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07/19/11 08:12AM

Two stories this morning -- the debt fight here at home and the Rupert Murdoch scandal in Britain. Let's start in Washington, where House Speaker John Boehner will hold a vote on the Cut, Cap and Balance plan, which has absolutely zero chance of becoming law. At the White House, President Obama has no public events on his schedule and he'll probably spend his day on the phone with members of Congress in search of a resolution in the debt fight. read more

Matthews on equality and the US

07/18/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with a grand American sight.It's what I saw yesterday at a San Francisco airport, what everyone saw who went past a restaurant, bar or any other place where there were people and a television.It's the huge bunch of men cheering the American women's soccer team in the World Cup. The whoops went up every time they scored, the howls everytime Japan scored a goal.  As I said, the groups I saw were overwhelmingly men, and not all young men by any means.This is the great American development. read more

Coming up on Hardball...

07/18/11 03:14PM

A little less conversation, a little more action…We’ll take a hard look at the GOP’s role in the debt ceiling talks and what’s not getting done behind closed doors: Negotiation, deal-making, and problem-solving. It’s a Protest Party, not an opposition party aiming to govern. And a new poll  out today shows that voters aren’t buying into the GOP’s “cut, cap and balance” proposal. msnbc Political Analysts Pat Buchanan and David Corn are here to discuss. read more

Let Me Start...

07/18/11 08:22AM

Happy Monday... Here's what's out there this morning: Still no deal, but both sides in the debt fight are confident that America won't go into default. From the outside, it's hard to believe that, especially now that House Republicans are turning hard right and offering a bill that Politico calls "remarkable for its total absence of compromise at this late date" two weeks before the August 2 deadline. read more

Can the GOP unite?

Can the GOP unite?

07/15/11 08:00PM

USA Today’s Susan Page explains whether the GOP can regroup and speak with one voice for the remainder of the debt debate. watch

Obama lays out options

Obama lays out options

07/15/11 08:00PM

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., talks about President Barack Obama’s press conference on the debt and explains who are the pivotal players for the next 36 hours. watch

The power of stupidity

07/14/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with the power of stupidity.I'm not talking about ignorance. There are a lot of things I know nothing about. There are things just about anybody out there knows that I don't. Hockey is one.No. I'm talking about stupidity. It's one thing to not understand international finance, to not understand what it will mean if the United States says it can't pay its bills, if one day soon we tell the people who we owe that we can't pay. No one really knows the full reality that will come that day or the day after. Actually, it's something I'd be happy not to find out.Stupidity. read more

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