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Matthews on the 'pride' of religion

10/13/11 08:00PM

Religion.  There's a pride to it.  Along with the faith that comes with being born to a faith comes a strong, stubborn desire to defend it, because what you're doing in most cases is defending the beliefs of your parents and grandparents, the very roots of your existence. So don't make fun of someone's religion.  Don't do it because it is a direct affront as well as a direct assault.  Someone speaks badly or speaks down on the religion you were brought up in and there's either going to be trouble or sadness or both, because it hurts.We Americans take a wonderful view of religion as a country.  read more

Let Me Start...

10/13/11 09:22AM

The Obama campaign sets its sights on Mitt Romney: Romney looks like the inevitable nominee, and he's largely gotten a pass from his Republican rivals, so Team Obama has decided to start defining him before he can define himself to the general electorate. Read the Politico's story here. Herman Cain is getting the scrutiny that comes with being a frontrunner. read more

Defining Iran’s terror ambitions

Defining Iran’s terror ambitions

10/12/11 08:00PM

NBC News Terrorism Analyst Evan Kohlmann and author Robin Wright discuss whether the alleged terror plot to assassinate the Saudi Arabian ambassador was a rogue operation or planned at the top. watch

GOP lacks robust competition for nomination

10/12/11 08:00PM

I don't think the Republican Party is enjoying a robust competition for its nomination. In a year when you would expect a feisty, combustive all-out battle for the presidential nomination - the chance to go one-on-one with a weakened Democratic president - you would expect to see several serious candidates testing each other's abilities.Instead we've seen a bizarre pattern of one conservative candidate after another put up his head then bow it - Trump, Bachman, Perry, Christie.   The head up now is businessman Herman Cain - but the pattern is clear.  Each rises and fades - each with one main a read more

Let Me Start...

10/12/11 09:26AM

The Republican DebateRomney looks invincible, Perry looks asleep. One interesting note on last night's debate, which focused on the economy, is the hatred reserved for Rep. Barney Frank. Newt Gingrich even said Rep. Frank should be in jail for the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform bill. And Mitt Romney has a record of flip-flopping on the issues. Tonight we'll track the evolution of his thinking on Iraq and Afghanistan.  read more

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