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President Barack Obama is photographed during a presidential portrait sitting for an official photo in the Oval Office, Dec. 6, 2012.  (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

White House releases new official portrait of Obama

01/18/13 08:04AM

The White House released a new official portrait of President Obama just a few days before his second term in office is set to begin. The photo, taken by White House photographer Pete Souza on Dec. 6 of last year, shows the president standing hin front of his desk in the Oval Office with a big smile on his face. read more

GOP’s gun playbook pulled from history books

GOP’s gun playbook pulled from history books

01/17/13 07:00PM

President Obama’s proposed gun law changes has some Republicans complaining about states’ rights and sovereignty, complaints that were also used to defend slavery and segregation. MSNBC’s Toure and David Corn of Mother Jones talk with Rev. Al Sharpton. watch

Birther brigade making a comeback?

Birther brigade making a comeback?

01/17/13 07:00PM

A new poll finds that 64 percent of Republicans thing that it’s “probably true” that President Obama is hiding important information about his early life. Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post weighs in on the poll numbers, and why the president’s... watch

Republican retreat features familiar faces

Republican retreat features familiar faces

01/17/13 07:00PM

Day 2 of the Republican retreat features Speaker John Boehner, Rep. Eric Cantor, and Rep. Paul Ryan as the party’s “fix-it” men. With American’s support of the GOP slipping, why are they relying on old ideas? Maria Teresa Kumar of Voto Latino and... watch

Honoring Muhammad Ali

Honoring Muhammad Ali

01/17/13 07:00PM

Thursday is boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s 71st birthday. Rev. Al Sharpton honors a man who was never afraid to speak his mind and stood up for what he believed in, even though it cost him his championship title. watch

Republican presidential candidate former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney takes a bite of pizza during lunch with his wife Ann while campaigning at Village Pizza in Newport, N.H., Wednesday Dec. 20, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Do Republicans need a 'slice' of reality?

01/16/13 06:30PM

Ever since former Godfather Pizza chief Herman Cain joined the presidential race, Republicans have been heading towards becoming the "Pizza Party," and now House Republicans are taking that one step further. At an annual policy retreat in Williamsburg, Va., GOP lawmakers are looking to Domino's Pizza CEO J. Patrick Doyle to help... read more

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