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House GOP faces immense criticism

House GOP faces immense criticism

12/21/11 07:00PM

Hardball guest host Michael Smerconish shares his thoughts on the Wall Street Journal article, “The GOP’s Payroll Fiasco: How did Republicans manage to lose the tax issue to Obama?” watch

Ridge plays Hardball

Ridge plays Hardball

12/21/11 07:00PM

Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge talks about the payroll tax fiasco in Congress, the 2012 Republican race and why he’s endorsed Jon Huntsman. watch

Coming up on Hardball...

12/21/11 05:54PM

Are House Republicans scoring a big victory for Democrats everywhere? The payroll tax fiasco has everyone up in arms—including the famously conservative Wall Street Journal Editorial Board. Has the House GOP finally gone too far…and is it making the Democrats look good? Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and msnbc’s Howard Fineman join us tonight. Next up: Ad wars! Newt is fed up with negative advertising and he’s not being shy about it. We’ll show you what’s getting under his skin. read more

Road to GOP primary takes 'tumultuous' turn

12/20/11 08:00PM

by Michael SmerconishTwo weeks from today, voters go to the caucuses in Iowa. And in this, the 11th hour, there has been yet another sharp turn in the road with regard to the tumultuous GOP primary. This one is different than those which preceded it. Prior dalliances with candidates ended with discontent upon closer scrutiny.Ron Paul has been notable for his steady numbers. But Michele Bachmann had the mojo and lost it. Same with Rick Perry. And Herman Cain.Those looking for an alternative to Mitt Romney then seemed to settle on Newt Gingrich. read more

Is Iowa still significant?

Is Iowa still significant?

12/20/11 07:00PM

TheGrio.com’s Joy-Ann Reid and Real Clear Politics’ Erin McPike debate whether Iowa still deserves to hold the first presidential nominating contest or whether it’s time for another state to be first in the nation. watch

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