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Ceiling cat drops in on summer school

Ceiling cat drops in on summer school

08/14/12 08:00PM

Rev. Al Sharpton takes a look at the lighter side of the news, including a falling feline and the First Lady teases gymnast Gabby Douglas about her post-medal food choice, in the PoliticsNation “Summer Break”. watch

Christie the pick for the big speech, but...

Christie the pick for the big speech, but not VP

08/14/12 08:00PM

Gov. Chris Christie has been chosen to deliver the keynote speech at the Republican Convention. Christie is famous for his brash delivery and tough talk, which didn’t convince Romney to choose him as a running mate. Steve Kornacki, host of “The Cycle”... watch

Voter suppression tactics in Ohio

Voter suppression tactics in Ohio

08/14/12 08:00PM

Ohio is a critical swing state where the election stakes are high. So why is the GOP allowing early voting in some counties but not others? Rev. Al Sharpton talks with Former governor Ted Strickland about the tactics being used in Democratic leaning... watch

Republicans backing away from Ryan budget...

Republicans backing away from Ryan budget plan

08/14/12 08:00PM

Protesters came out against Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan at a campaign event, and campaign surrogates are trying to distance themselves from the Ryan plan, saying it is not the same vision Mitt Romney has. Is it too little too late? Former governor Ted... watch

Does Ryan’s talk equal solutions?

Does Ryan’s talk equal solutions?

08/13/12 08:00PM

In more than 10 years as a congressman, only two of Rep. Paul Ryan’s bills have been passed into laws. Rev. Al Sharpton wonders if Ryan spent more time on workouts than on policy, and explains why “We Gotcha”. watch

Ryan not always a ‘deficit hawk’

Ryan not always a ‘deficit hawk’

08/13/12 08:00PM

Rep. Paul Ryan was not always known as a “deficit hawk”. His record shows support for programs during the Bush era that contributed significantly to the national debt. Father Thomas Reese, senior fellow at Georgetown University, and Ezra Klein of the... watch

Surf's up kitty!

Surf’s up kitty!

08/10/12 08:00PM

Rev. Al Sharpton takes a look at the lighter side of news, including a cat who uses a surfboard as a getaway vehicle. Enjoy the PoliticsNation ‘”Summer Break”. watch

GOP compares Romney’s taxes to birthers

GOP compares Romney’s taxes to birthers

08/10/12 08:00PM

The call for Mitt Romney to release more information about his taxes is getting louder, but the GOP doesn’t want to talk about it. Party chair Reince Priebus has compared those asking about Romney’s tax returns to birthers. Jonathan Capehart of the... watch

Can Democrats fight GOP voter suppression?

Can Democrats fight GOP voter suppression?

08/10/12 08:00PM

Across the country, Republicans are pushing for new voting laws that are restricting access to the polls. Voter ID laws and voter purges are popping up in swing states. Can Democrats do anything to stop this? MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry talks with Rev... watch

Who’s not on the RNC speakers list

Who’s not on the RNC speakers list

08/10/12 08:00PM

As convention time draws closer, Republicans are finalizing the list of speakers. Rev. Al Sharpton takes a look at who will be speaking, and wonders why some of the party’s more “entertaining” figures like Gov. Rick Perry were left off the list. watch

Obama takes aim at Romney’s tax plan

Obama takes aim at Romney’s tax plan

08/09/12 08:00PM

President Obama sharpened his criticism of Mitt Romney, on everything from health care to taxes. He struck particularly hard at Romney’s tax plan. The President is focusing on fairness and Romney’s record, will it pay off at the polls? Michelle Cottle... watch

Ryan a risky pick for Romney

Ryan a risky pick for Romney

08/09/12 08:00PM

Conservatives are already excited over the potential vice presidential nomination of Paul Ryan. But would Ryan’s plan to cut social programs be too harmful to Romney’s chances? Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post talks with Rev. Al Sharpton. watch

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