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Case builds against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Former prosecutors Catherine Crier and Kelly Currie break down the charages against the 19-year-old accused of the Boston Marathon bombings.

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ICYMI: PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton

When you take anti-choice policies such as Ohio’s heartbeat legislation to their logical extremes, the rhetoric goes way beyond pro-choice or pro-life positions—it endangers the health and welfare of women. We’re not talking about saying “stupid things” (as Bobby Jindal so aptly phrased it), we’re talking about doctors literally allowing women to bleed to death due to fear of prosecution.

On Monday night’s PoliticsNation, I joined Reverend Al Sharpton and Irin Carmon of Salon.com to discuss this and other issues. What are your thoughts on anti-abortion legislation currently being discussed in numerous state legislatures? Watch the following clip from last night and share your thoughts.

Republicans in Ohio are reviving a heartbeat bill that would ban all abortions after 6 weeks. It would be the most restrictive ban on abortion in the US. Journalist Catherine Crier and Irin Carmon of Salon.com talk with Rev. Al Sharpton about why the GOP is pushing abortion bills despite voters' rejection of their platform.

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Fears of Voter Intimidation in the Workplace As Election Day Nears

Employers have recently made numerous attempt to intimidate workers into choosing a presidential candidate that supports their company’s bottom-line. Mitt Romney, IL Rep. Joe Walsh, and Koch Industries have all endorsed the practice of goading employees to vote for Republican candidates this November.

No matter what their marketing campaigns may portray, corporate interests are not the same as those of a working community. Businesses do not live and work side by side with their employees and neighbors. Their political leanings are driven solely by what owners predict will further a company’s profit-margin. How do you think voter intimidation in the workplace will affect the outcome of the 2012 election?

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ICYMI: MSNBC’s PoliticsNation with Reverend Al Sharpton

The Constitution details at great length that the expansion of voting rights is essential to the nature of our democracy. It’s simply extraordinary that over the past couple of years the Republican Party has attempted to decimate voting rights in the U.S.

On MSNBC’s PoliticsNation, I joined Reverend Al Sharpton and Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, to discuss Ohio Secretary of State John Husted’s efforts to appeal a federal court decision which upheld early voting in the crucial swing state. Watch the video of last night’s show and comment below with your thoughts on Ohio’s early voting controversy.

Both candidates in the presidential election know the swing state of Ohio is critical to the election. President Obama is in the lead, but Romney is intensifying his efforts. Can Obama hang on to his lead? Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, and Catherine Crier, former judge, prosecutor, and journalist talk with Rev. Al Sharpton.

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ICYMI: The Ed Show

In the last 48 hours, the Romney campaign has several times refused to give GOP voters a direct response on a coordinated Romney/Ryan tax policy. This, along with Ryan’s Medicare plan, are just two of the many issues shaping the GOP ticket that will cause a divide among Republican constituents.

On Tuesday, August 14, I joined Ed Schultz, Joy Reid, and Susan Del Percio on MSNBC’s Ed Show to weigh in on the Paul Ryan VP pick. Watch the clip below and share your thoughts on my Facebook page.

Republicans in Washington are comparing the Paul Ryan VP pick to "the day the music died." Is the Romney-Ryan ticket a real loser? The Big Panel (Joy Reid of the thegrio.com, Republican strategist Susan Del Percio, and attorney and author Catherine Crier) weighs in that.

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ICYMI: PoliticsNation on MSNBC

Paul Ryan may prove to be a hazardous running mate as the Romney campaign pushes forward on the campaign trail. Working class Republicans – when they really pay attention to the Ryan budget plan – are going to be extremely nervous about the economic possibilities that come with a Romney/Ryan ticket. Conversely, many economic conservatives will find themselves very uncomfortable with some of Ryan’s relatively radical social positions.

On Monday, August 13, I joined Reverend Al Sharpton and Margie Omero on PoliticsNation to discuss the latest feedback on Romney’s choice of running mate. Watch the clip below for a more in-depth analysis of what it is going to take for the Romney campaign to consolidate its base without ostracizing conservatives on the fence.

"As conservative as Rep. Paul Ryan is on budget matters, he is even further to the right on social issues. He co-sponsored a personhood amendment and is against abortion in all situations. Catherine Crier, author of "Patriot Acts: What America Must Do to Save the Republic", and Margie Omero, Democratic Strategist, join PoliticsNation to discuss Ryan's social beliefs." PoliticsNation

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Why is Romney continuing to stonewall despite pleas for complete disclosure?

On PoliticsNation with Reverend Al Sharpton, I joined Bloomberg’s Joshua Green and Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim to discuss Mitt Romney’s continued stonewalling on the tax return issue and asked these questions: Is it possible that Romney participated in the 2009 IRS Amnesty program for Americans with undeclared off-shore bank accounts? If so, might this doom his campaign? Some viewers objected to my “boneheaded partisan attack.” As you read this, change the name ‘Romney’ to ‘Obama’, then ask if GOP supporters would look the other way.

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ICYMI: The Ed Show on MSNBC

On last night’s Ed Show, I joined the Big Panel with NJ Republican Assembly Leader Jon Bramnick and Democratic strategist Keith Boykin to discuss the messages coming from both sides of the campaign trail.

If you haven’t already seen it, check out Obama’s “Firms” ad in the clip below and share your thoughts ‪on Twitter!

From The Ed Show

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ICYMI: MSNBC’s Now with Alex Wagner

On today’s Now with Alex Wagner, I join guests Josh Green, Jonathan Capehart, Richard Wolffe, Michael Scherer, and Nicholas Shaxson to discuss exactly what is and what isn’t working for both Obama and Romney leading up to the general election. We also took a look at Biden’s NAACP speech, new developments in the Sandusky case, and the steps being taken to get the economy back on track.

Watch clips from today’s show below!

From Now with Alex

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ICYMI: The Ed Show on MSNBC

Last night, I joined The Ed Show’s Big Panel with Donna Lieberman and Jon Bramnick to discuss ‪Pennsylvania’s Voter ID‬ controversy. The fundamental problems with this law are simple: Republicans are willing to potentially disenfranchise 9% of Pennsylvania voters without any evidence whatsoever of rampant voter fraud after years of investigation during the Bush administration.

Is there any way to make the argument that these restrictive Voter ID laws can have positive outcomes? Check out the clip from last night’s show and let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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