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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‘Clueless, Heartless and Gutless’

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After a new report shows more New York City children are homeless than have been in decades, Rev. Sharpton is joined by Rep. Emanuel Cleaver and EJ Dionne to discuss how GOP policies are hurting the poor.

‘Dramatic day’ in ‘loud music’ murder trial

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Rev. Sharpton is joined by legal experts Faith Jenkins and Ken Padowitz to discuss the murder trial over the shooting death of Jordan Davis.

‘First Class’ the story of Dunbar high school

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Author Alison Stewart joins Rev. Sharpton to discuss her new book, “First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First Black Public High School.”

‘Health-scare’ tactics versus progress

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New data indicates Obamacare might be helping to drop the rates of uninsured Americans, but that hasn't kept Republicans from trying to dismantle law yet again.

‘It’s about guns, but it’s not just about guns’

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Preview: Mayor Mitch Landrieu and New Orleanians explain how the cycle of gun violence begins and self-perpetuates. Watch "50 Years of Guns" on MSNBC Friday, Nov. 22, 9 p.m. ET

‘Loud music’ trial: Inside the courtroom

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Florida Times-Union Court Reporter Larry Hannan gives his insider’s account of what happened inside the court room during the "loud music" trial, and his speculation on the jury’s interactions.

‘Moral Mondays’ take over North Carolina

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"Moral Monday" North Carolina activists organized a huge protest that took over Raleigh this weekend, with 100,000 standing strong.

‘Scandal’ returns to Washington

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The hit TV show “Scandal” comes back to the airwaves on Thursday night. Two of the show’s big fans, Joy Reid and Angela Rye, dish about Olivia Pope and what makes the show so successful.

‘Stamp’ of approval?

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Rev. Sharpton calls out former Vice Pres. Dick Cheney for his comments accusing Pres. Obama of wanting to spend money on food stamps - not on military funding.

‘Stand Your Ground’ at heart of Dunn trial

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Rev. Sharpton and panel discuss the latest developments in the Michael Dunn murder trial as the jury finishes its first full day of deliberation.

‘Stand your ground’ is back in the spotlight

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Rev. Sharpton discusses how cases like the Michael Dunn murder trial and Marissa Alexander’s story have shed a light on Florida’s “stand your ground” law.

‘Stand Your Ground’ to be expanded?

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As critics of "stand your ground" grow louder, some in Florida are actually trying to expand the law. Rev. Sharpton discusses with one of the bill’s opponents.

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