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No more mister nice president

No more mister nice president

03/04/13 07:00PM

President Obama is getting “ultra-assertive.” Rev. Al Sharpton talks about the tough moves from the president on major issues like gun control and immigration with Angela Rye and Margie Omero. watch

First lady gets moving in Chicago

First lady gets moving in Chicago

03/01/13 07:00PM

Michelle Obama has been touring the country to celebrate and promote the third anniversary of her “Let’s Move” campaign. Rev. Al Sharpton says her passion for lowering childhood obesity is just one of the reasons she has so many admirers. watch

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Emergency manager to take over Detroit, Michigan governor announces

03/01/13 12:56PM

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency Friday, and announced he plans to appoint an emergency manager after March 11 to take over the city of Detroit after years of financial difficulties, predicting that it will be 18 months before elected leaders, including the Mayor, might take control of the city again. The move comes... read more

File Photo: In this photo provided by the Library of Congress, President Abraham Lincoln, seated and holding his spectacles and a pencil on Feb. 5, 1865. (Photo by Alexander Gardner/AP Photo/Library of Congress, File)

159 years later, where did the 'party of Lincoln' go wrong?

02/28/13 08:45PM

On February 28, 1854, a small group of abolitionists met in a tiny church in Ripon, Wisconsin, to discuss their efforts to oppose slavery. After hours of discussion, the group dubbed themselves Republicans, and the party of Lincoln was formed. Their main cause? Abolishing slavery, and establishing that all men could truly be equal.... read more

Justice Antonin Scalia  (Photo by Katherine Elgin/The Daily Princetonian)

Do conservatives feel 'entitled' to scorn 'entitlements'?

02/28/13 08:15PM

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia set off a firestorm when he referred to the Voting Rights Act, which protects minorities against voter suppression efforts, as a "racial entitlement." But inside today's conservative movement, terms like "entitlement" and its more blunt cousin "free stuff" have become coded... read more

Republicans pass the buck on spending cuts

Republicans pass the buck on spending cuts

02/28/13 07:00PM

Reverend Al Sharpton talks about the GOP’s new plan to keep the cuts and make the president decide which programs get the axe, then Salon’s Joan Walsh and The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein join the conversation about the new GOP plan and the sequester... watch

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