Cut, cap and balance…or duck, dodge, and dismantle? We’re covering tonight’s House vote on the Republican’s answer to the debate over the economy. And Tea Party Republican Joe Walsh is circulating a letter among House Republicans saying don’t raise the debt ceiling, even if it means letting the country default! He plays Hardball tonight. Next... read more
Two stories this morning -- the debt fight here at home and the Rupert Murdoch scandal in Britain. Let's start in Washington, where House Speaker John Boehner will hold a vote on the Cut, Cap and Balance plan, which has absolutely zero chance of becoming law. At the White House, President Obama has no public events on his schedule and he&... read more
Let me finish tonight with a grand American sight.It's what I saw yesterday at a San Francisco airport, what everyone saw who went past a restaurant, bar or any other place where there were people and a television.It's the huge bunch of men cheering the American women's soccer team in the World Cup. The whoops went up every time... read more
A little less conversation, a little more action…We’ll take a hard look at the GOP’s role in the debt ceiling talks and what’s not getting done behind closed doors: Negotiation, deal-making, and problem-solving. It’s a Protest Party, not an opposition party aiming to govern. And a new poll out today shows that voters aren’t buying into the GOP... read more
Happy Monday... Here's what's out there this morning: Still no deal, but both sides in the debt fight are confident that America won't go into default. From the outside, it's hard to believe that, especially now that House Republicans are turning hard right and offering a bill that Politico calls "remarkable for its... read more
Politico’s Jonathan Martin and MSNBC political analyst Richard Wolffe discuss the most recent 2012 headlines, including whether the Bachmann campaign is more worried about the clinic controversy then it seems. watch
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