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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Is the GOP’s impeachment plan backfiring?

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Joe Madison and Krystal Ball, co-host of “The Cycle,” join Rev. Al Sharpton to discuss Republicans’ call to impeach Pres. Obama and how their anti-Obama rhetoric may not help them in the midterm elections.

Remembering the victims of MH17

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Rev. Al Sharpton pays tribute to the 298 people were killed when their passenger jet was shot down by a surface-to-air missile over Ukraine.

Woman in Calif. highway beating seeks justice

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Rev. Al Sharpton discusses the case of a California highway patrolman caught on tape repeatedly hitting a woman in the head during an arrest.

Thousands in Detroit protest water shutdown

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On Friday, over 1,000 people protested in downtown Detroit, calling for the city to turn the water back on for over 17,000 residents. Rev. Charles Williams and David Alexander Bullock discuss.

Elizabeth Warren: ‘I’m ready to fight back’

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s anti-Wall Street message is resonating with Democrats - and Republicans - across the country. Rep. Jan Schakowsky and Angela Rye talk to Rev. Al Sharpton about Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who’s taken her fight for the middle class on the road.

Day two of the Israeli ground invasion

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Rev. Al Sharpton gives an update on the Israeli ground invasion into Gaza, which began on Thursday.

McCain: Obama gone ‘AWOL’ on Ukraine crisis

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Salon.com’s Joan Walsh joins Rev. Al Sharpton to talk about Sen. John McCain’s comments about Pres. Obama’s response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and flight MH17.

Obama’s warning to Russia and Putin over MH17

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Rev. Al Sharpton talks to Rep. Gregory Meeks, Linda Kinstler and Greg Feith about Pres. Obama’s remarks following the crash of a Malaysian passenger plane and new evidence about the missile that brought it down.

When will more clues about Malaysian jet emerge?

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Col. Jack Jacobs, Jim Cavanaugh and retired airline captain Jay Rollins talk about whether Russian Pres. Putin will lend a hand in the investigation into Malaysian flight 17, which U.S. officials say was shot down with a missile.

Heat signatures suggest missile was Russian

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NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski and Jim Cavanaugh talk to Rev. Al Sharpton about the clues U.S. intelligence officials are using to determine who shot down a Malaysian jet with a surface-to-air missile. Heat signatures suggest that the weapon was Russian, but it's still unknown who fired the weapon.

Will US-Russia tensions escalate?

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NBC’s Kristen Welker, Janine Davidson and E.J. Dionne talk to Rev. Al Sharpton about the Malaysian jet that was shot down and how the incident will affect U.S. foreign policy in an already volatile region.

Poll: Support for Confederacy alive in Miss.

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Rev. Sharpton discusses a poll indicating that 37% of Mississippi Republicans who voted in the state's GOP primary would support the Confederate side if another civil war were fought.

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