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Matthews: Match politics with the government we've created

04/13/11 05:05PM

Let me finish tonight with the topic the President raised today: this question of what we expect of government, what we want it to do. He quoted Abraham Lincoln on the rule that government should do for the people only what we cannot do for ourselves.We can say we want to live like cowboys.  You know the line; keep government out of our business and out of our bedrooms.  Live and let live and don't bother me with all the government stuff, all those taxes.But look at the job we've given government to do:  we've got the largest military in the world. read more

Goodbye Palin, hello Trump?

Goodbye Palin, hello Trump?

04/12/11 08:00PM

Msnbc political analysts Howard Fineman and Eugene Robinson discuss how birther theories are helping Donald Trump climb up the ladder of potential GOP... watch

Civil War: 150 years later

04/12/11 05:04PM

It must have been something for those officers who fought in that war. Ulysses S. Grant had been drummed out of the army several years before Fort Sumter. He'd been stationed out in the far west, away from his family, where he had developed a bad drinking problem. His father, who had some political pull, tried getting him re-instated. read more

Rating Ryan’s plan

Rating Ryan’s plan

04/11/11 08:00PM

Former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., shares his thoughts on whether Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan is a concrete solution to the budget mess. watch

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