Ever hope for some divine intervention in U.S. politics? Meet the man who prays daily for our government and serves as a spiritual guide for federal lawmakers. U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black leads of a flock of over 7,000, which includes U.S. Senators, their families and their staff members. In his 15 years of service, he has not shied away from speaking his mind when Senators ask behind closed doors or when praying at the pulpit. He joins Soledad O’Brien for a conversation on the role of faith in policy making and morality on Capitol Hill.

Related Videos

  • Using the Pulpit to Raise Voices

    October 8, 2016

    Using the Pulpit to Raise Voices

    October 8, 2016

    In Chicago, one of the nation’s most violent cities, homicides are highly concentrated in ...

    Watch now
  • Reps. Dent and Himes on Opportunities for Bipartisanship

    August 5, 2017

    Reps. Dent and Himes on Opportunities for Bipartisanship

    August 5, 2017

    Gridlock in the Capitol could be clearing up as moderate caucus leaders from both parties ...

    Watch now
  • Scoot Over! There’s New Ride in Town

    August 11, 2018

    Scoot Over! There’s New Ride in Town

    August 11, 2018

    Looking for a new ride? There’s ANOTHER app for that! Revel Transit in New York City just ...

    Watch now
  • Dreamers Back in Legal Limbo

    August 11, 2018

    Dreamers Back in Legal Limbo

    August 11, 2018

    A federal judge in Texas is likely to rule to shut down the DACA program, only a week afte...

    Watch now
  • Changing the Juvenile Justice System

    August 11, 2018

    Changing the Juvenile Justice System

    August 11, 2018

    Kalief Browder was just 16 years old when he was charged with stealing a backpack. He was ...

    Watch now
  • Economist: Voters Don’t Feel the Economic Growth

    August 11, 2018

    Economist: Voters Don’t Feel the Economic Growth

    August 11, 2018

    The economy is at record levels; the stock market’s up, unemployment is down and employers...

    Watch now
  • Charlottesville Mayor: Our City’s Racism Goes Farther Than Supremacists

    August 4, 2018

    Charlottesville Mayor: Our City’s Racism Goes Farther Than Supremacists

    August 4, 2018

    Next weekend, white supremacists and counter protesters will descend on Washington, D.C. o...

    Watch now
  • Mom Fighting to Save Daughter: Big Pharma Can’t Hold You Hostage

    August 4, 2018

    Mom Fighting to Save Daughter: Big Pharma Can’t Hold You Hostage

    August 4, 2018

    Her daughter’s lifesaving medication used to be affordable, just $50 for a three-month sup...

    Watch now

Latest

  • Dreamers Back in Legal Limbo

    August 11, 2018

    Dreamers Back in Legal Limbo

    August 11, 2018

    A federal judge in Texas is likely to rule to shut down the DACA program, only a...

    Watch now
  • Scoot Over! There’s New Ride in Town

    August 11, 2018

    Scoot Over! There’s New Ride in Town

    August 11, 2018

    Looking for a new ride? There’s ANOTHER app for that! Revel Transit in New York ...

    Watch now
  • Economist: Voters Don’t Feel the Economic Growth

    August 11, 2018

    Economist: Voters Don’t Feel the Economic Growth

    August 11, 2018

    The economy is at record levels; the stock market’s up, unemployment is down and...

    Watch now
  • Changing the Juvenile Justice System

    August 11, 2018

    Changing the Juvenile Justice System

    August 11, 2018

    Kalief Browder was just 16 years old when he was charged with stealing a backpac...

    Watch now
  • Mom Fighting to Save Daughter: Big Pharma Can’t Hold You Hostage

    August 4, 2018

    Mom Fighting to Save Daughter: Big Pharma Can’t Hold You Hostage

    August 4, 2018

    Her daughter’s lifesaving medication used to be affordable, just $50 for a three...

    Watch now
  • Charlottesville Mayor: Our City’s Racism Goes Farther Than Supremacists

    August 4, 2018

    Charlottesville Mayor: Our City’s Racism Goes Farther Than Supremacists

    August 4, 2018

    Next weekend, white supremacists and counter protesters will descend on Washingt...

    Watch now
  • VT Sec. of State: Election Security An Ongoing Problem, We Need More Support

    August 4, 2018

    VT Sec. of State: Election Security An Ongoing Problem, We Need More Support

    August 4, 2018

    The U.S. Intelligence community is clear: states should be prepared for interfer...

    Watch now
  • MacArthur Genius: Segregation in American Schools is “Intentional”

    July 28, 2018

    MacArthur Genius: Segregation in American Schools is “Intentional”

    July 28, 2018

    American schools are becoming increasingly segregated. In some districts it is w...

    Watch now
  • Scoot Over! There’s New Ride in Town

    August 11, 2018

    Scoot Over! There’s New Ride in Town

    August 11, 2018

    Looking for a new ride? There’s ANOTHER app for that! Revel Transit in New York ...

    Watch now
  • Jack Daniel’s “Re-Righting” Its History

    July 28, 2018

    Jack Daniel’s “Re-Righting” Its History

    July 28, 2018

    You don’t know Jack. Jack Daniel, that is. Legend has it a preacher who was also...

    Watch now
  • Three Sibling Tackling Gerrymandering with a Board Game

    July 21, 2018

    Three Sibling Tackling Gerrymandering with a Board Game

    July 21, 2018

    Gerrymandering isn’t a game, except when it’s a board game. Josh, Louis and Rebe...

    Watch now
  • What New Evidence Spurred the Reopening of Emmett Till Case?

    July 21, 2018

    What New Evidence Spurred the Reopening of Emmett Till Case?

    July 21, 2018

    The horrific murder of young Emmett Till in 1955 is widely considered the spark ...

    Watch now
  • Undocumented Americans Living in Tijuana, Working in San Diego

    July 14, 2018

    Undocumented Americans Living in Tijuana, Working in San Diego

    July 14, 2018

    America is facing a housing crisis. Americans earning minimum wage are unable to...

    Watch now
  • Lawyers Working Pro-Bono to Help Migrant Children Obtain Legal Status

    July 7, 2018

    Lawyers Working Pro-Bono to Help Migrant Children Obtain Legal Status

    July 7, 2018

    Since October, U.S. Border Patrol agents have apprehended more than 37,000 unacc...

    Watch now
  • Who Stitched THE Star-Spangled Banner? It wasn’t Betsy Ross.

    June 30, 2018

    Who Stitched THE Star-Spangled Banner? It wasn’t Betsy Ross.

    June 30, 2018

    Betsy Ross may be America’s most famous flag maker, but she did not stitch the “...

    Watch now
  • Opioids Wiping Out Former Coal County

    June 22, 2018

    Opioids Wiping Out Former Coal County

    June 22, 2018

    McDowell County, West Virginia was once a bustling community and known as “the b...

    Watch now
  • August 04, 2018

    August 11, 2018

    August 04, 2018

    August 11, 2018

    This week on Matter of Fact, Soledad O'Brien speaks with Vermont's Secretary of ...

    Watch now
  • July 28, 2018

    August 4, 2018

    July 28, 2018

    August 4, 2018

    This weekend, Soledad O'Brien speaks with investigative journalist Nikole Hannah...

    Watch now
  • July 21, 2018

    July 28, 2018

    July 21, 2018

    July 28, 2018

    This weekend, Soledad O'Brien speaks with former CDC researcher Dr. Mark Rosenbe...

    Watch now
  • July 14, 2018

    July 23, 2018

    July 14, 2018

    July 23, 2018

    This week on Matter of Fact, Soledad O'Brien sits down with latinoTech CEO Eliza...

    Watch now
  • July 7, 2018

    July 14, 2018

    July 7, 2018

    July 14, 2018

    This week on Matter of Fact, Soledad O'Brien sits down with Georgetown Law ...

    Watch now
  • June 30, 2018

    July 7, 2018

    June 30, 2018

    July 7, 2018

    This week on Matter of Fact, the administration’s immigration policy is not only...

    Watch now
  • June 23, 2018

    June 30, 2018

    June 23, 2018

    June 30, 2018

    This week on Matter of Fact, the Trump administration announced that it will sto...

    Watch now
  • June 16, 2018

    June 22, 2018

    June 16, 2018

    June 22, 2018

    This week on Matter of Fact, Soledad O'Brien sits down with Rep. Pramila Ja...

    Watch now