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June 16: Immigration, Southern politics, guns

06/15/13 03:03PM

On Sunday's Up with Steve Kornacki, the panel will be discussing the possible fate of the immigration bill and the political posturing surrounding it, whether the Democratic Party is extinct in the South, and also guns and Washington compromise. Joining Kornacki at the table will be: Michelle Bernard, The Bernard Center for Women, Politics & Public Policy (@MichelleBernard) Rick Perlstein, contributor, (@rickperlstein) Roberto Lovato, writer/commentator, New America Media, co-founder, (online Latino advocacy organization) (@robvato) read more

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How reproductive rights are an economic issue

06/15/13 12:14PM

Republicans across the country have once again begun pushing to strip women's reproductive rights, from restricting access to contraception to banning abortion after 20 weeks. On Saturday's Up with Steve Kornacki, the panel discussed the devastating effects these bills could have and why legislators seem more interested in regulating uteri than in creating jobs. "Voters are upset that this is the priority when we have so many other problems," Democratic pollster Celinda Lake said on the show. read more

An anti-abortion protester holds a crucifix at the March for Life on January 25, 2013 in Washington, DC. The pro-life gathering is held each year around the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

GOP lawmakers escalate their war on women

06/15/13 10:13AM

Six months ago, the Republican war on women seemed ripe for a ceasefire. The party’s two-year assault on reproductive rights had yielded hundreds of new state laws restricting women’s access to abortion, birth control and other basic health services. It had also alienated moderates and women in droves, undermining Mitt Romney’s bid for the White House. “If there is any lesson conservatives ought to have learned from the past four years, it is the danger of succumbing to angry emotion,” former Bush adviser David Frum wrote in a postmortem on his party’s dismal showing in the 2012 election. read more

Are we seeing return of the 'war on women'?

Are we seeing return of the 'war on women'?

06/15/13 09:23AM

President and CEO of Americans United for Life Charmaine Yoest joins the UP panel for a conversation on Arizona Republican Trent Franks’ recent comments on rape, the return of the “war on women,” and bills at the state and national level aimed at... watch

Has NSA’s surveillance program worked?

Has NSA’s surveillance program worked?

06/15/13 08:23AM

Steve Kornacki and the Up panelists examine whether opinions change when it’s been proved that the NSA’s secret surveillance programs have worked in stopping terrorism. They also challenge how people’s outlook on the programs shift when there is a... watch