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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

Support for marriage equality on the rise

Support for marriage equality on the rise

12/11/12 07:00PM

A new poll shows support for marriage equality has risen 13 percent over the last 4 years. But that message may not have reached the Supreme Court. Justice Scalia was asked to explain why he compared homosexuality to murder. Abby Huntsman of HuffPost... watch

San Antonio mayor Julian Castro speaks at  the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. on Sept. 4, 2012 (The Yomiuri Shimbun via AP Images)

Julian Castro: GOP treats Latinos as 'foreign'

12/10/12 08:45PM

With recent news that Obama's will begin pushing for immigration reform in 2013, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro joined PoliticsNation to discuss how that compromise should work, and to highlight ways he thinks the Republican party is confused about its recent loss. He criticized the GOP for claiming that tone, rather than policy, is the reason most Latino voters rejected Romney. He says Republicans like Dick Armey, Ted Cruz, and Bobby Jindal--all of whom believe it was simply bad messaging that got the GOP off track--are "so indicative of where the Republican party is right now." read more

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Belafonte and Kennedy: Not even Ted Kennedy could work with this Congress

12/10/12 08:25PM

Harry Belafonte, an award winning entertainer and activist, has joined Kerry Kennedy (one of RFK's daughters) to work with the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. They joined PoliticsNation to talk about those efforts, and also share their views on recent political developments including the battle over the fiscal cliff in Washington. read more

First family meets Santa’s helpers

First family meets Santa’s helpers

12/10/12 07:00PM

The Obamas are getting into the holiday spirit and met with a few “elves” while attending a benefit concert for the National Medical Children’s Center. Rev. Al Sharpton has the details. watch

GOP needs to change policy, not message

GOP needs to change policy, not message

12/10/12 07:00PM

The word “tone” has become very popular with Republicans after losses in the 2012 election. But will a change in their message work if they don’t change their policies as well? San Antonio Mayor Julian Castor talks with Rev. Al Sharpton about what the... watch

Elections review handled by failed pollsters

Elections review handled by failed pollsters

12/10/12 07:00PM

The RNC has launched an official review to understand what went wrong in the 2012 election. Two of the five people appointed we “poll deniers” who were convinced the election was in Romney’s favor. Michelle Cottle of Newsweek and the Daily Beast and... watch

President Barack Obama was greeted by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder hours before he criticized right-to-work legislation Snyder has helped push through the State House in the last week (Photo by Duane Burleson/AP)

Obama slams Michigan bill as 'right to work for less money'

12/10/12 06:06PM

At a Daimler AG plant in Redford, Michigan Monday, President Obama slammed the controversial "right-to-work" legislation expected to be signed into law by Governor Rick Snyder this week, saying the proposed law has "nothing to do with economics" and "everything to do with politics." "What they're really talking about," Obama added, "is giving you the right to work for less money." read more

Six in ten support raising tax rates on rich

12/10/12 09:20AM

Wondering why President Obama seems so determined to stick to his guns on raising tax rates for the rich? Here's one key reason... A new Politico/George Washington University poll finds that 60% of Americans support hiking rates on those making over $250,000 a year, while just 38% oppose doing so. In other words, Obama's position is overwhelmingly popular. The result jibes with other polls on the subject in recent years. And of course, Obama campaigned explicitly on a pledge to allow the Bush tax cuts on high-earners to expire. read more

File Photo: Gabrielle Douglas of the United States celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Individual All-Around final on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 2, 2012 in London,...

Gabby Douglas: I'm going for gold again in 2016

12/07/12 08:21PM

What a year it's been for Olympic gold gymnast Gabrielle Douglas. Just four months ago, she vaulted into fame (and everyone's heart), winning gold at the London games, becoming the first African-American woman to ever win a gold medal in the Olympics all-around gymnastics competition. She also became the first U.S. gymnast ever to receive the individual all-around gold and team gold medals in a single Olympic games. read more

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