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July 7: What you need to know

07/06/13 10:08AM

On Sunday's Up with Steve Kornacki, we'll cover the continuing GOP identity crisis and what it means for the party's future. We'll also be talking about North Carolina and the new developments in conservative cuts to social programs and civil rights. Finally we'll talk about the blue states that have very conservative governors and what that means for the citizens of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and more. Joining Steve at the table will be: Dave Weigel, political reporter, Slate.com, msnbc contributor (@daveweigel) Sean Trende, senior elections analyst, Real Clear Politics (@SeanTrende) read more

GOP shields Rubio on immigration

GOP shields Rubio on immigration

07/06/13 09:39AM

The New York Times reported that major Republican donors are coming to Sen. Marco Rubio's aid on immigration, launching ads focusing on the sections of the bill Republicans like. watch

GOP goes after Hillary Clinton for being...

GOP goes after Hillary Clinton for being too old

07/06/13 09:31AM

Republicans are already talking up a line of attack for 2016, when they expect to be running against Hillary Clinton: That at 69 years of age on Election Day, she'll be too old. Steve Kornacki’s panelists have a conversation about how we think about... watch

New round of violence erupts in Cairo

New round of violence erupts in Cairo

07/06/13 09:21AM

NBC News Foreign Correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin and NBC News White House Correspondent Kristen Welker report on the fast-changing situation in Cairo, Egypt, as violence breaks out between soldiers and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. watch

Mitch McConnell gets a challenger

Mitch McConnell gets a challenger

07/06/13 09:00AM

After months of courting by state and national party leaders, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes launched her campaign to take on Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell. The panelists look at the Senate map for 2014 and examine why... watch

How will Congress weigh in on LGBT equality?

How will Congress weigh in on LGBT equality?

07/06/13 08:42AM

Steve Kornacki’s panelists look at two pieces of legislation making their way through Congress: the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, and the Respect... watch

Congress lets student loan rates double

Congress lets student loan rates double

07/06/13 08:32AM

Congress allowed interest rates on new subsidized Stafford student loans to double from 3.4 to 6.8 percent. Lawmakers in both parties have promised to lower the rate for students with financial need before they borrow for the coming school year, but so... watch

Obamacare delay ignites GOP

Obamacare delay ignites GOP

07/06/13 08:22AM

The Obama administration announced it will delay implementation of the “employer mandate” part of the Affordable Care Act. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., joins Steve Korkacki’s panel for a look at why this decision was made and why it fires up Republicans. watch

Gunmakers fire back at pro-gun control...

Gunmakers fire back at pro-gun control politicians

07/06/13 08:12AM

Gun maker Beretta USA says its looking to expand its operations out of Maryland after that state enacted stricter gun laws. The Up panel looks at the company’s decision not to come to West Virginia, home of one of the lawmakers pushing universal... watch

How far will Wendy Davis get in Texas?

How far will Wendy Davis get in Texas?

07/06/13 08:00AM

Talking Points Memo’s Sahil Kapur, former Senior Advisor to Hillary Clinton Ann Lewis, L. Joy Williams from LJW Community Strategies, and The Grio’s Perry Bacon, Jr. join Steve Kornacki to delve into Texas state politics and sum up State Sen. Wendy... watch

Super PACs on record pace for 2014

Super PACs on record pace for 2014

07/05/13 08:00PM

Federal super PAC spending in the 2014 election is already on track to shatter records. Steve Kornacki’s panel discusses what big money is doing right now to win the Senate next year. watch

Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, waits for a ruling on a rules violation during her filibusters of an abortion bill, Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Eric Gay/AP)

Up with Steve Kornacki, July 6: What you need to know

07/05/13 01:26PM

On Saturday, July 6, the Up with Steve Kornacki panel will be discussing Texas politics from Rick Perry to Wendy Davis, and what's going on with those special sessions. The show will also cover the influence gunmakers wield in politics and the economy, the White House's decision to delay a key part of Obamacare and why Congress allowed student loan interest rates to double. read more

Palestinian relatives grieve over the body of Nayef Qarmut, a teenager killed on his way to school in an Israeli military drone strike, as he is prepared for burial at the morgue in Beit Lahiya on March 12, 2012, in the northern Gaza Strip. (Photo by...

Drone strikes more likely to kill civilians than traditional weapons, study finds

07/03/13 03:00PM

Despite the Obama administration’s claims that drones are a more effective tool than more traditional weapons, a new study found that civilians are ten times more likely to be killed by drones than by other means. President Obama said in his May 23 national security speech that "by narrowly targeting our action against those who want to kill us and not the people they hide among, we are choosing the course of action least likely to result in the loss of innocent life." Lawrence Lewis, a researcher at the Center for Naval Analyses, found this to be untrue. read more

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