May 25: Obama’s speech, Virginia Politics, Obamaphobia

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President Barack Obama talks about national security, Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington. Declaring...
President Barack Obama talks about national security, Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington. Declaring...
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On Saturday’s Up with Steve Kornacki, we will dissect the President’s counter-terrorism speech and talk about what will happen with Guantanamo and drones. We’ll also discuss the way Democrats have evolved on national security policy.

We’ll take a look at state politics in Virginia, where far-right extremist candidates are stirring up the gubernatorial race there, as well as talk about the history of Republican attitudes towards democratic presidents.

We’ll also have the latest information on the Oklahoma Tornado.

Joining Steve at 8 a.m. EST will be:

Kiron Skinner, professor, Carnegie Mellon University, fellow, Hoover Institution (@kironskinner)

Michael Hastings, correspondent, BuzzFeed.com, author, “Panic 2012: The Sublime and Terrifying Inside Story of Obama’s Final Campaign” (@mmhastings)

Omar Farah, Center for Constitutional Rights, staff attorney in the Guantanamo Global Justice Initiative

Perry Bacon, Jr., msnbc contributor,  political editor, TheGrio.com (@perrybaconjr)

Dave Wasserman, Political Analyst, The Cook Political Report (@dave_wasserman)

Eleanor Clift, contributing editor, Newsweek/The Daily Beast (@eleanorclift)

Julian Zelizer, professor and political historian, Princeton University (@julianzelizer)

Ann Lewis, former director of communications for President Bill Clinton

Andrew Rice, former State Senator (D-OK)

May 25: Obama's speech, Virginia Politics, Obamaphobia

Updated