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March 3, 2020
Chris Matthews is announcing his retirement from Hardball.
February 28, 2020
President Trump blamed the stock market drops of Monday and Tuesday on Tuesday night's Democratic debate, not market concerns about the coronavirus. Chris says “There are times and events, like the threat of the coronavirus, when we need to trust what government health officials are saying. That includes the person at the top. This isn't about the crowd size at his inauguration.”
February 27, 2020
On President Trump's press conference regarding the coronavirus, World Health Organization Special Adviser to the Director Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel says "I found most of what he said incoherent."
February 26, 2020
President Donald Trump said two Supreme Court justices appointed by Democratic presidents should recuse themselves from cases involving him, apparently because of a recent dissenting opinion written by Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Maya Wiley says, "She's got receipts on this because on the Obama/Bush Administrations combined, this happened about 8 times. And then the Trump Administration in 3 years ... it's already been over a dozen."
February 25, 2020
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has big momentum after a commanding win in Saturday's Nevada caucus.
February 24, 2020
On Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg says "I am the only candidate who has beaten him at anything so far in the voting that has gone on this year."
February 22, 2020
The New York Times reports that Trump didn’t want Congress briefed on Russia supporting his re-election. Steve Schmidt says, "What this is is an attack on the USA by a hostile foreign power, an attack on our elections ... is tantamount to an act of war and to see the president complicit with it, is as grave as abuse of power coming out of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave."
February 20, 2020
According to the Nevada State Democratic Party, roughly 70,000 people have already voted. For comparison in 2016, 84,000 people turned up on caucus day and they didn't have the option to vote early.
February 20, 2020
As a bonus for Hardball listeners, Chris is sharing a preview of each episode of his original podcast, So You Wanna Be President?, right here over the next few weeks.
February 19, 2020
With the crowded Democratic field, Chris has a prediction for who can grab the most votes in the battle for the nomination.
February 18, 2020
John Bolton spoke publicly for the first time since the impeachment trial. He was asked whether he thought Trump's July 25 call was “perfect.” Bolton says “you'll love Chapter 14” of his book.
February 15, 2020
As a bonus for Hardball listeners, Chris is sharing a preview of each episode of his original podcast, So You Wanna Be President?, right here over the next few weeks.
February 15, 2020
Trump says he has the right to direct any criminal investigation. He openly admits that he *did* send Rudy Giuliani to Ukraine to get information on his rivals. Trump and his allies question if America is ready for a gay President. And it's been two years since Parkland -- what has Trump done on comprehensive gun reform?
February 14, 2020
The New York Times is reporting that the ongoing investigation into the origins of the Russia probe also appears to be driven by Trump's political interests.
February 13, 2020
With Trump cheering on the DOJ intervention in the Roger Stone case, Chris says "Trump is acting like a third world dictator here."
February 12, 2020
As a bonus for Hardball listeners, Chris is sharing a preview of each episode of his original podcast, So You Wanna Be President?, right here over the next few weeks.
February 11, 2020
Chris asked Pete Buttigieg for his response on Senator Bernie Sanders saying the Buttigieg campaign is backed by billionaires. Buttigieg says, "I'm the only candidate on those debate stages and in this race among the major candidates who's not a millionaire or a billionaire."
February 8, 2020
Gordon Sondland, ambassador to the European Union, who was another prominent witness in the impeachment inquiry has also been recalled from his post by the president. In a statement Sondland writes "I was advised today that the president intends to recall me effective immediately as the Untied States Ambassador to the European Union."
February 7, 2020
On the Senate’s vote to acquit the president, Sen. Sherrod Brown says "People make decisions based on fear and it's almost always the wrong decision for our country."
February 6, 2020
On Mitt Romney's vote to convict on abuse of power. Sen. Tina Smith says "Tears came to my eyes and it gave me some hope in what has been a dark couple of weeks."
February 5, 2020
Zerlina Maxwell thinks it’s time to reconsider the Iowa Caucuses coming first in the Democratic nomination: "I think the caucus structure is undemocratic … the base of our party, it’s shifting to more and more people of color impacting outcomes.”
January 29, 2020
See Something, Say Something
January 29, 2020
Regarding new developments that Sen. Mitch McConnell may not have the votes to block witnesses in the impeachment trial, Chuck Schumer says "I think there are 10-12 Republicans who are in play."
January 27, 2020
Lesson one: win Iowa. An astounding number of Democrats and Republicans won their party's nomination after winning first in the Iowa caucuses—but America's first battleground hasn't always been a priority for campaigns. Jimmy Carter was the first to realize that a win there could propel a candidate into the national spotlight. Chris Matthews examines Carter's approach to the 1972 campaign with Gerry Rafshoon, who handled political advertising for the candidate, and veteran journalist Judy Woodruff, who covered the campaign in her early years with NBC.
January 24, 2020
A podcast on the six most important lessons learned from campaigns that win hosted by Chris Matthews.
January 21, 2020
According to Sen. Mitch McConnell’s resolution, McConnell intends to cram 24 hours of arguments into two days per side, rather than three days as was done during Bill Clinton's impeachment. In another break with precedent, the evidence collected by the House won't be entered into the record until after that vote.
January 18, 2020
The House released new material tonight from Lev Parnas, including text messages that show extensive contact between Parnas and a staffer to Republican Congressman Devin Nunes. The new evidence also includes a slew of new pictures of Parnas with the President's son, Rudy Giuliani and Indiana Senator Mike Braun.
January 17, 2020
A non-partisan government watchdog says the Trump administration broke the law in freezing millions of dollars of US aid to Ukraine.
January 16, 2020
Lev Parnas is breaking his silence in an exclusive interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow. Parnas says President Trump lied when he said he didn't know Parnas and fellow Giuliani associate Igor Fruman. The full interview airs on The Rachel Maddow Show, 9 p.m. ET on MSNBC.
January 15, 2020
Congresswoman Jackie Speier calls new evidence released by the House Judiciary Committee ‘explosive.’ House Democrats released additional evidence in impeachment case, including phone records and documents from Giuliani associate Lev Parnas. Parnas provided a letter that Giuliani wrote to President-elect Zelensky requesting a meeting on Trump's behalf in May.
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