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
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
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
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