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Coming up on Hardball...

07/21/11 04:12PM

Tune in to Hardball tonight with guest host Michael Smerconish!Up first: Deal or no deal? The New York Times reported rumors this afternoon that President Obama and GOP leaders are cutting a deal that would decrease the debt by three trillion dollars over the next decade, cut agency spending and make changes to entitlement programs… but notably, that the deal does not include tax increases. And if there are no tax increases, isn’t it a total GOP win? Without increased revenues, how can Democrats vote for it? We’ll ask DCCC Chairman Steve Israel (D-NY) if it would have his vote. read more

Let Me Start...

07/21/11 08:33AM

Here's what we're looking at this Thursday morning: The Debt Standoff: As Senators from both sides start to coalesce around the Gang of Six proposal, what will House Republicans do? So far, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the Tea Party wing are signaling pretty clearly that they won't vote for a plan that increases revenues by ending tax loopholes. Will they go for any plan that they could be construed as raising taxes? Probably not. read more

Matthews on why the GOP won't compromise

07/20/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with Ronald Reagan.People make a mistake when they overdo this thing about the Great Communicator being the Great Compromiser.When he met with Mikhail Gorbachev he didn't give on missile defense.  He despised the very notion of mutually assured destruction and refused to accept Gorbachev's demand that the United States promise not to develop a missile shield. But there are other areas where he "did" compromise.  He did agree in 1982 to let taxes go up as part of a deal to cut the deficit. read more

Politics of the Reagan legacy

Politics of the Reagan legacy

07/20/11 08:00PM

Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele and Salon.com’s Joan Walsh debate whether former President Ronald Reagan would be considered too liberal for today’s Tea Party Republicans. watch

Coming up on Hardball...

07/20/11 03:12PM

Gang Warfare! The clock’s ticking, and the debt ceiling debate is still going strong, just two weeks shy of the Aug. 2 deadline. The Gang of Six has a plan on the table—it’s crafted by members of both parties and President Obama stands behind its main tenets—but Tea Party Republicans are still saying “no deal!” How much longer can this go on?  Gang of Six member Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) joins us tonight, as does Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), co-author of the “Cut, Cap and Balance” bill that passed in the House yesterday evening.   Then—What would Reagan do? read more

Let Me Start...

07/20/11 08:44AM

Here's what we're watching today: The Gang of Six proposal: Will momentum continue to build towards a deal based on the framework set forth by the bipartisan Gang of Six? President Obama gave it his blessing, Senators of both parties are lining up behind it, but what about House Republicans? They passed their "Cut, Cap and Balance" plan last night, but it has zero chance of going anywhere. read more

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