Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday that the Republican party is suffering from a "dark vein of intolerance" and that some in the party seem to "look down on minorities."... read more
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill greeted President Obama's announcement of the acceleration of the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan with enthusiasm this week, after the two countries agreed to draw the over a decade-long war to a close earlier than expected.... read more
The right-wing is in a panic over gun control, saying things like bloodshed is necessary to “preserve our basic freedoms”. Will the panic on the right prevent real change? E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry join Rev. Al... watch
President Obama announced that the war in Afghanistan is transitioning to an end, with a handover to Afghan forces at the end of 2014. Rev. Al Sharpton talks with Rep. Patrick Murphy, D-Penn., and Nia-Malika Henderson of the Washington Post about their... watch
The Republicans have been getting a lot of advice on how to fix the party after the last election, including advice from Peggy Noonan that the party should turn pirate and steal the president’s issues. Democratic strategist Bob Shrum and columnist... watch
Conservatives have long argued the President Reagan should join the faces on Mount Rushmore, but does President Obama belong there too? MSNBC’s Toure and Abby Huntsman of HuffPost Live join the debate. watch
The folks over at FOX have been complaining for months that there is a liberal agenda in various cartoons and Muppet movies. Now their complaining about problems in a math book. Rev. Al Sharpton explains. watch
Congresswoman and unsuccessful presidential candidate Michele Bachmann, who has already complained this year of the "spending problem in Washington," appears to have a spending problem of her own. A former staffer claims the Minnesota Republican is refusing to pay him and four other staffers for their work on the Iowa caucuses.... read more
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has decided to take on the restoration of felon voting rights in his final year in office, pushing lawmakers in Richmond to take on the issue in Wednesday's State of the Commonwealth address. read more
The NRA emerged from a closed door meeting on gun violence prevention with no kind words for White House officials, complaining that policy proposals the organization suggested had been "prejudged" and that too much time was spent discussing gun restrictions.
The NRA released the following statement after the meeting: read more
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
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