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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (R) listens as U.S. President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol February 12, 2013 in Washington, DC. Facing a divided Congress, Obama focused his...

When dysfunction in Washington reaches a new high

07/01/14 08:09PM

We've arrived at a moment I don't think our Founders anticipated: a moment when the brilliant system they devised is threatened by political tribalism. What power does a president, whether it's Obama now or someday a Republican president fighting a Democratic Congress, really have to go around a Congress that says no to everything he wants? read more

What are the expectations for Cochran?

What are the expectations for Cochran?

07/01/14 07:48PM

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are reportedly saying they expect something in return for helping Sen. Thad Cochran win his primary in Mississippi, whether it’s support for food stamp funding or support in fixing the Voting Rights Act. watch

Engel: ISIS is ‘very dangerous’

Engel: ISIS is ‘very dangerous’

07/01/14 07:35PM

The stunning military gains that the radical Sunni group ISIS has made in Iraq are not simply a threat to the region; they’re a threat to the west as well. Richard Engel and Michael Crowley discuss. watch

SCOTUS rules in favor of Hobby Lobby

SCOTUS rules in favor of Hobby Lobby

06/30/14 08:05PM

Lori Windham and Sandra Fluke join Hardball to debate the Supreme Court’s ruling on Monday that allows for-profit companies to opt-out of providing contraception coverage to their employees if it violates their religious beliefs. watch

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