Politics Nation with Al Sharpton (MSNBC)

#BostonStrong, a race to inspire a nation

Posted 04/21/2014

As more than 36,000 runners joined the annual Boston Marathon just one year after the horrific bombing that scarred the city, Rev. Sharpton takes a moment to cheer on one of his own team who participated in the big day.

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Obama’s ‘egg-cellent’ adventure

Posted 04/21/2014

The White House Easter Egg Roll brought smiles, fun, and even a little silliness back to the White House Monday.

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Scalia: ‘perhaps you should revolt’

Posted 04/21/2014

Why is a sitting Supreme Court justice telling a group of students they should consider “revolt” over tax rates? Rev. Sharpton explores the conservative movements obsession with anti-government habits.

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A weekend of senseless violence in Chicago

Posted 04/21/2014

The Easter weekend saw dozens of injuries and 9 lives taken in shootings in Chicago. Rev. Sharpton takes a moment to reflect on the lives lost and the work he’s done and will continue to do to help curb this violence.

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Medicaid expansion battle rages in Louisiana

Posted 04/21/2014

Republicans in states across the country are refusing to accept the free federal money that could expand health care access to some of their neediest residents by expanding Medicaid, and that battle is heating up in Louisiana.

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Democrats begin targeting their 2014 message

Posted 04/21/2014

Democrats are coalescing around a clear message for 2014—and a clear target audience. David Corn and Howard Fineman discuss.

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A transformative week for Obamacare

Posted 04/18/2014

After five years of relentless attacks from Republicans, Pres. Obama stood proudly in front of the country this week to announce that 8 million Americans had enrolled for coverage thanks to the law, but as Rev. Sharpton explains there’s still more work to

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‘Ford more years’

Posted 04/18/2014

Late night comedians get ready: Toronto’s most infamous mayor is running for reelection.

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Supporters raise money for Shanesha Taylor

Posted 04/18/2014

The single mother in Arizona who lost her children after leaving them in the car to attend a job interview has drawn a lot of support. Does she deserve the child abuse charges she faces? Our legal experts discuss.

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Clemency for robber who turned his life around?

Posted 04/18/2014

Mike Anderson was a convicted robber, but he never served his prison sentence because of a clerical error. In the intervening years, he turned his life around, became a family man and a business owner. Thirteen later he’s finally been taken to jail, but h

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