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12/09/11 09:12AM

Romney keeps the attacks coming. The Romney camp has unveiled a 60-second video blasting Newt Gingrich for his stand on Paul Ryan's budget (Newt called it right-wing social engineering earlier in the year). Couple that with Mitt's ad this week taking a not-so-subtle swipe at Gingrich's conversion to Catholicism and a lot of people... read more

Matthews on the 'intrigue' of the 2012 race

12/08/11 08:00PM

There's intrigue afoot in the race for president. Try these two undercurrents now running out there, one on the Democratic side, the other on the Republican.The biggest mistake you can make in politics is to assume that the other side thinks like you do. They're the other exactly because they don't see things the way you do.  That... read more

Obama remains on firm ground politically

Obama remains on firm ground politically

12/08/11 07:00PM

Unemployment is down, the Democratic base had stayed with him and now President Barack Obama is fighting back against Republican charges that he’s an “appeaser.” Author Ron Reagan and The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson discuss. watch

Why is Gingrich disliked?

Why is Gingrich disliked?

12/08/11 07:00PM

The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank and The Huffington Post’s Sam Stein explain why colleagues have both publically and anonymously bashed Newt Gingrich. watch

Coming up on Hardball...Who let the dogs out?

12/08/11 05:44PM

Who let the dogs out? Mitt! He unleashed his attack dogs today, top surrogates John Sununu and Jim Talent, to criticize Newt’s record. Plus Chris Christie is back in the spotlight on Romney’s behalf. Is Mitt getting nervous as Newt overtakes him in the polls? We’re talking to msnbc’s Steve Schmidt and the Eisenhower Institute’s Jennifer Donahue... read more

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12/08/11 09:27AM

 Romney unleashes the attack dogs: Mitt's stepping up his attacks against Newt Gingrich, who's now opening huge leads in polls across the country. Romney surrogates are doing the most attacking with John Sununu and Chris Christie leading the fight. And check out Romney's new ad which hits Gingrich on personal issues, albeit subtly.  read more

Matthews on the direction of the 2012 race

12/07/11 08:00PM

I think I now see the way this election is headed.The President intends to turn the bad times against the Republicans.  He will say that Republican policies are squeezing the middle class, that the country needs to re-elect him to offset the power of Wall Street, that he's the progressive champion fighting the good fight against the money... read more

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