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Smerconish: Force Congress to vote on Simpson-Bowles

07/29/11 08:00PM

Let Me Finish: While Congress stands around waiting for its leaders to negotiate deals, why doesn't somebody force a vote on Simpson-Bowles? The commission’s proposal is not unlike now-discussed congressional panel to recommend future government savings. watch

Rep. Boehner’s debt-ceiling bill passes House

Rep. Boehner’s debt-ceiling bill passes House

07/29/11 08:00PM

Speaker John Boehner added a balanced budget amendment to his debt ceiling proposal, which won over enough Republicans for his House bill to pass. NBC’s Chuck Todd talks to MSNBC contributor Michael Smerconish about the next procedures in the Senate. watch

Countdown to Aug. 2

Countdown to Aug. 2

07/29/11 08:00PM

Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer talk to Hardball guest host Michael Smerconish. watch

Clyburn: ‘Democracy is messy’

Clyburn: ‘Democracy is messy’

07/29/11 08:00PM

Rep. James Clyburn, D- S.C., says none of Republicans from South Carolina voted for Speaker Boehner’s debt ceiling bill either, and discusses the process with msnbc’s Michael Smerconish. watch

Let Me Start...

07/29/11 08:27AM

Good Friday Morning.We begin this morning by looking at House Speaker John Boehner's big failure last night to hold a vote on his budget plan. He never had the votes, and the Tea Party wing of his party has proven especially difficult for him to corral. So what did we learn? read more

Matthews: The GOP is ‘trouble’

Matthews: The GOP is ‘trouble’

07/28/11 08:00PM

The Hardball host cautions voters about the Congressional Republicans’ recent actions, which included threatening to “blow up their own country’s economy, to get certain things done.” watch

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