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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.  Jan. 7, 2013  (AP Photo/Aron Heller, FILE)

Why Rand Paul really doesn't care about aide's 'Southern Avenger' past

07/13/13 01:18PM

Can a 35-year-old man get away with the “youthful indiscretion” of supporting secession? He can if he’s a part of Rand Paul’s version of the Republican Party. The GOP can argue that it is the party of Lincoln and of racial progressivism, but as long the list of politically active white men who say racist and racially insensitive things keeps growing beyond the old guard comprised of former Mississippi Sen. Trent Lott or Alaska Rep. Don Young to include people much closer to the millennial generation, the party risks irrelevance. read more

Firearm instructor Clark Aposhian holds a handgun up as he teaches a concealed-weapons training class to 200 Utah teachers on December 27, 2012 in West Valley City, Utah.   (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)

Illinois joins the United States of concealed firearms

07/13/13 12:20PM

Residents of Illinois will soon be allowed to carry concealed guns after legislators overrode Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn's veto this week. The law's passage means that all 50 states now allow some form of concealed carry, but after years of horrific gun violence in Chicago, is that a good thing? The panelists on Up with Steve Kornacki, including Rep. Robin Kelly, an Illinois Democrat, discussed what this says about American culture as a whole. read more

George Zimmerman during trial. (Photo by Gary W. Green/AP/ Orlando Sentinel)

Up for July 14: what you need to know

07/13/13 10:21AM

Today the show will feature a discussion of the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. The guests will include: Maya Wiley Joy Reid Mychal Denzel Smith Seema Iyer Marc Morial Charniele Herring Doug Wilder Toure Editor’s note: George Zimmerman has sued NBC Universal for defamation. The company strongly denies the allegation. read more

The NRA goes after Manchin

The NRA goes after Manchin

07/13/13 09:25AM

Steve Kornacki’s panelists continue their conversation about new developments in the gun debate and look at why the National Rifle Association is going so hard after Sen. Joe Manchin. watch

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