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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

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.... read more

Union workers fill the entire of the Capitol rotunda in Lansing, Mich., Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Hundreds of chanting and cheering protesters streamed back into the Michigan Capitol after receiving a court order saying that the building must reopen. The...

In Michigan, 'an absolute attack on unions'

12/06/12 08:00PM

Hundreds of union workers protested outside the Capitol in Lansing today. Inside, Republicans were pushing controversial anti-union legislation that would make Michigan the nation's 24th right-to-work state. The legislation would strip power from the state's labor movement, including the historic auto unions of Detroit. read more

DeMint departure a nail in the Tea Party...

DeMint departure a nail in the Tea Party coffin?

12/06/12 07:00PM

Controversial Senator Jim DeMint is leaving the Senate to join the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation. He is the latest Tea Party politician to leave office. Is the party on the way out? Former governor Ed Rendell and Joan Walsh of salon.com... watch

Speaker Boehner under fire

Speaker Boehner under fire

12/06/12 07:00PM

Is a civil war brewing within the GOP? Sen. Jim DeMint seemed to indicate to Rush Limbaugh the Speaker John Boehner might have something to worry about. Former Congressman Tom Perriello, and radio host Joe Madison join Rev. Al Sharpton. watch

Restaurateurs eating their words on Obamacare

Restaurateurs eating their words on Obamacare

12/06/12 07:00PM

Darden Restaurants, which owns chains such as Olive Garden and Red Lobster said they would cut some full-time workers’ hours so they wouldn’t have to give them health insurance. The public responded and now the chain is changing its tune. Rev. Al... watch

Fiscal cliff gets personal

Fiscal cliff gets personal

12/06/12 07:00PM

President Obama took his fiscal fight to Virginia and met with a family who will be facing a 4,000 dollar tax hike if a deal is not reached. All signs indicate Republicans are leaning towards a deal. Dana Millbank of the Washington Post and Columnist... watch

Workers fight back in Michigan

Workers fight back in Michigan

12/06/12 07:00PM

Gov. Rick Snyder and other GOP lawmakers are trying to ram through a “right to work” law that would gut the state’s labor movement. Workers are filling the state capitol in protest. Virgil Bernero joins Rev. Al Sharpton. watch

Politics and music collide at Grammy’s

Politics and music collide at Grammy’s

12/06/12 07:00PM

The Grammy Nominations are out, and many political figures are in the running. First Lady Michelle Obama was nominated for Best Spoken Word album, as was MSNBC’s own Rachel Maddow. Rev. Al Sharpton has the details. watch

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