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How Obama can win

How Obama can win

09/01/11 08:00PM

MSNBC political analyst Howard Fineman and USA Today’s Susan Page explain whether President Barack Obama must go on the offensive to win reelection. watch

Is the speech date debate a preview of the next 15 months?

09/01/11 08:00PM

by Hardball guest host Michael Smerconish Yesterday's scheduling flap between the White House and the House was a stark reminder of the dysfunction in Washington and if they'd fight about that, it doesn't bode well for the next 15 months. I get that this coming, Labor Day weekend, marks the unofficial end of summer.And that... read more

Obama vs. the Packers

Obama vs. the Packers

09/01/11 08:00PM

Sideshow: President Barack Obama’s address to Congress will air directly before the opening game of the NFL season, between the returning Super Bowl Champions – the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints. watch

Coming up on Hardball...

09/01/11 04:03PM

Oh no he didn’t! Speaker John Boehner last night made the first-ever public rejection of a Presidential request to address a Joint Session of Congress. If these two can’t compromise on scheduling, is there any hope for a bipartisan jobs plan? Now Obama’s base is frustrated that the White House folded, and the GOP has come off as petty. And it... read more

Let Me Start...

09/01/11 08:48AM

President Obama has yielded to House Speaker John Boehner, agreeing to move his big jobs speech before a joint session of Congress to Thursday. Initially, the president proposed doing it on Wednesday -- the same night as the msnbc Republican Presidential Debate at the Reagan Library. Boehner publicly rejected the president's proposal -- the... read more

Is Obama playing politics?

Is Obama playing politics?

08/31/11 08:00PM

NBC’s Chuck Todd and Politico’s John Harris talk about the timing of President Barack Obama’s address to Congress, and the GOP presidential candidates’ debate. watch

Will the GOP cut off aid from FEMA?

Will the GOP cut off aid from FEMA?

08/31/11 08:00PM

Mother Jones’ David Corn and former RNC Chairman Michael Steele debate whether the Republicans take a political risk by holding up FEMA funds from those affected by Hurricane Irene. watch

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