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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,... 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

Is it Newt’s turn to be flavor of the week?

Is it Newt’s turn to be flavor of the week?

10/28/11 08:00PM

Newt’s recent rise in the polls has him running third among the GOP candidates, and yes, that has him running ahead of Rick Perry. But does Newt actually have what it takes to be president? MSNBC’s Alex Wagner and Mother Jones’ David Corn discuss. watch

Romney flips again…and again and again

Romney flips again…and again and again

10/28/11 08:00PM

Whether it’s his position on an anti-union measure in Ohio or global warming, GOP ’12 candidate Mitt Romney is showing just how much of a flip-flopper he really is, Chris Matthews asserts. USA Today’s Susan Page and Salon’s Steve Kornacki join the... watch

Marco Rubio’s changing narrative

Marco Rubio’s changing narrative

10/28/11 08:00PM

Washington Post recently broke the story that Marco Rubio is actually the son of immigrants, not Cuban exiles as he first claimed. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Illinois, and Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., discuss whether Rubio’s version of his history was a... watch

Coming up on Hardball...

10/28/11 05:04PM

Flipping out! Mitt Romney’s latest flip-flop is on global warming. He’s changed his position on key issues so many times, we have to ask: How can we believe him? We’re asking Salon’s Steve Kornacki and USA Today’s Susan Page. Could Newt Gingrich become the country’s first openly mean president? That’s what msnbc Political Analyst and Mother... read more

Let Me Start...

10/28/11 09:18AM

Lots of good stuff out there this morning. We'll start with the Republican presidential candidates:David Corn asks whether Newt Gingrich can be the first openly mean president in American history, Rick Perry's getting slammed for floating the idea that he'll avoid debates going forward. How can he beat President Obama if he's... read more

Flip Flop Mitt

Flip Flop Mitt

10/27/11 08:00PM

Chris talks to MSNBC Senior Political Analyst Mark Halperin and New York Magazine's John Heilemann about what Mitt Romney's latest flip-flop says about his campaign. watch

Is Cain able?

Is Cain able?

10/27/11 08:00PM

Chris talks to the Washington Post's Dana Milbank and political commentator Ron Reagan about the intense scrutiny Herman Cain is under now that he's a frontrunner. watch

The Strategists

The Strategists

10/27/11 08:00PM

Rick Perry may duck the debates and Marco Rubio's family history may take him off the list as a vice presidential running mate. Chris talks to Democratic strategist Steve McMahon and Republican strategist John Feehery. watch

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