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Wayne LaPierre, Exec. VP and CEO of the National Rifle Association (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

NRA must drop 'slippery-slope' rhetoric

01/09/13 08:10PM

Congressman David Price, a Democrat from North Carolina and a vice chair on the Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, said the NRA must be willing to adapt if there is to be any meaningful progress on gun control. "Of course we need political leadership, including political leadership from perhaps unexpected quarters to encourage us to come... read more

File Photo: Former Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, left, and her husband Mark Kelly leave after the sentencing of Jared Loughner, in back of U.S. District Court Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz. Giffords and Kelly launched a political action...

Giffords fights against gun lobby with new PAC

01/08/13 08:10AM

On the two year anniversary of the Tucson shooting that killed 6 and injured 19 including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, she and her husband have launched Americans for Responsible Solutions, a political action committee designed to "join a national conversation about gun violence prevention, will raise the funds necessary to balance the... read more

Speaker of the House John Boehner talks with reporters after the weekly House GOP caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Are Southerners sinking the GOP?

01/07/13 08:28PM

Mitt Romney successfully won the presidency--of the former Confederate States of America. Since Ronald Reagan converted Southern Democrats, the South has been solidly Republican. The GOP can thank the conservative South for many of the seats it holds in Congress today. But those same Southerners may also be responsible for the party's image... read more

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden applaud federal appeals court judge Sonia Sotomayor, after the president announced her as his nominee to the Supreme Court (Photo by Alex Brandon/AP)

Biden picks Sotomayor to swear him in to office

01/04/13 10:43AM

Vice President Joe Biden has picked Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to swear him into office at the 57th inauguration later this month. Sotomayor, who was President Obama's first appointment to the Supreme Court, will become the first Hispanic, and fourth female Justice to administer the oath of office. read more

Rep. Alan Grayson serving in the 111th Congress (Photo by Evan Vucci/AP)

Rep. Grayson rips GOP on first day back in Congress

01/03/13 09:00PM

One of the toughest talkers from the 111th Congress is back on Capitol Hill, and Rep. Alan Grayson had harsh words for his colleagues on the other side of the aisle mere hours after being sworn in for his second term, calling their decision to hold the debt ceiling hostage "legislative terrorism."... read more

New Congress, new start?

New Congress, new start?

01/03/13 07:00PM

The 113th Congress sworn in is the most diverse in history, but with Speaker John Boehner keeping his leadership role in the House, will anything get done? Joan Walsh of and Columnist Cynthia Tucker join Rev. Al Sharpton. watch

Rep. Grayson returns to Congress

Rep. Grayson returns to Congress

01/03/13 07:00PM

Rep. Alan Grayson, known for his strong voice in the Democrats’ fight, was re-elected in November and returns to Congress. He talks with Rev. Al Sharpton about the fight ahead. watch

GOP struggling to find way forward

GOP struggling to find way forward

01/03/13 07:00PM

The in-fighting in the Republican party continues, over things like Sandy relief funding. 65 percent of American describe the party negatively. Where will the GOP go from here? MSNBC’s Krystal Ball and Toure debate the party’s future. watch