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On Hardball tonight: Is the wind at Obama's back?

10/26/11 06:23PM

For the first time in months, President Obama may finally be getting the wind at his back politically. Chris talks to former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell and Republican strategist Steve Schmidt about the president's improving fortunes.Watch Hardball at 7 p.m. ET. read more

Coming up on Hardball...

10/26/11 05:58PM

Are the tides turning for President Obama's re-election prospects? A new poll out today shows his strength in Ohio. Fmr. Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA) and Republican Strategist Steve Schmidt will weigh in.  The rich get richer! A Congressional Budget Office study shows truth to the old adage. We'll talk it over with msnbc Political Analyst Chris Cillizza and Fmr. Deputy White House Communications Director Jen Psaki.  Rick Perry breathed new life into the birther movement, but now two prominent Republicans, Jeb Bush and Haley Barbour, are asking him to quiet down because it's not helping the party. read more

Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero

'Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero'

10/26/11 11:16AM

Read an excerpt from Chris Matthews’ latest book.Chapter One: Second Son "History made him, this lonely, sick boy. His mother never loved him. History made Jack, this little boy reading history."—Jacqueline Kennedy, November 29, 1963, from notes scribbled by Theodore H. WhiteCertain things come with the territory. Jack Kennedy, born in 1917 in the spring of the next-to-last year of World War I, was the second son of nine children. That's important to know. The first son is expected to be what the parents are looking for. Realizing that notion early, he becomes their ally. read more

Let Me Start...

10/26/11 08:59AM

President Obama's winning strategy on the economy? The President is in Denver -- pushing a plan to help lower income college graduates pay down their student loans. And like Monday's push on foreclosure relief, the President is moving without Congress. Again, this is more about politics than policy -- it gives him a chance to paint the Republican Congress as a do-nothing bunch who's looking out for the wealthy. read more

Rick Perry reboots

Rick Perry reboots

10/25/11 08:00PM

Chris talks to the Huffington Post's Howard Fineman and the Washington Post's Dana Milbank about the last ditch effort by Perry to get back in the race. watch

Is Herman Cain serious?

Is Herman Cain serious?

10/25/11 08:00PM

A new campaign video has people once again wondering whether the Republican frontrunner is really serious. Chris talks to Politico's John Harris and the... watch

Matthews: What is wrong with the GOP?

10/25/11 08:00PM

You have to wonder what's going on in the Republican Party this season.If it were a regular Republican year, we'd have the party falling for a presidential candidate by now.  They'd have a favorite and they'd be getting ready to run him against the Democratic incumbent.  This would especially be the case when the man in the White House looks to be vulnerable.It's not happening. What we're seeing now is not the normal Republican situation where you have a candidate gaining strength.  We're seeing the opposite.  We have a moderate Republican - Mitt Romney - sitting on about a quarter of the vote read more

Too far right?

Too far right?

10/25/11 08:00PM

Sideshow: Televangelist Pat Robertson says the Republican presidential field has gotten too extreme to win. watch

Keeping America safe

Keeping America safe

10/25/11 08:00PM

Chris asks Politico's Roger Simon and NBC News Terrorism Analyst Evan Kohlmann why President Obama doesn't get more credit for keeping us safe. watch

Coming up on Hardball...

10/25/11 05:05PM

Re-Boot Hill! Rick Perry is revamping his campaign and that means doubling down on birtherism, a flat tax policy, and his number one rival, Mitt Romney. We’ve got the latest tonight with msnbc’s Howard Fineman and the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank. In Politico today, columnist Roger Simon argues that President Obama is due credit for his foreign policy successes—and that the public isn’t willing give him the recognition. read more

Let Me Start...

10/25/11 09:26AM

Herman Cain is still leading the Republican field -- his lead over Mitt Romney in the new New York Times poll is within the margin of error. But you have to wonder -- again -- how serious Cain is with a new ad like this. That's Cain aide Mark Block, puffing a cigarette while an unsmiling Cain slowly breaks into a laugh. How bizarre. Why doesn't President Obama get more credit for keeping the country safe? read more

Read between the lines!

Read between the lines!

10/24/11 08:00PM

Sideshow: Although Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is remaining tight-lipped about the 2012 GOP race, she’s had nothing but praise for President Barack... watch

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