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The December 8 'MHP' Syllabus

Obamacare 2.0, Republicans teach themselves how to talk to women, hip-hop and sexuality, and a lot of race talk--all Sunday at 10am ET on "MHP"!
Insurance Agents Aid In Signing People Up For Affordable Health Care Act Coverage
(L to R) Ines Leyva works with Marlene Portuondo and Odalys Arevalo, insurance agents with Sunshine Life and Health Advisors, as she looks to purchase an insurance policy under the Affordable Care Act at the store setup in the Westland Mall on Nov. 14, 2013 in Hialeah, Fla.

It’s December, and guess what that means? It is time to welcome Obamacare 2.0! Or is it 3.0? Or 4.0? Well, you get the idea.

Whatever number you put on it, it’s clear that the political strategy has changed, again. President Obama talked and talked some more this week about the revamped website proving that he is standing strong behind his landmark legislation. On Sunday’s Melissa Harris-Perry, tune in for an in-depth discussion with former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and others on the president’s latest push to quell ACA skeptics and why one red-state governor loves Obamacare and thinks it’s a winning strategy for the Democratic Party.  

You know what they say, “when one election ends, another election begins.” Okay, so maybe no one actually says that, but many politicians might as well. It seems that no matter where you turn someone is discussing strategy for 2014 or better yet, 2016. This week, Republicans gave us a sneak peek of their new strategy for victory–learn how to run against women. Yes, you read that correctly. In an effort to avoid any Todd Akin déjà vu, the NRCC is training its candidates on how to talk to the women they will undoubtedly face in upcoming elections. Host Melissa Harris-Perry and her panel. will break down everything you need to know about the GOP and its relationship with the ladies on Sunday’s show.

It’s not just women that the GOP needs schooling on--apparently they need a lesson on racism as well. Last week, in an effort to commemorate the 57th anniversary of Rosa Parks refusing to give up her bus seat, the RNC declared via Twitter, that racism had ended. Though they later claimed it was a typo, the gaffe underscores a sore lack of understanding of the state of racism in America. On Sunday’s show, moving beyond isolated incidents to go into the more historically ingrained aspects of structural racism.

Lastly, we are bringing hip-hop to #nerdland! Pivoting off of Harris-Perry's Gender, Sexuality, & Hip-Hop Conference in New Orleans this weekend, she will be joined by performing artist Jean Grae and more to discuss the complex role that gender plays in the world of hip-hop.

Be sure to read what we’ve linked above, and watch Melissa Harris-Perry Sunday at 10 a.m. EST on MSNBC! Also, don’t forget to join us on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #nerdland.