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Touré: What went wrong with 'The Accidental Racist'

04/14/13 04:20PM

In a new interview with msnbc's Alex Witt for an "Office Politics" segment, Touré weighed in on the controversial new song "Accidental Racist" by Brad Paisley and LL Cool J. Touré, who co-hosts msnbc's The Cycle, explained the last part of the song is what troubles him the most. read more

 Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., speak at a press conference about their bi-partisan agreement to propose legislation to strengthen background checks to prevent criminals and those with mental illness from buying guns on April 10,...

Bill sponsors uncertain if Senate gun legislation has the votes

04/14/13 03:35PM

Sen. Susan Collins on Saturday became the first Republican to publicly say she will vote in favor of tighter gun legislation, but sponsors of the bill that expands background checks still worry the vote is too close to call. "We'll need more, I can tell you that," West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said on Weekends with Alex Witt Sunday. Manchin toured the Sunday show circuit with his Republican colleague and fellow sponsor of the bill, Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, to promote the legislation. Both senators have "A" ratings with the National Rifle Association. read more

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Kentucky Dem: ProgressKY is 'an embarrassment to politics'

04/14/13 09:50AM

The progressive super PAC entangled in the saga over secret recordings that exposed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's smear-campaign ambitions against actress Ashley Judd is taking heat from the left for running a second-rate operation. Progress Kentucky, a liberal-leaning super PAC striving to oust their Republican Senate leader, does not have funds to make much of a dent on McConnell's re-election efforts. According to its latest filing with the Federal Election Commission, Progress Kentucky has raised just about $1,000 and has spent $18. read more

US Secretary of State John Kerry(L) and and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang shake hands shortly before conducting a  private bilateral meeting at the Zhongnanhai Leadership Compound April 13, 2013, in Beijing, China.        AFP POOL Photo/Paul J. Richards  ...

Kerry presses China to exert pressure on North Korea

04/13/13 06:10PM

Secretary of State John Kerry met with China's top leaders and called for a peaceful solution to the North Korean nuclear standoff on Saturday during a joint press conference in Beijing. Kerry’s comments sought to end the “cycle of threats and counter-threats” that has seen North Korean military posturing stiffen ahead of national founder Kim Il Sung’s birthday Monday. The United States, for its part, has proposed moving missile defense systems to Guam and naval missile defense systems into the region. read more

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