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Boy Scouts from the Chief Seattle Council carry U.S. flags as they prepare to march in the Gay Pride Parade, June 30, 2013, in downtown Seattle. (Photo by Elaine Thompson/AP)

Let Me Finish: Ending the ban on gay scoutmasters

05/22/15 08:10PM

Let me finish with Bob Gate's push to end the ban on gay scoutmasters.  I hope we can work this out in a way that keeps scouting a vital force in this country. Some of my best times growing up were on Treasure Island, the historic Boy Scout camp on the Delaware River between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. read more

Hillary Clinton Benghazi emails released

Hillary Clinton Benghazi emails released

05/22/15 07:25PM

Hillary Clinton spoke about the release of emails on Benghazi Friday while campaigning in New Hampshire. Is she surviving the storm over those emails? MSNBC Political Reporter Alex Seitz-Wald has more from the campaign trail. watch

Crowd of conformists

Crowd of conformists

05/22/15 07:13PM

There's an old saying: Democrats fall in love: Republicans fall in line. It looks like the 2016 Republican presidential candidates are falling all over themselves to watch

Republican debate debacle

Republican debate debacle

05/21/15 07:38PM

Who's in and who's out when the Republicans hold their first presidential debate on August 6? It's a big field, and the Hardball Roundtable talks about which candidates won't make the cut. The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart, The Daily Beast’s Betsy watch

GOP revisionist history on Iraq

GOP revisionist history on Iraq

05/21/15 06:59PM

It's hard not to see the ugliness in the partisan effort to put the hell of ISIS entirely on the shoulders of President Obama as 2016 candidates try to shed political burden of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The Daily Beast’s Michael Tomasky and the Brooking watch

Free Syrian Army fighters carry their weapons as they walk on a frontline in Mork, Syria on March 8, 2015. (Photo by Khalil Ashawi/Reuters)

Let Me Start: May 21, 2015

05/21/15 12:52PM

Let me start with the stories the Hardball Staff is talking about this morning: ISIS advances, Hillary Clinton's emails are revealed and a 2016 update on the Iowa Straw Poll. read more

Dick Cheney on ''Meet the Press''

Let Me Finish: Something that really matters

05/20/15 08:10PM

Let me finish with something that truly matters. The late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan once noted that we are entitled to our own opinions but not our own facts. The fact that came forth here last night was pure, clear, and stunning. It's that the leaders of our country, led by Vice President Dick Cheney, led this country -- bugled it --... read more


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