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Haley Barbour plays Hardball

Haley Barbour plays Hardball

08/04/15 07:19PM

Donald Trump is on top of the field heading into the first debate and Chris Matthews asks former party chairman Haley Barbour whether the party should play to the base like Trump does, or get behind a candidate who can win the general election. watch

Sideshow: "Machine-gun" bacon?

08/04/15 01:02PM

For presidential hopeful and Texas senator Ted Cruz, a typical breakfast consists of bacon with a side of target practice.In a new video by IJReview (the company behind the viral hit “How to Destroy Your Cell Phone with Lindsay Graham”), Ted Cruz shows Americans how he prefers to wake up and cook breakfast. read more

Democrats fret over Clinton's vulnerabilities

Democrats fret over Clinton's vulnerabilities

08/03/15 07:39PM

The “restless herds” and why members of both parties are unsettled about their current frontrunners. NBC News’ Perry Bacon, the Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus, and talk radio host Richard Fowler make up the Hardball Roundtable. watch

Fmr. Rep. Ron Paul plays Hardball

Fmr. Rep. Ron Paul plays Hardball

08/03/15 07:29PM

Rand Paul will be the lone dove on the debate stage in a sea of Republican hawks, but will he stand out? Senator Paul's dad, former presidential candidate Ron Paul, talks to Chris Matthews. watch

Trump surges in polls ahead of GOP debate

Trump surges in polls ahead of GOP debate

08/03/15 07:02PM

The Republican party is now packed with “Trump-deniers," but sorry Bush, Rubio, Walker and all the rest of you: He’s proving you all wrong. MSNBC’s Joy Reid, Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim and Vox’s Jonathan Allen discuss. watch

Delving into the Trump 'appeal'

Delving into the Trump 'appeal'

07/31/15 07:38PM

What about Donald Trump appeals to voters? Chris Matthews and panel discuss a Bloomberg focus group of Trump supporters explaining what they find fascinating about the GOP front-runner. watch

Trump's 'demolition derby' with GOP field

Trump's 'demolition derby' with GOP field

07/31/15 07:18PM

Donald Trump is playing “demolition derby” with the Republican field, and if the last month is any indication of what’s in store, we’re in for a real treat on the debate stage. Chris discusses with Dana Milbank of the Washington Post and Republican... watch

The GOP debate circus is coming

The GOP debate circus is coming

07/31/15 07:00PM

As candidates prepare for the first GOP debate, Chris Matthews asks how Republicans can take the momentum from Donald Trump, who is consistently leading the polls. Eugene Robinson, Beth Fouhy and Robert Costa discuss how Republicans can survive the... watch

Is this really how we pick a president?

Is this really how we pick a president?

07/30/15 07:57PM

With over a year before the 2016 Presidential Election, Chris Matthews asks whether or not we can imagine all of today's contestants waking up at the White House and discusses the process of selecting a president in his Let Me Finish. watch

'Crazy talk' over the Iran nuclear deal

'Crazy talk' over the Iran nuclear deal

07/30/15 07:41PM

The right’s reaction to the nuclear deal with Iran has been extreme at times. Chris Matthews discusses the five most over-the-top things the right wing red-hots have said about the nuclear deal with the roundtable: Jay Newton-Small of Time Magazine,... watch

What's behind Trump's surge?

What's behind Trump's surge?

07/30/15 07:00PM

As Donald Trump’s poll numbers continue to surge, a recent focus group asked 12 Republicans what they see in the presidential hopeful. Chris Matthews discusses with RNC Chairman Michael Steele, The Washington Post’s Dave Weigel, and Joan Walsh of Salon. watch

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