Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was set to testify about the attacks in Benghazi, but had to postpone due to suffering a concussion. The right-wing is crying foul, as they have in other non-scandals. Ryan Grim of the Huffington Post and Molly Ball... watch
A new poll shows 53 percent of Americans believe the Republican party is too extreme. So why is the party pushing harder to the right? Rev. Al Sharpton talks with radio host Joe Madison and Margie Omero. watch
Her name never made national news. There were no headlines screaming for gun control. There were no teary eyes in the White House. And no one dared utter the obligatory, ‘it’s not supposed to happen here,’ as they so often do when the young and innocent are so tragically taken.... read more
In the final days of his congressional career, Massachusetts's Barney Frank predicts that at least some Republicans will have the courage to join with Democrats in pursuing new gun laws in the wake of the Newtown mass murder. read more
Many Democrats who've joined PoliticsNation this week have argued that the Newtown shootings have caused a fundamental shift in the direction of gun control in this country. The big question is whether or not enough Republicans can be swayed to get something done.
Since Friday's Newtown shootings, Republicans and prominent conservatives have joined the national debate on how to prevent this from happening again. Of course, almost no elected Republicans have been willing to discuss gun control. Still, some ideas have been relatively reasonable—ensuring better access to mental health services, for... read more
Some Republicans indicate their party needs a makeover, yet the list for next year’s major conservative conference CPAC has many familiar faces, like Jeb Bush and Rep. Paul Ryan. MSNBC’s Krystal Ball and Steve Kornacki join Rev. Al Sharpton. watch
Democrats are calling for stricter gun laws, and the White House says the president is “actively supportive” of efforts to reinstate an assault weapons ban. But some Republicans are saying gun control should not be the only response to Friday’s tragedy... watch
The NRA removed their Facebook page, but continued an online show called “NRA News” that featured conservatives calling to insist that new gun laws won’t happen. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., weighs in on Democrats’ ability to pass meaningful gun... watch
Two more of the youngest victims of the shooting, James Mattioli and Jessica Rekos, were laid to rest Tuesday. Rev. Al Sharpton talks with Rev. Boise Kimber about how we can work together to ensure that a tragedy like this never happens again. watch
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