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'Forrest Gump' star gives back to the troops

'Forrest Gump' star gives back to the troops

11/22/13 12:58PM

Actor Gary Sinise, who received an Academy Award nomination for his role of Lt. Dan Taylor in the film "Forrest Gump," has been entertaining troops for the last ten years with his band, Gary Sinise and the Lieutenant Dan Band." watch

Will Christie's new role help in 2016?

Will Christie's new role help in 2016?

11/22/13 12:53PM

Chris Christie is now the chair of the Republican Governors Association, a national position that could help him lay the groundwork for a 2016 presidential run. Salon's Joan Walsh, Roll Call's Shira Center, and The Root's Corey Dade discuss. watch

Bearing witness

Bearing witness

11/22/13 12:51PM

Fifty years ago today, John F. Kennedy's motorcade turned the corner from Houston to Elm Street, and the first world-shattering shot rang out, striking the young president in the head. Tina Towner-Pender saw the whole thing unfold before her 13-year... watch

Going, going, gone nuclear

Going, going, gone nuclear

11/22/13 12:47PM

Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid has dropped "the bomb," altering Senate filibuster rules and triggering a nuclear reaction throughout Capitol Hill. Well, sort of. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Kasie Hunt discuss. watch

Reid considers change to filibuster rules

Reid considers change to filibuster rules

11/21/13 12:48PM

It's been on the table for months, but now Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is seriously considering changing filibuster rules after Republicans blocked three of President Obama's judicial nominees in just three weeks. watch

JFK, 50 years later

JFK, 50 years later

11/21/13 12:33PM

Friday marks the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination. Thurston Clarke, author of "JFK's Last Hundred Days," joins msnbc to discuss the life of our nation's 35th president, and the moment that changed America's trajectory. watch

Albuquerque victory for women's choice

Albuquerque victory for women's choice

11/20/13 12:32PM

Anti-choice crusaders suffered a major blow on Tuesday, as voters in Albuquerque, New Mexico, rejected a historic ordinance that would have banned abortions at 20 weeks after conception. Irin Carmon discusses. watch

Common Core standards spark outrage

Common Core standards spark outrage

11/19/13 12:41PM

Many parents are voicing their frustration over a new set of common core education standards taking effect in 45 states. NBC News education correspondent Rehema Ellis joins msnbc to separate fact from fiction. watch

Historic abortion vote in New Mexico

Historic abortion vote in New Mexico

11/19/13 12:40PM

Residents are heading to the polls today in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to vote on an ordinance that claims a fetus can feel pain at 20 weeks after conception. It marks the first time abortion rights will be decided at the local level. MSNBC.com's Irin... watch

Walmart under fire

Walmart under fire

11/19/13 12:38PM

Walmart is under fire for asking employees to donate food to other employees in need, but refusing to pay them better wages. MSNBC.com's Suzy Khimm, The Daily Beast's Michael Tomasky, and The Rachel Maddow Show's Steve Benen discuss. watch

Honoring a freedom fighter: Bayard Rustin

Honoring a freedom fighter: Bayard Rustin

11/19/13 12:29PM

Bayard Rustin was the brains behind the historic March on Washington and served as an advisor to Martin Luther King Jr. But because he was openly gay, Rustin was nearly written out of the history books. Tomorrow, his partner Walter Naegle will accept... watch

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