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Former intelligence agency contractor Edward Snowden (C) and Sarah Harrison (L) of WikiLeaks speak to human rights representatives in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport July 12, 2013. The person at right is unidentified.   (Photo by Human Rights Watch...

Up on August 3: what you should know

08/02/13 04:27PM

On Saturday's Up with Steve Kornacki, we'll be discussing what's happening with congressional Republicans, from the split over an Obama tax proposal, the looming government shutdown, and more. We'll also check in on Mitch McConnell's increasingly tough road to reelection in Kentucky, take a look back at William Scranton and Harry Byrd Jr. who both died this week, and talk about the debate over who should be the next chair of the Federal Reserve. read more

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Tuesday, July 30, 2013, after receiving a verdict in his court martial. (Photo by Patrick Semansky/AP)

Not a traitor, but a warning to would-be leakers

07/30/13 10:26PM

For most people, under most circumstances, the prospect of decades in prison after being found guilty of 19 criminal charges would be devastating. For Private First Class Bradley Manning, it was a cause for celebration. He had been acquitted of "aiding the enemy"--the most serious charge against him, and one that might have carried a life sentence. read more

Unemployed autoworkers queuing at an unemployment office in Detroit, Michigan.   (Photo by Brian Alpert/Getty Images)

How Detroit's history can help predict America's future

07/28/13 01:55PM

On Sunday's Up with Steve Kornacki, the panel discussed Detroit's bankruptcy—how the city divided thanks to white flight, the crumbling of the industrial class, and a steady decline in public support for cities. But before the guests joined the conversation, Kornacki explained how Detroit's political history foreshadowed much of what has been said about Americans who vote against their own economic interests. How did the Detroit of the 1960s become the Detroit of today, and what does that transformation mean for the rest of America's cities? Watch the video to find out. read more

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Can populism take over the Democratic party?

07/28/13 01:18PM

Democrats are trying, once again, to move the party away from big banks and towards a more populist focus. This isn't the first time this call has been made; as Up with Steve Kornacki guest Rick Perlstein pointed out on Sunday's show, populist messages are common just before elections, but they haven't yet influenced the majority of the party. Will it be different this time? read more

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How the GOP keeps stoking racial fears

07/28/13 12:16PM

The United States has a long history when it comes to politicians exploiting economic and racial anxiety for electoral gain. Iowa Rep. Steve King's recent racist comments about immigrants drew criticism, even from his own party, but inflammatory rhetoric on race and immigration is hardly a new facet of the Republican party. On Sunday's Up with Steve Kornacki, the panel discussed how nativism threatens any attempts to broaden the GOP base and, more broadly, how attitudes of party and media figures ignore modern realities. read more

Detroit: The system, not the suburbs

Detroit: The system, not the suburbs

07/28/13 09:43AM

Federal policies helped encourage whites to leave the cities and then were a hindrance to those left behind trying to sustain them, Jamelle Bouie explained. The Up panel talks about Detroit and its larger implications about the federal policies at play... watch

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