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Chris Matthews Sees Avatar; Forgets Characters Are Blue

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Chris Matthews revealed that he had seen the Oscar-nominated film Avatar and for an hour had forgotten that the alien characters, the Na'vi, were blue.

"Hardball" Explores Palin And Liz Cheney As The New Faces Of The GOP (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A "Hardball" panel featuring Democratic strategist Steve McMahon and Republican strategist Todd Harris discussed whether Sarah Palin, whose book comes...

Michael Rubin, Bob Baer: Better Than 50-50 Chance Israel Strikes Iran Within A Year (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michael Rubin, resident scholar at the conservative think tank the American Enterprise Institute, and Bob Baer, a former CIA officer who now writes an...

Jason Linkins

James Traficant Is Out Of Jail And On Hardball | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

This afternoon, on Hardball, Chris Matthews hosted an interview with James Traficant, the Youngstown, Ohio Democratic Representative best known for hi...

Chris Matthews Hits Joe Wilson: He Offered Obama "A High-Schooler's Definition Of An Apology" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Chris Matthews is less than impressed with GOP Congressman Joe Wilson's apology to President Obama for his outburst during Obama's speech to Congress....

Rep. Wilson's Insincere Apology - Hardball

Landon Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Landon Ross

Why do Republicans, within the media, excel in getting away with far more egregious acts than Democrats ever would? It is one of their most impressive talents as a party.

Blagojevich Defends Scooter Libby On "Hardball" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Disgraced former Governor Rod Blagojevich was a guest on "Hardball" as he continues to defend himself against charges that he tried to sell to the hig...

Bruce Fein On CIA Torture Investigation: "My Objection Is It's Much Too Narrow," Needs To Include Cheney (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bruce Fein, a former associate deputy attorney general under President Reagan, made a couple of important points tonight on Hardball regarding the inv...

Chris Matthews Slams Gov. Rick Perry For Secessionist Group Involvement: "Ignorance Of These People Is Unbelievable" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Despite the ridicule Texas Governor Rick Perry received when he suggested during a 'tea party' protest that Texas could secede from the Union if it wa...

Democracy in the Crosshairs: Guns at Town Halls

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Levin, J.D.

Assault rifles haven't replaced placards yet outside presidential townhalls on healthcare reform, but their emergence serves as another disturbing symbol of where political discourse is heading.

Remembering an Amazing Marine, Candidate, and Man

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Soltz

This week brought tragic news that among the painful and heartbreaking losses of those Killed in Action was Bill Cahir, a Marine Sergeant, killed in Afghanistan.

Chris Matthews' Race Problem

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Joseph

Every night, Chris Matthews raises race as the reason President Obama is encountering so much opposition. But he's wrong. And though he may not intend it, he's the one who is injecting race into these debates.

Tales from the Lobotomy Ward: The Stupidest Republican Talking Point I've Heard in a Long Time

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

It's moronic for conservatives to believe that they will derail a proposed universal health care system by likening it to a program whose only problem is that the public loves it far too much.

Fox and G.E. Reach Deal to End O'Reilly-Olbermann Feud | BRIAN STELTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It was a media cage fight, televised every weeknight at 8 p.m. But the match was halted when the blood started to spray executives in the high-priced ...

GOP Rep. Tom Davis Warns Republicans: "We've Become A Rural And Southern Party" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tom Davis, a former GOP Congressman from Virginia, had some tough, but seemingly sensible, advice for his party during an appearance on "Hardball" on ...

Jason Linkins

Rachel Maddow Discusses 'Birthers' With Washington Independent's Dave Weigel | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Everyone's been talking about these crazy insane "Birther" folk, and their amazing, generations-spanning, bipartisan super-conspiracy to get a Kenyan ...

Jason Linkins

Bad Day For 'Birthers' As Matthews Picks Up Where Sanchez Left Off | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Earlier this afternoon, CNN's Rick Sanchez did a segment on the so-called "Birther" movement: that merry gang of wackjobs that gallivant around the co...

The Day the Dialogue Died: Remembering George Liston Seay

John Milewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John Milewski

George was a practitioner of the increasingly lost art of conversation. He found his fellow humans, of all political persuasions, endlessly fascinating and used his program to learn about them.

Bill Maher Defends Sanford: "At Least Sanford Was Truly In Love" And Not Having "Sleazy" Sex With The "Easiest Roadkill" He Could Find (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Bill Maher, comedian and host of HBO's "Real Time," appeared on "Hardball" tonight to discuss a wide range of issues, from Maher's trip through the So...

Chris Matthews On Liz Cheney Running For Office: "Sounds To Me Like She's Caught The Political Bug" (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dick Cheney's daughter Liz has been one of his most vocal defenders since he left office, appearing all over the networks to push back against critici...

Hardball Panel Debates Why Politicians, And The Public, Can't Stay Faithful (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The recent string of marital affairs conducted by high-profile politicians, such as Senator John Ensign and Governor Mark Sanford, has left the public...

Hardball Panel Debates Palin's Presidential Ambitions: "She Thinks She's Got A Shot... But She Needs An Education" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pat Buchanan and Newsweek's Howard Fineman joined Lawrence O'Donnell (filling in for Chris Matthews) on "Hardball" tonight to discuss Sarah Palin's pr...

Chuck Todd, Mike Murphy Discuss GOP's 'Circular Firing Squad' Over Sarah Palin (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The sniping between McCain staffers and Palin defenders has only gotten worse since Todd Purdum's lengthy Vanity Fair article slamming Sarah Palin cam...

Todd Purdum Discusses His Vanity Fair Article On Palin: "Desperate" Decision That Revealed McCain's "Appalling Egotism" To His Staffers

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Todd Purdum was a guest on 'Hardball" tonight to discuss his mammoth 10,000-word Vanity Fair article on Sarah Palin and her involvement in the McCain ...

Chuck Todd Interviews Robert Gibbs On "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," Health Care Reform, Stimulus (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NBC's Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd, filling for Chris Matthews as host of "Hardball" tonight, conducted a lengthy interview with White H...