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07/08/11 09:13AM

Happy Friday, but not at the White House.First up this morning is the anemic jobs numbers. The economy added the fewest jobs in nine months and the unemployment rate ticked up to 9.2%, clouding hopes of an economic recovery. Republicans will seize upon the bad news, despite the fact that they've spent more than two years thwarting President Obama at virtually every turn. How the White House handles this grim news is our big story today. read more

Fox News vs. Media Matters

Fox News vs. Media Matters

07/07/11 08:00PM

The right-wing cable channel is taking direct aim at the media watchdog group, calling for it to be stripped of its tax-exempt status. Commentator Ron Reagan... watch

Matthews on the budget

07/07/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with a short statement about the situation this country faces.We can act or not act. We can meet our responsibilities to pay the bills or we can go into default. We can be a "great" country or we can conduct ourselves as something "less" - much less - something like those countries we have long and fairly looked upon as less than serious, less than accountable before the world.America needs to be accountable. read more

Debt ceiling hangs in balance

Debt ceiling hangs in balance

07/07/11 08:00PM

The Nation’s Katrina Vanden Heuvel and Prof. Jeffrey Rosen discuss whether President Barack Obama can invoke a part of the 14th Amendment to keep the U.S.... watch

Let Me Start...

07/07/11 09:21AM

Here's what we're watching today: President Obama and congressional leaders will meet today at the White House to tackle the debt, and the president is going for a much bolder plan than he has in the past. He's calling for trillions in cuts and has put major changes to Medicare and Social Security on the table if Republicans agree to increase tax revenues. read more

A birthday tribute to Nancy Reagan

07/06/11 08:00PM

Let me finish with a birthday tribute to an American who made a difference.Her name is Nancy Reagan. She was our country's First Lady during the 1980s and supported one of the major American presidents in our country's history.Now what I have to say about Reagan is not what many conservatives would say, but it is, I would argue, extremely important.He saw the opportunity to end the Cold War and took it. read more

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