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May 11: Death Penalty, Austerity, Obamacare

05/10/13 03:41PM

On Saturday's Up with Steve Kornacki, we'll be discussing the politics of the death penalty from state to state, austerity's effect on entitlements, and Obamacare's implications for the GOP in 2014. Joining Steve at 8 AM ET will be: Ed Pilkington, U.S. Correspondent, The Guardian (@EdPilkington) Kirk Bloodsworth, Director of Advocacy, Witness to Innocence and the first American sentenced to death row who was exonerated by DNA (@BloodsworthDNA) Christina Swarns, Director of the Criminal Justice Practice, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (@ChristinaSwarns) read more

Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful, Mass. Rep. Edward Markey, D-Malden, smiles as he asks commuters for their vote while campaigning at North Station in Boston, Monday, April 29, 2013. Markey and U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Boston, vying for their party's...

Ed Markey attempts youth appeal by touting legislation from the mid-90s

05/09/13 01:14PM

Democratic candidate Ed Markey is proving that he’s not above pandering to hip and young people in his bid for Massachusetts' open Senate seat by referencing social media and touting his support for Generation Y’s favorite piece of legislation…the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Markey, 66, has been in Congress for a long, long time—since the mid-70s. But now, as the newly-minted Democratic nominee for John Kerry’s old Senate seat, Markey can’t be seen as a boring old, Washington-insider; he has to be the fresh-faced candidate who connects with millennial voters. read more

Anthony Weiner announced his resignation from Congress during a news conference in Brooklyn, New York, Thursday, June 16, 2011. Weiner resigned after a scandal spawned by lewd photos of himself that the New York lawmaker sent online to numerous women. ...

Anthony Weiner's forgotten scandal

05/05/13 01:22PM

Former Democratic New York  Rep. Anthony Weiner is rebooting his public image and political ambitions after inappropriate Twitter messages ended his congressional career two years ago, but that is not the only shameful incident in his past. As Weiner considers a run for New York City mayor, Steve Kornacki took time on Sunday's Up with Steve Kornacki to examine an ugly incident from Weiner's 1991 City Council campaign that should give New York voters pause. read more