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File Photo: An opponent of the New York Police Department's controversial "stop-and-frisk" policy march on January 27, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images/File)

March 24: Dan Savage, NYC Mayoral Candidates, stop-and-frisk

03/23/13 03:39PM

On Sunday's Up w/ Chris Hayes, we'll examine the class action lawsuit against the NYPD over its controversial policy of stopping, questioning, and frisking people on the street, a tactic known as "stop and frisk."  The trial, which began on Monday, has become a flashpoint in what is likely to be the most hotly contested political race of 2013 - the New York City mayoral race. read more

Striking Walmart workers gather during a rally to protest unsafe working conditions and poor wages outside a Walmart store in Pico Rivera, California, October 4, 2012. (REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn)

Labor board alleges Walmart-connected companies intimidated workers

03/23/13 01:51PM

A complaint issued by the National Labor Relations Board alleges that four companies involved in staffing a Walmart distribution center retaliated against workers who organized and participated in a strike, according to The Josh Eidelson reported on Wednesday that the NLRB alleged in a Feb. 28th complaint that the companies threatened workers who were involved in organizing activities and in some cases went as far as to fire them. Employees at the Elwood, Ill., warehouse went on strike for three weeks in September and caused it to shut down temporarily. read more


White House drops judicial nominee after second GOP filibuster

03/23/13 11:46AM

The White House withdrew Caitlin Halligan’s nomination to the U.S. Circuit Court on Friday after Republicans filibustered her nomination for a second time. Halligan had been nominated to fill a vacancy in the District of Columbia Circuit Court. Republicans fought against Halligan because she worked on cases that argued gun manufacturers should be held liable for crimes committed with their products while she was the solicitor general of New York. She was first nominated in 2011. She was also critical of President George W. Bush's policy on detainees. read more

U.S. President Barack Obama walks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and President Shimon Peres upon his arrival at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv March 20, 2013. Obama said at the start of his first official visit to...

March 23: Immigration, guns, Obama in Israel

03/22/13 09:56PM

On Saturday's Up w/ Chris Hayes, we'll discuss two of President Obama's main priorities for his second term: immigration reform and gun control. In the wake of the shooting in Newtown, CT, it seemed that Congress was moving towards overhauling the country's current gun laws. However, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Tuesday he would not include Senator Diane Feinstein's measure to ban assault weapons. read more

Immigrant families and supporters of their cause hold banners and shout slogans while marching in front of Senator Dianne Feinstein's office on March 4, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, at the launch of a caravan tour called "Our Golden Promise -...

Will immigration reform protect civil rights?

03/22/13 04:11PM

The future of immigration reform may look brighter thanks to new support from conservative Republicans, but no matter how quickly the Senate and House craft and vote on legislation, any change in policy will come too late to help the thousands of immigrants who face immigration proceedings that lack due process. read more

Mesa County Sheriff's Office Unmanned Aircraft Program Manager Benjamin Miller testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee while framed by a Draganflyer X6 remote-controlled  miniature helicopter in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol...

Drone hearing hints at expanded domestic role for unmanned systems

03/21/13 11:36AM

Republican Senator Rand Paul’s hypothetical U.S.-controlled drone that could be used to target American citizens made no appearance in Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on domestic drone use and privacy concerns. The hearing focused heavily on regulation, in particular the question of who would be responsible for overseeing local and state drone programs. read more

Steve Kornacki. Photo by: Heidi Gutman/msnbc

Steve Kornacki to host MSNBC's 'Up'

03/19/13 01:07PM

msnbc has named Steve Kornacki the new host of its weekend morning show Up. Kornacki, previously a co-host of msnbc's The Cycle, replaces Chris Hayes who had hosted the show since 2011. Hayes will move into msnbc's weekday 8 pm slot beginning April 1, while Ed Schultz begins a new weekend evening program, the company announced last week in a series of programming changes. read more

A member of Iraq's internal security forces inspects the damage outside the Iraqi justice ministry in Baghdad on March 15, 2013, a day after militants staged an apparently unsuccessful assault. A coordinated string of bombings and a brazen assault on...

Iraqis still face violence, corruption as they rebuild

03/17/13 03:04PM

Ten years after the US invasion of Iraq, Iraqi hopes that American intervention would lead to "heaven on earth in three weeks" still go unfulfilled. On Sunday’s Up w/ Chris Hayes, guests Raed Jarrar, Zainab al Suwai, Basama Zaiber, and Koby Langley discussed the legacy of America's decades-long involvement there and the challenges Iraqis face as they work to reconstruct a national infrastructure crippled by decades of conflict and harsh sanctions. read more

A member of Iraq's internal security forces inspects the damage outside the Iraqi justice ministry in Baghdad on March 15, 2013, a day after militants staged an apparently unsuccessful assault. A coordinated string of bombings and a brazen assault on...

March 17: The budget debate, Iraq ten years later

03/16/13 04:09PM

On Sunday's Up w/ Chris Hayes, we'll discuss the various budget proposals released by Republicans and Democrats in Congress this week. Rep. Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, offered a budget proposal this week that was no less than a conservative wish list. His plan would repeal the Affordable Care Act, convert Medicare into a voucher program and revamp Medicaid into a block grant program. read more

Donna Davis, co-leader of Catholics Defending Life Prayer and Awareness Team, takes part during a "Stand Up for Life Rally" held in front of the Planned Parenthood Center in Scranton, Pa. on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. (Photo by Butch Comegys/AP Photo/The...

The Catholic Church's costly stance on contraception

03/16/13 02:59PM

The election of Pope Francis on Wednesday has reignited the discussion about the future of the Catholic Church and whether it will address the ever-growing gap between doctrine and modern society. The cost of its intransigence is not simply a moral one; the church’s anti-contraception stance has a major economic impact for its 1.2 billion members, both in the developing world and the U.S. read more

IMAGE IS NOT LICENSED FOR USAGE BEYOND 60 DAYS OF CREATE DATE Jorge Mario Bergoglio attends his first Mass with cardinals as Pope Francis in the Sistine Chapel on March 14, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. A day after thousands gathered in St Peter's...

March 16: Pope Francis, New York City's soda ban

03/15/13 04:01PM

On Sunday's Up w/ Chris Hayes, we'll discuss the election of Pope Francis. We'll examine his legacy as Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina which includes his opposition to the International Monetary Fund and his role in Argentina's "dirty wars," along with what that means for his tenure as the leader of the Catholic Church. We'll also untangle the knotty political dynamics of how, exactly, a pope is chosen, and what the process says about the state of the Church as an institution. read more

File Photo: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (L) speaks during a news conference held with London Mayor Ken Livingstone (R) at City Hall May 15, 2006 in London, England. Chavez is on a two-day trip to the United Kingdom and has warned that if the...

Beyond good and evil

03/10/13 09:42AM

On Tuesday night, after word broke that Venezuela's President of 14 years Hugo Chavez had died, it didn't take long for the thunderous and hyperbolic condemnations to roll in from right-wing commentators, politicans, pundits and Twitterers. Chavez was "parroting Cuban Caudillo Fidel Castro's personal life and party line," a "human rights violator extraordinaire," "the latest in the long line of Caudillo, the strongmen who have been the scourge of Spanish America." And Fox News' Greg Gutfield called Chavez out on air for being a "bad man...who demonized America." read more

File Photo: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez speaks at a press conference in Miraflores Palace December 5, 2006 in Caracas, Venezuela. Chavez was officially declared the re-elected president by electoral authorities today after defeating challenger...

March 10: Hugo Chavez, Latin America, how the rules get made in Washington

03/09/13 02:10PM

On Sunday's Up w/ Chris Hayes, we'll examine the death and complicated legacy of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Then we'll zoom out, to reflect on the state of Latin America in the wake of Chavez's death. And finally, we'll examine how the rules get made in Washington -- and who makes them. Regulators are still at work promulgating many of the rules that will determine whether some of President Obama's signature initiatives, such as the Dodd-Frank Wall Street form bill and the Affordable Care Act, succeed. Joining Chris at 8 AM ET on msnbc will be: read more

U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va. (Photo by Yuri Gripas/Reuters)

Study: Politicians think voters are way more conservative than they actually are

03/09/13 01:16PM

We've been through roughly two years of successive battles over taxes and spending -- first over the Bush tax cuts, then the so-called "fiscal cliff," then the "sequester" and, soon, the federal budget -- and throughout each of those skirmishes politicians on both sides of the aisle have insisted that we must cut spending and reform 'entitlements." But polls show consistently that most voters don't want those things. read more