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
Some 2 million home health care workers will enjoy federal minimum wage and overtime protections starting in 2015. The White House approved new rules Tuesday that will close a decades-old loophole in labor law. read more
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
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.
The Up panel explains how tennis star Billie Jean King changed the U.S. landscape for women 40 years ago this week, why she was such an interesting champion for women in sports, and the battle of the sexes that made it all. watch
Steve Kornacki remembers the tennis battle between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs that happened 40 years ago - and what the outcome of that battle did for the women's equality movement in tennis, sports, and beyond. watch
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
Steve Kornacki talks about how it may be what de Blasio didn’t do on his way to victory for the Democratic candidate for mayor of New York that earned him the top spot; then Kornacki gives an ode to campaign mailers, which may soon become a thing of... watch
Remember Jesse Helms? He’s back in the news this week thanks to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz lamenting that there's not more lawmakers like him. Rev. Joe Watkins, Jamelle Bouie, Phillip Bump, and Kate Nocera join Steve Kornacki to break down this resurgence of... watch
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