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WATCH LIVE: Wisconsin recall election results

The UpTake covers the Wisconsin recall elections. Watch live video below:…

Barbara Mikulski calls for ‘new American revolution’

In this video posted at Think Progress, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) delivered a passionate appeal to women in the wake of the defeat of the Paycheck Fairness Act Tuesday. The bill was defeated 52-47, falling eight votes short of passing, with every Republican senator voting against it. It would have…

Protester interrupts Senate to shout ‘abortion is sin’

Capitol Police removed a man from the U.S. Senate on Tuesday after he began shouting that abortion was a sin, according to the Associated Press. “Stop Obama,” the man yelled. “Three thousand babies die every single day! Abortion! Abortion! The shedding of innocent blood! [Inaudible.] Thank you John McCain. Abortion…

WATCH LIVE: The transit of Venus

Australia and other countries in the Pacific have the opportunity to see the transit of Venus, when the planet passes between the Earth and the Sun. NASA is offering coverage of this rare event, which won’t occur again until 2117. Watch the live coverage from NASA, broadcast by UStream on…

Miami reporter: Hispanics and independents targeted by Florida’s voter purge

In an interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell today, Miami Herald reporter Marc Caputo offered more details as to who is being targeted in Florida Governor Rick Scott’s attempt to purge “non-citizens” from the state’s voter rolls. Out of about 2,600 people identified by the Scott administration as non-citizens, Caputo said,…

Tom Barrett: I don’t want Wisconsin to be right-wing experiment

Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett, who is challenging Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in Tuesday’s recall election, said he does not feel ignored by President Barack Obama. “This started as a citizens movement,” the Democratic candidate explained Tuesday on CNN. “There were literally close to a million people who signed their name…

Reid to Romney: Tell Republicans that opposing fair pay is ‘shameful’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) on Tuesday called out presumptive Republican presidential nominee for refusing to support the Paycheck Fairness Act, a measure that Republicans eventually blocked by filibuster. “For many families in Nevada and across the country, a woman is the only income generator in that family,” Reid…

New Spike TV ‘reality’ show plays evictions for laughs

A U.S. cable channel best known for featuring mixed martial arts fighting and video games is preparing to launch a show based upon another, decidedly less visible American contact sport: evictions. “World’s Worst Tenants” will feature crazy-but-true stories, as recounted and apparently acted out by professional evictor Todd Howard and…

Mika Brzezinksi to Michael Steele on equal pay for women: ‘You got nothin’!’

Tuesday morning on “Morning Joe,” Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) joined a panel including co-host Mika Brzezinski, NBC’s Chuck Todd and former head of the RNC, Michael Steele. The discussion turned to the fact that the Senate is set to vote Tuesday on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which aims to close…

Sanders: Wall Street is continuing its ‘insane gambling casino’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) launched his latest stinging critique at Wall Street Tuesday morning, specifically at JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon ahead of his testimony to the Senate Banking Committee next week. “They have learned nothing about the fact that, what financial institutions in this country should be investing…

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