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09/01/11 04:03PM

Oh no he didn’t! Speaker John Boehner last night made the first-ever public rejection of a Presidential request to address a Joint Session of Congress. If these two can’t compromise on scheduling, is there any hope for a bipartisan jobs plan? Now Obama’s base is frustrated that the White House folded, and the GOP has come off as petty. And it... read more

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09/01/11 08:48AM

President Obama has yielded to House Speaker John Boehner, agreeing to move his big jobs speech before a joint session of Congress to Thursday. Initially, the president proposed doing it on Wednesday -- the same night as the msnbc Republican Presidential Debate at the Reagan Library. Boehner publicly rejected the president's proposal -- the... read more

Are Democrats afraid of Perry?

Are Democrats afraid of Perry?

08/31/11 08:00PM

Politico’s Jonathan Martin and The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank explain why Gov. Rick Perry has created panic about the Democrats heading into the 2012 election. watch

Smerconish: Bullying should be confronted at every opportunity

08/31/11 08:00PM

Tomorrow in New Jersey, the strongest law in the nation regarding bullying goes into effect.Within one day of a bullying incident, principals must begin an investigation, and twice a year, superintendents must provide reports to Trenton detailing all episodes. Getting lots of attention is that in one district, East Hanover, Crimestoppers will... read more

Is Obama playing politics?

Is Obama playing politics?

08/31/11 08:00PM

NBC’s Chuck Todd and Politico’s John Harris talk about the timing of President Barack Obama’s address to Congress, and the GOP presidential candidates’ debate. watch

Will the GOP cut off aid from FEMA?

Will the GOP cut off aid from FEMA?

08/31/11 08:00PM

Mother Jones’ David Corn and former RNC Chairman Michael Steele debate whether the Republicans take a political risk by holding up FEMA funds from those affected by Hurricane Irene. watch

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08/31/11 04:45PM

Game on! President Obama set the date for his jobs plan announcement… for exactly the same time as the NBC/Politico Republican Debate, a week from today at 8 PM. Well, we said “Go big or go home,” didn’t we?   And this is a big, bold move. His formal request to the Speaker’s office was met with an equally formal reply. In short, Boehner’s... read more

Is Obama’s base crumbling?

Is Obama’s base crumbling?

08/30/11 08:00PM

Rep. Laura Richardson, D-Calif., and MSNBC’s Ed Schultz debate how President Barack Obama can convince African-Americans and unions to vote for him in 2012 with the unveiling of his jobs plan. watch

Smerconish on Bachmann's blunders

08/30/11 08:00PM

by Hardball guest host Michael SmerconishLet me finish tonight with Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann and her tendency to commit gaffes on the campaign trail. Her public pronouncements made waves yet again over the weekend, this time in Florida.She said "I don't know how much God has to do to get the attention of the... read more

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