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ICYMI: NOW with Alex Wagner on December 26th

It appears that Republicans are suffering from political amnesia as the year-end deadline for Congress to reach a budget agreement approaches. Instead of relying on knee-jerk ideology, we must make an honest assessment of our economic history and current predicaments. Do current economic policies serve the interests of our citizens and promote the nation’s well-being? Are these policies faithful to our political ideals?

On Wednesday, I joined Ari Melber, Jonathan Chait, Joy-Ann Reid, Nick Confessore, and John Harwood on NOW with Alex Wagner to discuss budget negotiations in Congress, gun control, and Chuck Hagel’s Secretary of Defense nomination. Watch the videos below for highlights from our discussion and share your thoughts.

From NOW w/ Alex Wagner

Where were we before Boehner’s Plan B?
The NOW panel – including New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait, the Grio’s Joy-Ann Reid, the New York Times’ Nick Confessore, CNBC’s John Harwood and author Catherine Crier – discusses the latest in the fiscal cliff proceedings.

Gun regulation: One step forward, many steps back
Will new concern about gun control after the Sandy Hook massacre spur legislators into action, or will people’s concern dwindle with the media’s coverage? Nicholas Confessore, Joy-Ann Reid, Jonathan Chait, and Catherine Crier discuss the NRA’s agenda and whether or not they’ve artificially frozen the debate on gun control.

 

Cabinet caution: Does Chuck Hagel stand a chance?
By opposing George W. Bush’s 2007 Iraq surge, former Senator Chuck Hagel endeared himself to anti-war Democrats but lost a lot of Republican support. Now Hagel, potentially President Obama’s pick for the next Secretary of Defense, is getting flak from Republicans and even some Democrats for his views on Israel, Iran, and his previous comments on gay rights.

NOW’s Best Moments of 2012
From angry attack muffins to fetching holiday sweaters and how to get your “wag’ on, a look back at the year at NOW.

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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.

From PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton

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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.

From The Ed Show

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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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ICYMI: The Ed Show on MSNBC

Last night, I joined MSNBC’s Ed Schultz to discuss the Sandusky trial as we waited for the jury to deliver their verdict. Sandusky was convicted of 45 of 48 felony and misdemeanor counts of sexually abusing 10 young boys over the course of 15 years.

From The Ed Show

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ICYMI: MSNBC’s Morning Joe

On today’s Morning Joe, I joined the panel to discuss Obama tackling immigration reform, the Romney narrative, and Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s controversial tax cut bill.

Check out the following clips from this morning’s show:

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ICYMI: Martin Bashir Live

I joined Martin Bashir, John Harwood, and Joe Williams this afternoon to discuss Romney’s tax plan (or lack thereof) along with Ann Romney’s comments on White House vacations.

Watch the video, leave a comment, and join the discussion.

From Martin Bashir Live:

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ICYMI: Video from The Ed Show

In case you missed it, I joined Ed Schultz, Illyse Hogue and Mark Simone on last night’s Ed Show to dissect Florida’s voter purge and the DOJ’s swift attempt to stop the disenfranchisement of hundreds of thousands of Americans.

I tried not to go too hard on Mark Simone, but I’d be wrong if I said he didn’t have it coming. Be sure to check out the video clip below!

From The Ed Show on MSNBC:

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