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09/20/11 09:13AM

President Obama's speech yesterday -- he finally went left and his base is happy. But what about the independents he needs to win re-election? That's where we start today. Who is playing class warfare? President Obama is -- saying the wealthy need to pay their "fair share" of taxes. But so are the Republicans - for decades. Rick Perry criticizes President Obama on Israel today -- accusing him of having a policy of appeasement. read more

Clinton on Clinton

Clinton on Clinton

09/19/11 08:00PM

Sideshow: The former president responded to comments made by Dick Cheney that his wife, Hillary, should run for president. watch

The battle for suburbia

The battle for suburbia

09/19/11 08:00PM

Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele and former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge discuss whether Rick Perry would be a tough sell in battleground states and... watch

A note about being lucky

09/19/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with luck. People notice it, talk about it. Many believe in it. A streak of luck. We know what it means because there seems to be something to it when you see it happening.  Getting the breaks. Some just get them - it seems.President Obama certainly has a confidence about him. It would be reasonable to assume it comes from his sense of being lucky. Things have worked out for him along the way. read more

Coming up on Hardball...

09/19/11 04:53PM

Class Warfare? President Obama laid out his debt reduction plan today, including tax increases aimed at the wealthiest Americans. Is his bold three trillion dollar plan a smart strategy to win over independents? Will it work? Tonight, we’re talking with Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and The Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman. Speaking of independents: Can Gov. Rick Perry, with his far-right policies and Texas swagger, win them over? How strong is the Perry vote in the suburbs? For that, we’ll go to Fmr. Homeland Security Secretary and Fmr. Gov. of Pennsylvania Tom Ridge, and to Fmr. read more

Let Me Start...

09/19/11 09:19AM

President Obama will unveil his $3 trillion plan to trim the deficit -- half the savings comes from new tax revenue and Medicare recipients won't have to wait longer to collect benefits. Republicans are calling it class warfare -- but is it? Or is it the White House countering the class warfare waged by Republicans over the last decade? After all, the top income earners in this country have increased their wealth as their taxes have gone down. read more

Obama faces tough road ahead

09/16/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with this. President Obama faces a hard test in the weeks ahead. He's up against the growing perception that Republicans have the upper hand that this battle between Rick Perry and Mitt Romney is not about the Republican nomination but about the American presidency. Whoever comes out of this fight will be the country's next leader.Others have been in the position Obama is now being assigned. read more

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