At the top of our agenda this week: will the new pope keep his focus on the least among us? The wealth gap between black and white keeps growing. As conservatives meet this week in Washington, can the GOP attract African-Americans? Bishop T.D. Jakes on redemption and second chances. In the “Washington Watch” roundtable: Charles [...]
Will Republicans be able to attract African Americans to the GOP and why don’t Black Republicans stand up to divisive figures within the Republican party. This week’s Washington Watch roundtable feathers Charles Butler, conservative talk show host from Chicago; Sophia Nelson, political commentator for theGrio.com; Ken Blackwell, former Secretary of State of Ohio, also chairman [...]
This week here in D.C., the American Conservative Union kicked off the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, known as CPAC. One prominent GOP strategist described it as “the Star Wars bar scene of the conservative movement.” This week’s Washington Watch roundtable feathers Charles Butler, conservative talk show host from Chicago; Sophia Nelson, political commentator for [...]
Roland Martin and the Washington Watch roundtable discuss Republicans doubling down on outrageous policies, sequestration, budget cuts, and how these budget cuts will impact everyday Americans. This week’s roundtable features Wilmer Leon, host of “The Issues with Wilmer Leon” on Sirius XM Radio; : Jamila Bey, host of “The Sex, Politics and Religion Hour;” Armstrong [...]
WASHINGTON WATCH ROUNDTABLE: Pres. Obama Addresses Gun Violence In Chicago; What More Can Be Done To Stop The Violence?
After a lot of criticism, including from me on this show, President Barack Obama went to Chicago recently to address the issue of violence in his hometown, of course. And, unfortunately, there’ve been a couple of deaths of young folks who actually were family members who were attending that actual speech as well. So, it [...]
The President announced this gun review panel. Vice President Biden is going to lead it. Obviously, we have so many other issues on the table. Again, will the moment go by? And should the President also demand that this conversation be even broader? Because I think if it’s just about guns and laws, that’s one [...]
Roland Martin joins Joe Madison on Serious XM to discuss the 2012 election and the road to 270 electoral votes.
WASHINGTON WATCH ROUNDTABLE: Presidential Debate Recap; Pres. Barack Obama’s Performance In The First Debate; Romney’s Zingers (VIDEO)
Roland Martin and the Washington Watch roundtable discuss the first presidential debate, Romney’s zingers and the impact of the September jobs report on the 2012 election. This week’s Washington Watch roundtable features Keli Goff, political correspondent for TheRoot.com; Deborah Simmons, senior correspondent for “The Washington Times”; Joseph Williams, political reporter and contributor for The Grio.com; [...]
WASHINGTON WATCH: The Impact Of The Latest Polls And Politics Of The 2012 Presidential Election (VIDEO)
It’s hard to escape the presidential campaign these days. We are some 50 days from Election Day. The aftermath of the tragic death of our ambassador to Libya and riots all over the Arab world could become decisive in the campaign. Americans’ satisfaction with the way things are is still low at 30 percent, according [...]
WASHINGTON WATCH ROUNDTABLE: Supreme Court Upholds ACA, What Does It Mean For The 2012 Presidential Election
Roland Martin and the Washington Watch roundtable discuss the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act and what the ruling means for the 2012 presidential election. This week’s Washington Watch roundtable features MSNBC political analyst and former communications director for the Democratic National Committee, Karen Finney; Georgetown University political scientist, Dr. Chris Metzler; Obama [...]