MSNBC.com reporter Benjy Sarlin joins the Up panel to discuss his new article on the dilemma faced by ambitious Republicans like Cory Gardner who live in swing states and would want to run for higher office someday, but have trouble winning over voters... watch
FORT MORGAN, CO – Jose Munoz can’t understand why Congressman Cory Gardner won’t give him a straight answer on immigration.
Munoz, a 25-year old volunteer with the Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition, was one of many attendees at Gardner’s first town hall of the summer eager to hear their congressman address the topic. Just a week earlier on July 29, Gardner met privately with group members who left feeling encouraged. read more
This Saturday on Up with Steve Kornacki, we'll discuss the budget-Obamacare fight in Congress that could lead to a government shutdown, and we'll examine President Obama's so-called "second-term slump" and how it compares to those of past presidents. We'll also talk about how immigration is causing major headaches for the GOP in diverse states like Colorado, check in on the Virginia governor's race, and talk to the Congressional candidate responsible for this week's viral campaign ad. read more
Some 2 million home health care workers will enjoy federal minimum wage and overtime protections starting in 2015. The White House approved new rules Tuesday that will close a decades-old loophole in labor law. read more
40 years ago this week, Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in a tennis match billed as the "Battle of the Sexes." It's easy to think of it now as just a sports event, a gimmick but, at the time, it was a major moment in the fight for women's rights. On Up with Steve Kornacki, sports journalists Selena Roberts, Mike Pesca, and Susan Ware joined Kornacki to discuss how King's career and activism helped the movement for gender equality, and what still needs to be done. read more
It may be too early for most Americans to think about Election 2016, but it's undeniable that the possible candidates are getting ready. Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, and Joe Biden are some of the politicians who illustrate what you need to do if you want to run for President in the modern era.
Steve Kornacki broke down what the new rules of the game Sunday.
Have you written a book? Have you proven you've got what it takes to win big? Are you on what your opponents might call the fringe? Up with Steve Kornacki and the panelists break down a few rules of running for President for Dummies.