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Commemorating Germany's freedom

11/09/09 07:17PM

by Chris MatthewsTwenty years ago I stood in the rain on the East Berlin side of the great Brandenburg Gate, the grim symbol of division between East and West during the Cold War. It was a rainy night and it was cold. But people were standing around, just waiting. Word had got out that "the authorities" might be opening the great Gate that the "Vopos," those notorious East German police, were still guarding. Change was in the air. As I interviewed one East German after another I kept asking them what "freedom" meant to them. "Was its Freiheit?" I kept asking in my limited German. read more

In memoriam: Jody Powell

09/15/09 07:58PM

by Chris MatthewsThe death of former White House press secretary Jody Powell yesterday reminds me of the last night of the 1980 election. I remember Jody, who had been President Carter's loyal press secretary and confidant all those years, telling the President late that night that we weren't going to over night anywhere that night. read more

Chris Matthews on The Colbert Report

08/21/09 07:59PM

Watch Chris Matthew's appearance on The Colbert Report.Matthews talks about the upcoming Hardball documentary on the Kennedy brothers. He explains why he's critical of the town hall protesters, and admits he likes to eat potatoes. read more

Hardball examines the Kennedy legacy in a new documentary

08/17/09 01:43PM

msnbc will premiere its latest documentary, The Kennedy Brothers: A Hardball Documentary, reported by Hardball’s Chris Matthews, on Thursday, August 27th, at 7 P.M. ET.  Before John F. Kennedy entered the political scene, no politician had ever seemed so comfortable—so himself—in front of television cameras. While politicians of the past were forever frozen in black and white photos, the Kennedy brothers were a crisp color image. read more

Hardball award to Iranian protestors

06/19/09 07:15PM

by Chris MatthewsAs people who watch Hardball - and you are the good people - know, I have extended a serious tribute over time to men and women who have had the moxie to stand up for their rights.  How can I give that coveted Hardball Award to anyone on this planet this week but the people in the streets of Tehran, the hundreds of thousands who have stood out there and demanded that their votes are counted and counted fully. read more

Sen. John Kerry: 'This is an Iranian movement'

06/18/09 09:07PM

Following is a rush transcript of Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) on tonight's "Hardball with Chris Matthews." Sen. Kerry discusses the protests in Iran and President Obama's stance on them, saying "this is an Iranian moment, not an American moment, and we need to have the discipline, the restraint, the maturity to stand back from this as the Iranians proceed." CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST:  Senator Kerry, John McCain, your colleague, has been critical of the president for not speaking out and joining the protests in the streets of Tehran.  What's your view?SEN. read more

Burris on ethics investigation

05/27/09 08:10PM

On Wednesday, Sen. Roland Burris, D-Ill., joined Hardball via the phone to discuss FBI wiretaps which reveal him talking with Rod Blagojevich’s brother about the possibility of throwing a fundraiser for the former Illinois governor at the same time he was lobbying for the vacant Senate seat. Watch the entire interview below: read more

Debating affirmative action

05/07/09 09:52PM

Firefighter Frank Ricci of New Haven, Connecticut qualified for a promotion after scoring high on an exam but when too few minorities qualified for promotions, the city scrapped the exam and promoted no one. Now Ricci is suing the city of New Haven and his case is pending before the Supreme Court. Ricci and his attorney Karen Torre, discussed the case on Thursday with Chris Matthews.Watch the entire video below. read more

Sparring over Obama's Notre Dame commencement

04/09/09 10:14PM

It got heated when Pat Buchanan and Lawrence O'Donnell discussed the flap over Obama's scheduled commencement address at the University of Notre Dame. what Pat had to say about this  in his column about two weeks ago. Click here to weigh in: Should Pres. Obama decline the invite? read more

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