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Matthews gives commencement advice

05/13/11 05:09PM

Let me finish tonight with the thrill of yesterday's commencement exercises at Temple University in Philadelphia.Here in this impressive hall with almost 9,000 people, we celebrated the graduation of so many young people into the world of ambition, uncertainty and hope.Thanks to President Ann Hart of this fine, booming university, each student left with a plastic wallet-sized card with my commencement advice. I want you all to hear it once - here on Hardball - for your children; for your hopes for them; and also for yourselves and your ambitions in life.  They are based on watching politicians read more

Inside the bin Laden journals

Inside the bin Laden journals

05/12/11 08:00PM

NBC News’ Roger Cressey and Time Magazine’s Mark Thompson share their thoughts on Osama bin Laden’s journals and what they reveal about his intentions to... watch

Matthews: Is the GOP desperate?

05/12/11 05:11PM

Let me finish tonight with the desperation of the Republican field.  How desperate is it? Any field in which Newt Gingrich thinks he a serious candidate – that's how desperate it is.Newt - Nasty Newt - has got Tricky Dick beaten as a nickname.  As historian Jon Alter said last night here, his running for president - even trying to get back into politics after what he pulled is what Nixon running against - daring to - after Watergate.Shameless. That's the word for this entry.  Newt is the guy who brought nastiness to the U.S. read more