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09/01/11 04:03PM

Oh no he didn’t! Speaker John Boehner last night made the first-ever public rejection of a Presidential request to address a Joint Session of Congress. If these two can’t compromise on scheduling, is there any hope for a bipartisan jobs plan? Now Obama’s base is frustrated that the White House folded, and the GOP has come off as petty. And it steals attention from the jobs crisis, and puts the spotlight back on partisan bickering. read more

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09/01/11 08:48AM

President Obama has yielded to House Speaker John Boehner, agreeing to move his big jobs speech before a joint session of Congress to Thursday. Initially, the president proposed doing it on Wednesday -- the same night as the msnbc Republican Presidential Debate at the Reagan Library. Boehner publicly rejected the president's proposal -- the first time a president has been publicly rejected on such a request. read more

Smerconish: Bullying should be confronted at every opportunity

08/31/11 08:00PM

Tomorrow in New Jersey, the strongest law in the nation regarding bullying goes into effect.Within one day of a bullying incident, principals must begin an investigation, and twice a year, superintendents must provide reports to Trenton detailing all episodes. Getting lots of attention is that in one district, East Hanover, Crimestoppers will accept anonymous text messages, calls or tips to its web site, and then forward the information to school and local police officials.Richard G. read more

Is Obama playing politics?

Is Obama playing politics?

08/31/11 08:00PM

NBC’s Chuck Todd and Politico’s John Harris talk about the timing of President Barack Obama’s address to Congress, and the GOP presidential candidates’ debate. watch

Coming up on Hardball...

08/31/11 04:45PM

Game on! President Obama set the date for his jobs plan announcement… for exactly the same time as the NBC/Politico Republican Debate, a week from today at 8 PM. Well, we said “Go big or go home,” didn’t we?   And this is a big, bold move. His formal request to the Speaker’s office was met with an equally formal reply. In short, Boehner’s response: Move it to Thursday. We’ll break down this political tug-of-war with NBC Political Director Chuck Todd and Politico Editor-in-Chief John Harris. Then: The Left’s fear and loathing of Rick Perry. read more

Is Obama’s base crumbling?

Is Obama’s base crumbling?

08/30/11 08:00PM

Rep. Laura Richardson, D-Calif., and MSNBC’s Ed Schultz debate how President Barack Obama can convince African-Americans and unions to vote for him in 2012... watch

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