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09/06/11 08:30AM

Chris is back and hosting the show today from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, CA. He's there ahead of tomorrow night's big Republican presidential debate on msnbc, and we'll preview what to look for on Hardball tonight. read more

Bush, Cheney back in the headlines

Bush, Cheney back in the headlines

09/02/11 08:00PM

The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson and Politico’s Jim VandeHei explain whether the reemergence of the previous administration’s figureheads can help President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign. watch

Democrats attack Cantor over FEMA

Democrats attack Cantor over FEMA

09/02/11 08:00PM

Democrats have seized upon Rep. Eric Cantor’s FEMA comments, trying to drive a political wedge between the Congressman and Republican governors on the East Coast. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., and Roll Call’s Christina Bellantoni discuss whether their... watch

Palin, Bachmann criticize Perry

Palin, Bachmann criticize Perry

09/02/11 08:00PM

MSNBC political analyst Michelle Bernard and Mother Jones’ David Corn discuss the friendly fire Texas governor Rick Perry is likely to face as the frontrunner among Republican presidential hopefuls. watch

A word on the candidacy of Jon Huntsman

09/02/11 08:00PM

by Hardball guest host Michael Smerconish Let me finish tonight with a word on the candidacy of Jon Huntsman.So far, the former Utah governor has run a textbook campaign. Unfortunately, that textbook is a guide to competing in the general election, not the primary. Everything that distinguishes him with an electorate looking for balance and moderation is an anathema to the conservative base that dominates the GOP landscape. That a candidate as qualified as Huntsman has yet to earn more than four percent in any national poll is the latest proof of the sheer obstinacy of the Republican base. read more

White House gives more power to the people

White House gives more power to the people

09/02/11 08:00PM

Big Number: The White House created a new feature for its website that allows individuals to create and sign petitions on issues important to them. If, within 30 days, a petition has reached 5,000 signatures, the White House guarantees that policy... watch

Coming up on Hardball...

09/02/11 06:05PM

Where’s the line between putting your foot down and showing disrespect? Was this week’s spat between the White House and Speaker Boehner just another example of a refusal to compromise, or is it something deeper—a political or a personal, disrespect and dismissal of President Obama? read more

Obama vs. the Packers

Obama vs. the Packers

09/01/11 08:00PM

Sideshow: President Barack Obama’s address to Congress will air directly before the opening game of the NFL season, between the returning Super Bowl Champions – the Green Bay Packers and the New Orleans Saints. watch

Is the speech date debate a preview of the next 15 months?

09/01/11 08:00PM

by Hardball guest host Michael Smerconish Yesterday's scheduling flap between the White House and the House was a stark reminder of the dysfunction in Washington and if they'd fight about that, it doesn't bode well for the next 15 months. I get that this coming, Labor Day weekend, marks the unofficial end of summer.And that Tuesday is a back to work and school day for many adults and children. read more

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