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Pelosi: Success requires bipartisanship

02/12/09 09:31PM

On Thursday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi joined Chris Matthews on "Hardball" to discuss why she feels the economic recovery bill will work.Below is an excerpt of the transcript. CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST, HARDBALL: Speaker, thank you. I was watching yesterday from my office, and I saw Sen. Harry Reid walk out with some Republican senators and announced there was an agreement on the giant economy recovery bill. Where were you?REP. read more

Matthews commemorates Lincoln's birth

02/12/09 07:12PM

By Chris Matthews Last night was a special evening here in Washington. Kathy and I were at Ford's Theater for the 200th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth.It was the grand re-opening of that old theater where tragedy struck that Good Friday of 1865. read more

Something new in Washington

01/20/09 02:16PM

by Chris MatthewsIt's something new in Washington: There's been a divide in Washington between sort of the national capital and the neighborhoods here -- the neighborhoods in the Eighth Ward, the Seventh Ward, all round this city, some of the poorer wards.  This is the first time I've seen a true integration of the city where people are coming from all over the city.  Somebody once said D.C. read more

Getting ready for Inauguration Day

01/14/09 09:20PM

On Tuesday January 20, 2009, msnbc will present the historic inauguration of Barack Obama to the American public in an extraordinary fashion. In addition to broadcasting live from the nation’s capitol, msnbc, in partnership with Screenvision, is hosting live viewings in movie theaters across the country. Screenings will take place at select theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Boston, Washington DC, Houston, Detroit, Phoenix, Tampa, Seattle, Denver, Orlando, St. read more

Hardball panel reacts to importance of Obama presidency

01/12/09 11:35PM

On Thursday, Hardball's Chris Matthews, NBC's Harold Ford, Jr., and msnbc political analyst Michelle Bernard reacted to Bill Cosby's comments on "Meet the Press" about the impact of Barack Obama becoming the first African-American president and gave their own.Below is a transcript.CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST, 'HARDBALL:' What did you think of  Bill Cosby?  He's such a deep guy. I was taken.  HAROLD FORD, JR, NBC POLITICAL ANALYST:  Look, listening to him had to move any American. I'm African-American. Knowing that I'm 38 years old, and I'm recently married.  I'm in an interracial marriage. When I hav read more

Matthews chooses not to run for Pa. Senate seat

01/08/09 05:46PM

from the Associated PressWASHINGTON - msnbc political commentator Chris Matthews has told his colleagues he won't be leaving television to run for a U.S. Senate seat from Pennsylvania.msnbc spokesman Jeremy Gaines says Matthews told the staff of his "Hardball" show Wednesday that he's not going to run for the seat against Republican Sen. read more

Examining Bush's legacy in 'The Decider: A Hardball Documentary'

12/17/08 04:12PM

In "The Decider," Chris Matthews takes an in-depth look at the eight-year Presidency of George W. Bush. The documentary, a creative collaboration between Hardball and msnbc's Long Form unit and produced by Peacock Productions, writes history's first draft of the Bush Presidency. The program will premiere in the Hardball slot at 5 and 7 p.m. on Monday, Dec. read more

Ayers calls accusations 'profoundly dishonest'

12/10/08 08:58PM

On Wednesday, former Weather Underground member William Ayers tells Hardball’s Chris Matthews that he takes responsibility for past actions and is thankful the American saw through the manipulations of the McCain/Palin and elected Barack Obama as president. Watch the interview between Matthews and Ayers below. read more

What is it about Chicago?

12/10/08 01:27PM

Chris Matthews spoke with The Chicago Tribune's Jill Zuckman and Politico's Jonathan Martin about the arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich for trying to sell Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat to the highest bidder. Watch as the panel discusses the plethora of corruption in Chicago and whether it will hurt President-elect Barack Obama. read more

Why not root for the Phillies?

10/27/08 11:56PM

by Chris MatthewsClassic. If the Yankees or the Mets had made it to the Series - or the Red Sox - it would have been a dynamite Series. Why? Because the Yankees or the Mets or the Red Sox made it. That's why. Look, in all the years the Phillies didn't make it to the play-offs, much less to the Series, I rooted for the Red Sox as my East Coast team. That emotional time right after 9/11, I yelled like mad for the Yanks against the Diamondbacks. I've even rooted for the Mets when they made it to the World Series. read more

McCain/Palin chemistry

10/23/08 12:08AM

Chuck Todd on watching the McCain/Palin interview conducted by Brian Williams I wouldn't blame Brian for wanting to say that there was a tenseness between -- first of all, between the two -- there's no chemistry between John McCain and Sarah Palin.  I felt as if we grabbed two people and said, "Here, sit next to each other.  We are going to conduct an interview." They're not comfortable with each other yet.  The other thing about is, you could tell, they know that they are losing.  There is an intensity there. They are drained. The entire campaign staff is drained. The two candidates seem guar read more

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