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Let Obama be Obama?

Let Obama be Obama?

08/16/11 08:00PM

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Cynthia Tucker and Yale Prof. Sean Smith discuss whether President Barack Obama’s bus tour and upcoming jobs plan will boost his favorability ratings. watch

The joy of American democracy

08/16/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with the joy of American democracy.What I love is that the American people - the voter - and we're talking about picking presidents again - is always looking for something greater, grander - someone who can carry us to a higher, more hopeful place.This is how Barack Obama won, how Ronald Reagan won, how Jack Kennedy won. read more

Coming up on Hardball...

08/16/11 05:33PM

President Obama’s bus tour through the Heartland is meant to get him back in the game, but will it be enough to win over voters? Obama says he’ll unveil a jobs plan in September…but what is he waiting for? Sean Smith served as Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the Department of Homeland Security in the Obama administration. Read his piece “Let Obama Be Obama” in Politico here and catch him on tonight’s show, with Pulitzer prize winning syndicated Columnist Cynthia Tucker.   Then: Since announcing his candidacy for President, Rick Perry has been grabbing all of the headlines. read more

Game on for the GOP nomination

08/15/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with the joy of watching a cake get baked. This weekend the Republican Party baked its cake; that cake is now out there on display in the national window for all to see.It's got two layers - Bachman and Romney - and a Perry on top.All the fixings are off the table - Santorum's not going to be the nominee.  Nor is it going to be Newt or the others.  Pawlenty had the swiftness to take himself out clean. No, the cake is baked and it has only got two layers - and a Perry on top.Perry! I look at him up there and realize, wow, what just happened? read more

Bachmann – the job creator

Bachmann – the job creator

08/15/11 08:00PM

Big Number: Making the rounds on the Sunday morning talk show circuit, Rep. Michele Bachmann called attention to her status as a business owner eight times. watch

More voter restrictions underway

More voter restrictions underway

08/15/11 08:00PM

Sideshow: A new voter ID bill is set to take effect in Texas next year that will require citizens to present specific forms of identification in order to cast their ballot on Election Day. watch

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