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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

Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Campaign Rally

Let Me Finish: A sentiment that is very American

07/02/15 08:10PM

Let me finish with a sentiment that is both progressive and conservative, a sentiment that is very much American. There is a growing sense left and right that the political class -- meaning the people who run for office every time, much like those kids in school who ran for class president or student body president every year -- are not looking... read more

Could this be President Obama’s best month...

Could this be President Obama’s best month ever?

07/02/15 07:37PM

The Supreme Court ruled in favor of Obamacare and same-sex marriage last week and now the latest unemployment numbers mean lots of good news for President Obama. Could this be his best month ever? Time magazine’s Jay Newton-Small, the Daily Beast’s Mich watch

Nation on alert heading into the Fourth of...

Nation on alert heading into the Fourth of July

07/02/15 07:29PM

The country goes on heightened alert heading into the July 4th weekend. While law enforcement says there's no specific or credible threat, there's new concern because of the rise of ISIS. NBC News Justice Correspondent Pete Williams has more. watch

US team's Carli Lloyd (10) after scoring a penalty kick against Germany as Meghan Klingenberg (22) follows during a semifinal in the Women's World Cup soccer tournament, June 30, 2015, in Montreal, Canada. (Photo by Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press/AP)

Why the women's soccer team has Ted Kennedy to thank

07/02/15 11:37AM

Let me finish tonight with a message to women, young women, girls, fathers and mothers of girls. Okay, to everybody. Isn't it great to see pictures of those bright young American women out there going for the World Cup? Is there another word but sheer delight in seeing their love of sport, love of the physical joy up there in Montreal... read more

President Obama makes history, again

President Obama makes history, again

07/01/15 07:19PM

President Obama announced that the U.S. and Cuba are opening embassies in Havana and Washington. Obama's got the hot hand right now... and he's playing it. David Axelrod joins Chris Matthews, and also clears the air about Hillary Clinton’s emails. watch

Donald Trump now #2 in GOP polls

Donald Trump now #2 in GOP polls

07/01/15 07:00PM

Republican presidential candidates should keep a close eye on Donald Trump. After announcing his candidacy last week, the real estate mogul is now surging in the polls and is second among Republican voters both nationally and in Iowa. watch

Clown Car Tuesday: Gov. Bobby Jindal

Clown Car Tuesday: Gov. Bobby Jindal

06/30/15 07:47PM

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is in the driver’s seat for this week’s Clown Car Tuesday with the most absurd reaction to the SCOTUS same-sex marriage ruling yet. Sabrina Siddiqui, Clarence Page and Anne Gearan make up the Hardball Roundtable. watch

The new GOP Bash Brothers: Christie vs. Trump

The new GOP Bash Brothers: Christie vs. Trump

06/30/15 07:00PM

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announces his presidential campaign and it looks like between him and Donald Trump, the Republican race is about to get a hard dose of “telling it like it is”. Michael Steele, Stephanie Cutter and Heather Haddon have... watch

Senator and GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz answers questions from local media following a town hall meeting at the Beacon Drive-in restaurant on April 3, 2015 in Spartanburg, S.C. (Photo by Richard Ellis/Getty)

Ted Cruz auditions for "The Simpsons"

06/30/15 03:42PM

Apparently, Senator Ted Cruz is a fan of "The Simpsons". The Republican presidential hopeful took some time off from his campaign to show off his impersonation skills of various characters on the hit TV show. read more


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