Student athletes get a lot of attention, but it is important to ask what they actually need. Myron Rolle, a former college football player, delivers an opening statement before the Senate Commerce Committee hearing on College Athletes and Academics.
GOP House Leader Steve Scalise Courted White Supremacists
An aide to House GOP majority whip Steve Scalise admits Republican House Leader Scalise likely spoke at a 2002 conference hosted by former KKK leader "David Duke" before the Neo-Nazi/White Supremacist group. Political reporter Benjy Sarlin joins to discuss.
Montel Williams: Rep. Tom Coburn 'Disgraces' Veterans by Blocking Bill
Tom Coburn's final act as a U.S. senator hurts thousands of veterans by blocking a bill to help suicide prevention. Ed Schultz is joined by Montel Williams who gives an impassioned plea for the need for Congress to help our veterans.
First Muslim Tapped to Serve on House Intel Committee
Indiana Rep Andre Carson will be the first Muslim to serve on House intelligence committee. House Democratic leader Pelosi announced she would name Carson to panel at weekly caucus meeting on Tuesday, according to two senior House Democratic leadership aides. Keith Ellison was the first Muslim member elected to Congress in 2006.
Convicted Ex-New Orleans Mayor Files Appeal Notice
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has filed a formal notice of appeal in the corruption case that resulted in a guilty verdict on 20 criminal counts and a prison sentence of 10 years. The appeal will be considered by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Hillary Clinton Rallies for Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Has Surprise Encounter
First Bill, now Hillary. Both Clintons have made it to Maryland to rally support for Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's bid for governor, but the former first lady and Secretary of State's visit didn't quite go as planned.