Congressman Ed Markey leads his GOP opponent Gabriel Gomez in the Massachusetts Senate race, according to new polls. Maggie Haberman, Josh Barro, Basil Smikle, Maya Wiley join MSNBC's Steve Kornacki to discuss Massachusetts politics. watch
Hillary Clinton just picked up her first endorsement for 2016, but the earlier momentum starts for her campaign, the sooner people may begin make her a polarizing figure again. Josh Barro, Maggie Haberman, Basil Smilkle, and Maya Wiley join MSNBC's... watch
Missouri's Sen. Claire McCaskill became the first member of congress to endorse a 2016 presidential prospect: Hillary Clinton. MSNBC's Steve Kornacki has more about McCaskill's shaky history toward the Clintons. watch
Climate change legislation is dead-on-arrival in a GOP controlled House of Representatives, so President Obama is set to take executive action, limiting carbon dioxide emissions on existing power plants. Matthey Yglesias, Maggie Haberman, Josh Barro,... watch
After House failures with the farm bill and Plan B, House Speaker John Boehner seems to have the toughest job in Congress. His job would be in danger...if anyone else actually wanted it. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., joins MSNBC's Steve Kornacki to... watch
The farm bill failed to pass in the House of Representatives in dramatic fashion last week, largely because Speaker John Boehner could not deliver enough members of his caucus. Josh Barro, Maya Wiley, Matthew Yglesias, and Maggie Haberman join MSNBC's... watch
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer passed the Medicaid expansion in her state -- but will other GOP governors be able to do the same? Josh Barro, Maya Wiley, Matthey Yglesias, and Maggie Haberman join MSNBC's Steve Kornacki to discuss. watch
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer led a bipartisan coalition to pass Obamacare's Medicaid expansion in her state. Matthew Yglesias, Maggie Haberman, Josh Barro, and Maya Wiley join MSNBC's Steve Kornacki to discuss the expansion's chances in red states across... watch
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg sent a letter to top Democratic donors to stop supporting those who voted against expanded background checks. Maggie Haberman, Basil Smikle, Josh Barro, and Maya Wiley join MSNBC's Steve Kornacki to discuss... watch
Texas Gov. Rick Perry visits Connnecticut on a tour of the Northeast to convince gunmakers to move their business to Texas. Josh Barro, Maya Wiley, Maggie Haberman, and Basil Smikle join MSNBC's Steve Kornacki to discuss. watch
Steve Kornacki is hosting msnbc’s third in a series of Google+ Hangouts On Air about the Supreme Court’s decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Prop 8.
Tune in right here Wednesday at 12:15pm ET, where Kornacki will lead a discussion examining the political implications of these cases from both sides of the aisle. He will be joined by two of the plaintiffs challenging Prop 8, partners Sandy Stier and Kris Perry; Republican strategist Steve Schmidt; Buzzfeed senior political and legal reporter Chris Geidner; and msnbc.com Executive Editor Richard Wolffe.
Can New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg bully pro-gun Democrats into changing their votes on a background check bill?
Bloomberg has poured millions of dollars into an ad campaign designed to pressure legislators who voted against universal background checks for guns, but will it actually "put the fear of god" in senators like Mark Pryor? Or will it turn out that this plan is "more sloppy in practice than in theory," as CapitalNewYork.com’s Josh Benson put it? read more
In case you were caught up in the debate over NSA surveillance and Edward Snowden’s motives, Sunday’s Up with Steve Kornacki guests highlighted some important stories that might have slipped through the cracks.
Michelle Bernard of the Bernard Center wanted everyone to know that it's the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a group that played a critical role in defending the rights of African Americans throughout the South. read more