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Coming up on Hardball...

08/01/11 03:34PM

Congress finally reached a deal to raise the debt ceiling, but no one’s happy. Aside from averting default and (tentatively) getting the deal through before deadline, Democrats won very little in a “compromise” that included all spending cuts, and no tax increases. Republicans, for their part, don’t know when to declare a win. And we may have just witnessed the biggest display of Tea Party power to date. Tonight, Chris plays Hardball with OMB Director Jack Lew. read more

Let Me Start...

Let Me Start...

08/01/11 08:36AM

 We have a deal. But perhaps the better headline is the hostages have been released. In reaching the deal to raise the debt ceiling, Republicans got nearly everything they want. Sure, the debt ceiling will rise, but that's pretty much the only thing President Obama and the Democrats got. read more

Countdown to Aug. 2

Countdown to Aug. 2

07/29/11 08:00PM

Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer talk to Hardball guest host Michael Smerconish. watch

Let Me Start...

07/29/11 08:27AM

Good Friday Morning.We begin this morning by looking at House Speaker John Boehner's big failure last night to hold a vote on his budget plan. He never had the votes, and the Tea Party wing of his party has proven especially difficult for him to corral. So what did we learn? read more

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