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, TheNation.com (@rickperlstein)
Roberto Lovato, writer/commentator, New America Media, co-founder, Presente.org (online Latino advocacy organization) (@robvato) read more
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
This week, New York City mayoral candidate and former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner offered a new explanation for his controversial 1991 campaign mailer, unearthed by Up With Steve Kornacki earlier this month. read more
Six months ago, the Republican war on women seemed ripe for a ceasefire. The party’s two-year assault on reproductive rights had yielded hundreds of new state laws restricting women’s access to abortion, birth control and other basic health services. It had also alienated moderates and women in droves, undermining Mitt Romney’s bid for the White House. “If there is any lesson conservatives ought to have learned from the past four years, it is the danger of succumbing to angry emotion,” former Bush adviser David Frum wrote in a postmortem on his party’s dismal showing in the 2012 election. read more