Steve Kornacki reports on what you should know for this week, like the latest gaffe from down under, Joe Biden literally redefining "literally", and the end of Prop 8 in California; then the Up panel gives their thoughts on what's important in the news... watch
Steve Kornacki looks back on political reporter Jack Germond and his love of horserace journalism – as long as it was good horserace journalism; then Walter Mears, Eleanor Clift, Bob Franken, and Perry Bacon, Jr., join the Up panel to talk about how... watch
Steve Kornacki remembers World War II and the period of internment that happened during that time. He recounts the road to apology during the Reagan administration and the admission of a wrong by a country to a portion of its population. watch
The Up panel talks about the GOP's solid opposition to President Obama throughout his time in office, and if the party has learned to compromise after these partisan efforts did not give them back the White House in 2012. watch
Steve Kornacki compares the post-partisan rhetoric of Senate candidate Cory Booker of New Jersey with that of then-candidate Barack Obama and discusses with the Up panel whether or not we’ve just gotten over the idea of post-partisanship all together. watch
The Up panel talks about what is different and who’s being protected that was not previously protected by the existing “safety valve” in the judicial system after Attorney General Eric Holder's announcement regarding mandatory prison minimums; then... watch
Joe Watkins, Paul Butler, Eleanor Clift, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries discuss the problems with Clinton’s three-strikes policy and Butler explains “we were concerned about public safety, but we didn’t understand the effect.” watch
Steve Kornacki explains that to get to the recent announcement by Attorney General Eric Holder regarding mandatory drug minimum sentences, we have to start by considering the 1986 NBA draft and the decisions by the Reagan administration that followed. watch
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
Arizona Senator John McCain practiced some compassionate conservatism at a recent town hall meeting.
When a constituent who could no longer afford physical therapy after being dropped from an aid program broke down in tears over being labeled a “taker” by Republican leaders like Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, McCain responded with a hug and some reassurance. “You’re not a taker,” he said. read more