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Bloomberg’s new anti-gun tactic

Bloomberg’s new anti-gun tactic

06/16/13 09:34AM

The Up panel looks at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s push to target Senate Democrats who voted against the universal background check bill, and why it’s scaring leaders in the Democratic party for 2014. watch

Democrats face dilemma in Senate over...

Democrats face dilemma in Senate over immigration

06/16/13 08:00AM

President Obama re-entered the fight for immigration on what may be his biggest legislative priority of his second term. Author Michelle Bernard, The Nation contributor Rick Perlstein, Washington reporter for The Nation George Zornick, and Robert... watch

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June 16: Immigration, Southern politics, guns

06/15/13 03:03PM

On Sunday's Up with Steve Kornacki, the panel will be discussing the possible fate of the immigration bill and the political posturing surrounding it, whether the Democratic Party is extinct in the South, and also guns and Washington compromise. Joining Kornacki at the table will be: Michelle Bernard, The Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy (@MichelleBernard) Rick Perlstein, contributor, (@rickperlstein) Roberto Lovato, writer/commentator, New America Media, co-founder, (online Latino advocacy organization) (@robvato) read more

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How reproductive rights are an economic issue

06/15/13 12:14PM

Republicans across the country have once again begun pushing to strip women's reproductive rights, from restricting access to contraception to banning abortion after 20 weeks. On Saturday's Up with Steve Kornacki, the panel discussed the devastating effects these bills could have and why legislators seem more interested in regulating uteri than in creating jobs. "Voters are upset that this is the priority when we have so many other problems," Democratic pollster Celinda Lake said on the show. read more

An anti-abortion protester holds a crucifix at the March for Life on January 25, 2013 in Washington, DC. The pro-life gathering is held each year around the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

GOP lawmakers escalate their war on women

06/15/13 10:13AM

Six months ago, the Republican war on women seemed ripe for a ceasefire. The party’s two-year assault on reproductive rights had yielded hundreds of new state laws restricting women’s access to abortion, birth control and other basic health services. It had also alienated moderates and women in droves, undermining Mitt Romney’s bid for the White House. “If there is any lesson conservatives ought to have learned from the past four years, it is the danger of succumbing to angry emotion,” former Bush adviser David Frum wrote in a postmortem on his party’s dismal showing in the 2012 election. read more