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Filed Under:Politics / US Politics
Posts on Regator:1032
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Archived Since:June 14, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Obama leads in polls as Romney campaign fights back with new ad

President Obama is opening up a lead in the key swing states. Chris asks David Corn and Cynthia Tucker what’s behind the President’s rise – and Mitt Romney’s struggles. Watch Hardball at 7 p.m. ET.

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Widening the Lead... New polls from the New York Times, CBS and Quinnipiac show President Obama widening his lead in the key swing states of Ohio and Florida. The president's lead is now ten points in Ohio and a surprising nine points in Florida. And a Bloomberg poll natio …

Matthews on voter suppression efforts: 'Shameless'

Let me finish tonight with this. I've said this before and will say it again: the Republican Party ought to be ashamed of this effort to suppress the voting of African-Americans.

The Obama-Reagan parallel

Is President Obama on his way to becoming the Democrats’ Ronald Reagan? Chris asks Andrew Sullivan and Ari Melber. Watch Hardball at 7 p.m. ET.

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As the unraveling of the Arab Spring threatens President Obama's foreign policy record, the president will address the United Nations General Assembly and challenge the world to confront the roots of Muslim rage. David Brooks takes another whack at Mitt Romney and the whol …

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A Debate Preview? President Obama and Mitt Romney both appeared on "60 Minutes" and we got a glimpse into what their debates (which begin next week) may look like. And one of the most striking parts of Romney's interview was in the last paragraph of this New York Times article, w …

Matthews: The good news and bad news for Romney in the debates...

Let me finish tonight with this. Three times in modern TV debate history, a candidate has come from behind and won the presidential election due to a debate performance. Before the debates, he was behind; after, he was ahead and stayed on to win.

Obama, Romney prepare debate strategies

We now have a good idea of what to expect from the first presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney. Chris talks to Bob Shrum and David Corn. Watch Hardball at 7 p.m. ET.

Matthews: Romney's tax returns still matter

Let me finish tonight with this. I still want to see Mitt Romney's tax returns. It's one thing not to meet his beloved father's standard for disclosure, I think he ought to at least belly up to Richard Nixon's. The only real question voters have to think about here is why, …

Romney releases more tax returns, but provides little distraction

Chris talks about why Mitt Romney’s having such difficulty in the campaign with Howard Fineman and Joy-Ann Reid. Watch Hardball at 7 p.m. ET.

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President Obama seizes on Mitt Romney's closed-door comments about half of America, suggesting his rival is out of touch. With less than seven weeks before the election, Romney faces an increasingly tough road to victory. Peggy Noonan serves up another helping of fi …

Matthews: 'Get ready for the worst' as GOP makes last attempts to defeat Obama

Let me finish tonight with this. The Republican campaign to win back the presidency has two vital elements. The first is this effort to kill the voting strength of the Obama supporters. This is a state-by-state campaign to shorten early voting hours and establish voter photo ID …

Romney campaign, national polls wobble as November nears

Mitt Romney’s going wobbly. Chris asks Alex Wagner and John Heilemann about Romney’s sudden shift to the left. Watch Hardball at 7 p.m. ET.

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The Democratic Surge President Obama enjoying a lead in the polls, down-ballot Democrats are being lifted as well. Politico looks at the race for control of the Senate and finds Democratic candidates surging in key states. Politico's Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei go inside t …

On Romney's definition of 'redistribution'...

Let me finish tonight with that word "redistribution." You know, the word Mitt Romney has grabbed onto and is chewing like his dog Seamus with a new bone. Bad word, he says. Bad, bad, bad. So when we get a Social Security cheque, that's—oh my God—re …

Romney's recent missteps reflected in new polls

The Willard of Oz – Chris talks to Howard Fineman and Cynthia Tucker about the man we now see behind the curtain, the real Mitt Romney. Watch Hardball at 7 p.m. ET.

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Republicans are increasingly nervous about the candidacy of Mitt Romney, who has proven time and time again that he's his own worst enemy. The latest distraction -- the videotape on which he's seen disparaging 47 percent of the American public as layabouts -- may yet prove politi …

Matthews: Romney said exactly what he thinks

Let me finish tonight with this. There's an intriguing defense of what Mitt Romney said to those wealthy folk down in Boca Raton. It's that he wasn't saying what he believed, but what he believed that crowd down there wanted to hear him say. If that's the best defense Romney can …

Heilemann: Is Romney in a 'downward spiral'?

More on the secret tapes where Mitt Romney shared his beliefs about the two kinds of people in this country. Chris talks to MSNBC political analysts David Corn and John Heilemann. Watch Hardball at 7 p.m. ET.

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What Romney Really Thinks? By now you've probably seen the leaked video of Mitt Romney telling a group of wealthy donors that he thinks the 47% of Americans who will vote for President Obama are "dependent upon government", "pay no income tax", think of themselves as "victims" a …

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