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President Barack Obama pauses while speaking at Knox College July 24, 2013, in Galesburg, Ill. Obama is traveling to Illinois and Missouri to speak about the economy. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

Up for July 27: What to know

07/26/13 04:57PM

On Saturday's Up with Steve Kornacki, the host and his guests will be discussing President Obama's Wednesday economic speech, the fight in Congress over debt and the economy, and intra-party fighting over what to do. The panel will also discuss what Senate seats might switch hands in 2014, the latest in voter ID laws and how they will contribute to voter suppression, the ongoing saga of Anthony Weiner, and what happened this week when a proposal to reign in NSA data collection failed in Congress. Joining Steve Kornacki on Saturday will be: read more

File Photo: This April 4, 1984 black-and-white file photo shows President Ronald Reagan faces reporters at the beginning of a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Second presidential terms are never easy. More often they...

Remember when the GOP was pro-choice?

07/21/13 11:43AM

It wasn't so long ago that reproductive rights were a key part of the Republican party platform. Recently passed laws in states from Texas to Ohio to North Carolina will drastically roll back access to reproductive care, but it wasn't until 1980 that an anti-abortion plank was added to the GOP's official platform read more

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie looks on while giving his State of the State address in the assembly chamber in Trenton, N.J., in this Jan. 8, 2013 file photo. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Chris Christie's SEC Woes

07/21/13 10:03AM

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie looks like he will coast to re-election. A recent Quinnipac poll showed he is currently up 32 points over his Democratic challenger, State Senator Barbara Buono. But while Christie fans around the country are cheering for a victory across party lines, that could propel his national ambitions, what many observers don't realize is that being chief executive of New Jersey could actually make it harder for the governor to launch a bid for the White House in 2016. read more

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