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Up: September 15

09/14/13 12:45PM

On Sunday's Up with Steve Kornacki, the panel will discuss the latest developments in Syria and the deal to destroy its chemical weapons, the legacy of Jesse Helms, the late Senator praised by Sen. Ted Cruz this week, how to run for President, and what Billie Jean King's victory in the legendary "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match still means to women's sports today. Joining Steve Kornacki at the table will be: Kate Nocera, capitol hill reporter, BuzzFeed.com (@KateNocera) Philip Bump, writer, TheAtlanticWire.com (@pbump) Amy Davidson, sr. editor, The New Yorker (@tnycloseread) read more

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The GOP's chance to win over a city full of liberals

09/14/13 12:40PM

Republican candidate for New York City Mayor Joe Lhota joined Up with Steve Kornacki on Saturday to discuss his chances in a race that is widely expected to go to the Democratic nominee. While he supports the controversial "stop-and-frisk" policing program that was recently ruled unconstitutional by a judge, Lhota pointed out he agrees with progressives on social issues like abortion and marriage equality, wildly popular positions in the country's largest city. read more

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Play along with Quizmaster 2000

09/14/13 12:38PM

How closely were you paying attention to what happened this week in politics? Do you know what the debt ceiling is set at right now? Do you have what it takes to play along with the Up with Steve Kornacki  game show Quizmaster 2000? Guests Molly Ball, Christina Bellantoni, and Perry Bacon Jr. put their knowledge to the test. They might know more about former candidates for New Jersey's open Senate seat that the average mall-goer, but are they any match for Steve's trivia knowledge? Find out in the video. read more

After NBC interview, JFK asked for do-over

09/08/13 02:50PM

On September 9, 1963—fifty years ago today—President John F. Kennedy sat down for an interview with NBC’s evening news program, the Huntley-Brinkley Report. Kennedy was grappling with the United States’ involvement in South Vietnam, and though he did several interviews on America’s deepening involvement around this time, the President was unsatisfied with his answers. “There's one or two places—were a little ragged,” Kennedy said after finishing responding to a question. “I thought we might do—almost think about doing them over.” read more

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Recall election over gun control 'litmus test' for U.S.

09/08/13 01:03PM

Voters turned out in historic numbers for two Colorado recall votes of state senators who supported limiting gun magazines to 15-rounds and requiring universal background checks, the Denver Post reported this week. Democrats John Morse of Colorado Springs and Angela Giron of Pueblo will find out Tuesday if they have lost their seats in the state chamber. read more

Bloomberg accuses NYC mayoral frontrunner of 'racist' campaigning

09/07/13 01:13PM

With less than three days left before New Yorkers decide who their mayoral candidates will be, current Mayor Michael Bloomberg is making it clear he's not a fan of Democratic frontrunner Bill De Blasio. In an interview with New York Magazine, Bloomberg defended his own record over the course of three terms and attacked De Blasio's campaign, calling it "class-warfare and racist."A poll released this week showed De Blasio at 43%, putting him ahead of his Democratic opponents and above the 40% threshold necessary to avoid a runoff. read more

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