decided not to invite him – the most popular Republican in the country – to CPAC. Rev. Al... watch

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., speaks at a news conference in Washington, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Game over, Eric: Cantor's video game fail

02/26/13 04:30PM

Washington's spending problem might be House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's favorite thing to complain about. The Virginia Republican has said "Washington has a spending problem" more times than any reasonable human being would try to count.... read more

FILE -This combo made from file photos shows Trayvon Martin, left, and George Zimmerman. George Zimmerman, 28, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder. The central Florida...

Trayvon Martin: One year later, where the case stands

02/26/13 09:18AM

Tuesday marks the one year anniversary of the shooting death of 17-year old Trayvon Martin in a gated residential community in Sanford, Fl., and just over ten months since neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder in that shooting death. read more

Does the GOP need a fresh face?

Does the GOP need a fresh face?

02/25/13 07:00PM

Angela Rye and Dana Milbank discuss possible GOP 2016 presidential contenders and explain why it was more then the economy that caused the Republican Party to lose the 2012 election. watch

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