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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

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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

How Obama can win

How Obama can win

09/01/11 08:00PM

MSNBC political analyst Howard Fineman and USA Today’s Susan Page explain whether President Barack Obama must go on the offensive to win reelection. 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

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

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09/01/11 04:03PM

Oh no he didn’t! Speaker John Boehner last night made the first-ever public rejection of a Presidential request to address a Joint Session of Congress. If these two can’t compromise on scheduling, is there any hope for a bipartisan jobs plan? Now Obama’s base is frustrated that the White House folded, and the GOP has come off as petty. And it steals attention from the jobs crisis, and puts the spotlight back on partisan bickering. read more

Let Me Start...

09/01/11 08:48AM

President Obama has yielded to House Speaker John Boehner, agreeing to move his big jobs speech before a joint session of Congress to Thursday. Initially, the president proposed doing it on Wednesday -- the same night as the msnbc Republican Presidential Debate at the Reagan Library. Boehner publicly rejected the president's proposal -- the first time a president has been publicly rejected on such a request. read more

Smerconish: Bullying should be confronted at every opportunity

08/31/11 08:00PM

Tomorrow in New Jersey, the strongest law in the nation regarding bullying goes into effect.Within one day of a bullying incident, principals must begin an investigation, and twice a year, superintendents must provide reports to Trenton detailing all episodes. Getting lots of attention is that in one district, East Hanover, Crimestoppers will accept anonymous text messages, calls or tips to its web site, and then forward the information to school and local police officials.Richard G. read more

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