The Up with Steve Kornacki panelists look at the battles over bailouts and taxes in the Republican Senate primary in Kentucky, and whether it could force Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to move even further to the right than he already is. watch
As the panelists discuss Sen. John McCain’s shift back into the middle, Steve Kornacki argues that the Arizona Senator’s politics can often be found moving against whoever he is most frustrated with at a given moment. watch
What will happen to the “obstruction” argument from Democrats if the GOP takes the Senate in 2014? The Up panel looks at the possibilities and the government funding bills currently taking shape in the House. watch
When it comes to developing a deal with Democrats to fix the debt ceiling, there is a major divide within the GOP on the funding for Obamacare. NBC News capitol hill producer Frank Thorp, author Lynn Vavreck, Salon.com’s Joan Walsh, and former RNC... watch
On Saturday's Up with Steve Kornacki, the host and his guests will be discussing President Obama's Wednesday economic speech, the fight in Congress over debt and the economy, and intra-party fighting over what to do. The panel will also discuss what Senate seats might switch hands in 2014, the latest in voter ID laws and how they will contribute to voter suppression, the ongoing saga of Anthony Weiner, and what happened this week when a proposal to reign in NSA data collection failed in Congress.
Joining Steve Kornacki on Saturday will be:
Tea Party activists in Kentucky have been privately talking about a conservative challenge to Mitch McConnell since last Election Day. McConnell’s aides knew about these machinations and tried to head off a primary. They failed. read more
It wasn't so long ago that reproductive rights were a key part of the Republican party platform. Recently passed laws in states from Texas to Ohio to North Carolina will drastically roll back access to reproductive care, but it wasn't until 1980 that an anti-abortion plank was added to the GOP's official platform read more
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie looks like he will coast to re-election. A recent Quinnipac poll showed he is currently up 32 points over his Democratic challenger, State Senator Barbara Buono.
But while Christie fans around the country are cheering for a victory across party lines, that could propel his national ambitions, what many observers don't realize is that being chief executive of New Jersey could actually make it harder for the governor to launch a bid for the White House in 2016. read more
Steve Kornacki and the Up panel tells what we should know this week: San Diego Mayor Bob Filner faces allegations of sexual misconduct; John Lewis at Comic Con for his graphic novel called “March”; the Catholic Church tries to merge old school... watch
Ken Gross from Skadden Arps cautions against the use of PACs, while the Up panel discusses the options for how New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will go about raising money if he decides to run for president in 2016 while he still holds the title of... watch
Ken Gross from Skadden Arps, Nick Acocella of Politifax New Jersey, CommonCause.org’s Stephen Spaulding, and former Senator Mo Cowan talk to Up's Steve Kornacki about the laws in place that could prevent Chris Christie from Wall Street money should he... watch
Steve Kornacki and the Up panel examine the partisan politics of abortion, then discuss if there is room or a future for pro-choice Republicans - like Rudy Giuliani was in 2008 - in higher office. watch