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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Tea Party darling doesn’t know when to quit

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The nastiest race in the country is getting even worse – with ugly talk spilling into a media conference call. Rev. Al Sharpton looks at the Mississippi Senate race with Dana Milbank and Tara Dowdell.

Private sector under Barack Obama is growing

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New jobs numbers show that President Obama is pulling the country out of the crater left by the Bush recession. Rev. Al Sharpton talks with Jared Bernstein and EJ Dionne.

Essence Festival ready to kick off in NOLA

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Michelle Ebanks joins Rev. Sharpton to discuss the 2014 Essence Festival, where Prince and other artists will celebrate and promote African-American culture in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Tim Howard’s soccer heroics trend on Twitter

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Rev. Al Sharpton discusses the Twitter love being shown to World Cup hero Tim Howard – which includes some creative and inspired uses of Photoshop.

The next 50 years of civil rights in America

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50 years after the signing of the Civil Rights Act, what civil rights battles will shape America throughout the next 50? Rev. Al Sharpton is joined by Myrlie-Evers Williams to discuss.

A scary response to the immigration crisis

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Rev. Al Sharpton and Telemundo’s Jose-Diaz Balart report on the disturbing behavior from some immigration protesters, who took to blocking buses carrying migrant families in California this past week.

The rising clout of the religious right

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Frank Schaeffer, author of “Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God,” joins to discuss the religious right’s celebration of the Supreme Court’s landmark Hobby Lobby decision.

GOP’s lawsuit threat becoming a blunder

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The Cycle co-host Krystal Ball and Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Il., join Rev. Al Sharpton to discuss the House GOP’s backfiring threat to sue President Obama for using executive orders – and why the GOP still plans to move forward with the lawsuit.

How The Civil Rights Act affected Obama

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With the 50th anniversary of The Civil Rights Act on Wednesday, Rev. Al Sharpton reflects on its impact, and its impact on President Obama.

Nation unites under World Cup soccer

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Though the U.S. lost, from the President to Americans across the country, the U.S.-Belgium game may have been the most-watched soccer game in history.

Stun grenade placed into child’s crib

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Police in Georgia were looking for a drug-dealer and place a stun grenade in the crib of a 22 month-year-old boy. The boy is currently recovering from several injuries and his mother, Alecia Phonesavanh and her attorney Mawuli Davis joins to discuss.

Obama may be issuing more executive action

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With Speaker Boehner’s threat to sue the President on executive actions, President Obama searches for more areas in which he can take control. Goldie Taylor and Jimmy Williams discuss.

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