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Hayes guest on Christie: The ‘obviously least racist’ GOP candidate

While discussing how GOP voters haven’t been enamored by the current candidates in their field, Up with Chris Hayes panel guest Rinku Sen brought up an interesting point if Chris Christie were to actually enter the race. The publisher of ColorLines.com mentioned how the New Jersey governor is one of…

Mexican lawmakers want to extradite U.S. officials over ‘Operation Fast and Furious’ scandal

Mexican lawmakers said Tuesday they want the U.S. officials who authorized a botched campaign to dismantle illicit firearms trafficking routes to face trial in Mexico. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) “Operation Fast and Furious” sold thousands of assault rifles and revolvers to traffickers suspected of being…

Schumer’s bill would ban misuse of body scanner images

A New York senator wants to make it illegal for anyone to distribute or record images produced by full-body scanners at airports. US Sen. Charles Schumer introduced a bill Sunday that calls for punishing anyone who misuses full-body scan images by up to a year in prison. They could also…

White House bracing for Specter loss: report

CBS’ Bob Schieffer has been told that the White House expects Sen. Arlen Specter to lose in the Democratic primary Tuesday. While polls have been close, with a few showing Rep. Joe Sestak with a one or two point lead over Specter, the White House may be privy to insider…

Missouri senator: John Edwards ‘disgusting,’ ‘has no soul’

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill has some fighting words for former North Carolina Sen. and onetime presidential candidate John Edwards. You’re “disgusting.” The senator made the comments on a St. Louis radio show Tuesday. Asked what she’d do if she ran into the former trial lawyer and anti-poverty advocate, she said,…

Specter: ‘I am not persuaded’ to back Afghan escalation

Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA), who defected to the Democratic Party earlier this year, released a statement Tuesday night opposing a troop increase in Afghanistan — in contrast to his former Republican allies, who embrace a surge. Here is the full text of Specter’s statement via Talking Points Memo. “I oppose…

Specter: ‘I am not persuaded’ to support Afghan surge

Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA), who defected to the Democratic Party earlier this year, released a statement Tuesday night opposing a troop increase in Afghanistan — in contrast to his former Republican allies, who embrace a surge. Here is the full text of Specter’s statement via Talking Points Memo. “I oppose…

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