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File Photo: A Washington Redskins helmet sits on the field before the start of the preseason game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Redskins at FedExField on September 1, 2011 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images, File)

What's in a name?

08/03/13 12:27PM

Despite the fact that the name is undeniably racist, Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder refuses to change it. This week, Eni Faleomavaega, the congressional delegate from American Samoa, spoke passionately about the horrific history behind the slur and why those who defend Snyder are wrong. read more

Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton appear onstage at the Vital Voices Global Partnership 2013 Global Leadership Awards gala at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, Tuesday, April 2, 2013. ...

Up for August 4: What you should know

08/03/13 10:34AM

On Sunday's Up with Steve Kornacki, we'll discuss the impending recall election in Colorado, where state senators are facing challenges after supporting gun control reform. It's also the 20th anniversary of the Clinton budget, which marks 20 years of the still evolving Republican strategy of unified opposition. We'll get into a little 2016 conversation following this week's lunch between Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. Joining Steve Kornacki at the table will be: Fmr. Rep. and congressional candidate Marjorie Margolies (D-PA) (@MMargoliesPA) read more

A debt ceiling fight? Again?

A debt ceiling fight? Again?

08/03/13 08:00AM

As an October 1st government shutdown looms, the Up panel looks at Congress’ struggles to pass seemingly impossible legislation. Buzzfeed’s Evan McMorris... watch

Former intelligence agency contractor Edward Snowden (C) and Sarah Harrison (L) of WikiLeaks speak to human rights representatives in Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport July 12, 2013. The person at right is unidentified.   (Photo by Human Rights Watch...

Up on August 3: what you should know

08/02/13 04:27PM

On Saturday's Up with Steve Kornacki, we'll be discussing what's happening with congressional Republicans, from the split over an Obama tax proposal, the looming government shutdown, and more. We'll also check in on Mitch McConnell's increasingly tough road to reelection in Kentucky, take a look back at William Scranton and Harry Byrd Jr. who both died this week, and talk about the debate over who should be the next chair of the Federal Reserve. read more

Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted out of a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Tuesday, July 30, 2013, after receiving a verdict in his court martial. (Photo by Patrick Semansky/AP)

Not a traitor, but a warning to would-be leakers

07/30/13 10:26PM

For most people, under most circumstances, the prospect of decades in prison after being found guilty of 19 criminal charges would be devastating. For Private First Class Bradley Manning, it was a cause for celebration. He had been acquitted of "aiding the enemy"--the most serious charge against him, and one that might have carried a life sentence. read more