Coming up on Hardball…


A little less conversation, a little more action…We’ll take a hard look at the GOP’s role in the debt ceiling talks and what’s not getting done behind closed doors: Negotiation, deal-making, and problem-solving. It’s a Protest Party, not an opposition party aiming to govern. And a new poll  out today shows that voters aren’t buying into the GOP’s “cut, cap and balance” proposal. msnbc Political Analysts Pat Buchanan and David Corn are here to discuss. Plus—Chris plays Hardball with Grover Norquist, the powerhouse behind Americans for Tax Reform, tonight.


And don’t miss the fallout from the Marcus Bachmann “gay cure” crusade. Gay rights groups are making sure Michele Bachmann’s history of battling gay rights groups makes it into the spotlight as well. Equality Matters President Richard Socarides and Log Cabin Republicans Executive Director R. Clarke Cooper are here to talk about it.


Finally, we’ll have more on the Murdoch scandal, including resignations from the top echelon of Scotland Yard. NBC’s Stephanie Gosk has the story in London, with Murdoch biographer and Vanity Fair Contributor Michael Wolff in New York.

Coming up on Hardball...