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Food stamps, Roger Goodell, and other things you need to know this week

06/16/13 12:15PM

In case you were caught up in the debate over NSA surveillance and Edward Snowden’s motives, Sunday’s Up with Steve Kornacki guests highlighted some important stories that might have slipped through the cracks. Michelle Bernard of the Bernard Center wanted everyone to know that it's the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a group that played a critical role in defending the rights of African Americans throughout the South. read more

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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