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Coming up on Hardball...

08/02/11 03:14PM

Crisis averted…but at what cost? President Obama signed the debt ceiling legislation into law this afternoon, after the Senate passed the measure 74 to 26. But what have we learned? That the Tea Party can bully both houses of Congress? What’s to stop Tea Partiers from doing it again? We’ll discuss with David Corn and Ron Reagan. And as Congress heads home for August recess, we’re left wondering: How will voters greet their representatives after weeks of chaos and partisan bickering on the Hill? And what will Democrats tell constituents who think the party struck a bad deal? read more

Let Me Start...

08/02/11 08:20AM

On to the Senate: The U.S. Senate votes today at noon eastern on the deal to raise the debt ceiling and slash trillions in spending. Last night, the House of Representatives passed the measure 269-161, with one of those Aye votes coming from Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who dramatically returned to Washington for the first time since an assassination attempt nearly took her life in January. Rep. read more

Boehner’s quacky ringtone

Boehner’s quacky ringtone

08/01/11 08:00PM

Sideshow: When House Speaker John Boehner got a phone call last night as he left the Capitol, it wasn’t the person on the end of the phone call raising... watch

Matthews looks for options

08/01/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with what I've been looking for in the entire show: options.I want to know what steps the president "could" have taken to avoid this hostage-taking. How could he have prevented the tea party-led Republicans from dictating this entire episode, dragging the entire country into its purposes, its way of doing things?I want to know about another option. Was there an alternative to this? read more

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