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12/28/11 09:18AM

Is Mitt Romney finally looking like the frontrunner in Iowa? With six days to go, his odds look pretty good as the anti-Romney candidates are splitting the conservative vote. And Newt Gingrich's frustrations are boiling over. Roger Simon's Politico column today is a must-read. The latest from Iowa at the top of the show tonight. Why... read more

Messages from Iowa

12/27/11 08:00PM

A week from today, actual Republicans, conservative Republicans, speak. I'm talking about next Tuesday's Iowa caucuses. We need to pay attention because these voices will be the people competing in 2012 to control any Republican who is chosen to seek the White House. They will be the forces demanding he meet their concerns. They will ... read more

Gingrich supported 'Romneycare'

Gingrich supported 'Romneycare'

12/27/11 07:00PM

Howard Fineman, Huffington Post Media Group editorial director, and Jeff Zeleny of The New York Times, talks with Chris Matthews about newly re-discovered evidence of Newt Gingrich agreeing with Mitt Romney's health care plan. watch

Messages from Iowa

Messages from Iowa

12/27/11 07:00PM

Chris Matthews looks ahead to the Republican primary in Iowa and points out that the forces at play in that state's election will characterize the Republican side of the 2012 race for the White House. watch

Congress members increase wealth despite...

Congress members increase wealth despite economy

12/27/11 07:00PM

The Nation's Ari Melber and National Journal's Chris Frates talk with Chris Matthews about a new report showing that despite the economic travails of most Americans, the net worth of members of Congress over the past 6 years increased. watch

Santorum in the 'conservative primary'

Santorum in the 'conservative primary'

12/27/11 07:00PM

Erin McPike of Real Clear Politics and Steve Kornacki of Salon.com discuss Rick Santorum's presidential campaign and whether distinguishing himself as a conservative candidate can earn him the Republican nomination. watch

Signing tax cut extension, Obama plays...

Signing tax cut extension, Obama plays Hardball

12/23/11 07:00PM

President Obama signed the temporary payroll tax cut extension into law Friday and thanked Congress for ending the political stalemate, but warned there was more work to be done next year. Chris Matthews talks to Michael Steele and Democratic... watch

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