This Sunday, we’ll reflect on a season of predictions. With many Americans playing for a chance to win the historic Powerball dollar jackpot, the NFL playoffs in full swing, and award season kicking off with the Golden Globes, we’ll have the latest on predictions for the 2016 presidential race. We’ll take a look at our latest polls from the key states of Iowa and New Hampshire. Is there a Brown and Black Agenda and how do we describe it? We’ll discuss Monday’s Brown and Black Forum in Iowa as well as recent disparaging comments made at a town hall by Governor Paul LePage of Maine.
Plus a flashback to President Obama’s previous State of the Union speeches to highlight his finest moments and how he’s evolved over the years. How will his final State of the Union speech impact the Democratic candidates running for his office?
Also a discussion on the poverty forum held in South Carolina. Joining us to talk about the outcome of the Kemp Forum on Expanding Opportunity with some personal insight will be Tiana Gaines-Turner from the Witness to Hunger program.
Joining our Sunday morning conversation will be:
- Fred Yang, Democratic pollster
- Jamal Simmons, Co-Founder, CRVIII.com
- Sabrina Siddiqui, Political Reporter, The Guardian
- Robert Traynham, MSNBC Contributor, Former Bush-Cheney Senior Advisor
- Juan Manuel Benítez, Political Reporter and host, "Pura Política" on New York One Noticias
- Jacob Soboroff, MSNBC Correspondent
- Lanice Lawson, founder of the 'Bottles For The Babies' clean water initiative
- Tianna Gaines-Turner, formerly homeless, Witness to Hunger program
- Rebecca Vallas, Director, Anti-Poverty Policy, Center for American Progress
To prep for our discussions, feel free to check out:
- Obama plugs State of the Union address in video trailer
- South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley To Give GOP's State Of The Union Response
- Maine Gov. Paul LePage Apologizes For 'White Girl' Remark
- Sanders writes Obama, urges end to recently started deportation raids
- What Did the Governor Know About Flint's Water, and When Did He Know It?
Be sure to read what we’ve linked above, and watch Melissa Harris-Perry Sunday at 10am ET on MSNBC. Join the conversation—share your thoughts about these issues on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #nerdland.