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The right flips out over Colbert

Posted 04/10/2014

Stephen Colbert has been named to replace David Letterman as host of the Late Show, and when members of the conservative media caught wind of the news, they were almost immediately up in arms.

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Turning loss into activism

Posted 04/10/2014

Lucia McBath, Jordan Davis’ mother, and Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s mother, join Rev. Sharpton to talk about Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, the possible expansion to that law, and how they are working to turn the loss of their sons into inspiration

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Kathleen Sebelius to resign

Posted 04/10/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton reports on breaking news that Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. health secretary who steered the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act, will resign.

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7.5 million strong – Obamacare works!

Posted 04/10/2014

More than 7.5 million Americans have signed up for the Affordable Care Act, according to Obama administration officials, but the relentless attacks continue from some on the right.

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‘A continuation of the war against the middle class‘

Posted 04/10/2014

Sen. Bernie Sanders joins Rev. Sharpton to call out House Republicans who voted unanimously in favor of Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget today, which he argues is the latest step in a continuing war on the middle class.

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Holder calls out ‘ugly and divisive’ attacks

Posted 04/10/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder is calling out his critics for their ‘unprecedented, unwarranted, ugly and divisive’ attacks. The reaction of some on the right – so far -seems to be proving his point.

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Minivan mom formally charged

Posted 04/9/2014

The mother who drove her minivan into the ocean with her children inside has been formally charged, but should she be in prison or a mental health institution? Rev. Al Sharpton explores.

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Marian Anderson’s inspiring performance

Posted 04/9/2014

Seventy-five years after Marian Anderson sang on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Rev. Al Sharpton reflects on the importance of her pioneering civil rights work as an artist.

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My Brother’s Keeper – how it will work

Posted 04/9/2014

Businessman Glenn Hutchins, one of the key figures working with President Obama’s new initiative targeted to help young men of color succeed, explains why he believes the program will make a big impact.

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‘Almost awesome in its evilness’

Posted 04/9/2014

Could a failure to expand Medicaid in some states be costing lives? Some anecdotal evidence says yes, and Rev. Al Sharpton is joined by one economist who believes the failure to expand Medicaid is “almost awesome in its evilness.”

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