President Barack Obama turned up the heat on House Speaker John Boehner – pushing his jobs plan in the congressman’s home state of Ohio, but can he convince Republicans to jump on board? Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, join... watch
Who’s afraid of Rick Perry? Jeff Zeleny and Michael Shear write in today’s New York Times “As Perry Rises, G.O.P. Elite Look Toward Romney” Is that the trend? We’re asking Fmr. Gov. George Pataki (R-NY) and msnbc Political Analyst Pat Buchanan. Next, we’ll bring you the hits and misses from last night’s GOP debate, with author and political... read more
President Obama heads to Ohio today to sell his jobs plan. Ohio of course is home to House Speaker John Boehner, and the president is looking to ratchet up the pressure on Boehner and other Republicans as he builds his case with the public. One way he can do that is by remembering that all politics is local -- there are thousands of projects all... read more
Let me finish tonight with the intrigue about the Jacqueline Kennedy tapes. I'm personally transfixed by them. I've been studying Jack Kennedy - who he was, what he was like to be with - for years. His wife, obviously, saw a side of him others didn't. They had a fine intellectual relationship - batting comments back and forth... read more
Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, D-Fla., and Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., debate whether Republicans will support President Barack Obama’s jobs plan or will they say no because they want him to fail. watch
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