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GOP remains uncertain about 2012

09/26/11 08:00PM

The Democrats have their candidate for 2012. Republicans don't. Therein lays the big difference as we move into October.Obama has the challenge of shaping his campaign for a second term. The Republicans have the problem of finding the candidate who fits the shape of their campaign of heat and hate for three years now.Obama has to decide whether he heads down the middle, the center-left or the left. He needs to decide if he's going to follow the path of Bill Clinton, Harry Truman or something more like Franklin Roosevelt's re-election campaign of 1936.Let's see what the Republicans are up to. read more

Coming up on Hardball...

09/26/11 04:25PM

Anybody but Romney! That’s the call from the Tea Party, even after Romney’s solid debate performance against Gov. Rick Perry in Florida last week. And who did Florida Republicans favor in the weekend’s straw poll? Neither of the frontrunners…Instead, businessman Herman Cain won 37 percent of the vote in the Sunshine State, more than Romney and Perry combined. We’ll talk with msnbc Political Analysts Howard Fineman and Michael Steele tonight about who the Tea Party is looking for. Could Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) be the Tea Party’s cup of tea? read more

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09/26/11 09:15AM

Is Rick Perry the latest Republican flameout? Following Trump and Bachmann, Perry looked real. He doesn't look as real today. He had the worst week of his young campaign, culminating in his big loss in the Florida straw poll Saturday. Contrarian opinion here from the New York Times' Nate Silver. read more

Perry flounders in GOP debate

Perry flounders in GOP debate

09/23/11 08:00PM

Mother Jones’ David Corn and Republican strategist Sally Bradshaw discuss whether Rick Perry’s debate performance will cause long-term damage on his campaign. watch

Peace Corps celebrates milestone

09/23/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with the Peace Corps. In the fall of 1951, a young US Congressman went on Meet the Press and told about a recent trip he'd made overseas.  He told with dismay how disappointed he was with the people representing America.  He said he'd talked to college audiences and found lots of young people who would love to go out in the world and represent the United States, especially in third world countries.  He said he wanted "well-rounded" young men and women like them out there - a better picture of America presented in the world. read more

Defending Israel

Defending Israel

09/23/11 08:00PM

Ambassador Michael Oren talks about the Palestinian bid for statehood and how it could affect the U.S. and Israel. watch

Bachmann on taxes

Bachmann on taxes

09/23/11 08:00PM

Sideshow: Hardball’s Chris Matthews shares a highlight from Michele Bachmann’s take on tax policy during Thursday’s GOP debate. watch

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