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Are Democrats afraid of Perry?

Are Democrats afraid of Perry?

08/31/11 08:00PM

Politico’s Jonathan Martin and The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank explain why Gov. Rick Perry has created panic about the Democrats heading into the 2012 election. watch

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

Is Obama playing politics?

Is Obama playing politics?

08/31/11 08:00PM

NBC’s Chuck Todd and Politico’s John Harris talk about the timing of President Barack Obama’s address to Congress, and the GOP presidential candidates’ debate. watch

Coming up on Hardball...

08/31/11 04:45PM

Game on! President Obama set the date for his jobs plan announcement… for exactly the same time as the NBC/Politico Republican Debate, a week from today at 8 PM. Well, we said “Go big or go home,” didn’t we?   And this is a big, bold move. His formal request to the Speaker’s office was met with an equally formal reply. In short, Boehner’s response: Move it to Thursday. We’ll break down this political tug-of-war with NBC Political Director Chuck Todd and Politico Editor-in-Chief John Harris. Then: The Left’s fear and loathing of Rick Perry. read more

Perry under scrutiny

Perry under scrutiny

08/30/11 08:00PM

The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza and MSNBC political analyst Jonathan Capehart discuss Gov. Rick Perry’s comments on secession and calling Social Security a “Ponzi scheme.” watch

Is Obama’s base crumbling?

Is Obama’s base crumbling?

08/30/11 08:00PM

Rep. Laura Richardson, D-Calif., and MSNBC’s Ed Schultz debate how President Barack Obama can convince African-Americans and unions to vote for him in 2012 with the unveiling of his jobs plan. watch

Smerconish on Bachmann's blunders

08/30/11 08:00PM

by Hardball guest host Michael SmerconishLet me finish tonight with Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and her tendency to commit gaffes on the campaign trail. Her public pronouncements made waves yet again over the weekend, this time in Florida.She said "I don't know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We've had an earthquake; we've had a hurricane. He said, 'Are you going to start listening to me here?'  Listen to the American people because the American people are roaring right now. read more

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