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Matthews: The GOP is ‘trouble’

Matthews: The GOP is ‘trouble’

07/28/11 08:00PM

The Hardball host cautions voters about the Congressional Republicans’ recent actions, which included threatening to “blow up their own country’s economy, to get certain things done.” watch

Matthews: The GOP is 'trouble'

07/28/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with a simple thought about what we're watching.The first people to bow to the demands of those threatening to blow up the economy were the Republicans in the House, the leaders. The leaders did what the followers told them to do: meet the demands, hold up the country to get their way. Those followers didn't win... read more

Coming up on Hardball...

07/28/11 03:13PM

Will he or won’t he? All eyes are on Speaker John Boehner as he makes a last-ditch effort to corral his party and muster the 216 votes needed to pass his debt ceiling legislation. But even if he does, the deal’s dead-on-arrival in the Senate. Now’s the moment for Boehner and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to lead their divided party to a reasonable... read more

Let Me Start...

07/28/11 08:20AM

Good morning.Boehner's Big Test... Today, the House of Representatives will vote on Speaker Boehner's debt reduction plan. It's a big test for Boehner, who's been hard at work behind the scenes trying to get his caucus in line. Democrats say the whole exercise is futile -- Boehner's plan doesn't have the votes to... read more

Matthews: Politics is about big ideas, reasons

07/27/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with why so many people look down on politicians.It's this.This skirmishing, this pie-eating contest, this sack-race, this absurd picnic atmosphere of one side against the other, the waste of beautiful summer afternoons with dank arguments in the basement.This isn't why I love politics - why I've loved it all... read more