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How scandals drive politics

How scandals drive politics

05/19/13 08:00AM

MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki talks to an Up panel which includes, Democratic pollster Margie Omero, Prof. Alan Abramowitz, The New Yorker’s Rick Hertzberg,... watch

Bangladeshi activists hold placards during a procession to mark May Day or International Workers Day in Dhaka on May 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of Bangladeshis joined May Day protests Wednesday to demand the execution of textile bosses over the...

May 19: The nature of scandals, the IRS, workers' rights

05/18/13 02:30PM

On Sunday's Up with Steve Kornacki, the panel will dig deep into how modern scandals differ from those in the past and how party polarization has changed the way we react to them. We will also talk about the IRS and monitoring campaign finance in the age of dark money. Finally, we'll be discussing Bangladesh, workers' rights, and the economics of cheap labor and cheap products. Joining Steve at 8 a.m. EST will be: Margie Omero, democratic pollster, managing director, Purple Strategies (@margieomero) Alan Abramowitz, political science professor, Emory University read more

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Military rape survivor: 'I had to lose my career'

05/18/13 01:04PM

The military is facing widespread outrage for its inability to stop sexual assault in the ranks. Last week, a Department of Defense report indicated that as many as 26,000 service members experienced some form of assault in 2012, but there has been an epidemic of sexual violence within the armed services for years. Jessica Hinves, a former member of the U.S. Air Force, talked on Saturday's Up with Steve Kornacki about her rape and its devastating effects on her career. read more

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