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Bangladeshi activists hold placards during a procession to mark May Day or International Workers Day in Dhaka on May 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of Bangladeshis joined May Day protests Wednesday to demand the execution of textile bosses over the...

May 19: The nature of scandals, the IRS, workers' rights

05/18/13 02:30PM

On Sunday's Up with Steve Kornacki, the panel will dig deep into how modern scandals differ from those in the past and how party polarization has changed the way we react to them. We will also talk about the IRS and monitoring campaign finance in the age of dark money. Finally, we'll be discussing Bangladesh, workers' rights, and the economics of cheap labor and cheap products. Joining Steve at 8 a.m. EST will be: Margie Omero, democratic pollster, managing director, Purple Strategies (@margieomero) Alan Abramowitz, political science professor, Emory University read more


Military rape survivor: 'I had to lose my career'

05/18/13 01:04PM

The military is facing widespread outrage for its inability to stop sexual assault in the ranks. Last week, a Department of Defense report indicated that as many as 26,000 service members experienced some form of assault in 2012, but there has been an epidemic of sexual violence within the armed services for years. Jessica Hinves, a former member of the U.S. Air Force, talked on Saturday's Up with Steve Kornacki about her rape and its devastating effects on her career. read more

Would shield law have mattered in the AP...

Would shield law have mattered in the AP seizure?

05/18/13 09:00AM

Demos’ Bob Herbert, The American Prospect’s Jamelle Bouie, The Grio’s Joy Reid, and Center for Constitutional Rights' Shayana Kadidal discuss the chilling effect of the records seizure for journalists and whether the recently-revived proposal of a... watch

 President Barack Obama speaks during a joint press conference with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan in the Rose Garden of the White House May 16, 2013. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

May 18: What makes a scandal, the AP, and military sexual assault

05/17/13 05:36PM

On Saturday's episode of Up with Steve Kornacki, we will be discussing scandals. What counts and what doesn't? We'll also be talking about the fine line Democrats are walking as they struggle to support the administration's policies while still supporting civil liberties. We will also talk about what the White House needs to do to deal with the military's massive sexual assault crisis. Joining Steve Kornacki at 8 AM will be: Joan Walsh, msnbc Political Analyst, Editor-at-large, (@joanwalsh) Bob Herbert, distinguished senior fellow, Demos (@bobherbert) read more