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Coming up on Hardball... Bain on the brain!

01/13/12 05:15PM

Newt’s got Bain on the brain, and he’s not backing off anytime soon! But are the charges against Romney for his work with Bain Capital really hurting him? Or are the attacks doing President Obama’s work for him? Rick Tyler, from the pro-Newt SuperPAC “Winning our Future” joins us tonight, along with USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page.... read more

Trouble on the GOP home front noticeable for Romney

01/12/12 08:00PM

This attack on Mitt Romney from behind is the most exciting thing to happen in this election. Imagine if a couple of Democrats started attacking President Obama as a "anti-colonial Kenyan from the Mau-Mau era."  That was something Newt leveled at him a while back.  Imagine if it were a high-level Democrat throwing that stuff at him... read more

Knocking Romney off stride

Knocking Romney off stride

01/12/12 07:00PM

Author Ron Reagan and The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank debate whether unscripted moments unnerve Mitt Romney and how his opponents can exploit it. watch

Chris Matthews in Washington Post Magazine

Chris Matthews in Washington Post Magazine

01/12/12 12:28PM

One of the most interesting aspects of working in news is learning who our anchors are, outside of the studio. Every day, they're buttoned-up on camera, reporting on news and politics, which are mostly very serious and hard-hitting topics. So it's fun and often times, fascinating, to hear tidbits of their life story and how they became... read more

Let Me Start...

01/12/12 09:29AM

Mitt Romney looks strong in South Carolina, but Newt Gingrich has yet to go up with his negative ads about Mitt's time at Bain Capital. Will he? Newt suggested this morning that his attacks aren't on capitalism in general -- but on specific deals by Bain. Meanwhile Romney is fine-tuning his response to the Bain attacks. read more

Matthews: Romney gave a 'restoration' speech in N.H.

01/11/12 08:00PM

There was something startling about the Romney performance last night.It was less a victory speech on a primary night, more a Restoration. In presenting himself and his family, the former Republican governor or Massachusetts seemed to be confronting the American people with a fait accompli, saying " take a good look at us. read more

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