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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... watch

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, second from right, is escorted to a waiting security vehicle outside of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Monday, July 15, 2013, after appearing for a hearing at his court martial. (Photo by Patrick Semansky/AP)

Aiding the enemy charge allowed in trial of Bradley Manning

07/18/13 11:33AM

A military judge declined Thursday to drop the charge against Private First Class Bradley Manning that he aided the enemy when he leaked classified documents to WikiLeaks three years ago. Manning has said that he gave the documents to the organization to spark a conversation about America’s actions abroad and that he did not intend for the information to benefit terrorist groups. read more

wiley and morial

'Justice is not just for Trayvon Martin'

07/14/13 02:39PM

Maya Wiley of the Center for Social Inclusion told Up host Steve Kornacki why she believes a civil lawsuit against George Zimmerman is likely now that he has been found not guilty of second-degree murder in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. For Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, their son's death is about more than just one life. "Justice is not just for Trayvon Martin," Wiley said. "Justice here is to make sure that black people can walk down the streets of America, innocent and unarmed, and not be afraid that they are going to be killed." read more