This week marks the return of the Up with Steve Kornacki politics game show, and it has a new name: UP Against the Clock. After a stirring first installment, UP panelists Krystal Ball of MSNBC's the Cycle, Business Insider's Josh Barro, and Buzzfeed's Evan McMorris-Santoro put their knowledge of this week's major political events to the test. There are stricter rules and bigger prizes for the pundit with the fastest finger - who will win this time?
Watch to find out and play along.
What are Democrat Terry McAuliffe's chances in his run for governor of Virginia? If you ask former Gov. Doug Wilder, not good.
It's one thing to run against a well-known Republican like Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, but the question for McAuliffe is, as Wilder put it, "is there meat on the bones of that candidacy? The fact that you are not Cuccinelli is one thing, but who are you?" Without any clear answers for voters, McAuliffe could be in trouble. read more
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