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09/14/11 08:18AM

A bad omen for the White House: Democrats fail to hold on to the seat once held by Rep. Anthony Weiner. Republican Bob Turner defeated his Democrat David Weprin in a special election in heavily Democratic NY-9 last night. And while Weprin was far from a strong candidate, there's no way the Democratic Party thought they'd lose Weiner's seat when he became embroiled in scandal earlier this year. read more

Can Perry take the heat?

Can Perry take the heat?

09/13/11 08:00PM

Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele and author Ron Reagan talk about the hard-hitting questions directed toward Rick Perry during Monday’s GOP debate. watch

Why the GOP is a tough crowd

09/13/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with this:The fight for the Republican presidential nomination has begun to look like those old movie scenes in The Tale of Two Cities. It's the French Revolution where every week the angry crowd calls for the beheading of yet another mistrusted leader.Consider the "reign of terror" of these past months. Remember how Donald Trump led the polls a few months back by spreading the word that the President of the United States wasn't even born here? read more

Why the GOP is a tough crowd

Why the GOP is a tough crowd

09/13/11 08:00PM

Hardball’s Chris Matthews talks compares the fight for the Republican presidential nomination to A Tale of Two Cities, saying, “it’s the French Revolution where every week the angry crowd calls for the beheading of yet another mistrusted leader.” watch

Coming up on Hardball...

09/13/11 05:09PM

Who’s afraid of Rick Perry? Jeff Zeleny and Michael Shear write in today’s New York Times “As Perry Rises, G.O.P. Elite Look Toward Romney” Is that the trend? We’re asking Fmr. Gov. George Pataki (R-NY) and msnbc Political Analyst Pat Buchanan. Next, we’ll bring you the hits and misses from last night’s GOP debate, with author and political commentator Ron Reagan and msnbc Political Analyst Michael Steele. Then: Boehner’s bridges falling down! read more

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09/13/11 08:50AM

President Obama heads to Ohio today to sell his jobs plan. Ohio of course is home to House Speaker John Boehner, and the president is looking to ratchet up the pressure on Boehner and other Republicans as he builds his case with the public. One way he can do that is by remembering that all politics is local -- there are thousands of projects all around the country that need to be fixed and Americans could be fixing them right now. read more

Will the GOP pass the jobs plan?

Will the GOP pass the jobs plan?

09/12/11 08:00PM

Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, D-Fla., and Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., debate whether Republicans will support President Barack Obama’s jobs plan or will they say no because they want him to fail. watch

Will Clinton run?

Will Clinton run?

09/12/11 08:00PM

Sideshow: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed questions surrounding whether she would challenge Barack Obama for the presidential nomination. watch

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