Politics Nation with Al Sharpton (MSNBC)

President Obama is fighting for fairness through minimum wage

Posted 04/16/2014

From a minimum wage hike to his newly unveiled plan to grow job training options in America, Pres. Obama is fighting for fairness. Many on the right, however, are fighting against those same policies, even when voters are demanding them.

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The GOP in 2014: more extreme than ever

Posted 04/16/2014

With candidates like Chris McDaniel making a run for office, 2014 might be shaping up to have some of the most extreme Republican candidates we’ve seen in years.

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Tax day in America

Posted 04/15/2014

Republicans love to rail against burdensome tax rates, but their latest plan includes huge giveaways for millionaires while increasing taxes on many in the middle class. Rev. Sharpton explores the GOP-backed Ryan budget’s impact on taxes.

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Boston strong, one year later

Posted 04/15/2014

Rev. Sharpton takes a moment to honor the spirit of Bostonians, one year after the Boston Marathon Bombing.

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Meet the ‘shoe-truthers’

Posted 04/15/2014

The latest right-wing conspiracy might be the zaniest one yet! A small group on the right are now questioning whether or not a shoe-throwing incident at a Hillary Clinton event was staged to make her look good.

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Flaw and disorder from the right

Posted 04/15/2014

From questioning the constitutionality of the Civil Rights Act to calling the president lawless, and even embracing a rancher who’s openly been breaking the law for years, some on the right seem to have double standards for how they approach the law of th

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The Obamacare report the right may ignore

Posted 04/15/2014

The Affordable Care Act’s critics have been quick to embrace negative CBO reports in the past, but now that a new report finds the health reform law will cost billions less than originally found, and actually help reduce deficits over time, will they ackn

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Hate crime charges filed against white supremacist

Posted 04/15/2014

The white supremacist who allegedly went on a shooting rampage outside a Jewish Community center makes his first court appearance for his arraignment.

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Teaching ‘justice and inclusion’

Posted 04/14/2014

Pres. Obama praised the Pope today during the White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, talking about his important “message of justice and inclusion.” Rev. Sharpton, who attended the event, reflects on why that message is needed more than ever.

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Obama takes on voter suppression

Posted 04/14/2014

Days after Pres. Obama called out voter suppression at a speech at the National Action Network convention, some Republicans are bringing their usual skepticism. What will it take to get them to join the cause to restore the Voting Rights Act?

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