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Shifting the focus to job creation

Shifting the focus to job creation

08/04/11 08:00PM

Big Number: President Barack Obama announced plans for a bus tour throughout the Midwest in an effort to refocus his attention on job creation. This marks the seventh time since the beginning of his presidency that he has tried to concentrate on jobs. watch

Matthews on Wall Street's reality check

08/04/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with today's reality check. The reality we're getting from Wall Street today is clear as the closing bell. People are scared, scared enough to be pulling their money out, to be stacking up their dollars where they can see them and nobody can get at them.Fear. That's the reality out there in the land today -... read more

Coming up on Hardball…

08/04/11 05:01PM

Slip sliding away…The Dow dropped 512 points today, and President Obama’s approval rating is down to 42 percent according to Monday’s Gallup poll. CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo joins us tonight with a market update. And in Politico today, Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen report on the President’s slipping approval ratings amidst the country’s economic slump... read more

Let Me Start...

08/04/11 08:29AM

Good Thursday morning, and Happy Birthday President Obama... The President is in Chicago -- his political true north -- raising money for his re-election campaign and celebrating the big 5-0. Back in Washington, Politico's Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen take an in-depth look at all the things dragging down the president's chances for re... read more

Helping Somalia

08/03/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with a part of the world that is having a truly horrible time.Right now the region of Somalia - you can't truly call it a country - is experiencing one East Africa's worst droughts of modern times. The fact that there is no real national government - hasn't been in a generation - adds to the desperate... read more

Obama moves to the center

Obama moves to the center

08/03/11 08:00PM

MSNBC political analyst Jonathan Alter and The Huffington Post’s Alex Wagner debate what happened to Barack Obama, the 2008 progressive candidate. watch

Helping Somalia

Helping Somalia

08/03/11 08:00PM

Hardball’s Chris Matthews talks about the devastating drought in East Africa and how Americans can help. watch

Will the economy fall to ruins?

Will the economy fall to ruins?

08/03/11 08:00PM

While the debt ceiling deal may have appealed most to Republicans, are the policies put in place through the deal the best way to deal with a teetering economy? Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., discusses. watch

Coming up on Hardball...

08/03/11 02:45PM

It’s Them against Us. Since President Obama set foot in the White House, critics have made political, ideological, religious, ethnic and even racist claims against him. Remember The Donald’s Trumped-up birther charges? Huckabee’s Mau Mau Revolution reference? The 2008 Jeremiah Wright controversy? GOP and Tea Party mouthpieces have been falling... read more

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