It's a weekend of commemoration of the ideals of the civil rights movement as tens of thousands of people are gathering in Washington D.C., just as they did 50 years ago when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered one of the most moving and best-remembered... watch
Steve Kornacki describes Jack Germond as "a throwback character" whose passion was politics and his love horse races—"the real ones and the political ones." A man who "wasn't driven by ideology," but instead by a passion for politics, getting a good scoop, and reporting it well.
"He had no problem with horse race journalism—as long as it was good horse race journalism," Kornacki said Sunday.
Jack Germond passed away last week at the age of 85. read more
On Sunday's Up with Steve Kornacki, we'll discuss the politics of crime and criminal justice in the wake of Eric Holder's new sentencing reforms. We'll also look at the rhetoric of "reaching across the aisle" and examine whether we are entering a post-post-partisan era. Finally, with the passing of journalist Jack Germond, we’ll look at how political reporters have changed over the years
Joining Steve Kornacki at the table at 8 AM ET will be:
Hakeem Jeffries, (D) New York (@RepJeffries)
Paul Butler, fmr. Prosecutor, law professor, Georgetown University read more
Fewer than 10% of eligible New Jersey voters showed up to pick Newark mayor Cory Booker to be the Democratic candidate for the state’s open Senate seat. When Up host Steve Kornacki asked shoppers at a mall in Edison New Jersey, “Is this a New Jersey Senate candidate?” more people knew about celluloid canines Beethoven and Air Bud than unsuccessful Booker challengers Sheila Oliver and Rush Holt. Neither dog has attempted a run for office.
If Booker can enjoy the same recognition advantage over his general election opponent Steve Lonegan, his victory will be an easy one. read more