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Baptist pastor expands on Mormon 'cult'...

Baptist pastor expands on Mormon 'cult' comment

10/10/11 08:00PM

Chris Matthews talks with the Rev. Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church in Dallas about his characterization of Mormonism as a "cult," the relationship between Mormonism and mainline Christianity, and the impact of his comments among the electorate. watch

Is religion a liability for Romney?

Is religion a liability for Romney?

10/10/11 08:00PM

Ed Rollins, a Republican strategist who most recently worked for the Michele Bachmann campaign, and David Corn, Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones magazine, talk with Chris Matthews about the role of Mitt Romney's Mormonism in the Republican... watch

Coming up on Hardball...

10/10/11 04:51PM

Pastor Robert Jeffress, a Rick Perry supporter, made waves this weekend when he called Mormonism—the religion of Perry’s 2012 rival Mitt Romney—a cult and when he said that Romney is not a Christian. What did he mean by “cult?” Should religion be a test on the road to the White House? Pastor Jeffress joins us tonight. Furthermore, is there a bit of political strategy at play here? By calling out Romney’s minority faith, do critics paint him as an outcast? We’re asking msnbc Political Analyst David Corn and GOP Strategist Ed Rollins. read more

Let Me Start...

10/10/11 09:24AM

The Mormon Issue: How big a deal is Mitt Romney's religion? As much as Republican presidential candidates say it doesn't matter, they know it does to a lot of viewers, especially Evangelicals and southerners. Baptist preacher (and Perry supporter) Robert Jeffress called the LDS church a cult on Friday and he's on Hardball. How much of this is a concerted effort to delegitimize Romney? read more

Finding solutions to our problems

10/07/11 08:00PM

Radical.  Normally, we don't like that word.  Normally, we like our politics somewhere near the center - somewhere between progressive and conservative.  You get beyond that and people consider you troubling, at best, dangerous, at worst.Radical positions.  Radical solutions.  Radical politics.  Normally, as I said, not the stuff most people are comfortable with.But there comes a time when the positions, solutions and politics of normal times don't seem to be working, or to be more exact: aren't working!We have a 9-plus percent jobless rate.  People are not getting hired, not being put to work read more

Wall Street protests mark a turning point

Wall Street protests mark a turning point

10/07/11 08:00PM

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Mass., and Michael Mulgrew of the United Federation of Teachers talk about the “Occupy Wall Street” protests and discuss whether Democrats can harness that energy for the 2012 race. watch

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