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A salute to a leader

A salute to a leader

07/13/11 08:00PM

Hardball’s Chris Matthews shares his thoughts on Sen. Mitch McConnell’s attempts to “break this crazed stranglehold on America’s economy.” watch

Coming up on Hardball ...

07/13/11 04:00PM

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has a solution to the debt crisis: Let President Obama raise the debt ceiling alone. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are taking issue with the Senate Minority Leader’s proposal. Rep. Steve King R-Iowa,and Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., join us tonight, and we expect to hear their criticism.Then: The GOP is refusing to raise taxes, under the guise it will hurt small business and job growth. Is that even true? read more

Let Me Start...

07/13/11 08:28AM

Good Morning! Here's what we're working on for today:The Debt Ceiling Debate: The talks are stuck and both sides are pessimistic about reaching a deal. President Obama hosts a late afternoon session with Congressional leaders today. Meanwhile, he may be trying to split his opposition, playing House Speaker John Boehner against Majority Leader Eric Cantor. read more

Matthews: Betty Ford – 'a name for hope'

07/12/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with the First Lady brave enough to be Betty Ford. The phrase itself – Betty Ford – is with us today as an admission that we need such a place. Many of us. "She's at Betty Ford."  "He's checked into Betty Ford."It's a haven for people with reality biting at their heels, people with addictions, people who keep doing the same thing expecting different results – until one bad day they decide "I need help."  "I need to go to Betty Ford."Before she was a place of haven and help, Betty Ford was a real, live person with problems of her own. read more