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How Anthony Weiner won the first time

06/01/13 11:24AM

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner's downfall from Congress was not the first instance of controversy to mar the Democrat's political career as copies of campaign documents obtained by Up with Steve Kornacki reveal Weiner's questionable tactics in his ascent into local politics almost 22 years ago. On August 19, 1991, a station wagon driven by a Hasidic Jewish man careened onto a sidewalk and killed a black child in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, igniting a powder keg of racial tensions and setting off three days of violent riots that gripped the city. read more

File Photo: U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill March 6, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

June 2: Broken DC, the DOJ and the media

06/01/13 09:55AM

On Sunday's Up with Steve Kornacki, we'll be talking about the way extremist politics have paralyzed government and the administration's efforts to reach out to the media as the scandal over DOJ surveillance of reporters. Joining Steve at 8 a.m. EST will be: Amanda Terkel, senior political reporter/politics managing editor, Huffington Post (@aterkel) Norm Ornstein, columnist & author, It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism Sahil Kapur, congressional reporter, Talking Points Memo (@sahilkapur) read more

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June 1: Guns, GOP Extremists, Anthony Weiner

05/31/13 04:23PM

On Saturday's episode of Up with Steve Kornacki, we will revisit the gun debate and talk about how the most extreme wing of the Republican party is hurting the GOP's chances in swing states. We'll also spend time talking about Anthony Weiner and how he's managed to resurrect his political career. Joining Steve at 8 AM ET on Saturday will be: Shannyn Moore, columnist Anchorage Daily News (@shannynmoore) Alec MacGillis, senior editor, The New Republic (@Alec MacGillis) Howard Wolfson, Deputy Mayor, NYC (@howiewolf) State Rep. Charles Armstrong (D-Arkansas) read more