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Should Obama feel confident?

Should Obama feel confident?

12/14/11 07:00PM

Heading into the 2012 presidential election, Campaign Strategist David Axelrod and Time Magazine’s Joe Klein share their thoughts on President Barack Obama’s current state of mind. watch

Coming up on Hardball... Newt under fire!

12/14/11 04:23PM

Newt Gingrich is under fire… from Mitt Romney! Among Romney’s accusations: Gingrich is “unreliable” for having changed his opinion on too many issues and he has a “zany” temperament. Can Romney pull off an attack on Newt that hits so close to home? And are the attacks a sign that the Mitt camp is panicking? We’ll ask msnbc Political Analyst... read more

Let Me Start...

12/14/11 08:38AM

Does the prospect of a drawn out fight between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich help or hurt President Obama? The conventional wisdom says it helps him, and the White House views the GOP fight as a welcome distraction, but remember what happened in 2008 -- when Obama and Hillary Clinton battled into June. read more

Matthews: People want to see the country at its best

12/13/11 08:00PM

I spoke at the National Archives here in Washington earlier this afternoon.  It was my last speech in a six-week tour for my book "Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero." The head of the National Archives, David Ferriero gave me a copy of the hand-scribbled notes Jack Kennedy used in giving the most famous speech of the Cold War; his address in... read more

Congress gets into the holiday spirit

Congress gets into the holiday spirit

12/13/11 07:00PM

Sideshow: Rep. Paul Tonko, D-N.Y., took the floor Tuesday morning to give a year-end address about the state of Congress and the middle class, sugarcoating his reality check with a timeless classic. watch

An easy win for Obama?

An easy win for Obama?

12/13/11 07:00PM

According to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, Newt Gingrich can win the Republican nomination but won’t win the general election. Prof. Cynthia Tucker and Newsweek’s Peter Boyer discuss. watch

Reality check in Iraq

Reality check in Iraq

12/13/11 07:00PM

NBC’s Richard Engel and The Washington Post’s Rajiv Chandrasekaran talk about the remaining American presence in Iraq after U.S. troop leave and whether there is a legitimate fear that Iranian influence will fill the void. watch

Coming up on Hardball... Mitt v. Newt!

12/13/11 05:54PM

And then there were two.  And with these two, the battle for the Republican nomination could be long and it could be nasty. Our new NBC-WSJ poll shows that Newt could win the nomination…but not the Presidency. Newsweek’s Peter Boyer penned this week’s cover story on Newt and University of Georgia Visiting Professor Cynthia Tucker covered Newt... read more

Let Me Start...

12/13/11 09:28AM

We've got our brand new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll out tonight. Will Newt be the Republican frontrunner nationwide? How does he fare in a general election matchup against President Obama? We've got the numbers tonight, along with a look at Newt's greatest hits. And we also have the Vietnam vet who got into a debate with... read more

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