After defending the assault weapons ban during a "Fireside Hangout" Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden focused on background checks and mental health services during a roundtable Friday in gun-friendly Richmond, Virginia.... read more
Georgia Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss announced today he will not seek a third Senate term when he's up for re-election in 2014.
In a statement announcing his retirement, Chambliss slammed Washington gridlock and lack of leadership. read more
A scheme under consideration in Virginia to rig the Electoral College in Republicans' favor could well violate a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, experts on the law say. But that very provision is itself under challenge by the GOP, and could be struck down by the Supreme Court later this year. read more
Still reeling from their second straight presidential loss to Barack Obama, Republicans are working to make drastic changes to how electoral college votes are allocated in key swing states.... read more
Rev. Sharpton weighed in on the controversy over Beyoncé's lip-sync inaugural performance on Thursday's PoliticsNation, saying that she deserves credit for wanting to put forth the best performance possible for such an important event, while simultaneously driving home the point that the scandal is ultimately not as important as the... read more
Sister Simone Campbell appeared on PoliticsNation Thursday to talk about why she's joining other Catholic leaders in pushing for stronger gun control, saying that, "we realized that gun control is really a critical issue to move forward."... read more
President Obama laid out a progressive view for the future of the nation, but the “scandal” over whether Beyoncé lip-synced the national anthem is moving the spotlight away from the goals the president shared. Rev. Al Sharpton explains. watch
Republicans are struggling to rebound from 2012’s losses, but still don’t seem to be getting the message that their policies don’t hold water with the majority of Americans. Meanwhile, President Obama is pushing forward with his agenda despite GOP... watch
Senator Dianne Feinstein reintroduced an assault weapons ban that would limit the sale, transfer, import, or manufacture of more than 100 military-style assault weapons. Rep. Diana Degette, D-Colo., and Sister Simone Campbell talk with Rev. Al Sharpton. watch
Sen. Rand Paul asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about weapons being sold to Turkey through Libya, despite his own admission of having to proof or information to back up his claims. Rev. Al Sharpton explains. watch
Six states that President Obama won are controlled by GOP Houses and governors are pushing to change how the electoral college works. Instead of awarding all the electoral votes to the majority winner, votes would be split along congressional districts... watch
While the country is focused on trying to solve the issues of today, Republicans are already launching an attack campaign on Hillary Clinton, in fear that she may run for president in 2016. MSNBC’s Toure and Patricia Murphy of Citizen Jane Politics... watch
The organizers behind last weekend's "Gun Appreciation Day" have been arguing that gun rights is a civil rights issue. Now they're planning a new minority outreach campaign featuring a violent new film.... read more
On the same day that Sen. Diane Feinstein introduced a new assault weapons ban, Vice President Joe Biden hosted a "fireside hangout" web conference as part of his continued campaigning for the White House's gun safety agenda.... read more
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