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A steady stream of voters cast ballots during the primary in the Walkersville Middle School cafeteria June 24, 2014 in Walkersville, Md. (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post/Getty)

Let Me Finish: Winning the most votes of those permitted to vote

06/03/15 08:10PM

We learned tonight that the Republican party is out to win in 2016 by a strategy of winning the most votes of those they "permit" to vote. This is interesting stuff: instead of letting the people decide who to vote for, the politicians decide who they let vote. "They" select the voters instead of the other way around. read more

President Obama courts Israel on Iran deal

President Obama courts Israel on Iran deal

06/03/15 07:29PM

President Obama's been trashed by his right wing critics for being anti-Israel. So what do we make of his comment that he's "the closest thing to a Jew that has ever sat" in the Oval Office? J Street President Jeremy Ben-Ami discusses with Chris Matthews. watch

Fight for the right to vote

Fight for the right to vote

06/03/15 07:17PM

Democrats are suing to roll back Republican voting restriction laws, filing suits in Wisconsin, Ohio and other key 2016 states. Marc Elias, campaign attorney for Hillary for America, and NAACP Legal Defense Fund Director Sherrilyn Ifill have more. watch

Pataki blasts Huckabee's transgender comment

Pataki blasts Huckabee for transgender comment

06/03/15 07:01PM

Mike Huckabee is criticized for remarks he made back in February about transgender individuals. Leading the attack is former New York Governor George Pataki who is running for the Republican presidential nomination and is hoping to woo GOP voters. watch

Lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani comments on a lawsuit filed against video game giant Activision outside Los Angeles Superior court in Los Angeles, Calif., on Oct. 16, 2014. (Photo by Damian Dovarganes/AP)

Let Me Finish: Giuliani serves the GOP with its eviction notice

06/02/15 08:10PM

Let me finish tonight with this.Rudy Giuliani today served the Republican party with its eviction notice. He did it in New York fashion - big, loud and crystal clear. He said you can't be a Republican candidate for president unless you're right on gay marriage - against it! If you're not right on abortion - you want to outlaw it!... read more

All or nothing for GOP contenders

All or nothing for GOP contenders

06/02/15 07:40PM

When did the GOP get politically correct? Rand Paul's taking a pounding for bucking the party on national security and Rudy Giuliani says he's not running because he's for same-sex marriage. Nedra Pickler, Francesca Chambers and Steve McMahon discuss. watch

Jim Webb plays Hardball

Jim Webb plays Hardball

06/02/15 07:18PM

Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley are the only two Democrats challenging Hillary Clinton for the nomination, but former Senator Jim Webb may soon be the third. He sits down to talk to Chris Matthews. watch

Are 2016 front-runners slipping?

Are 2016 front-runners slipping?

06/02/15 07:00PM

For months, the right has been running a campaign against Hillary Clinton…and according to the latest polls, it’s worked. The same goes for Jeb Bush, who also seems to be slipping in the polls. Former Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter, form watch

The return of Dick Cheney

The return of Dick Cheney

06/01/15 07:37PM

Former Vice President Dick Cheney doesn’t want the GOP to forget him. He wants the issues he cares about to be front and center in the 2016 race, but will the party embrace him again? David Corn, Jennice Fuentes and Eugene Robinson discuss. watch

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