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Coming up on Hardball... Even Newt's baggage has baggage

11/16/11 05:56PM

Even Newt’s baggage has baggage! That’s Joan Walsh’s take on the Former House Speaker and his recent surge in the polls. She and David Corn are here to discuss how long Gingrich can stay in the top tier of this race.Then—Yesterday we asked how many “oops” moments the GOP field to could take…and today, we’re asking whether it’s all hurting the Republican brand. Republican strategist John Feehery and Fmr. Gov. Ed Rendell (D-PA) will tackle this one.Next up—More on the Penn State scandal with Daily Beast columnist and Friday Night Lights author Buzz Bissinger and NBC’s Michael Isikoff. read more

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11/16/11 09:18AM

The Republican "Animal House": How much damage are the Republican presidential candidates doing collectively to their party? Will it matter once they choose a nominee? The New York Times reports that some Republicans are getting worried about the repeated flubs by their candidates. Newt Gingrich has become the latest flavor of the month for the Republicans, but the Washington Post's Dana Milbank says the Gingrich boomlet won't last. News flash! read more

Matthews: GOP confused over nominating process

11/15/11 08:00PM

The utter confusion in the Republican presidential nominating process results from two discernable facts.One: they hate.  That's the simplest explanation of the disastrous course of this selection process.  They hate so much they are not in the mood to fall in love or even fall in behind someone. Their brains, wracked as they are by hatred, lack the like mode; they are in no mood to go around looking for a politician they like. read more

Coming up on Hardball...

11/15/11 04:50PM

How many more “oops” moments can the GOP field take? On the heels of Rick Perry’s debate blunder last week, Herman Cain had an epic stumble over a softball foreign policy question yesterday. We’ll play it back for you tonight and we’ll hear from Washington Post Columnist Dana Milbank and msnbc Political Analyst Michael Steele. If you haven’t seen it yet, you’ve got to see Bob Costas’ interview with former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. read more

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11/15/11 09:06AM

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky says he's not a pedophile and isn't attracted to underage boys. He made his most extensive comments since his arrest last night to NBC's Bob Costas. read more

Does the GOP enjoy the misery of others?

11/14/11 08:00PM

It's the holiday season and all the Republican candidates are in the mood.Here's Michele Bachmann: "Our nation needs to stop doing for people what they can and should do for themselves.  Self-reliance means, if anyone will not work, neither shall he eat."Neither shall he eat. For a chorus to this Scrooge-like sentiment, consider as the chorus the booing at that GOP debate when a solider fighting in Iraq identified himself as being gay.Or when Congressman Ron Paul said that if some 30 year-old in a coma didn't buy life insurance, he should die.Or when Rick Perry talked about all the executions read more