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Watch: Up Against the Clock

09/28/13 12:19PM

It's another action-packed installment of "UP Against the Clock," the most exciting game show you've ever seen on a Saturday at 9 a.m. On this week's installment, MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capeheart, The Guardian's Ana Marie Cox, and Salon's Joan Walsh compete to see who can measure up to Quizmaster Steve Kornacki's high trivia standards. Do you know which Breaking Bad actor is about to play a U.S. president? Which Hollywood star did Ted Cruz quote during his 21 hour speech this week? Find out if you have what it takes to win the gold UP mug and play along. read more

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Obamacare still a mystery to many Americans

09/28/13 10:52AM

President Obama has spent three and a half years trying to explain his signature health care law to the American people, but the public still don't seem to know  how it's going to work. After yet another round of polls that found a majority of Americans don't support Obamacare (even if other polls show support for broader health care coverage), Up with Steve Kornacki took to the streets to find out what people know about the law on the eve of its implementation. What did people have to say, and what  the Up panel thinks it means? Watch the video and find out. read more

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Angus King: GOP demands risk crashing global economy

09/28/13 10:49AM

Sen. Angus King, the Maine Independent, joined Up with Steve Kornacki to discuss the current state of budget negotiations, what Republican House members want in exchange for avoiding a government shutdown, and the coming fight over the debt ceiling. "They haven't asked for a statue of Ayn Rand on the Mall, but that's about it," King said of the GOP's demands. read more

What we now know this week

What we now know this week

09/28/13 09:55AM

The Up panel share what they now know at the end of this week including what everyone now thinks of Ted Cruz, President Barack Obama’s progress on international relations and one Twitter handle to follow. watch

The complicated legacy of Woodrow Wilson

The complicated legacy of Woodrow Wilson

09/28/13 09:43AM

The legacy of former President Woodrow Wilson is a complicated one. A. Scott Berg, author of “Wilson,” joins the Up panel to discuss the many ways we are still feeling the reverberations of his presidency. watch

A quick tour of Beltway politics

A quick tour of Beltway politics

09/28/13 09:31AM

The Up panel discusses recent political news from the Beltway including the feud between the Cheneys and former Senator Alan Simpson, the mayoral race in Virginia between Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli, and if Texas State Senator Wendy Davis will... watch

Can democrats win back the House in 2014?

Can democrats win back the House in 2014?

09/28/13 09:13AM

Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., joins the Up panel to discuss the House's weekend session and the looming government shutdown. He also talks about what the chances are for the democrats to win back the house in the 2014 midterms. "No Republican Congress in... watch

Are we headed toward a shutdown?

Are we headed toward a shutdown?

09/28/13 08:26AM

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, joins the Up panel to discuss the possible looming government shutdown saying the lawmakers who are wanting the defunding of the Affordable Care Act in exchange for government funding are “risking the economy on the altar of... watch

What we know on the shutdown showdown

What we know on the shutdown showdown

09/28/13 08:00AM

Salon.com’s Joan Walsh, MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart, National Journal’s Elahe Izadi and The Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox join Steve Kornacki to discuss what might play out in Washington in the next couple days with the government funding bill and... watch

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Singer Carole King lobbies Sen. Crapo for background checks

09/26/13 01:32PM

Singer, songwriter and longtime Democratic activist Carole King is lobbying Senator Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, to support expanded background checks for gun purchases. Crapo voted against the Toomey-Manchin background checks legislation in April, but King continues to push her home-state senator to change his mind. "He voted for reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act," said King in an interview. "If you could vote for that act because of your conscience, your conscience should tell you to vote for gun safety, for background checks." read more

Carole King lobbies for background checks

Carole King lobbies for background checks

09/25/13 08:00PM

Singer, songwriter and longtime Democratic activist Carole King is lobbying Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) to support expanded background checks for gun purchases. Crapo voted against the Toomey-Manchin background checks legislation in April, but King... watch

Aaron Sorkin’s ‘liberal fantasy’ world

Aaron Sorkin’s ‘liberal fantasy’ world

09/22/13 09:45AM

Shawna Thomas, Carole King, Glynnis Macnicol, and Jeff Smith discuss the clash between reality and fictional television focusing on politics, media, and political culture and Aaron Sorkin's "fantasy world" of liberal politics. watch

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