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Rep. Edward Markey announced Thursday that he would seek a U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Democrat takes double-digit lead in Mass. Senate race

06/22/13 02:39PM

Democratic Rep. Ed Markey is in prime positioning to sweep the Massachusetts Senate race if his double-digit lead in the polls holds for Tuesday's special election. The latest UMass Lowell-Boston Herald poll from Thursday found Markey up a full 20 points to his opponent, Republican businessman Gabriel Gomez. The poll showed Markey leading with 56% of support from Bay State voters, compared to 36% support for Gomez. Yet another poll out from Emerson College Friday found Markey outpacing Gomez 51% to 41% read more

In this Sept. 26, 2012 picture, Domestic worker Alicia Wotherspoon carries Stella Widmann as she begins her day of work at the Widmann home in San Diego. Older daughter Luna Widmann looks on at right.  (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Labor protections still elude home care workers

06/22/13 12:35PM

Most people take labor protections like the 40-hour work week, overtime, and the minimum wage for granted. Since Franklin Delano Roosevelt enacted them 75 years ago, expanding the regulations to include workers initially left out even brought Democratic New York Congresswoman Shirley Chisolm and former Alabama Governor and segregationist George Wallace together to lobby for them. read more

Photo by: AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

June 23: Immigration, SCOTUS preview

06/22/13 10:01AM

On Sunday's Up with Steve Kornacki, we will be discussing the latest on negotiations over immigration and how the "Hastert Rule" could mean for reform's chances in the House. We'll also be previewing the Supreme Court's upcoming decisions on the Voting Rights Act, the Defense of Marriage Act, and Prop 8. Joining Steve on the panel will be: Christina Bellantoni, politics editor, PBS NewsHour (@cbellantoni) Raul Reyes, contributor,, columnist, USA Today (@RaulAReyes) Robert Costa, Washington editor, National Review (@robertcostaNRO) read more

Are early endorsements good for Hillary...

Are early endorsements good for Hillary Clinton?

06/22/13 09:32AM

Hillary Clinton just picked up her first endorsement for 2016, but the earlier momentum starts for her campaign, the sooner people may begin make her a polarizing figure again. Josh Barro, Maggie Haberman, Basil Smilkle, and Maya Wiley join MSNBC's... watch

Obama to tackle climate change with...

Obama to tackle climate change with executive action

06/22/13 09:13AM

Climate change legislation is dead-on-arrival in a GOP controlled House of Representatives, so President Obama is set to take executive action, limiting carbon dioxide emissions on existing power plants. Matthey Yglesias, Maggie Haberman, Josh Barro,... watch

Does anyone even want John Boehner's job?

Does anyone even want John Boehner's job?

06/22/13 09:00AM

After House failures with the farm bill and Plan B, House Speaker John Boehner seems to have the toughest job in Congress. His job would be in danger...if anyone else actually wanted it. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Fla., joins MSNBC's Steve Kornacki to... watch

Boehner loses the reins on the farm bill

Boehner loses the reins on the farm bill

06/22/13 08:51AM

The farm bill failed to pass in the House of Representatives in dramatic fashion last week, largely because Speaker John Boehner could not deliver enough members of his caucus. Josh Barro, Maya Wiley, Matthew Yglesias, and Maggie Haberman join MSNBC's... watch

Jan Brewer passes Medicaid expansion law

Jan Brewer passes Medicaid expansion law

06/22/13 08:31AM

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer led a bipartisan coalition to pass Obamacare's Medicaid expansion in her state. Matthew Yglesias, Maggie Haberman, Josh Barro, and Maya Wiley join MSNBC's Steve Kornacki to discuss the expansion's chances in red states across... watch

Rick Perry woos Connecticut gunmakers

Rick Perry woos Connecticut gunmakers

06/22/13 08:00AM

Texas Gov. Rick Perry visits Connnecticut on a tour of the Northeast to convince gunmakers to move their business to Texas. Josh Barro, Maya Wiley, Maggie Haberman, and Basil Smikle join MSNBC's Steve Kornacki to discuss. watch