While the GOP has pushed back against assertions that it needs to appeal to minority groups, the Up panel talks about why even just courting white voters will require some shift of message from within the Republican Party. watch
As the white share of the vote in elections drops, the Republican Party must either outreach to minority groups or face some very tough election years ahead. But a new thread of thought within the GOP says that outreach to whites, not minorities, is... watch
Sean Hannity is a bellwether for what's going on the in Republican Party. And so it is on immigration reform. MSNBC's Steve Kornacki and an Up panel discuss Hannity's changing talking points on immigration and what this means for the future of reform... watch
Student loan rates doubled from 3.4% to 6.8% on July 1, and while the Senate is set to vote Wednesday on a plan to bring Stafford loan rates back down before students return to school in the fall, the fundamental problem of how to pay the ballooning prices for higher education still needs to be addressed.
"We have to decide how we are going to fund students to be able to go to college," panelist L. Joy Williams said on Saturday's Up with Steve Kornacki. "We have to change out that model." read more
The latest Republican attacks against presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton suggest the Republican Party is still having trouble figuring out a good strategy for the 2016 election. Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, and others spent last week criticizing Clinton for being too old to be a good candidate in 2016. read more
On Sunday's Up with Steve Kornacki, we'll cover the continuing GOP identity crisis and what it means for the party's future. We'll also be talking about North Carolina and the new developments in conservative cuts to social programs and civil rights. Finally we'll talk about the blue states that have very conservative governors and what that means for the citizens of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and more.
Joining Steve at the table will be:
Dave Weigel, political reporter, Slate.com, msnbc contributor (@daveweigel)
Sean Trende, senior elections analyst, Real Clear Politics (@SeanTrende) read more
We now know that one way to avoid a speeding ticket is to be driving the state's governor. That's what helped an Iowa state trooper avoid a ticket when he was driving Iowa Governor Terry Branstad back in April. Steve Kornacki’s panelists talk about... watch
Republicans are already talking up a line of attack for 2016, when they expect to be running against Hillary Clinton: That at 69 years of age on Election Day, she'll be too old. Steve Kornacki’s panelists have a conversation about how we think about... watch
NBC News Foreign Correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin and NBC News White House Correspondent Kristen Welker report on the fast-changing situation in Cairo, Egypt, as violence breaks out between soldiers and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. watch
After months of courting by state and national party leaders, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes launched her campaign to take on Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell. The panelists look at the Senate map for 2014 and examine why... watch
Steve Kornacki’s panelists look at two pieces of legislation making their way through Congress: the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, and the Respect... watch