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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GOP tries to rewrite its history on impeachment

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On Tuesday, Speaker Boehner called any plans for impeachment “a scam started by Democrats.” Rev. Al Sharpton fact checks that claim with Joe Madison and Bill Press.

The GOP blaming game with Gov. Phil Bryant!

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Rev. Al Sharpton does a special edition of the Politics Nation “GOP Blaming Game,” featuring Mississippi’s Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, who blames Obamacare for the large number of uninsured people in his state.

Jeffries: ‘$7.25 per hour is inadequate’

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Rev. Al Sharpton talks to Rep. Hakeem Jeffries about the push to raise the minimum wage and help raise many Americans out of poverty.

Sharpton: ‘Partisan bickering needs to end’

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Rev. Al Sharpton weighs in on the crisis in Ukraine and new sanctions against Russia.

Republicans drag their feet on border crisis

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Just two days before a monthlong vacation, Republicans are spinning their wheels with new ways of not dealing with the crisis on the border. Nia-Malika Henderson and msnbc.com executive editor Richard Wolffe discuss.

The speech that changed American politics

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Rev. Al Sharpton takes a look back at the 2004 speech then-Senator Barack Obama gave at the Democratic National Convention and why it resonates today.

Jury selection underway for McDonnell trial

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Jury selection is underway at the federal courthouse in Virginia for the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen.

Renisha McBride trial takes a look at victim’s past

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It was day two of the prosecution’s case in the murder trial of Renish McBride and the defense countered with some details from the victim’s past. Attorneys Paul Henderson and Seema Iyer discuss.

Is America ready for ‘Palin TV’?

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Rev. Al Sharpton talks to Dana Milbank and Krsytal Ball, co-host of “The Cycle,” about Sarah Palin’s new channel and what it says about the state of the GOP right now.

Another anti-Obamacare talking point is dead

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The right-wing used to claim that the Affordable Care Act was going to gut Medicaid. Turns out that the ACA will actually extend the life of Medicaid. Rev. Al weighs in on the new report.

Sanders: ‘We came together’ on veterans bill

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Days before their summer break, Congress announced a deal to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs. Sen. Bernie Sanders, chair of Veterans’ Affairs committee, joins Rev. Al Sharpton to discuss the breakthrough.

The GOP’s push for impeachment

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At least 16 Republicans in Congress have now expressed support for impeaching President Obama. Rev. Al Sharpton talks to Rep. Karen Bass and Joan Walsh about the GOP’s impeachment push.

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