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Is Edward Snowden running out of options?

Is Edward Snowden running out of options?

07/02/13 11:16AM

Monday was a big day for NSA leaker Edward Snowden, he released another round of spying allegations about the NSA and a statement of his own. However he remains trapped in a transit zone in the Moscow Airport and doesn’t have anywhere to go. NBC’s Jim... watch

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis (Photo by Barbara L. Salisbury/MCT/Zuma Press)

Texas abortion bill ‘endangers women,’ says state senator

07/01/13 04:16PM

SB5, a proposed Texas abortion bill, is back on the state senate floor in Austin, despite state Sen. Wendy Davis’ 11-hour filibuster. The bill would cut almost 50 abortion clinics down to five, require clinics to upgrade their facilities to surgical centers, and ban abortions past 20 weeks of gestation, among other restrictions.... read more

Two men kiss during the 35th Gay Pride Parade in downtown Caracas on June 30, 2013.  (Photo by Leo Ramirez/AFP/Getty Images)

PHOTOS: 'Amor es amor' - Gay pride celebrated worldwide

07/01/13 02:25PM

From New York City's historic Stonewall Inn to San Francisco's famed Castro, gay pride parades across the country were especially exuberant following the Supreme Court's landmark decisions to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, and allow gay couples to once again marry in the state of California.... read more

People embrace and cheer as they join a crowd celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act outside the Stonewall Inn in New York June 26, 2013. (Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

Stonewall, where it all started

06/29/13 08:00AM

Following the Supreme Court's landmark decision to strike down the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act Wednesday, 84-year-old plaintiff Edie Windsor headed to the most obvious place imaginable for celebrating a gay rights victory: Greenwich Village's Stonewall Inn.... read more

Republicans still targeting embattled IRS...

Republicans still targeting embattled IRS official

06/28/13 11:50AM

Members of the House Reform committee will vote on whether or not high ranking IRS official Louis Lerner waived her fifth amendment right in a Congressional hearing over a month ago. MSNBC’s Jimmy Williams joins Thomas Roberts to discuss why this matters. watch

Like Texas, Ohio debates abortion legislation

Like Texas, Ohio debates abortion legislation

06/28/13 11:38AM

The debate over a 20-week abortion bill in Texas has been heated, and will likely intensify as another special session of the Texas Legislature convenes to vote on the bill for a second time.  But this isn’t the only debate over abortion taking place.... watch

Will Obama visit Mandela?

Will Obama visit Mandela?

06/28/13 11:33AM

President Barack Obama is in South Africa but remains hesitant to pay what would likely be a final visit to former South African President Nelson Mandela. He’s cited respecting the privacy of Mandela’s family as his chief concern.  NBC’s Kier Simmons... watch

Edie Windsor, plaintiff in the hearing against the Defense of Marriage Act, speaks with members of her legal team after arguments outside the Supreme Court.  (REUTERS/Joshua Roberts)

DOMA attorney: Opinions on gay marriage going through 'an evolution'

06/27/13 05:41PM

When it comes to public opinion on same-sex marriage, the tides are changing. “I think what we’re seeing in the country as a whole is a continuing conversation and an evolution in public opinion for the marriage of same-sex couples," said James Esseks, attorney for Edith “Edie” Windsor, to msnbc host Thomas Roberts Thursday. read more

What’s next for marriage equality?

What’s next for marriage equality?

06/27/13 11:46AM

President Barack Obama has tasked Attorney General Eric Holder with overseeing changes in cabinet agencies in response to the DOMA ruling, and the Defense Department is beginning the process of distributing spousal benefits to LGBT service members.... watch

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