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10/28/11 05:04PM

Flipping out! Mitt Romney’s latest flip-flop is on global warming. He’s changed his position on key issues so many times, we have to ask: How can we believe him? We’re asking Salon’s Steve Kornacki and USA Today’s Susan Page. Could Newt Gingrich become the country’s first openly mean president? That’s what msnbc Political Analyst and Mother... read more

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10/28/11 09:18AM

Lots of good stuff out there this morning. We'll start with the Republican presidential candidates:David Corn asks whether Newt Gingrich can be the first openly mean president in American history, Rick Perry's getting slammed for floating the idea that he'll avoid debates going forward. How can he beat President Obama if he's... read more

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

Flip Flop Mitt

Flip Flop Mitt

10/27/11 08:00PM

Chris talks to MSNBC Senior Political Analyst Mark Halperin and New York Magazine's John Heilemann about what Mitt Romney's latest flip-flop says about his campaign. watch

Is Cain able?

Is Cain able?

10/27/11 08:00PM

Chris talks to the Washington Post's Dana Milbank and political commentator Ron Reagan about the intense scrutiny Herman Cain is under now that he's a frontrunner. watch

Abortion in Mississippi

Abortion in Mississippi

10/27/11 08:00PM

Chris Matthews talks to the Family Research Council's Ken Blackwell and the Daily Beast's Michelle Goldberg about a radical proposal in Mississippi to define personhood and declare that life begins at conception. watch

The Strategists

The Strategists

10/27/11 08:00PM

Rick Perry may duck the debates and Marco Rubio's family history may take him off the list as a vice presidential running mate. Chris talks to Democratic strategist Steve McMahon and Republican strategist John Feehery. watch

Let me finish

Let me finish

10/27/11 08:00PM

Hardball's Chris Matthews looks at why government isn't working right now… and it begins with Tea. watch

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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

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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

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

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

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