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GOP's extremist disposition

09/27/11 08:00PM

Governor Christie of New Jersey said something nice about gay people in a recent interview.  He said God made them the way they are so he, personally, couldn't view them as sinners.  Now that may strike you as a not unusually benign view these days, but I wonder if it isn't unusually benign for the governor's political party.If you've been paying attention the last several weeks you will have noticed that the Republican Party is not in a benign mood these days. Raise the issue of capital punishment and you unleash a crack of applause. read more

Allowing the jobless to apply

Allowing the jobless to apply

09/27/11 08:00PM

The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank and The Wall Street Journal’s Steve Moore share their thoughts on President Barack Obama’s jobs proposal, which would prohibit employers from discriminating against applicants because they’re unemployed. watch

Coming up on Hardball

09/27/11 04:33PM

The Obama Derangement Syndrome. Is he a U.S. citizen? Is he a Muslim? The anti-Christ? We’re taking a hard look at the movements against this President and asking: is this par for the course? Is it collateral damage when one occupies the White House? Or has this President been dealt a particularly low blow? We’ll discuss with Fmr. Mayor Willie Brown (D-SF) and Republican Strategist Ron Christie. Will he or won’t he? Gov. Chris Christie’s being courted by the GOP bigwigs, but he insists he’s not running for President. read more

Why Obama should get tough

Why Obama should get tough

09/26/11 08:00PM

MSNBC political analyst Richard Wolffe and The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza discuss Frank Rich’s article in New York Magazine calling for President Barack Obama to move to the left or risk defeat. watch

Obama gives CBC marching orders

Obama gives CBC marching orders

09/26/11 08:00PM

Mother Jones’ David Corn and The Huffington Post’s Alex Wagner debate whether President Barack Obama’s blunt message to the Congressional Black Caucus will motivate his base. watch

GOP remains uncertain about 2012

09/26/11 08:00PM

The Democrats have their candidate for 2012. Republicans don't. Therein lays the big difference as we move into October.Obama has the challenge of shaping his campaign for a second term. The Republicans have the problem of finding the candidate who fits the shape of their campaign of heat and hate for three years now.Obama has to decide whether he heads down the middle, the center-left or the left. He needs to decide if he's going to follow the path of Bill Clinton, Harry Truman or something more like Franklin Roosevelt's re-election campaign of 1936.Let's see what the Republicans are up to. read more

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