President Obama and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel both strongly condemned a "scourge" of sexual assault misconduct in the military while each spoke before graduating cadets and their families ahead of Memorial Day. But with the strong rhetoric came little in the way of action as the epidemic continues to fester with more instances of alleged misconduct coming to light. read more
Sunday's episode of Up with Steve Kornacki will include conversations about how Oklahoma deals with government aid, what's next for immigration reform, and a discussion about the tax code and corporate profit.
Joining Steve at 8 a.m. EST will be:
Marin Cogan, contributing writer, The New Republic & GQ (@marincogan)
Basil Smikle, Jr., political strategist, professor, Columbia University (@BasilSmikleJr)
Richard Kim, executive editor, TheNation.com (@richardkimnyc)
Garance Franke-Ruta, senior editor, The Atlantic (@thegarance) read more
On Saturday's Up with Steve Kornacki, we will dissect the President's counter-terrorism speech and talk about what will happen with Guantanamo and drones. We'll also discuss the way Democrats have evolved on national security policy.
We'll take a look at state politics in Virginia, where far-right extremist candidates are stirring up the gubernatorial race there, as well as talk about the history of Republican attitudes towards democratic presidents.
We'll also have the latest information on the Oklahoma Tornado.
Joining Steve at 8 a.m. EST will be: read more