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Jeb Bush's no good, very bad week

Jeb Bush's no good, very bad week

05/15/15 07:23PM

Ivy Ziedrickh, a student at the University of Nevada, talks about her interaction with potential 2016 candidate Jeb Bush. Then, Eugene Robinson talks about Jeb Bush's horrible week of campaigning. watch

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers the keynote address at the 18th Annual David N. Dinkins Leadership and Public Policy Forum at Columbia University in New York

Let Me Start: May 15, 2015

05/15/15 11:59AM

Let me start with 2016, and its all about Jeb Bush's no good, very bad week and Hillary Clinton's plans to return to Iowa. Hillary Clinton released a new campaign video (see below), as she makes plans to return to Iowa next week.  This trip her campaign says she will be focusing on ideas to expand small businesses in the state,... read more

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to reporters following the Gulf Cooperation Council-U.S. summit on May 14, 2015 at Camp David, Md. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Pool/Getty)

Let Me Finish: The trade war

05/14/15 08:10PM

Let me finish with this trade battle. You'd have gotten the idea, listening to the talk on television, that Democrats are against trade -- that their thinking and attitudes are strictly in line with Bernie Sanders or Sherrod Brown. read more

Is that Jeb’s final answer?

Is that Jeb’s final answer?

05/14/15 07:00PM

Jeb Bush finally gives the answer he couldn't give the first three times. He now says he wouldn't have authorized the war in Iraq, but it took him long enough to get there. MSNBC Political Analysts Michael Steele and David Axelrod debate the former Flor watch

Emergency workers and Amtrak personnel inspect a derailed Amtrak train in Philadelphia, Pa., May 13, 2015. (Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

Let Me Start: May 14, 2015

05/14/15 11:57AM

Let me start with the stories the Hardball Staff is talking about this morning: the devastating Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia, cutting Amtrak funding and the problems continue for Jeb Bush's potential 2016 run.First to Philadelphia, where the NTSB has returned control of some of the railway back to Amtrak.  read more

City of Brotherly Love reacts to train...

City of Brotherly Love reacts to train tragedy

05/13/15 07:17PM

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter talks about the hometown response to the Amtrak tragedy, NBC’s Tom Costello reports on the investigation, and Rep. Robert Brady and Rep. Brendan Boyle discuss what could to be implemented to prevent another incident. watch

Serious questions about Amtrak crash factors

Serious questions about factors in Amtrak crash

05/13/15 07:00PM

Chris Matthews talks with NTSB Board Member Robert Sumwalt about the factors at play in the Amtrak crash, NBC’s Stephanie Gosk about the victims, and train passenger Paul Cheung about how the passengers realized the magnitude of the disaster. watch

President Barack Obama speaks an event at the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 11, 2015. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty)

Let Me Finish: The President's big defeat

05/12/15 08:10PM

Let me finish with the President's big defeat. I suppose we should have seen it coming. For weeks, the labor unions have been making a hard-to-argue-with case that America has been watching its traditional manufacturing base head for the nearest cheap-labor horizon. read more

Jeb Bush backtracks his comments on Iraq

Jeb Bush backtracks his comments on Iraq

05/12/15 07:38PM

Jeb Bush clarifies his comments that he still would have invaded Iraq. Meanwhile, Dr. Ben Carson doubles down on his comment that the president is a “psychopath”. April Ryan, Jonathan Capehart and Mathew Littman make up the Hardball Roundtable. watch


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