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Matthews: Obama must learn from his mistakes

11/02/11 08:00PM

In the wake of the Bay of Pigs disaster, Kennedy took total personal accountability. "I'm the responsible officer of the government," he said. He got his highest approval ratings – 83% in a Gallup poll.What's wrong with Obama's admitting that the stimulus bill he won from Congress in 2009 didn't do what he said it would? Give the reasons, but include the nature of the miscalculation. Otherwise, the prediction by his chief economic adviser of an -8% jobless rate is going to trail him right through next fall's debates. It's easy to spot the leader. read more

Coming up on Hardball...

11/02/11 05:36PM

Can Herman Cain survive the sexual harassment allegations plaguing his campaign…especially now that the Washington Post is reporting that one of his accusers is petitioning the National Restaurant Association to break  her confidentiality agreement, and since the New York Times reported that one woman received a year’s pay as part of a severance package? msnbc’s David Corn and Howard Fineman are here with the latest. We’ve been reporting on the GOP’s efforts to curb voting rights throughout the country, and tonight, we’ll tell you about the Obama administration’s efforts to push back. Sen. read more

What Obama needs the most

11/01/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with what President Obama needs most. He needs allies, potential confederates who'll get out there, who'll sing his praises, take punches for him and deliver some themselves and not only that, he needs political loyalists who have strong gut ties to the people who are going to decide this election.  Not just the college crowd that got him nominated and elected in 2008, but the scared, angry people who didn't go to college. read more

Should Obama rely on Clinton?

Should Obama rely on Clinton?

11/01/11 08:00PM’s Joan Walsh and The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza discuss whether Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is an ally President Barack Obama needs in his reelection bid. watch

Coming up on Hardball...

11/01/11 04:37PM

Herman Cain is trying to bat down the sexual harassment claims that are plaguing his candidacy, but instead, his contradictory statements are adding fuel to the fire. We’ll have the latest on the situation with Politico’s Alex Burns and Washington Post’s Dana Milbank. Next up: The Three Ring Circus! The GOP clown show kicked off with flame-thrower Donald Trump, and look where we are now: Mitt Romney’s flip-flopping over issues, Rick Perry’s trying to walk back a few bad debate performances, and we’re left wondering who’ll be the next ringleader if this scandal kicks Cain off his horse. read more

Matthews: Obama needs to start 'asking'

10/31/11 08:00PM

As a student at Choate in the early 1930s, young Jack Kennedy heard headmaster George St. John recite a favorite maxim: "The youth who loves his alma mater will always ask not 'What can she do for me?' but 'What can I do for her?'"When the time came to call on his country to meet the challenges of the Cold War, those words stuck. "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." It was a call to duty.It was a very personal invitation to each and every one of his fellow citizens. He wasn't going to do this alone. The New Frontier was not going to be a solo act. read more

Bringing Jack Kennedy back to life

Bringing Jack Kennedy back to life

10/28/11 11:00PM

Let Me Finish: On a Friday morning in the fall of 1963, an American president traveled through Texas trying figure the state out.What made Dallas so right-wing, he kept asking the two men in the car with him that drizzly Friday morning in November. read more