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Let Me Start: May 21, 2015

05/21/15 12:52PM

Let me start with the stories the Hardball Staff is talking about this morning: ISIS advances, Hillary Clinton's emails are revealed and a 2016 update on the Iowa Straw Poll. read more

Dick Cheney on ''Meet the Press''

Let Me Finish: Something that really matters

05/20/15 08:10PM

Let me finish with something that truly matters. The late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan once noted that we are entitled to our own opinions but not our own facts. The fact that came forth here last night was pure, clear, and stunning. It's that the leaders of our country, led by Vice President Dick Cheney, led this country -- bugled it --... read more

Cockfighting 'supporter' running for governor

Cockfighting 'supporter' running for governor

05/20/15 07:49PM

Matt Bevin, who once defended the rights of cockfighters, is trying to become governor of Kentucky. The Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman, U.S. News & World Report’s Susan Milligan and NBC's Perry Bacon make up the Hardball Roundtable. watch

Inside the mind of Osama bin Laden

Inside the mind of Osama bin Laden

05/20/15 07:16PM

Newly de-classified documents give new insights into what the world's number one terrorist was thinking. He was committed to hitting us here at home right up until he was killed by Navy SEALs. Sen. Angus King (I-ME) and Evan Kohlmann have more. watch

The truth about the Iraq War

The truth about the Iraq War

05/20/15 07:00PM

This is the treachery. This is the lie that sold the war. It's when Dick Cheney told the American people that Saddam Hussein possessed nuclear weapons. But how can that 2003 claim come to haunt us today in Iraq? David Corn and Eugene Robinson discuss. watch

Candidate queries: Top searches of 2016 hopefuls

05/20/15 05:24PM

Listen to what the voters want to find out about the presidential candidates. According to Google, the top searches about Hillary Clinton during the past week include things like how old she is and how tall she is (for the record, she's 67 and five foot seven). read more

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Let Me Start: May 20, 2015

05/20/15 11:37AM

Let me start with the documents released this morning on the Osama bin Laden.   More than 100 classified documents have been released that were recovered during the raid on bin Laden's compound in Abottabad, Pakistan.  read more

Let Me Finish: Character in politics today

05/19/15 08:10PM

Let me finish with character.,.. you know, having the courage of your convictions, to go with your guts when the winds blowing against you. Oh, how I wish I could see character in politics today. What I see, what I hear through all the noise, is an auctioning of souls. read more

Chris Christie: NJ voters want me to stay

Chris Christie: NJ voters want me to stay

05/19/15 07:50PM

A new poll finds two thirds of New Jersey voters don't think Chris Christie would make a good president. Christie's response? He said they want him to stick around as governor! April Ryan, Michael Schmidt and Michael Steele make up the Hardball... watch

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Former CIA chief on Bin Laden report: "Rubbish, rubbish, rubbish"

05/19/15 07:31PM

“Rubbish. Rubbish. Rubbish.” That’s how former Acting Director of the CIA Michael Morell describes a report by investigative journalist Seymour Hersh which alleges that a vast conspiracy unfolded in the wake of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. “It’s all wrong. It’s all wrong,” Morell told "Hardball’s" Chris Matthews when asked to... read more

The truth about the Osama Bin Laden Raid

The truth about the Osama Bin Laden Raid

05/19/15 07:16PM

The truth behind the U.S. operation that killed Osama Bin Laden with Mike Morell, who was at the CIA during the planning and execution of that raid. Now he's taking direct aim at Seymour Hersh's story about how it happened. watch

Iraq war: Mistake, or crime?

Iraq war: Mistake, or crime?

05/19/15 07:00PM

Republicans running in 2016 struggle to defend the 2003 Iraq war…meanwhile, Hillary Clinton says “she made a mistake” on Iraq. Former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell and USA Today’s Susan Page have more. watch

'Mad Men' stars discuss the series finale

'Mad Men' stars discuss the series finale

05/18/15 07:39PM

Everyone's got something to say about the series finale of "Mad Men." Two stars from the show, Rich Sommer and Bryan Batt, join the Hardball Roundtable, as well as Variety’s Ted Johnson and the Wall Street Journal’s Autumn Brewington. watch

Hillary Clinton shift to the left

Hillary Clinton shift to the left

05/18/15 07:19PM

As the GOP shifts to the right, especially on foreign policy, Hillary Clinton is tacking left...except on foreign policy. Is the right wing stirring trouble among Dems, trying to bait progressives against Hillary Clinton? Howard Fineman and Anne Gearan... watch


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