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Up: September 21

09/20/13 02:46PM

This Saturday on Up with Steve Kornacki, we'll discuss the budget-Obamacare fight in Congress that could lead to a government shutdown, and we'll examine President Obama's so-called "second-term slump" and how it compares to those of past presidents. We'll also talk about how immigration is causing major headaches for the GOP in diverse states like Colorado, check in on the Virginia governor's race, and talk to the Congressional candidate responsible for this week's viral campaign ad. read more

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Bille Jean King, the athlete who became one of the 'greatest activists'

09/15/13 11:57AM

40 years ago this week, Billie Jean King beat Bobby Riggs in a tennis match billed as the "Battle of the Sexes." It's easy to think of it now as just a sports event, a gimmick but, at the time, it was a major moment in the fight for women's rights. On Up with Steve Kornacki, sports journalists Selena Roberts, Mike Pesca, and Susan Ware joined Kornacki to discuss how King's career and activism helped the movement for gender equality, and what still needs to be done. read more

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The rules of running for president

09/15/13 11:29AM

It may be too early for most Americans to think about Election 2016, but it's undeniable that the possible candidates are getting ready. Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, and Joe Biden are some of the politicians who illustrate what you need to do if you want to run for President in the modern era. Steve Kornacki broke down what the new rules of the game Sunday. Have you written a book? Have you proven you've got what it takes to win big? Are you on what your opponents might call the fringe? Up with Steve Kornacki and the panelists break down a few rules of running for President for Dummies. read more

Running for president? UP’s rulebook

Running for president? UP’s rulebook

09/15/13 09:00AM

Two years and almost four months from now, the Iowa caucuses will be held. But despite the date being far off, the 2016 campaign is already real. Steve Kornacki breaks down “the invisible primary” and why the posturing we’re seeing now on both sides is... watch

The Cruz-Helms parallels

The Cruz-Helms parallels

09/15/13 08:42AM

The Up panel highlights similar themes between now-Senator Ted Cruz and then-Senator Jesse Helms in light of Cruz's recent comments that the U.S. could use more lawmakers like Helms. watch

Kornacki remembers Helms' record

Kornacki remembers Helms' record

09/15/13 08:27AM

Steve Kornacki looks back on Sen. Jesse Helms' record of controversial language and policies, then explains why five years after his death he's back in the news this week. watch

The narrative of criticism on Obama, Syria

The narrative of criticism on Obama, Syria

09/15/13 08:15AM

Rep. Alan Grayson, Amy Davidson, Kate Nocera, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries discuss the evolving narrative of criticism about President Obama and the developments of the Syria situation from the time Obama set the red line to now that the deal has been made. watch

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