Steve Kornacki is hosting msnbc’s third in a series of Google+ Hangouts On Air about the Supreme Court’s decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Prop 8.
Tune in right here Wednesday at 12:15pm ET, where Kornacki will lead a discussion examining the political implications of these cases from both sides of the aisle. He will be joined by two of the plaintiffs challenging Prop 8, partners Sandy Stier and Kris Perry; Republican strategist Steve Schmidt; Buzzfeed senior political and legal reporter Chris Geidner; and msnbc.com Executive Editor Richard Wolffe.
Can New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg bully pro-gun Democrats into changing their votes on a background check bill?
Bloomberg has poured millions of dollars into an ad campaign designed to pressure legislators who voted against universal background checks for guns, but will it actually "put the fear of god" in senators like Mark Pryor? Or will it turn out that this plan is "more sloppy in practice than in theory," as CapitalNewYork.com’s Josh Benson put it? read more
In case you were caught up in the debate over NSA surveillance and Edward Snowden’s motives, Sunday’s Up with Steve Kornacki guests highlighted some important stories that might have slipped through the cracks.
Michelle Bernard of the Bernard Center wanted everyone to know that it's the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, a group that played a critical role in defending the rights of African Americans throughout the South. read more
The Up panel looks at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s push to target Senate Democrats who voted against the universal background check bill, and why it’s scaring leaders in the Democratic party for 2014. watch
Michelle Bernard of the Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy, Rick Perlstein of The Nation magazine, George Zornick, also with The Nation, and CapitalNewYork.com’s Josh Benson talk with Steve Kornacki about prospects for new gun legislation. watch
Up host Steve Kornacki uses the special Massachusetts Senate election as an example for why party labels matter so much more now. He explains that neither candidate has substantially caught on with enthusiastic support, but Ed Markey’s lead over... watch
The Up panel looks at how the Virginia governor’s race between Democrat Terry Mcauliffe and Republican Ken Cuccinelli could strike a broader narrative about the state’s political transformation into purple status. watch
Assuming one version of the immigration bill will make it through the Senate, Steve Kornacki and the Up panel look at recent comments from Speaker John Boehner and discuss prospects for passage in the House. watch
The panelists examine the stakes involved for President Obama in implementing immigration reform and look at imperfections in the bills. “There’s only so much repression Latinos and other immigrants are going to take,” said Robert Lovat with Presente.org. watch
President Obama re-entered the fight for immigration on what may be his biggest legislative priority of his second term. Author Michelle Bernard, The Nation contributor Rick Perlstein, Washington reporter for The Nation George Zornick, and Robert... watch