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Up Against the Clock: The shutdown continues edition

10/10/13 10:13AM

The government is still shuttered, but political brinksmanship is still in full swing, which means there was plenty of material for this week's installment of Up Against the Clock. MSNBC Contributor Michael Steele, Victoria de Francesco Soto of the University of Texas, and the Washington Post's Jackie Kucinich had to dig deep into their trivia reserves to try and match Steve Kornacki's skills. What do the contestants remember about the 1988 Vice Presidential debate, and is it enough to win read more

Who is Harry Reid?

Harry Reid: the shutdown's hidden strong man

10/06/13 09:24AM

Don’t let appearances deceive: Sen. Harry Reid is a political force to be reckoned with. The Up panel breaks down one of the key players holding the Democrats together during the shutdown, and why he’s a continuous and serious threat to the GOP. Former... watch

'Winning' the shutdown

'Winning' the shutdown

10/06/13 09:15AM

Steve Kornacki and the Up panel break down the deepened party divide that followed the 1995 government shutdown, then apply the lessons of that 90s to what could happen following the current shutdown situation. watch

How 1995 set us up for shutdown today

How 1995 set us up for shutdown today

10/06/13 09:00AM

Steve Kornacki explains how the 1995 shutdown set the stage for the hardening of party lines and the ways in which it was the precursor for the current shutdown. Ann Lewis, Tom Davis, Rep. Charlie Rangel, and Eleanor Clift join the Up panel to discuss. watch

This week in shutdown metaphors

This week in shutdown metaphors

10/06/13 08:45AM

Journalists, lawmakers, and pundits have used a lot of colorful, descriptive language to describe what's going on in Washington lately. Steve Kornacki asks the Up panel to give their best shutdown metaphors. watch

The Rosetta stone of Tea Party politics

The Rosetta stone of Tea Party politics

10/06/13 08:36AM

Remember Christine O'Donnell? Steve Kornacki explains why her primary win in Delaware is the place to begin the historical conversation on the Tea Party and why September 14, 2010 is an important day in politics history. watch

What's the end game here?

What's the end game here?

10/06/13 08:00AM

Steve Kornacki tries to read the D.C. tea leaves on the government shutdown and the Up panel discusses what the end game is for Republicans in Congress. watch

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