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A word on Hank Williams, Jr.

10/05/11 08:00PM

by Hardball guest host Michael SmerconishAllow me a final word about the incivility that has become all too common in our political discourse. This week's poster boy is Hank Williams Jr. who with regard to the president golfing with the speaker of the house made some inane analogy to Hitler and Netanyahu. I think we all know who, in Williams' mind, was supposed to be the Hitler figure.Yesterday, while reading about Hank Williams Jr, I let my eye wander in search of other stories then in the news that could have provided for legitimate criticism of the White House. read more

Coming up on Hardball...

10/05/11 05:17PM

We’ll have the latest on the Wall Street protests, an update on the voter registration constraints sweeping the country, a debate on Chris Christie’s weight, and a close look at the campaign to free Amanda Knox. Tune in!  read more

Let Me Start...

10/05/11 09:26AM

Has President Obama found his inner populist? He's got a new line of attack -- against Bank of America's monthly fee on customers who use their ATM cards. Let's get this straight: Banks replace good old fashioned tellers with ATMs in the name of convenience, and in doing so, they save money on all those teller salaries. Now they want to pocket even more money on the backs of customers who use those ATMs? read more

Build, baby, build?

Build, baby, build?

10/04/11 08:00PM

Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., and Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., talk about the state of President Barack Obama’s jobs proposal and debate whether the GOP is... watch

Matthews: Goodbye, Chris Christie

10/04/11 08:00PM

Chris Christie, Goodbye. Chris Christie, don't cry.I watched some of the speech today, the New Jersey governor's kiss goodbye to the presidential race and it was kind of a let-down overall.  He said he couldn't come up with a reason to not complete his term as governor, which made, I figure, a couple of not-so-great points.One, he's no Sarah Palin, heading off from a job he'd been duly elected to, a job he, in his words, asked to have. Two, he's no Rick Perry, who's quite willing to spend a year running for president while still keeping the governor's job. read more

Coming up on Hardball...

10/04/11 05:22PM

No means no! Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) made it clear today that he is not running for President amid a flurry of resurgent rumors. msnbc’s Howard Fineman and New York Magazine’s John Heilemann have the latest. And what does that mean for the 2012 field—including candidate Herman Cain’s recent surge? The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank and Politico’s Jonathan Martin are here to answer that question. Next up: Build, baby, build? President Obama traveled to Texas today to sell his jobs plan…but Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) says the President’s plan as a whole is dead on arrival. read more

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