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10/21/11 04:44PM

War is Over. President Obama announced today a full drawdown of troops in Iraq by the end of the year. By making good on his campaign promise and making the announcement a day after the Khaddafy takedown, Obama’s foreign policy credentials are in the spotlight—but is it enough to quiet his Republican critics? We’re asking Fmr. Rep. Patrick... read more

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10/21/11 09:17AM

Did Republican rising star Marco Rubio embellish his family history? He often says he's the son of exiles, and that they fled Castro, but the Washington Post discovered his parents actually fled Cuba two and a half years before Castro took power. How much will this hurt Rubio's chances of landing on the 2012 Republican ticket? Speaking... read more

Immigration and the 2012 race

Immigration and the 2012 race

10/20/11 08:00PM

Does the Republican Party risk losing all Latino support by taking such a hard line on immigration? The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank and Republican strategist John Feehery debate. watch

Karzai eyes the 2012 election

Karzai eyes the 2012 election

10/20/11 08:00PM

Sideshow: Afghan President Hamid Karzai has been closely following the Republican presidential nomination race. Watch to discover his favorite candidate. watch

Matthews: Obama has done his duty

10/20/11 08:00PM

If the number one duty of an American president is to protect the country, Barack Obama is meeting his duty, calmly, resolutely, business-like.Consider the way he has gone about it. He has accomplished the mission that took us into Iraq. Bin Laden is gone. He has removed the operational leader of al-Qaeda, Anwar al-Awlaki. He has persisted to... read more

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10/20/11 05:08PM

Is the death of Moammar Khaddafy a validation of President Obama’s “leading from behind” war strategy? NBC Foreign Correspondent Ayman Mohyeldin and New York Magazine’s National Affairs Editor John Heilemann join us tonight. Plus, catch the Hardball Strategists, Todd Harris and Steve McMahon, for an update on the Perry v. Romney ad wars and how... read more

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10/20/11 09:24AM

Qadhafi dead? Lots of reports this morning about the death of Libya's embattled leader... the U.S. government can't confirm... but we'll be tracking this story and looking at the political implications for President Obama, who backed the Libyan rebels early on and got a lot of heat from the right for doing so. Perry vs Romney. The... read more

The gloves come off in Vegas

The gloves come off in Vegas

10/19/11 08:00PM

After all the bickering during Tuesday’s debate, are those candidates the best the GOP has to offer heading into 2012? MSNBC political analyst Howard Fineman and TPM’s Josh Marshall discuss. watch


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