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US mayors make renewed push for gun reform

US mayors make renewed push for gun reform

06/21/13 11:21AM

The U.S. Conference of Mayors kicks off on Friday and headlining its agenda is a renewed push for stronger background checks for gun buyers. Baltimore Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings Blake joins MSNBC’s Craig Melvin to discuss their efforts. watch

Talking with the Taliban

Talking with the Taliban

06/20/13 11:50AM

Despite Afghan President Hamid Karzai's protestations, the Obama administration expects to move ahead with Taliban negotiations. Gen. Barry McCaffrey joins Thomas Roberts for more. watch

Obama to push climate change legislation

Obama to push climate change legislation

06/20/13 11:32AM

President Barack Obama is mounting a major climate change push on Thursday in a potential effort to reconnect with his base. Is this part of a strategy to take back the House in 2014?'s Steve Bennan, Liberal Oasis' Bill Scher, and Mother... watch

Is the GOP alienating women and minorities?

Is the GOP alienating women and minorities?

06/20/13 11:11AM

The GOP is flexing its conservative muscles, passing abortion and immigration restrictions this week. Plus, the House voted won a Democratic amendment to the Farm bill that would have restored over $20 billion in cuts to the food stamp program. Is this... watch

File photo: signs and line the sidewalks in front of the Capitol Building and the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, March 26, 2013. (Photo by: Alex Menendez/AP Photo)

LGBT Pride finds home in federal departments

06/20/13 10:54AM

Washington, D.C., was bursting with LGBT pride this week, ahead of the expected Supreme Court decisions in two marriage equality cases. Both the U.S. Departments of State and Justice held events to honor LGBT staffers and commit to the work left to be done, regardless of how the high court rules.... read more

Sandy Stier, left, and Kris Perry of Berkeley, Calif., arrive at the National Archives in Washington, Monday, March 25, 2013, to view the U.S. Constitution, a day before their same-sex marriage case is heard before the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Jose...

Prop 8 plaintiffs look forward to celebrating SCOTUS ruling

06/19/13 04:21PM

Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, two of the plaintiffs challenging Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage, are looking forward to finally finishing their decade-long quest to be married when the Supreme Court weighs in on the case this month. But the couple doesn't anticipate the fight for equality to end anytime soon. read more


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