Anwar al-Alwaki, the radical U.S.-born cleric and al-Qaeda leader has been killed in Yemen. On the heels of the bin Laden takedown, how can critics say President Obama is weak on terrorism—or that the GOP is the party of national defense? Obama and international security is our top story tonight, and NBC Terrorism Analyst Evan Kohlmann and msnbc... read more
Let Me Finish: Chris Matthews says that if President Obama wants to win his re-election bid, he has to take a page from Chris Christie, who seems as unhappy and irritable as most Americans who are in economic distress. watch
Liberty University Michele Bachmann was asked once again about comments she'd made about being "submissive" to her husband in their marriage. Will her message translate to winning votes? A Hardball panel discusses. watch
Let me finish tonight with Governor Chris Christie.I wonder if the Democrats, and President Obama himself, might learn something from the current Republican fascination with Governor Christie.... read more
Americans are mad as hell…and they’re not gonna take it anymore! Is President Obama going to have to catch Chris Christie fever—that tough-talking, hardnosed, take-no-prisoners approach to politics—in order to get the public behind him? We’re taking that question to GOP Strategist Steve Schmidt and New York Magazine’s John Heilemann. Brainwashed? read more
Let me finish tonight with the big question of how President Obama should run for re-election.Should he run like Franklin Roosevelt did for his second term in 1936 - basically dividing the country between pro-New Deal and anti-New Deal? Tell the voters you've got a choice here: stick with the direction I'm taking the country in getting... read more
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