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File Photo: dated February 28, 2011 shows US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice speaking during the White House daily briefing at the White House in Washington, DC.  Susan Rice, on December 13, 2012, withdrew her name from consideration to be...

Rep Moore: Attacks on Rice a strategy to open Kerry's seat

12/13/12 07:34PM

Congresswoman Gwen Moore, a strong and vocal supporter of Susan Rice, is "saddened" and "enraged" that the Republican attacks forced Rice to withdraw her name from the running for secretary of state. "This was always a fabricated, trumped-up allegation," she said on PoliticsNation. read more

Volunteers for President Barack Obama's reelection campaign as they work to register new voters while they canvass a heavily Latino neighborhood shopping plaza. Both political parties have been courting the Latino vote, the nation's fastest-growing...

Why the GOP should be scared of running out of white voters

12/13/12 01:45PM

A new study from Republican pollsters focusing on the Latino community said the party has "run out of  persuadable white voters." The report from Resurgent Republic and the Hispanic Leadership Network warns that "Trying to win a national election by gaining a larger and larger share of a smaller and smaller portion of the electorate is a losing political proposition." read more

This film image released by Sundance Selects shows accused rapist Yusef Salaam being escorted by  police in New York in 1990. Salaam is the subject of the documentary, "The Central Park Five" (Photo: AP Photo/Sundance Selects, NY Daily News)

'It's as if we were born guilty': the Central Park Five

12/13/12 09:59AM

Raymond Santana emerged from an eight-year stint in prison as a man in pieces. Part of him remained the scrawny 14-year-old he was when he went in, convicted of a particularly brutal rape that he didn’t commit. The rest of him was something he barely recognized. His social skills and youth had been wasted in the lockstep of prison life: years of violence behind bars had frayed his nerves; some family and friends had long since abandoned him; he’d never attended a school dance, worked an afterschool job or filled out a college application. read more

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

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

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

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