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Why the GOP is a tough crowd

09/13/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with this:The fight for the Republican presidential nomination has begun to look like those old movie scenes in The Tale of Two Cities. It's the French Revolution where every week the angry crowd calls for the beheading of yet another mistrusted leader.Consider the "reign of terror" of these past months. Remember how Donald Trump led the polls a few months back by spreading the word that the President of the United States wasn't even born here? read more

Coming up on Hardball...

09/13/11 05:09PM

Who’s afraid of Rick Perry? Jeff Zeleny and Michael Shear write in today’s New York Times “As Perry Rises, G.O.P. Elite Look Toward Romney” Is that the trend? We’re asking Fmr. Gov. George Pataki (R-NY) and msnbc Political Analyst Pat Buchanan. Next, we’ll bring you the hits and misses from last night’s GOP debate, with author and political commentator Ron Reagan and msnbc Political Analyst Michael Steele. Then: Boehner’s bridges falling down! read more

Let Me Start...

09/13/11 08:50AM

President Obama heads to Ohio today to sell his jobs plan. Ohio of course is home to House Speaker John Boehner, and the president is looking to ratchet up the pressure on Boehner and other Republicans as he builds his case with the public. One way he can do that is by remembering that all politics is local -- there are thousands of projects all around the country that need to be fixed and Americans could be fixing them right now. read more

Trying to figure out Jack Kennedy

09/12/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with the intrigue about the Jacqueline Kennedy tapes. I'm personally transfixed by them. I've been studying Jack Kennedy - who he was, what he was like to be with - for years. His wife, obviously, saw a side of him others didn't.  They had a fine intellectual relationship - batting comments back and forth about the people around them all the time, enjoying the life they shared, life at the very top.  Yes, they were quite a pair in public.  But imagine their back-and-forth in private over the sound of Jack's record player. read more

Will Clinton run?

Will Clinton run?

09/12/11 08:00PM

Sideshow: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed questions surrounding whether she would challenge Barack Obama for the presidential nomination. watch

Coming up on Hardball...

09/12/11 04:17PM

Who would President Obama rather run against: Gov. Rick Perry or Fmr. Gov. Mitt Romney? The Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman and The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza will weigh in. Up next: Lessons learned—and ignored—post-9/11. War fever ran hot in 2001, but in recent years, has the Neoconservative movement cooled? Dick Cheney writes in his memoir that he was the only member of the Bush administration to push for attacking Syria in 2007, and even Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said the U.S. won’t go to war in the Middle East again. read more

Let Me Start...

09/12/11 09:29AM

It's the start of the fall campaign season. Who does the White House want to run against? Rick Perry or Mitt Romney? Perry's running strong in a new poll, but all that could change because the Republicans debate again tonight in Florida. Michele Bachmann promises to get back in the game. Bachmann is preparing to fight back at tonight's Florida debate. Her campaign says she's planning on hitting frontrunner Perry on Social Security. read more

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