The president delivered the commencement speech at Morehouse College during a thunderstorm and the latest poll numbers show he's weathering the latest political storm with the same style. Salon.com's Joan Walsh, MSNBC host Martin Bashir and The Grio's Joy Reid weigh in on the political impact of the
The president has been trying to staff the National Labor Relations Board, but Republicans in the Senate have blocked the confirmation of his nominations. Ed talks to New York Times labor reporter Steven Greenhouse and the Communications Workers of America's Larry Cohen.
While Republicans focus on the latest series of "scandals" in Washington, they might be hoping we ignore the story they used to care about. Ed explains why deficit hawks have suddenly fallen silent on spending. Ed's joined by Mike Papantonio, Zerlina Maxwell and David Cay Johnston.
Martin Bashir explains how the IRS scandal means that fewer people will want to investigate questionable “social welfare” organizations that can pump anonymous dollars into campaigns – and why that should make Karl Rove very, very happy
Julian Bond, former head of the NAACP, joins Rev. Sharpton to describe his experiences with the IRS when his organization was subject to unfair targeting during the Bush administration.
As more provisions of the Affordable Care Act are set to go into effect this fall, the House has scheduled another vote to repeal the law. The NOW panelists discuss the latest chapter in the fight over Obamacare.
Chuck Todd takes a deep dive look into Senate seats up for grabs and who isn’t running. Charlie Cook of the Cook Political Report joins to discuss why it’s a struggle to find qualified candidates to run in certain races, and what it means for the balance of power.
Chris Matthews talks with Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., and the Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman about the two sides to the Democrats’ 2014 fight in the Senate against Republican opposition and gun safety advocates.
(L-R) U.S. Congressman and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Milken Institute Chairman Michael Milken and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) take part in a panel discussion titled "The Awesome Responsibility of Leadership" at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills
Milken Institute Chairman Michael Milken and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) take part in a panel discussion titled "The Awesome Responsibility of Leadership" at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California April 29, 2013. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas (UNITED STATES - Tag
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) holds a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington April 9, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. is followed by reporters as he walks from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's, D-Nev., office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, after a meeting on gun control. Reid's determination to stage a vote came despite continued inconclusive talks between Manchi