NBC's David Gregory previews the president's prime time address. Gregory says the president will likely point to recent military successes in Afghanistan and against the Taliban as reasons to start pulling out troops earlier than expected. watch
Here's what we're working on today: President Obama will address the nation tonight at 8pm ET and announce his plan to begin withdrawing troops from Afghanistan. The speech will run about 10 minutes and the president is expected to announce that all the surge forces will be out by the end of 2012. read more
Hardball’s Chris Matthews explains why Jon Huntsman declaring himself not a “better American” than President Barack Obama but as a man that could be a better president renews the hope in the GOP 2012 field. watch
Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo and The Nation’s John Nichols debate whether the New Jersey governor’s dropping approval rating is just another indicator of voters suffering from buyer’s remorse. watch
Let me finish tonight with the frontrunner with no clothes. You mean "the frontrunner has no clothes?" Did someone just yell that from the crowd that Mitt Romney, who looks right, might not be what he seems?That is what the Republicans are saying in Republican fashion. Let's face it, traditional Republicans - as opposed to the... read more
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