The Olympics being on means that we're not this Saturday morning; as Melissa announced last week, we won't return for a couple weeks. We won't leave you hanging, though: be sure to keep looking for new content and analysis here on the blog, on our Facebook page, and in our Twitter feed. On that feed and elsewhere, we've seen many of you lamenting our absence this morning, and it's appreciated so much that I thought it'd be best to give you a strong dose of "MHP" when you are typically expecting it.
Below, you'll see not only Melissa's recap of #nerdland from the end of Sunday's show. You'll also find below the jump:
- Melissa's appearances on msnbc this week, which include two visits to "PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton."
- Melissa's guest-hosting stint last night on "The Rachel Maddow Show."
Thanks for being there, folks. We'll see you here on the blog, and back on msnbc on August 12.
On a programming note, Melissa Harris-Perry announces that her next show will be airing on Sunday, August 12 due to the Olympic Games. For the meantime, Harris-Perry takes a look back on past shows.
Mitt Romney is already having trouble on what was supposed to be his international debut. It started when Romney criticized the Olympics preparation in London and pondered whether the British people would rise to the occasion. The British Press and London's mayor were quick to fire back. MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry and Steve Kornacki weigh in.
MSNBC's Thomas Roberts talks with colleague Melissa Harris-Perry about Chick-Fil-A CEO's stance against marriage equality and the controversy it's causing.
Michele Bachmann has attracted attention over her accusations that Muslim Americans tied to the US government are trying to spread Muslim Brotherhood beliefs. Many Republicans have spoken out against these comments, but Rep. Eric Cantor chose not to denounce the comments. MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry and EJ Dionne of the Washington Post weigh in.
Josh Rogin, reporter for Foreign Policy and author of "The Cable" blog, talks with Melissa Harris-Perry about Mitt Romney's appreciation for George W. Bush's "freedom agenda" and the job he's doing trying to draw support of both hawks and isolationists in the Republican Party with vague foreign policy statements.
Ed Rendell, former DNC chairman, talks with Melissa Harris-Perry about President Obama's outreach to key facets of the Democratic base, mostly recently with an executive order for a White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans.
Marquez Claxton, Director of the Black Law Enforcement Alliance and NYPD veteran, talks with Melissa Harris-Perry about the desire by San Francisco's mayor, Ed Lee, to adopt a stop and frisk policy like those in New York and Philadelphia despite passionate opposition to those programs.
Melissa Harris-Perry reminds viewers of the 2008 Vice Presidential debate in which both candidates were stumped by a question about the shocking statistics on AIDS in the United States.
Melissa Harris-Perry shares a heartwarming piece of video in which two people help baby bears escape being trapped in a dumpster.