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Obama to discuss homeownership Tuesday in Phoenix

President Barack Obama has chosen Arizona for the next stop on his middle-class speech tour.Full story

Obama meets with congressional Democrats

  President Barack Obama is on Capitol Hill Wednesday, rallying the troops. His closed-door meeting with Democratic lawmakers comes one day after his “grand bargain” budget speech flopped with Republican leaders. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., joins MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts to discuss the meeting.

Sanders advises Obama on Federal Reserve pick

Sen. Bernie Sanders says he hopes President Barack Obama's choice for the next person to head the Federal Reserve will be an advocate for the middle class. Full story

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‘The Ed Show’ gets back to work on Saturday

A look at the new Ed Show

The Ed Show moves to weekend evenings on MSNBC this spring

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  Is Obama bringing progressive politics back to center stage?

President Barack Obama is focusing his economic agenda on growing jobs, the middle class and bridging the gap in income inequality. Maya Wiley, Jacob Weisberg and Jennifer Senior discuss with MSNBC’s Alex Wagner.

  Obama focuses economic agenda on middle class, income inequality

Washington Post Reporter, David Nakamura, and Correspondent for The Guardian, Ana Marie Cox join Alex Witt to discuss President Barack Obama's economic agenda.

  What Macomb Country in the 1960s illustrates about Detroit today

The Up panel talks about the 'tragic irony" of Macomb County in the 1960s, and why the trends there are indicative of the issues being presented now to Detroit and the American middle class.

  Obama kicks of summer tour focusing on the middle class

President Obama kicked off a summer tour focused on the middle class and the larger economy. Chris Hayes talks about the speech with Gene Sperling.

  Obama pushes economic fairness

Valerie Jarrett joins Rev. Al Sharpton to discuss President Barack Obama’s big economic speeches and the ways he’ll fight inequality in America.

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