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Remembering Sen. Inouye

Remembering Sen. Inouye

12/20/12 07:00PM

Sen. Daniel Inouye passed away earlier this week after a lifetime of service to his country. Rev. Al Sharpton reflects on Inouye’s many accomplishments, including his service in World War II. watch

File Photo: Anton Watson (C) and other children participate in a peace vigil in the Washington Park neighborhood November 30, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois.Through the end of October, 436 people were murdered in Chicago, surpassing the 435 murders for all...

In Newtown's shadow, Chicago's bleak gun toll goes on

12/20/12 09:55AM

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

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Poll: Will the GOP come around on gun control?

12/19/12 06:32PM

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. read more

A makeshift memorial in Newtown, Connecticut. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Reuters)

How the right would stop another Newtown

12/19/12 04:30PM

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

Familiar faces lined up for CPAC

Familiar faces lined up for CPAC

12/18/12 07:00PM

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

Gun control fight gearing up

Gun control fight gearing up

12/18/12 07:00PM

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

Will new gun laws happen?

Will new gun laws happen?

12/18/12 07:00PM

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

Another difficult day for Newtown

Another difficult day for Newtown

12/18/12 07:00PM

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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Since his 2011 MSNBC premiere, Reverend Al Sharpton has led a lively and informed discussion each night.  With over 40 years of experience as a community leader, politician, minister and advocate, Sharpton shares his take on the top headlines of the day in his signature style.  He also connects with viewers in his nightly ‘Reply Al’ segment where he answers viewer questions and concerns.

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