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Kansas’ welfare woes

Kansas’ welfare woes

04/17/15 07:38PM

A strict new law in Kansas is making it illegal for people on welfare to go to the movies or a local swimming pool on the tax payer’s dime. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback says the new law aims to motivate welfare recipients to become self-sufficient. watch

Huckabee to make campaign announcement

Huckabee to make campaign announcement

04/17/15 07:16PM

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee will be announcing his decision on a presidential run on May 5th. Chris Matthews is joined by the Washington Post’s Robert Costa and radio talk show host Ron Reagan to discuss the news, and to look what Huckabee’s st watch

ISIS makes gains as Congress delays war vote

ISIS makes gains as Congress delays war vote

04/17/15 06:59PM

Republican leaders love the “notion” of war, but where is their vote when it matters? Chris Matthews is joined by David Corn of Mother Jones and NBC News Terrorism Analyst Evan Kohlmann to discuss the latest on ISIS and the problem with Congress stalling watch

House GOP passes 'Death Tax Repeal Act'

House GOP passes 'Death Tax Repeal Act'

04/16/15 07:38PM

House Republicans passed the "Death Tax Repeal Act," which would bring an end to the inheritance tax. In this time of growing income inequality, is this bad optics for the GOP? Howard Fineman, Nedra Pickler, and John Brabender have more. watch

Let Me Finish: Percy Sledge

Let Me Finish: Percy Sledge

04/15/15 07:58PM

Chris Matthews remembers Percy Sledge, the man behind such hits as “When A Man Loves A Woman.” He says of the singer: “I love what this guy had to say about his life, this singer of a lost love.” watch

Jersey boy Chris Christie in New Hampshire

Jersey boy Chris Christie in New Hampshire

04/15/15 07:40PM

Chris Christie sounds more and more like a presidential candidate, but can he make good on his promise to expand the map and win blue states if he's the nominee? A.B. Stoddard, Clarence Page, and Michael Tomasky make up tonight’s Hardball Roundtable. watch

Hillary Clinton under attack

Hillary Clinton under attack

04/15/15 07:02PM

Hillary Clinton, out on the road in Iowa, is now a moving target for every Republican or right-winger able to reach a microphone. Anne Gearan, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Perry Bacon have the latest from the campaign trail. watch

U.S. President Abraham Lincoln is seen in one of five poses taken by photographer Alexander Gardner in Washington on Feb.5, 1865, from the archives of the Library of Congress.

Let Me Finish: The assassination of Lincoln

04/14/15 08:10PM

Let me finish with the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, who was shot 150 years ago today. He was killed because he fought and won a war that saved the union. He was killed fighting still for the right of freed American slaves to vote. read more

One-on-one with Lilly Ledbetter

One-on-one with Lilly Ledbetter

04/14/15 07:28PM

Today is Equal Pay Day, an occasion that marks how much more women have to work in a year to earn the same as men. The issue could catapult Hillary Clinton into the White House. Equal pay advocate Lilly Ledbetter joins Hardball with more. watch

Warming up to Cuba

Warming up to Cuba

04/14/15 07:15PM

Pres. Obama endorses taking Cuba off the list of state sponsors of terrorism, making a bold move toward normalizing relations with Cuba. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim have more. watch

Hillary makes her first campaign stop

Hillary makes her first campaign stop

04/14/15 07:01PM

Hillary Clinton begins her listening tour in Monticello, Iowa. But when it comes to politics, can she lead from behind or does she have to get out there and lead the charge? Washington Post’s Ruth Marcus and Vox’s Jonathan Allen have more from the trail. watch

President Barack Obama leaves after speaking about clean-energy jobs, on April 3, 2015, at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. (Photo by Rick Bowmer/AP)

50 states visited...check!

04/14/15 05:27PM

President Obama has made plans to visit his 50th state as president.The White House announced this week that President Obama will travel to South Dakota -- the only state he hasn't visited as president.  He'll deliver a commencement address early next month at a community college in Watertown.President Obama vowed to hit all 50 states... read more

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