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Polls show inequality & fairness as priority

Polls show inequality & fairness as priority

06/04/15 06:00PM

A new poll shows what voters really think about minimum wage, inequality and fair pay. More than 50 percent say the government should reduce the gap between the rich and poor. Rev. Sharpton talks to Austan Goolsbee and Tara Dowdell for more. watch

Former NBA player and TNT commentator Charles Barkley in crowd before Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nev., May 2, 2015. (Photo by Robert Beck /Sports Illustrated/Getty)

Sir Charles Barkley donates $3 million to charities

06/03/15 07:36PM

NBA legend Charles Barkley is usually making headlines for his on-camera sports commentating antics, but on Tuesday he gained notice for his generosity too.During a conference call for the American Century Championship’s celebrity golf tournament, Sir Charles announced he will donate $3 million equally between the Wounded Warrior Project,... read more

LA votes to raise min. wage to $15 per hour

LA votes to raise min. wage to $15 per hour

06/03/15 06:47PM

Raising the minimum wage has been a theme of the Obama presidency and that’s what’s happening now in Los Angeles. The city joins a handful of others closing in on passing historic minimum wage hikes. Rev. Sharpton talks to Alderman Shane Cohn for more. watch

Santorum’s science gaffe with the Pope

Santorum’s science gaffe with the Pope

06/03/15 06:28PM

Any time climate change is mentioned, it triggers an instant reaction from the GOP. It’s like a chemical reaction. Only this time, when Rick Santorum decided to criticize Pope Francis over climate change, he forgot to do his homework. watch

The Tamir Rice investigation ends, now what?

The Tamir Rice investigation ends, now what?

06/03/15 06:00PM

Will there be charges for the Cleveland police officer who shot and killed 12-year-old Tamir Rice? The sheriff announced his office has finished its investigation. Rev. Sharpton talks to the Rice family attorney, Paul Butler, and Faith Jenkins for more. watch

Senate passes 'USA Freedom Act'

Senate passes 'USA Freedom Act'

06/02/15 06:15PM

The Senate voted Tuesday to limit some of the government surveillance first enacted by the Bush Administration. The “USA Freedom Act” ends the government’s bulk collection of phone data. Rev. Sharpton talks to Alex Seitz-Wald and Frank Thorp for more. watch

Barbara Scrivner’s struggle post clemency

Barbara Scrivner’s struggle post clemency

06/01/15 06:46PM

President Obama promises to reform America’s criminal justice system, and has said he’ll get more aggressive in granting clemency for inmates who meet certain criteria. Rev. Sharpton talks to one mother who served more than 20 years in prison about her... watch

Police shootings almost at 400 in 2015

Police shootings almost at 400 in 2015

06/01/15 06:16PM

“The Washington Post” has found at least 385 people have been fatally shot by police in 2015. Rev. Sharpton talks to Val Demings and Marq Claxton about why it’s so hard to tabulate these shootings and the racial disparities that exist in these numbers. watch

Dick Cheney to lead GOP foreign policy?

Dick Cheney to lead GOP foreign policy?

06/01/15 06:00PM

The former vice president has resurfaced in a big way, telling “The Wall Street Journal” he’s planning a new push to put his foreign policy vision front-and-center for 2016. Rev. Sharpton talks to Rep. Jim McDermott and Joan Walsh for more on Cheney’s... watch

Tamir Rice’s father speaks for the first time

Tamir Rice’s father speaks for the first time

05/29/15 07:32PM

Six months after the shooting death of Tamir Rice, there is still no explanation from Cleveland police. Tamir Rice’s father is speaking out for the first time since the shooting and talks about how he’s coping, despite the slow investigation. watch

Is ‘The Briefcase’ in poor taste?

Is ‘The Briefcase’ in poor taste?

05/29/15 06:47PM

A new reality show pits two working-class families against each other by giving them briefcases with $100,000 and the option of keeping it or giving portions of the money to another needy family. Rev. Sharpton talks to Joe Madison for more. watch

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