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Can the GOP become an alternative to Obama?

09/08/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with the reality of last night. I know one thing from hard experience: if the American people want change, if they're not happy with the person in the White House, they will find an alternative. We the people don't accept failure. So the question is whether the Republican Party can do its job of coming up with an acceptable alternative to the president.  Last night, they made a lot of progress toward making that decision. read more

Coming up on Hardball...

09/08/11 05:12PM

Our attention turns tonight from the Presidential hopefuls to the man in the White House. President Obama takes the podium at 7 PM ET before a Joint Session of Congress to unveil his much-anticipated jobs plan—and we’ll bring it to you tonight on msnbc. But first, we’ll preview his speech with Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and author and political commentator Ron Reagan. Will Obama go bold, with a sweeping program reflecting the progressive agenda? Or will he appeal to independent voters, or attempt to compromise with Republicans? read more