There’s a reason why Newt’s staying strong in this race, and that may be because he comes out fighting in the debates. We’ll deconstruct the former Speaker’s performance last night, including his right-off-the-bat rebuke of moderator John King. And Newt’s gaining in the latest polls. Can he defeat Romney in South Carolina? msnbc Political... read more
Let me finish tonight with this. A couple of things are happening in South Carolina.Both could be headlined "the chickens have come home to roost." One is the house of cards on which Mitt Romney has built his inevitability. The big lead he had in South Carolina - and now doesn't - was built on the big victory he had in New... read more
Former South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford discusses Marianne Gingrich’s revelations about Newt Gingrich’s infidelity and request for an open marriage, and how it will impact religious-right voters in South Carolina. watch
Today Rick Perry dropped out of the race and endorsed Newt Gingrich, the Iowa GOP declared that Rick Santorum received more votes in the caucus than Mitt Romney did, and Newt’s second ex-wife opened up in an on-camera interview. We’re covering it all tonight with msnbc Political Analysts and co-authors of Game Change, Mark Halperin and John... read more
On tonight’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” former South Carolina First Lady Jenny Sanford will appear as a guest to talk about the upcoming primary in South Carolina and Marianne Gingrich’s interview with ABC. Sanford is expected to discuss how and if she thinks Marianne Gingrich’s interview with ABC will play with evangelical women in the... read more
Let's call it a draw... Iowa's state Republican party has decided to declare the results of the caucuses a virtual tie. But why don't they just call it like it is -- an apparent Santorum victory? Rick Santorum emerged with 34 more votes than Mitt Romney in the state's final count. But the party told the Des Moines Register... read more
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