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'Above The Fray': A documentary

'Above The Fray': A documentary

04/01/15 12:23PM

The story of the 1988 election as told by former Democratic Presidential Nominee Michael Dukakis. With NBC News reports and never-before-seen footage, it’s a cautionary tale about what it takes to win and why it’s necessary to engage a political... watch

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul talks to attendees at the National Urban League Annual Conference in Cincinnati Friday, July 25, 2014.

Let Me Finish: The GOP whistle-blower

05/27/15 08:10PM

Let me finish with this. I would like to salute the country's number-one Republican whistle-blower: Rand Paul. You see, you don't have to agree with libertarianism to see the guts that it takes. It means smashing through all the obligations the right or left applies to government and saying, "Guess what? I'd rather not. I&... read more

The fight for the Evangelical right

The fight for the Evangelical right

05/27/15 07:48PM

Rick Santorum's in the presidential race, but he's far from alone. The fight for the Evangelical right is red hot and the Hardball Roundtable breaks it all down. Politico’s Roger Simon, The Daily Beast’s Jackie Kucinich and Vox’s Jonathan Allen discuss. watch

Reporter on trial in Iran

Reporter on trial in Iran

05/27/15 07:29PM

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian is on trial for espionage in Iran, where he has been imprisoned since last July. His brother Ali Rezaian sits down with Chris Matthews to talk about his family’s struggle to bring Jason home. watch

Rand Paul: GOP hawks caused ISIS

Rand Paul: GOP hawks caused ISIS

05/27/15 07:00PM

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky calls his party out for ISIS and the disastrous war that tore apart Iraq. Will going against the GOP grain on ISIS help or hurt the 2016 hopeful? Mother Jones’ David Corn and the Washington Post’s Kathleen Parker discuss. watch

Huge victory for same-sex marriage

Huge victory for same-sex marriage

05/26/15 08:04PM

A huge victory for marriage equality in Ireland.  How long can Republicans in this country keep saying no?  The Bernard Center for Women’s Michelle Bernard, the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart and USA Today’s Susan Page make up the Hardball... watch

Historic and deadly flooding in Texas

Historic and deadly flooding in Texas

05/26/15 08:02PM

Texas has been hammered by devastating flooding.  Parts of Houston, the country's fourth largest city, are underwater and it's a stark contrast to the severe drought going on right now in California.  Is there a climatic piece to this?  Rep. Sheila... watch

Boy Scouts from the Chief Seattle Council carry U.S. flags as they prepare to march in the Gay Pride Parade, June 30, 2013, in downtown Seattle. (Photo by Elaine Thompson/AP)

Let Me Finish: Ending the ban on gay scoutmasters

05/22/15 08:10PM

Let me finish with Bob Gate's push to end the ban on gay scoutmasters.  I hope we can work this out in a way that keeps scouting a vital force in this country. Some of my best times growing up were on Treasure Island, the historic Boy Scout camp on the Delaware River between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. read more


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