Tonight we get a preview of coming attractions. Not the fun stuff you get at the movies, not the lure of romance, the thrill of high adventure or a Sherlock Holmes-style battle of wits. No. What we're going to get is a preview of a 2012 presidential election in which the winner isn't the candidate who comes off the best in debate or... read more
Welcome to Iowa Caucus Day, the first real voting of the 2012 presidential race!Hardball is live tonight at 5pm ET from the Polk County Convention Center in Des Moines and then msnbc's live coverage with Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, Ed Schultz, Lawrence O'Donnell, the Rev. Al Sharpton and Republican strategist Steve Schmidt begins at... read more
Former White House Communications Director Jen Psaki and The New York Times’ Jeff Zeleny debate whether the Obama campaign’s participation in the Iowa Caucuses is a dry run for November’s election. watch
Iowa Eve!Chris is once again live from Des Moines tonight on Hardball... And what a race we're following... the latest polling from PPP shows Paul, Romney and Santorum all within two points of each other. Paul's at 20, Romney has 19 and Santorum's at 18. Wow! Factor those numbers into Nate Silver's latest forecast model, and... read more
Politics is a grueling business. It's all about getting people to like you. When you get elected, you think the whole word loves you. When you get defeated, you feel the total rejection that is the lone experience of those who chose to put themselves before the public for approval or disapproval. We have looked upon you and found you... read more
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