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May 26: Oklahoma and disaster aid, immigration, Apple and taxes

05/25/13 11:23AM

Sunday's episode of Up with Steve Kornacki will include conversations about how Oklahoma deals with government aid, what's next for immigration reform, and a discussion about the tax code and corporate profit. Joining Steve at 8 a.m. EST will be: Marin Cogan, contributing writer, The New Republic & GQ (@marincogan) Basil Smikle, Jr., political strategist, professor, Columbia University  (@BasilSmikleJr) Richard Kim, executive editor, (@richardkimnyc) Garance Franke-Ruta, senior editor, The Atlantic (@thegarance) read more

President Barack Obama talks about national security, Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the National Defense University at Fort McNair in Washington. Declaring America at a "crossroads" in the fight against terrorism, the president revealed clearer guidelines...

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

05/24/13 02:31PM

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: read more

President Barack Obama speaks about the deadly tornadoes that hit Oklahoma earlier this week, May 21, 2013. (Photo by: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images).

Obama faces opportunity on Gitmo and drone strikes

05/22/13 07:37PM

Updated, 9:15 p.m. Four years ago, President Obama held a private meeting with the heads of major progressive human rights groups to assure them that on national security, he was committed to the rule of law. A day later, he gave a major national security address in which he pledged to close the prison at Guantanamo within a year and insisted that military commissions would be an effective way to prosecute alleged terrorists. While some prisoners would remain in custody indefinitely, without trial, he would use the courts to the best of his ability--a stark contrast from his predecessor. read more