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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5 x Five – Colbert Report on Influential Women: Hillary Clinton

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  Hillary endorses Barack Obama, gives Republicans a spanking, and uses the Internet to promote mass murders of innocent people. (5:13)

On Topic – Politicians Speak – On the Hill

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  When old men are put in a windowless room all weekend and have to wrestle with an issue they don't agree on, it's time for a Senate fight. (03:46)

Why the civil rights struggle is like the LGBT struggle

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In the latest installment of Reply Al, Rev. Sharpton responded to a viewer asking why many in the African-American community deny the similarities between their struggle for civil rights and the LGBT equality movement.

Sebastien De La Cruz’s national anthem and America’s moral rejection of racism

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Fifty years after the assassination of civil rights icon Medgar Evers, racism is not dead. But a handful of incidents we’ve seen this month has proved that the vast majority of Americans no longer accept it.

5 x Five – Colbert Report on Influential Women: Jane Fonda

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  Jane Fonda protests the Iraq War, fights for women's rights, and makes Stephen's fantasies come true. (4:20)

Cheney’s ‘credibility’ problem

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Former Vice President Dick Cheney called into question President Barack Obama’s credibility this weekend when asked about the president and the NSA surveillance program.

On Topic – Politicians Speak – Gaffes

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  Jon and The Best F#@king News Team ever examine a politician's greatest enemy -- the gaffe. (03:35)

5 x Five – Colbert Report on Influential Women: Nancy Pelosi

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  Nancy Pelosi denies having knowledge of water-boarding, stops Democrats from appearing on The Report, and comes out against Stephen's Super PAC. (6:02)

Real Time with Bill Maher: Overtime – Episode #281

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Rachel Maddow

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Make government smarter: Obama announces new management agenda

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This video is unavailable in the format required for your device/os. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the White House Monday afte...

On Topic – Politicians Speak – Interviews

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  Presidents, governors, mayors and other dignitaries join Jon at the desk for some serious discussion. (03:06)

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