Politics Nation with Al Sharpton (MSNBC)

The speech that changed American politics

Posted 07/28/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton takes a look back at the 2004 speech then-Senator Barack Obama gave at the Democratic National Convention and why it resonates today.

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Renisha McBride trial takes a look at victim’s past

Posted 07/28/2014

It was day two of the prosecution’s case in the murder trial of Renish McBride and the defense countered with some details from the victim’s past. Attorneys Paul Henderson and Seema Iyer discuss.

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Jury selection underway for McDonnell trial

Posted 07/28/2014

Jury selection is underway at the federal courthouse in Virginia for the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.

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Is America ready for ‘Palin TV’?

Posted 07/28/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton talks to Dana Milbank and Krsytal Ball, co-host of “The Cycle,” about Sarah Palin’s new channel and what it says about the state of the GOP right now.

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Another anti-Obamacare talking point is dead

Posted 07/28/2014

The right-wing used to claim that the Affordable Care Act was going to gut Medicaid. Turns out that the ACA will actually extend the life of Medicaid. Rev. Al weighs in on the new report.

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Sanders: ‘We came together’ on veterans bill

Posted 07/28/2014

Days before their summer break, Congress announced a deal to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs. Sen. Bernie Sanders, chair of Veterans’ Affairs committee, joins Rev. Al Sharpton to discuss the breakthrough.

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The GOP’s push for impeachment

Posted 07/28/2014

At least 16 Republicans in Congress have now expressed support for impeaching President Obama. Rev. Al Sharpton talks to Rep. Karen Bass and Joan Walsh about the GOP’s impeachment push.

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The long history guiding the chokehold case

Posted 07/25/2014

The NYPD has a long history with minority communities, and Rev. Al Sharpton says it’s, “a history we can’t keep repeating.”

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Tom Cotton backtracks on farm bill vote

Posted 07/25/2014

Arkansas Congressman Tom Cotton tried to explain his vote against the farm bill, which provided funds for the state’s devastating June floods. Rev. Al inducts Rep. Cotton into the “hypocrisy club.”

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Democrats slam Republican tax bill

Posted 07/25/2014

On Friday, Democrats slammed a Republican-backed tax bill that changes tax credits for families with children. Jared Bernstein and Joe Madison join Rev. Al Sharpton to discuss.

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