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09/27/11 04:33PM

The Obama Derangement Syndrome. Is he a U.S. citizen? Is he a Muslim? The anti-Christ? We’re taking a hard look at the movements against this President and asking: is this par for the course? Is it collateral damage when one occupies the White House? Or has this President been dealt a particularly low blow? We’ll discuss with Fmr. Mayor Willie Brown (D-SF) and Republican Strategist Ron Christie. Will he or won’t he? Gov. Chris Christie’s being courted by the GOP bigwigs, but he insists he’s not running for President. read more

GOP remains uncertain about 2012

09/26/11 08:00PM

The Democrats have their candidate for 2012. Republicans don't. Therein lays the big difference as we move into October.Obama has the challenge of shaping his campaign for a second term. The Republicans have the problem of finding the candidate who fits the shape of their campaign of heat and hate for three years now.Obama has to decide whether he heads down the middle, the center-left or the left. He needs to decide if he's going to follow the path of Bill Clinton, Harry Truman or something more like Franklin Roosevelt's re-election campaign of 1936.Let's see what the Republicans are up to. read more

Why Obama should get tough

Why Obama should get tough

09/26/11 08:00PM

MSNBC political analyst Richard Wolffe and The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza discuss Frank Rich’s article in New York Magazine calling for President... watch

Coming up on Hardball...

09/26/11 04:25PM

Anybody but Romney! That’s the call from the Tea Party, even after Romney’s solid debate performance against Gov. Rick Perry in Florida last week. And who did Florida Republicans favor in the weekend’s straw poll? Neither of the frontrunners…Instead, businessman Herman Cain won 37 percent of the vote in the Sunshine State, more than Romney and Perry combined. We’ll talk with msnbc Political Analysts Howard Fineman and Michael Steele tonight about who the Tea Party is looking for. Could Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) be the Tea Party’s cup of tea? read more

Let Me Start...

09/26/11 09:15AM

Is Rick Perry the latest Republican flameout? Following Trump and Bachmann, Perry looked real. He doesn't look as real today. He had the worst week of his young campaign, culminating in his big loss in the Florida straw poll Saturday. Contrarian opinion here from the New York Times' Nate Silver. read more