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Is the filibuster a relic?

Is the filibuster a relic?

07/21/13 08:16AM

Former Senate Parliamentarian Alan Frumin reminds the Up panel that the Senate still pays homage to the wishes of the minority party - as it was originally intended to do. But is the filibuster a relic? Steve Kornacki and the panel discuss. watch

The Senate deal is holding - but for how...

The Senate deal is holding - but for how long?

07/21/13 08:00AM

The Senate backed down from the brink of using the nuclear option last week, but one compromise does not a permanent deal make. Amanda Terkel, former Senate parliamentarian Alan Frumin, former Sen. Mo Cowan, D-Mass., and Michael Brendan Dougherty... watch

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett speaks at a news conference Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)

Why don't Republicans love Tom Corbett?

07/20/13 01:01PM

Republican governors with aggressive conservative agendas have been having a good few years, from Scott Walker in Wisconsin to John Kasich in Ohio. Why isn't Pennsylvania's Tom Corbett a part of that club? read more

FILE PHOTO: Tom Perez, the assistant U.S. attorney general for civil rights and former secretary of Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation. (AP Photos)

The changing face of American union workers

07/20/13 12:50PM

When people think of unions, the image of a white construction worker is still one of the first to come to mind for many people, but it's not what labor looks like anymore. Tom Perez, the new secretary of Labor, is more representative of the current makeup of unions in the United States. The ranks of major service sector unions are filled with Latino and African-American and immigrants, a far cry from the days when men in hardhats clashed with anti-war protesters on the streets of New York City. read more

What we learned this week

What we learned this week

07/20/13 09:52AM

Steve Kornacki shares some news about David Young, an Iowa Republican running for Tom Harkin's Senate seat, and notes other things that we learned over the last week. watch

Bad news keeps coming for Bob McDonnell

Bad news keeps coming for Bob McDonnell

07/20/13 09:16AM

Another week, another round of damaging ethics revelations involving the nation's most embattled governor, Virginia's Bob McDonnell. Steve Kornacki’s panelists discuss the financial allegations against McDonnell and how they could affect the state’s... watch

A fatal flaw in Liz Cheney’s Senate campaign?

A fatal flaw in Liz Cheney’s Senate campaign?

07/20/13 09:00AM

Steve Kornacki’s panelists discuss whether the right wing of the GOP is ready to back Liz Cheney’s Senate candidacy in Wyoming against incumbent Republican Sen. Mike Enzi. Panelist Molly Ball says some Republicans think the primary is “a headache they... watch

Finally the banks have a watchdog

Finally the banks have a watchdog

07/20/13 08:51AM

The Senate has confirmed a director for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray. The panel examines why this is one of the most important financial reforms since the New Deal. watch

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