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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

Army response to Salon article on pressure not to diagnose PTSD

04/09/09 09:00PM

On Thursday's show, we discussed this Salon article that claimed that a secret recording reveals the Army may be pushing its medical staff against diagnosing post-traumatic stress disorder. Hardball invited a representative of the Army on the show to respond. We got an emailed response:The Army, dedicated to compassionate, effective mental and physicalhealth care, strives to accurately diagnose and aggressively treatSoldiers who experience post traumatic stress disorder. The Army does not pressure health care providers in their determinationof a diagnosis, nor does it condone such activity. read more

Matthews: Obama will be a president who does 'big things'

03/25/09 03:12PM

By Chris Matthews President Obama held his much anticipated press conference Tuesday and delivered his most pronounced message since taking office. He wants to be a president who does more than muddle through. He wants to be a transformative president on the model of Roosevelt and Reagan. He wants to do big things.Tuesday's press conference showed he that he's president for celebrity or popularity. He was saying "I'm not going to be Bill Clinton and do school uniforms and family home leave, I'm going to do big stuff. Dick Morris is not advising me. read more

Peace in Ireland must be preserved

03/17/09 09:22PM

Hardball's Chris Matthews used St. Patrick's Day to comment on the recent violence in Northern Ireland and how it threatens the peace kept in that part of the country for over a decade.Watch Matthews' commentary below. read more

Matthews clarifies Jindal reaction

02/25/09 08:05PM

Hardball’s Chris Matthews explains his reaction, heard on air, about Gov. Bobby Jindal as he appeared before cameras to give the GOP rebuttal to President Barack Obama's speech Tuesday night.Watch the video, below.  read more

Pelosi: Success requires bipartisanship

02/12/09 09:31PM

On Thursday, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi joined Chris Matthews on "Hardball" to discuss why she feels the economic recovery bill will work.Below is an excerpt of the transcript. CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST, HARDBALL: Speaker, thank you. I was watching yesterday from my office, and I saw Sen. Harry Reid walk out with some Republican senators and announced there was an agreement on the giant economy recovery bill. Where were you?REP. read more

Matthews commemorates Lincoln's birth

02/12/09 07:12PM

By Chris Matthews Last night was a special evening here in Washington. Kathy and I were at Ford's Theater for the 200th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth.It was the grand re-opening of that old theater where tragedy struck that Good Friday of 1865. read more

Something new in Washington

01/20/09 02:16PM

by Chris MatthewsIt's something new in Washington: There's been a divide in Washington between sort of the national capital and the neighborhoods here -- the neighborhoods in the Eighth Ward, the Seventh Ward, all round this city, some of the poorer wards.  This is the first time I've seen a true integration of the city where people are coming from all over the city.  Somebody once said D.C. read more

Getting ready for Inauguration Day

01/14/09 09:20PM

On Tuesday January 20, 2009, msnbc will present the historic inauguration of Barack Obama to the American public in an extraordinary fashion. In addition to broadcasting live from the nation’s capitol, msnbc, in partnership with Screenvision, is hosting live viewings in movie theaters across the country. Screenings will take place at select theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Boston, Washington DC, Houston, Detroit, Phoenix, Tampa, Seattle, Denver, Orlando, St. read more

Hardball panel reacts to importance of Obama presidency

01/12/09 11:35PM

On Thursday, Hardball's Chris Matthews, NBC's Harold Ford, Jr., and msnbc political analyst Michelle Bernard reacted to Bill Cosby's comments on "Meet the Press" about the impact of Barack Obama becoming the first African-American president and gave their own.Below is a transcript.CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST, 'HARDBALL:' What did you think of  Bill Cosby?  He's such a deep guy. I was taken.  HAROLD FORD, JR, NBC POLITICAL ANALYST:  Look, listening to him had to move any American. I'm African-American. Knowing that I'm 38 years old, and I'm recently married.  I'm in an interracial marriage. When I hav read more

Matthews chooses not to run for Pa. Senate seat

01/08/09 05:46PM

from the Associated PressWASHINGTON - msnbc political commentator Chris Matthews has told his colleagues he won't be leaving television to run for a U.S. Senate seat from Pennsylvania.msnbc spokesman Jeremy Gaines says Matthews told the staff of his "Hardball" show Wednesday that he's not going to run for the seat against Republican Sen. read more