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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds a campaign event in Phoenix (Photo by Nancy Wiechec/Reuters).

Top strategist says GOP is reaping what it sowed with Trump

07/21/15 07:11PM

The top strategist to Senator John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign is calling out the Republican Party for not standing up to Donald Trump when it had the chance.Steve Schmidt, who ran the day to day operations on McCain’s losing bid to Barack Obama, told "Hardball’s" Chris Matthews that Trump was given a free pass in his... read more

Trump at war with the GOP

Trump at war with the GOP

07/21/15 07:00PM

Donald Trump is soaring in the Republican polls, well above Jeb Bush and all the others. The only question is who is going to take him on? Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, former RNC chairman Michael Steele and Salon’s Joan Walsh discuss. watch

Trump has double-digit lead in new poll

Trump has double-digit lead in new poll

07/20/15 08:50PM

Donald Trump leads the Republican field in a new Washington Post poll with 24%...but what effect will his comments on Sen. John McCain’s war record have on his campaign? Howard Fineman, Kathleen Parker and Joy Reid discuss. watch

Vets respond to Donald Trump's comments

Veterans respond to Donald Trump's comments

07/20/15 08:48PM

Sen. John McCain says Trump doesn't owe him an apology, but he should apologize to America's veterans, especially those who have been held prisoner while serving their country.  General Barry McCaffrey and Mother Jones’ David Corn have more. watch

Selling the Iran nuclear deal

Selling the Iran nuclear deal

07/20/15 08:47PM

Can President Obama get Democrats to get behind the bargain he made with Tehran?  The Washington Post’s Anne Gearan, Vox’s Jonathan Allen and the Bernard Center for Women’s Michelle Bernard make up the Hardball Roundtable. watch

Republican presidential candidate, real estate mogul Donald Trump, speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa on July 18, 2015. (Photo by Nati Harnik/AP)

Donald Trump and the people who want to vote for him

07/20/15 08:10PM

Let me finish tonight with Mr. Donald Trump and the people he wants to vote for him. I have a feeling that the guys who are impressed with the hotel big-shot are regular guys who look up to his buildings, his success, his ability to say what he wants. I have a further feeling that they are a patriotic group who have special respect for the men... read more

Barack Obama

Let Me Finish: The Iran nuclear deal

07/15/15 08:10PM

Let me finish tonight with the Iranian nuclear deal.Here's a blunt, direct way to look at the choice now facing the United States Congress.If they dump this deal, no one believes there will be another for the basic reason we will not have the other major countries "in" on the deal. They believe we've gone as far as we can go... read more


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