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The politics of Weiner-gate

The politics of Weiner-gate

06/02/11 08:00PM

The New York Daily News’ Tom DeFrank and Politico’s Ben Smith discuss how Rep. Anthony Weiner’s Twitter problem will affect both the Democrats and GOP. watch

Matthews: America needs more moderate Republicans

06/01/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with the long tradition of moderate Republican governors of Massachusetts.I speak with some experience. I went to college in Massachusetts at Holy Cross, then worked for a half dozen years as top aide to Tip O'Neill.Let me say that moderate Republicanism is in the blood up in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It goes back in my lifetime to Leverett Saltonstall and Henry Cabot Lodge and Edward Brooke in the U.S. Senate but especially in the governor's chair.We've had popular Republican governors of the Commonwealth.John Volpe gave my commencement address at Holy Cross. read more

The Palin problem

The Palin problem

06/01/11 08:00PM

With her bus tour going strong; can any Republican presidential candidate eclipse Sarah Palin in the news? Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele and Mother... watch

Matthews: 'Don't underestimate Sarah Palin'

05/31/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with Sarah Palin. She made the news this weekend.She was here in Washington riding a motorcycle with the Rolling Thunder crowd. Great pictures. Great statement, too. She's one of the renegades, those Americans out there who think GIs were purposely left behind in Vietnam. Whatever the facts, that issue still has potency with folks. read more

Why America shouldn't protect the former IMF chief

05/27/11 08:00PM

By Michael Smerconish, Hardball guest hostEven before we knew he'd await trial in a $50,000 per month Manhattan townhouse, I was against bail for Dominique Strauss-Kahn.   It wasn't the prospect of the former head of International Monetary Fund living in a posh, 6,800 square foot, four-bedroom townhouse that had me worried, it was the French legal system, should he find a way home. Many observers of the case - including the prosecutors - have invoked the name Roman Polanski in making the case against leniency for DSK.But there is a better example: Ira Einhorn. Einhorn is the slovenly, self-app read more

Who’s right about Medicare?

Who’s right about Medicare?

05/27/11 08:00PM

Salon.com’s Steve Kornacki and The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein discuss why the Republicans become defensive when the Democrats claim the Ryan budget would... watch

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