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Barack Obama chats with member of the audience with moderator Chris Matthews in this 2008 file photo.

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Barack Obama chats with member of the audience with moderator Chris Matthews in this 2008 file photo.

Obama Playing Hardball: ‘Executive Performance’ in Question

President Barack Obama is getting ready to play “Hardball.” That means that MSNBC’s Chris Matthews will be asking the president a lot of questions about Obamacare today as the two meet on a stage at American University, right? “That’s an...

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during the 'Exempt America from Obamacare' rally, on Capitol Hill, on September 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during the 'Exempt America from Obamacare' rally, on Capitol Hill, on September 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Cruz ‘Made Fool of Himself:’ Scarborough

Joe Scarborough was a congressman, a Republican. Ted Cruz is a senator, a Republican. “Ted Cruz has made a fool of himself,” Scarborough says, in the concession that all he can really do about his pledge to “defund Obama-care” is...

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Test pilot Chuck Yeager sits in the cockpit of an unidentified jet aircraft in this undated photo released by the U. S. Air Force in June 1948. Yeager became the first man to break the sound barrier October 14, 1947, as he piloted an X-1 rocket plane.

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Test pilot Chuck Yeager sits in the cockpit of an unidentified jet aircraft in this undated photo released by the U. S. Air Force in June 1948. Yeager became the first man to break the sound barrier October 14, 1947, as he piloted an X-1 rocket plane.

Weiners and Losers: Pushing the Political Envelope

“Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman, giving all your love to just one man. You’ll have bad times, and he’ll have good times, doin’ things that you don’t understand. But if you love him, you’ll forgive him even though he’s...

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Sen. Wendy Davis

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Sen. Wendy Davis

Wendy Davis: Perry Making Abortion ‘Pawn’ for ‘Higher Aspirations’

“It’s been a crazy week,” state Sen. Wendy Davis of Texas says. She has been catapulted to a nationally known figure from her once-obscure seat in the Texas Senate, first with her 11-hour filibuster that blocked an anti-abortion bill in...

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Morning Joe's host Joe Scarborough, center, shares a laugh with show guests in Boca Raton.

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Morning Joe's host Joe Scarborough, center, shares a laugh with show guests in Boca Raton.

Joe Scarborough: ‘Loser’

Joe Scarborough is a lot of things. He is a former Republican congressman from Florida’s far-West, far-right Panhandle. He is a successful co-host of the most popular morning program on cable news, “Morning Joe.” He’s a doting father and passable...

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

Jeb Bush’s 2016 Window: Still Open

Jeb Bush appears “locked and loaded for bear,” fellow Republican and Floridian Joe Scarborough says. The former Florida governor’s run of interviews with a new book on immigration is the clearest sign that another Bush is looking at a run...

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Former President Bill Clinton, right, introduces his wife Hillary Clinton, at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York.

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Former President Bill Clinton, right, introduces his wife Hillary Clinton, at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York.

Hillary Clinton’s $200,000-Plus Talking Points: Major League Speaker

As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton made $186,000 a year. As a former secretary of state, senator from New York, first lady and generally a “Friend of Bill” involved in her husband’s foundation work, she will make more than $200,000...

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A supporter of Rep. Ron Paul holds a poster in front of a sign that reads 'We Can Do Better' during the start of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

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A supporter of Rep. Ron Paul holds a poster in front of a sign that reads 'We Can Do Better' during the start of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

Ron Paul Revolution: $50,000 a Pop

The Ron Paul Revolution will soon have a going rate of $50,000 an hour. The retiring Republican congressman from Texas and erstwhile candidate for president “will follow the well-trod path of hitting the paid speaking circuit after his retirement from Congress...

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Joe Scarborough and co-host Mika Brzezinski host the 'Morning Joe' show.

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Joe Scarborough and co-host Mika Brzezinski host the 'Morning Joe' show.

Scarborough to Romney: Comfort? — `Go Back to Boston’

Joe Scarborough: former Republican congressman from Florida, co-host of the most popular morning cable news show, “Morning Joe.” And for months now: one of the most vocal critics of his party’s candidates for president. Today, on MSNBC, Scarborough was on...

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William Jefferson Clinton

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William Jefferson Clinton

Clinton, Democratic `Alpha Male’ — to offer Obama for Nomination

Written with Roger Runningen Joe Scarborough, the former Republican congressman turned morning cable news star, calls Bill Clinton, the former Democratic president who’s become a political rock star, “the Alpha Male of his party.” So who better than Clinton to...

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