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Is that Jeb’s final answer?

Is that Jeb’s final answer?

05/14/15 07:00PM

Jeb Bush finally gives the answer he couldn't give the first three times. He now says he wouldn't have authorized the war in Iraq, but it took him long enough to get there. MSNBC Political Analysts Michael Steele and David Axelrod debate the former Flor watch

Emergency workers and Amtrak personnel inspect a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia, Pa., May 13, 2015. (Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

Let Me Start: May 14, 2015

05/14/15 11:57AM

Let me start with the stories the Hardball Staff is talking about this morning: the devastating Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, cutting Amtrak funding and the problems continue for Jeb Bush's potential 2016 run.First to Philadelphia, where the NTSB has returned control of some of the railway back to Amtrak.  read more

City of Brotherly Love reacts to train...

City of Brotherly Love reacts to train tragedy

05/13/15 07:17PM

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter talks about the hometown response to the Amtrak tragedy, NBC’s Tom Costello reports on the investigation, and Rep. Robert Brady and Rep. Brendan Boyle discuss what could to be implemented to prevent another incident. watch

Serious questions about Amtrak crash factors

Serious questions about factors in Amtrak crash

05/13/15 07:00PM

Chris Matthews talks with NTSB Board Member Robert Sumwalt about the factors at play in the Amtrak crash, NBC’s Stephanie Gosk about the victims, and train passenger Paul Cheung about how the passengers realized the magnitude of the disaster. watch

President Barack Obama speaks an event at the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 11, 2015. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty)

Let Me Finish: The President's big defeat

05/12/15 08:10PM

Let me finish with the President's big defeat. I suppose we should have seen it coming. For weeks, the labor unions have been making a hard-to-argue-with case that America has been watching its traditional manufacturing base head for the nearest cheap-labor horizon. read more

Jeb Bush backtracks his comments on Iraq

Jeb Bush backtracks his comments on Iraq

05/12/15 07:38PM

Jeb Bush clarifies his comments that he still would have invaded Iraq. Meanwhile, Dr. Ben Carson doubles down on his comment that the president is a “psychopath”. April Ryan, Jonathan Capehart and Mathew Littman make up the Hardball Roundtable. watch

Trade bill fails initial Senate vote

Trade bill fails initial Senate vote

05/12/15 07:00PM

Sen. Elizabeth Warren scores a victory, championing the cause of international trade and leaving President Obama with a legislative shortfall for his trade bill. NBC News’ Chris Jansing and MSNBC Political Analysts Michael Steele and Ed Rendell discuss. watch

Image: President Obama Honors Emerging Entrepreneurs At The White House

Let Me Start: May 12, 2015

05/12/15 11:59AM

Let me start with what the Hardball Staff is talking about today: The Senate vote on Pres. Obama's trade agenda and the punishment that is handed down in "Deflate-gate" sparks debate. read more

Former Governor Jeb Bush (R-FL) addresses the National Review Institute's 2015 Ideas Summit in Washington on April 30, 2015. (Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

The strange, weird, desperate behavior of Jeb Bush

05/11/15 08:10PM

Let me finish with the strange, weird, desperate behavior of Jeb Bush. Look, the reason people initially took him seriously as a candidate, the reason people have looked to him over the years as a future hope, is the assumption that he's smarter than his brother, that he's a lot more like his father. read more

The clown car returns!

The clown car returns!

05/11/15 07:37PM

It didn't go so well for Mike Huckabee, Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson when they made their debut appearances this weekend as presidential candidates. Republican strategist John Feehery, Michelle Bernard of the Bernard Center for Women and USA Today’s Paul watch

President Obama vs. Sen. Elizabeth Warren

President Obama vs. Sen. Elizabeth Warren

05/11/15 07:26PM

It's President Obama against Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as the president's signature trade deal hangs in the balance, heading to a Senate vote Tuesday. The Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman and NBC News’ Perry Bacon discuss. watch


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