Al Sharpton is a well known civil rights activist. He has been instrumental in the fight for social justice for decades. Sharpton highlights national causes through the National Action Network. He ran for mayor of New York City and for the United States Senate in New York. ‘Politics Nation with Al Sharpton’ is a weekday one-hour television show that airs on MSNBC http://www.msnbc.com/politicsnation covering political topics from healthcare to income equality or gay rights. Sharpton has been a long time advocate for gay rights and he preaches for more understanding of the issue within the African American community.

Sharpton has become more centrist in his approach in recent years. He is a big supporter of most of the work being done by the Obama Administration. Sharpton draws some criticism for other activist for not pressuring President Obama on issues like poverty more. MSNBC has Sharpton commenting on a lot of the nuance of voter suppression issues. A lot of people also like the presentation of the issues that Sharpton puts together on the radio.

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We’re Rich, Bitch!

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  The most impressive part of the Wall Street comeback is that it only took five and a half years to repair the gaping wound they inflicted on themselves. (02:17)

Ballots of the Southern Wild

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  Shelby County, Alabama attempts to become the Jackie Robinsons of people who historically disenfranchised people like Jackie Robinson. (07:48)

Sandra Day O’Connor Pt. 1

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  Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor doesn't envy the current Court its more difficult decisions. (05:36)

Rand Paul’s Filibuster

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  Kentucky Senator Rand Paul filibusters John Brennan's CIA confirmation to protest the Obama administration's drone policy. (02:31)

Kindergarten Stop

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  Following the successful sequester implementation, Congress proceeds by going nowhere on universal preschool legislation. (06:12)

The 51st State

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  Al Madrigal fails to convince protesters pushing for Puerto Rico's statehood that they're better off without it. (04:00)

Neil deGrasse Tyson

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  Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson discusses the fossil record and the chances of another dramatic meteor explosion. (06:15)

Moment of Zen – Iraq War Bill

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  Andrew Natsios underestimates the final bill for the Iraq War. (00:20)

3/6/13 in :60 Seconds

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  Universal preschool isn't universally loved, Al Madrigal questions Puerto Rico's drive for statehood, and Neil deGrasse Tyson talks asteroids. (01:01)

“Snowquester”

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  Winter Storm Saturn sweeps the country, but the media has a much better name for it. (02:47)

Exclusive – Neil deGrasse Tyson Extended Interview Pt. 1

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  In this exclusive, unedited interview, "Space Chronicles" author Neil deGrasse Tyson shares the science behind asteroid detection. (06:18)

Voting Rights Act

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  Thanks to Alabama, the law that banned the silencing of African Americans is finally coming before the Supreme Court. (04:14)

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