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John Reiss named Executive Producer, "Hardball with Chris Matthews"

11/29/07 04:18PM

John Reiss has been named executive producer of "Hardball with Chris Matthews," it was announced today by Phil Griffin, Senior Vice President, NBC News and Executive in Charge of msnbc.  Reiss will also play a critical role in msnbc's political coverage throughout the election year.  The appointment is effective immediately.  "I'm tremendously excited to have John join 'Hardball' as the 2008 election season heats up," said Griffin.  "He's a terrific producer who knows politics and knows how to find and tell the big stories.  He's the perfect person to have in place at read more

Brownback endorses McCain

11/08/07 05:45PM

Former Republican presidential candidate Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., talked to msnbc’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” on his endorsement of Sen. John McCain for the presidency.  Below is a transcript.CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST, 'HARDBALL': Sen. Brownback, you ran a tough campaign.  You were in there for the longest time.  Now you are supporting one of the guys who survives you in this contest, John McCain.  Why him, among all your rivals, have you chosen him to endorse?  SEN. read more

What Biden needs to say

11/05/07 11:07PM

Read his suggested speech.Matthews spent 15 years in politics, working in the White House for four years under President Jimmy Carter as a Presidential speechwriter, as the top aide to Speaker of the House Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill, Jr. for six years and in the U.S. Senate for five years on the staffs of Senator Frank Moss (Utah) and Senator Edmund Muskie (Maine). read more

What Hillary needs to say

11/01/07 08:33PM

Read his suggested speech.Matthews spent 15 years in politics, working in the White House for four years under President Jimmy Carter as a Presidential speechwriter, as the top aide to Speaker of the House Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill, Jr. for six years and in the U.S. Senate for five years on the staffs of Senator Frank Moss (Utah) and Senator Edmund Muskie (Maine). read more

What Obama needs to say

10/29/07 08:01PM

Read his suggested speech.Matthews spent 15 years in politics, working in the White House for four years under President Jimmy Carter as a Presidential speechwriter, as the top aide to Speaker of the House Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill, Jr. for six years and in the U.S. Senate for five years on the staffs of Senator Frank Moss (Utah) and Senator Edmund Muskie (Maine). read more

Will California receive the same help New Orleans did?

10/23/07 09:38PM

Lt. Gov. John Garamendi appeared Tuesday's "Hardball with Chris Matthews," saying he's "got some doubt about the value of President Bush coming out here" and "I just hope if he does come, he brings more than he brought to New Orleans."  CALIFORNIA LT. GOVERNOR JOHN GARAMENDI: I've got some doubt about the value of President Bush coming out here.  How many times did he go to New York or to New Orleans and still, made promises but hasn't delivered.  We have the Terminator out here, Gov. read more

Sen. Clinton: People can use some carrots

10/19/07 08:09PM

"Hardball" host Chris Matthews gives his take on the day's top political headlines. Hillary: Eat your carrots! Sen. Hillary Clinton commented on overeating today by saying: “People now eat all day long.  People walk down the street, they eat in their cars - they eat everywhere. I think we can use some carrots and maybe a few sticks to help people understand what they are doing to themselves."  Eat your carrots, America!Hillary’s “Help”The Los Angeles Times reports today that Hillary has raised unprecedented amounts of money from poor Chinatown residents. read more

GOP candidates attack each other

10/15/07 08:52PM

"Hardball" host Chris Matthews gives his take on the day's top political headlines.McCain rips Romney The Republicans are finally going at it. Mitt Romney is delivering the canned claim that he speaks for "the Republican wing of the Republican party;" a line he stole from Howard Dean who said he was from the "Democratic wing of the Democratic party." Sen. read more

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