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Matthews on why the government isn't working right now

10/27/11 08:00PM

Here's how government is supposed to work in this country. You have an election.  One party wins; the other loses.  Both get the message and do what they're supposed to do.Republicans won the 2010 congressional elections.  They were supposed to come to Washington and make a deal with the Democrats, one favorable to their side and the... read more

Coming up on Hardball...

10/27/11 04:55PM

Leading off tonight: Why Mitt Romney’s flip-flopping matters. He doesn’t seem to want to be the Tea Party candidate, but that doesn’t stop him from throwing a bone to the far right every now and then. TIME magazine’s Editor-at-Large Mark Halperin and New York Magazine’s National Affairs Editor John Heilemann, co-authors of Game Change, are here... read more

Let Me Start...

10/27/11 09:20AM

Is Mitt Romney a more egregious flip-flopper than we thought? When you watched his waffle over the anti-union law in Ohio this week, you couldn't help but think that Romney in reality is worse than the cartoon version of John Kerry the Republicans tried to paint in 2004. TPM writes about why Romney's latest flip-flop matters, and we&... read more

Matthews: Is the system broken?

10/26/11 08:00PM

I was in East Berlin the week the Wall came down.  I interviewed a number of East German working people about the reasons for their despair with the Communist system. It was telling. What they complained about was the way the system betrayed them.  The people who believed in the Socialist system - who considered themselves good communists - did... read more

Rubio's family history questioned

Rubio's family history questioned

10/26/11 08:00PM

Chris talks to Politico's Alex Burns and the Washington Post's Peter Wallsten about new details that contradict Sen. Marco Rubio's explanations for the inconsistencies in his family history. watch

Is the wind at Obama's back?

Is the wind at Obama's back?

10/26/11 08:00PM

Chris Matthews talks to former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and Republican Strategist Steve Schmidt about whether President Obama is starting to get the wind at his back again. watch

Top earners' income skyrockets

Top earners' income skyrockets

10/26/11 08:00PM

Chris Matthews talks to the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza and former White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki about the new government report that the income for the nation's top earners has increased 275 percent over the past decade. watch

Perry backs away from birther comments

Perry backs away from birther comments

10/26/11 08:00PM

Some of the leaders in the Republican Party are warning Rick Perry to lay off the birther message. Chris Matthews talks to former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown and MSNBC Political Analyst Michael Eric Dyson. watch

On Hardball tonight: Is the wind at Obama's back?

10/26/11 06:23PM

For the first time in months, President Obama may finally be getting the wind at his back politically. Chris talks to former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell and Republican strategist Steve Schmidt about the president's improving fortunes.Watch Hardball at 7 p.m. ET. read more

Coming up on Hardball...

10/26/11 05:58PM

Are the tides turning for President Obama's re-election prospects? A new poll out today shows his strength in Ohio. Fmr. Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA) and Republican Strategist Steve Schmidt will weigh in.  The rich get richer! A Congressional Budget Office study shows truth to the old adage. We'll talk it over with msnbc Political Analyst... read more

Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero

'Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero'

10/26/11 11:16AM

Read an excerpt from Chris Matthews’ latest book.Chapter One: Second Son "History made him, this lonely, sick boy. His mother never loved him. History made Jack, this little boy reading history."—Jacqueline Kennedy, November 29, 1963, from notes scribbled by Theodore H. WhiteCertain things come with the territory. Jack Kennedy, born in... read more

Let Me Start...

10/26/11 08:59AM

President Obama's winning strategy on the economy? The President is in Denver -- pushing a plan to help lower income college graduates pay down their student loans. And like Monday's push on foreclosure relief, the President is moving without Congress. Again, this is more about politics than policy -- it gives him a chance to paint the... read more

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