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Congress lets student loan rates double

Congress lets student loan rates double

07/06/13 08:32AM

Congress allowed interest rates on new subsidized Stafford student loans to double from 3.4 to 6.8 percent. Lawmakers in both parties have promised to lower the rate for students with financial need before they borrow for the coming school year, but so... watch

Obamacare delay ignites GOP

Obamacare delay ignites GOP

07/06/13 08:22AM

The Obama administration announced it will delay implementation of the “employer mandate” part of the Affordable Care Act. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., joins Steve Korkacki’s panel for a look at why this decision was made and why it fires up Republicans. watch

Gunmakers fire back at pro-gun control...

Gunmakers fire back at pro-gun control politicians

07/06/13 08:12AM

Gun maker Beretta USA says its looking to expand its operations out of Maryland after that state enacted stricter gun laws. The Up panel looks at the company’s decision not to come to West Virginia, home of one of the lawmakers pushing universal... watch

How far will Wendy Davis get in Texas?

How far will Wendy Davis get in Texas?

07/06/13 08:00AM

Talking Points Memo’s Sahil Kapur, former Senior Advisor to Hillary Clinton Ann Lewis, L. Joy Williams from LJW Community Strategies, and The Grio’s Perry Bacon, Jr. join Steve Kornacki to delve into Texas state politics and sum up State Sen. Wendy... watch

Super PACs on record pace for 2014

Super PACs on record pace for 2014

07/05/13 08:00PM

Federal super PAC spending in the 2014 election is already on track to shatter records. Steve Kornacki’s panel discusses what big money is doing right now to win the Senate next year. watch

Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, waits for a ruling on a rules violation during her filibusters of an abortion bill, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Eric Gay/AP)

Up with Steve Kornacki, July 6: What you need to know

07/05/13 01:26PM

On Saturday, July 6, the Up with Steve Kornacki panel will be discussing Texas politics from Rick Perry to Wendy Davis, and what's going on with those special sessions. The show will also cover the influence gunmakers wield in politics and the economy, the White House's decision to delay a key part of Obamacare and why Congress allowed student loan interest rates to double. read more

Palestinian relatives grieve over the body of Nayef Qarmut, a teenager killed on his way to school in an Israeli military drone strike, as he is prepared for burial at the morgue in Beit Lahiya on March 12, 2012, in the northern Gaza Strip. (Photo by...

Drone strikes more likely to kill civilians than traditional weapons, study finds

07/03/13 03:00PM

Despite the Obama administration’s claims that drones are a more effective tool than more traditional weapons, a new study found that civilians are ten times more likely to be killed by drones than by other means. President Obama said in his May 23 national security speech that "by narrowly targeting our action against those who want to kill us and not the people they hide among, we are choosing the course of action least likely to result in the loss of innocent life." Lawrence Lewis, a researcher at the Center for Naval Analyses, found this to be untrue. read more

Alison Lundergan Grimes, who is running for Secretary of State in Kentucky, speaks at the 131th annual Fancy Farm Picnic, Aug, 6, 2011 in Fancy Farm, Ky. (Photo by Daniel R. Patmore/AP)

Alison Lundergan Grimes: The anti-Ashley Judd?

07/03/13 10:20AM

The easiest way to describe Alison Lundergan Grimes, the relatively unknown Kentucky secretary of state who announced this week she will take on Mitch McConnell in what could be next year’s marquee Senate campaign, is that she is the anti-Ashley Judd. read more

1986: Why Bill Clinton signed DOMA

1986: Why Bill Clinton signed DOMA

06/30/13 09:00AM

Steve Kornacki and the Up panel speculate about what pushed Bill Clinton to sign DOMA, why he hoped the Supreme Court would overturn it in 2013, and his complicated legacy on the issue. watch