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Donald Trump Republican reality show continues

12/02/11 08:00PM

by Hardball guest host Michael Smerconish  I interviewed Jim Lehrer on my radio program recently.  He just released a book called “Tension City,” highlighting his having moderated 11 presidential and vice presidential debates. Lehrer's a quality journalist.  It's no wonder he would be asked to repeat that role so often. Today, however, it was announced that Donald Trump will moderate an upcoming GOP debate.   The juxtaposition of Lehrer and Trump is illustrative of what this process has become.  It's a reality show.   The stakes for the country could not be higher. read more

Trump to moderate GOP debate

Trump to moderate GOP debate

12/02/11 07:00PM

MSNBC political analyst Richard Wolffe and Politico’s Joe Williams debate whether Donald Trump’s invitation to participate is one the candidates can’t refuse. watch

Cain to make big announcement

Cain to make big announcement

12/02/11 07:00PM

MSNBC political analyst Howard Fineman and The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza talk about Herman Cain’s upcoming revelation and discuss the latest 2012 political stories. watch

Matthews on World AIDS Day

12/01/11 08:00PM

Today is World AIDS Day.  President Obama used the occasion to set a new target of helping six million Americans get treatment by the end of 2013.But listen to what Bono wrote today in the New York Times:"Today, here we are, talking seriously about the "end" of this global epidemic. read more

Romney and the economy

Romney and the economy

12/01/11 07:00PM

After Wednesday’s stock market surge and huge retail sales numbers over the Thanksgiving holiday, could there finally be signs Americans can feel that the economy is improving? Democratic strategist Steve McMahon and Republican strategist Todd Harris... watch

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