Corn on Hardball, Maddow: Christmas Maneuvering, Obama’s Afghan Dilemma

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David Corn, Mother Jones‘ DC bureau chief, was on both Hardball with Chris Matthews (Happy Birthday, Chris!) and the Rachel Maddow Show on Thursday night. The Maddow segment focused on Afghanistan, while the Hardball hit centered on legislative maneuvering as the 111th Congress winds down. Here they are:

You can read more about David’s take on “Obama’s war” in the article “Obama’s Afghan Tightrope Walk.” 

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