Here's what we're looking at today: What kind of party is the Republican Party? In his New York Times column, David Brooks writes that the Republican Party has been offered the deal of a century -- "trillions of dollars in spending cuts in exchange for a few hundred million dollars of revenue increases" -- but it won't... read more
USA Today’s Susan Page, The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson and MSNBC political analyst Richard Wolffe talk about President Barack Obama’s less-than-stellar political summer and whether his reprimanding of Congressional Republicans exemplifies how he... watch
Happy Friday! Here's what we see out there today:Why are Republicans playing chicken with the debt ceiling? As Paul Krugman points out, raising the ceiling has been little more than a formality in recent history -- in fact, under George W. Bush the ceiling was raised seven times. So what's changed? Hmm... a Democratic president? An... read more
Let me finish tonight with the word we all celebrate this Fourth of July. I mean all of us - left, right and center. It's "freedom."That's the word that moves us, gets to us - because in good cases, we "know" the feeling - of being able to be out there on our own. read more
Are Republicans trying to tank the economy for their own political gain? That's the charge from Senator Chuck Schumer of New York -- and on Hardball tonight, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin agrees. Watch Hardball tonight at 7 p.m. ET. read more
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