Are the tides turning for President Obama's re-election prospects? A new poll out today shows his strength in Ohio. Fmr. Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA) and Republican Strategist Steve Schmidt will weigh in. The rich get richer! A Congressional Budget Office study shows truth to the old adage. We'll talk it over with msnbc Political Analyst... read more
Read an excerpt from Chris Matthews’ latest book.Chapter One: Second Son "History made him, this lonely, sick boy. His mother never loved him. History made Jack, this little boy reading history."—Jacqueline Kennedy, November 29, 1963, from notes scribbled by Theodore H. WhiteCertain things come with the territory. Jack Kennedy, born in... read more
President Obama's winning strategy on the economy? The President is in Denver -- pushing a plan to help lower income college graduates pay down their student loans. And like Monday's push on foreclosure relief, the President is moving without Congress. Again, this is more about politics than policy -- it gives him a chance to paint the... read more
You have to wonder what's going on in the Republican Party this season.If it were a regular Republican year, we'd have the party falling for a presidential candidate by now. They'd have a favorite and they'd be getting ready to run him against the Democratic incumbent. This would especially be the case when the man in the... read more
Re-Boot Hill! Rick Perry is revamping his campaign and that means doubling down on birtherism, a flat tax policy, and his number one rival, Mitt Romney. We’ve got the latest tonight with msnbc’s Howard Fineman and the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank. In Politico today, columnist Roger Simon argues that President Obama is due credit for his... read more
Herman Cain is still leading the Republican field -- his lead over Mitt Romney in the new New York Times poll is within the margin of error. But you have to wonder -- again -- how serious Cain is with a new ad like this. That's Cain aide Mark Block, puffing a cigarette while an unsmiling Cain slowly breaks into a laugh. How bizarre. Why... read more
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