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09/02/11 06:05PM

Where’s the line between putting your foot down and showing disrespect? Was this week’s spat between the White House and Speaker Boehner just another example of a refusal to compromise, or is it something deeper—a political or a personal, disrespect and dismissal of President Obama? read more

How Obama can win

How Obama can win

09/01/11 08:00PM

MSNBC political analyst Howard Fineman and USA Today’s Susan Page explain whether President Barack Obama must go on the offensive to win reelection. watch

Obama vs. the Packers

Obama vs. the Packers

09/01/11 08:00PM

Sideshow: President Barack Obama’s address to Congress will air directly before the opening game of the NFL season, between the returning Super Bowl... watch

Is the speech date debate a preview of the next 15 months?

09/01/11 08:00PM

by Hardball guest host Michael Smerconish Yesterday's scheduling flap between the White House and the House was a stark reminder of the dysfunction in Washington and if they'd fight about that, it doesn't bode well for the next 15 months. I get that this coming, Labor Day weekend, marks the unofficial end of summer.And that Tuesday is a back to work and school day for many adults and children. read more

Coming up on Hardball...

09/01/11 04:03PM

Oh no he didn’t! Speaker John Boehner last night made the first-ever public rejection of a Presidential request to address a Joint Session of Congress. If these two can’t compromise on scheduling, is there any hope for a bipartisan jobs plan? Now Obama’s base is frustrated that the White House folded, and the GOP has come off as petty. And it steals attention from the jobs crisis, and puts the spotlight back on partisan bickering. read more

Let Me Start...

09/01/11 08:48AM

President Obama has yielded to House Speaker John Boehner, agreeing to move his big jobs speech before a joint session of Congress to Thursday. Initially, the president proposed doing it on Wednesday -- the same night as the msnbc Republican Presidential Debate at the Reagan Library. Boehner publicly rejected the president's proposal -- the first time a president has been publicly rejected on such a request. read more

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