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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

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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

Romney on socialism

Romney on socialism

09/16/11 08:00PM

Sideshow: In an interview on Thursday, GOP candidate Mitt Romney was asked for his reaction to his opponent Rick Perry calling President Barack Obama a socialist. watch

Voting rights restricted

Voting rights restricted

09/16/11 08:00PM

Political columnist Cynthia Tucker and Judith Browne-Dianis of The Advancement Project talk about new voter ID laws aimed at hurting President Barack Obama’s chances of reelection. watch

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

New book threatens Palin’s image

New book threatens Palin’s image

09/16/11 08:00PM

Author Shushannah Walshe and former Palin staffer Frank Bailey share their thoughts on “The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin” and whether it can derail her presidential ambitions. watch

What happened to the Texas miracle?

What happened to the Texas miracle?

09/16/11 08:00PM

Since he jumped into the presidential race, Rick Perry has presented himself as a job creator, despite unemployment in Texas reaching 8.5 percent. Mother Jones’ David Corn and The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank discuss. watch

Coming up on Hardball...

09/16/11 05:01PM

What Texas miracle? Gov. Rick Perry’s been quick to showcase the bright side of the Texas economy, but tonight, we’re taking a look at all sides of the story: An 8.5 percent unemployment rate, and jobs lost last month. msnbc’s David Corn and The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank will fill us in tonight. Next up: Is the GOP narrowing the path to the voting booth for Dems in general and minorities in particular? read more

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