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Chris Matthews Does The Tonight Show for the 25th Time!

11/11/11 01:13PM

msnbc's Chris Matthews, host of "Hardball," went on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for the 25th time last night.He was a guest alongside actress/comedian Whitney Cummings, who jumped in the conversation on politics and possible vice-presidential candidates - 'I'm available,' she quipped.Chris also discussed his new book 'Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero,' which is currently number 3 on the New York Times best-sellers list!   read more

Let Me Start...

11/11/11 09:31AM

Should Penn State cancel the rest of its football season? That's the big debate out there today, one day before the Nittany Lions are set to take the field for the first time in 46 years with a coach other than Joe Paterno, who was fired amid the child sexual molestation scandal. Rick Perry's damage control... he's doing the best he can given the circumstances. Herman Cain's still leading the Republican field, according to a new CBS News poll. read more

Has the Tea Party failed to take 2012 seriously?

11/10/11 08:00PM

Gov. Rick Perry's inability to remember the third federal agency he wants to eliminate is no reason to mock his intelligence.I see a richer target: the abject failure of the Tea Party folks to take this thing seriously, this thing being the better running of our national government. If you really don't think someone is doing his or her job, you are unlikely to forget that person's name.  If you really don't think a government agency isn't doing its job, you are unlikely to forget its name.  You've got it in your gut, just as you would the name of person not doing his or her job. read more

Is Newt next to rise to the top?

Is Newt next to rise to the top?

11/10/11 07:00PM

New York Magazine’s John Heilemann and The Washington Post’s Nia-Malika Henderson explain whether the former House Speaker will become the next GOP candidate to gain momentum in the polls. watch

How does Penn State recover?

How does Penn State recover?

11/10/11 07:00PM

In State College, Pennsylvania, where football is religion, how does this community try and pick up the pieces of this mess? Radio host Michael Smerconish and Vanity Fair’s Buzz Bissinger discuss. watch

Obama courts Latino votes

Obama courts Latino votes

11/10/11 07:00PM

Sideshow: Hours before Thursday’s GOP debate kicked off, President Barack Obama sat down for a roundtable discussion with a group of Hispanic journalists outlining his 2012 strategy for going after the Republican candidates. watch

Coming up on Hardball...

11/10/11 04:56PM

Oops, he did it again! Rick Perry’s 52-second stumble is dominating headlines today after last night’s CNBC debate. Is this the last straw for his struggling campaign…and will he soon be Texas toast? We’re asking msnbc Political Analyst and Republican Strategist Steve Schmidt and Democratic Strategist Bob Shrum. And if Perry’s sinking, who is poised to pick up his followers? Could the 2012 field be on the brink of a Newt Gingrich mini-surge? read more

Matthews: Clinton representing America well

11/09/11 08:00PM

Sometimes the best news - the really good stuff -doesn't happen.There's word in The New York Times today that there's a good chance the United States, our country, will not be isolated should the Palestinians get recognized as a country. That's enormously good news.  And it's not coming with a big headline.Several weeks back, it looked like the United Nations was on the verge of recognizing the Palestinian state, with the United States the only country in the world voting against it.  That would have made us look like we're all alone in our support for Israel, made Israel look like its only fr read more

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