On Saturday, July 6, the Up with Steve Kornacki panel will be discussing Texas politics from Rick Perry to Wendy Davis, and what's going on with those special sessions. The show will also cover the influence gunmakers wield in politics and the economy, the White House's decision to delay a key part of Obamacare and why Congress allowed student loan interest rates to double. read more
Despite the Obama administration’s claims that drones are a more effective tool than more traditional weapons, a new study found that civilians are ten times more likely to be killed by drones than by other means.
President Obama said in his May 23 national security speech that "by narrowly targeting our action against those who want to kill us and not the people they hide among, we are choosing the course of action least likely to result in the loss of innocent life." Lawrence Lewis, a researcher at the Center for Naval Analyses, found this to be untrue. read more
The easiest way to describe Alison Lundergan Grimes, the relatively unknown Kentucky secretary of state who announced this week she will take on Mitch McConnell in what could be next year’s marquee Senate campaign, is that she is the anti-Ashley Judd. read more