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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What’s a sufficient penalty for rape?

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Rev. Sharpton is joined by legal experts Eric Guster and Faith Jenkins to discuss some of the biggest legal cases of the day, including a former high school teacher who received a mere 31 day jail sentence for raping a 14-year-old student. The panel also

Dems on the offense for 2014

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Democrats have already proved willing to go on the offensive to win big when it comes to 2014 Senate races. Will it be enough to help them retain control? Benjy Sarlin of msnbc.com and Angela Rye join Rev. Sharpton to discuss.

The new anti-Obama derangement

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For some conservative pundits, President Obama’s decision to bring home American Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has provided fodder for new anti-Obama and anti-Muslim derangement talk.

GOP turns to scandal talk on Bergdahl

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Republicans are churning up the scandal machine, trying to turn the release of captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl into the latest big scandal to attack President Obama. Rev. Sharpton is calling them out for it.

Reality check up for Medicaid expansion

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Protesters in Alabama are demanding Gov. Robert Bentley change course and stop blocking Medicaid expansion in his state.

New Hillary Clinton health attacks

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is on the cover of People Magazine, smiling and looking healthy, but some on the right have developed a brand new conspiracy theory about the cover photo.

Obit correction – the tea party is not dead

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The results of yet another round of primaries are in, and the verdict is clear, the tea party movement may be weaker than it was in 2010, but it’s far from over.

Extraordinary video shows Bergdahl handover

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As the Taliban releases rare video showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to American special forces, former CIA officer Jack Rice explains how the quick nature and details surrounding the handover make it that much more impressive.

Bergdahl release inspires impeachment talk

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For those on the right who just love to talk about impeaching President Obama, the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has become the latest reason for impeachment talk. Their reasoning might be the most far-fetched we’ve seen yet.

GOP flip flops on Bergdahl

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Many Republican lawmakers initially supported the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, and now some of those members of the GOP have become the biggest critics of the president’s deal to bring Bergdahl home.

Alabama’s new segregated districts

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Alabama becomes the latest state to redistrict in a way designed to help Republicans, creating new maps that intentionally marginalize African-American voters.

Ebony Wilkerson released on bond

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Ebony Wilkerson, the woman accused of trying to kill her three children after driving her minivan into the ocean in March, has been released from prison on bond, but is not allowed any contact with her children.

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