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The dark side of being a child prodigy

11/30/14 11:43AM

At 16, Eugenie de Silva has one goal: to be the Secretary of Defense. The work comes easy to her, but the struggles that go along with being a young female entering politics have been greater than she ever anticipated. read more

Impact of shaving off early voting in Ohio

Impact of shaving off early voting in Ohio

11/02/14 11:00AM

State Sen. Nina Turner, candidate for Ohio Secretary of State, speaks to Melissa Harris-Perry about the only 'Souls to the Polls' Sunday of early voting in Ohio and how communities of color are being impacted by one less week of early voting. watch

Joni Ernst skips local newspaper circuit

Joni Ernst skips local newspaper circuit

11/01/14 10:13AM

One way for candidates to make sure voters know where they stand is to sit down one-on-one with local reporters. Melissa Harris-Perry talks about why Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst skipped meetings with the editorial boards of three key Iowa newspapers. watch

Women of color key in midterm elections

Women of color key in ‘Sadie Hawkins election’

11/01/14 10:00AM

A new report shows women of color increasingly have the potential to sway electoral results, influence which candidates run and win and play a greater role in shaping the policy agenda. Maya Harris from the Center for American Progress joins to discuss. watch

Male dominance in media & women candidates

Male dominance in media & women candidates

10/30/14 02:42PM

With more and more women running for office, the Women’s Media Center is finding their portrayal by a largely male mainstream media can harm their campaigns. Feminist icon Gloria Steinem and Robin Morgan of the Women’s Media Center join to discuss. watch

Kentucky's Democratic U.S. Senate nominee, and Kentucky Secretary of State, Alison Lundergan Grimes speaks at an event Aug. 1, 2014 in Paducah, Ky. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty)

Alison Lundergan Grimes: Thirty years is long enough

10/28/14 04:06PM

MADISONVILLE, Ky. -- MSNBC caught up with the candidate just after a rally for the United Mine Workers of America, the union that has endorsed her after sitting out the 2012 presidential race. She talked about her stances on the Affordable Care Act and criminal justice reform, the female senators who inspire her -- and, relentlessly, her target,... read more