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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

Jobless rate hits four-year low

Jobless rate hits four-year low

12/07/12 07:00PM

The U.S. economy has added jobs for 33 straight months and unemployment is at its lowest level in four years. Will the positive economic news give President Obama the upper hand in the budget talks? Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and EJ Dionne of the... watch

Jobless rate hits four-year low

Jobless rate hits four-year low

12/07/12 07:00PM

The U.S. economy has added jobs for 32 straight months and unemployment is at its lowest level in four years. Will the positive economic news give President Obama the upper hand in the budget talks? Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and EJ Dionne of the... watch

Gabby Douglas vaults over difficulty to...

Gabby Douglas vaults over difficulty to reach goals

12/07/12 07:00PM

U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas became the first woman of color to win gold in the Olympics gymnastics all-around competition, but her road to success wasn’t easy. She joins Rev. Al Sharpton to tell her story, and discuss her new book “Grace, Gold and... watch

(File Photo by Kelley McCall/AP)

More states consider welfare drug testing bills

12/07/12 05:55PM

Republican lawmakers in three states this week said they will introduce legislation that would require welfare recipients to undergo drug testing in order to receive benefits. The Ohio State Senate held a second hearing Thursday night on a proposal to establish pilot drug-testing programs in three counties. Under the proposal, applicants would be required to submit a drug test if they disclose that they have used illegal substances. The proposal was first introduced in the spring, but pressure from opponents led Gov. John Kasich to squash the bill in May. read more

Jim DeMint: "the CEO of the conservative movement"
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Will Tea Party hero pass up fat federal pension?

12/07/12 04:43PM

Jim DeMint has built a reputation as perhaps the Senate’s foremost small government champion. So, will he save taxpayers money by declining to cash in the roughly $37,000-per-year federal pension he’ll be in line to start receiving next year? He won’t say. DeMint’s office hasn’t responded to multiple inquiries since Thursday from msnbc.com about whether he’ll accept his pension, now that he’s announced he’s leaving the Senate to run the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank. read more

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