During tense budget negotiations at the White House in 1982, President Ronald Reagan and House Speaker Thomas P. O’Neill were spotted off to the side, heads together, whispering. Aides wondered what was up, and Reagan replied that they were “just two Irishmen plotting.”
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's weight has been a key concern during his years in the public eye, prompting the release of a medical report declaring Christie "fit to serve as governor" during his reelection campaign last month.
Hardball host Chris Matthews hosted a live Q&A on Monday in the Let’s Play Hardball group to discuss all things Hardball and his new book, “Tip and the Gipper.” Read on for a recap of some of the best questions, and Chris’s answers to them.
The subtitle of MSNBC host Chris Matthews’s new book on the relationship between Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neill, coincidentally published the same day as the start of the shutdown, is “When Politics Worked.” The conservative president and the liberal House speaker found themselves constantly at odds during the six years they helmed their respective institutions, yet they managed to pass landmark legislation through divided government.
MSNBC's Chris Matthews unleashed a scathing attack Wednesday against critics of President Barack Obama, arguing that efforts to repeal the new federal health care law and calls for impeachment are driven by racism.
Ed Schultz is moving back to weekdays, and taking one of Chris Matthews' time slots, MSNBC said Monday. Schultz will take over the 5 PM slot Mondays through Fridays, starting August 26th. Matthews, whose "Hardball" aired at both 5 and 7 PM, will now air solely at 7.
Chris Matthews apologized "on behalf of all white people" on Thursday after two of his black colleagues said the George Zimmerman trial reminded them of difficult memories from their own teenage years.