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Game on for the GOP nomination

08/15/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with the joy of watching a cake get baked. This weekend the Republican Party baked its cake; that cake is now out there on display in the national window for all to see.It's got two layers - Bachman and Romney - and a Perry on top.All the fixings are off the table - Santorum's not going to be the nominee.  Nor is it going to be Newt or the others.  Pawlenty had the swiftness to take himself out clean. No, the cake is baked and it has only got two layers - and a Perry on top.Perry! I look at him up there and realize, wow, what just happened? read more

Bachmann – the job creator

Bachmann – the job creator

08/15/11 08:00PM

Big Number: Making the rounds on the Sunday morning talk show circuit, Rep. Michele Bachmann called attention to her status as a business owner eight times. watch

More voter restrictions underway

More voter restrictions underway

08/15/11 08:00PM

Sideshow: A new voter ID bill is set to take effect in Texas next year that will require citizens to present specific forms of identification in order to cast their ballot on Election Day. watch

Coming up on Hardball...

08/15/11 03:31PM

Leaders of the pack! In just a weekend, the GOP 2012 field has gelled around three major candidates: Mitt Romney, who’s been the frontrunner all along; Michele Bachmann, who made splash by coming in first in the Ames straw poll; and Rick Perry, who stole the spotlight from both when he announced his candidacy on Saturday. Missing from the lineup is Tim Pawlenty, who dropped out of the race on Sunday after finishing a distant third in the straw poll. With two of their own leading the lineup, the Tea Party is poised to be a powerful force. read more

Let Me Start...

08/15/11 08:23AM

A very busy Monday morning...Pres. Obama is off on his bus tour of the Midwest. He's greeted by his lowest ever approval rating in the Gallup daily tracking poll -- 39%. There's one way he can turn that around: a real jobs plan. Chris has been saying it for weeks, and this morning it's the lead editorial in the New York Times. But Politico explores the president's vision problem. read more

Weary of war?

Weary of war?

08/12/11 08:00PM

Author Robin Wright discusses whether ending the war in Afghanistan is the one issue both parties can agree on. watch

Conquering Kilimanjaro

Conquering Kilimanjaro

08/12/11 08:00PM

Hardball Host Chris Matthews talks about his wife Kathleen and daughter Caroline’s latest adventure – climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. watch

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