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Chris Matthews talks about “When Politics Worked”

October 24, 2013 by NCC Staff


MSNBC Hardball host and best-selling author Chris Matthews unveiled his latest book, Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked, at the National Constitution Center this week.

chrismatthews2Matthews spoke with SiriusXM radio host and MSNBC contributor Michael Smerconish about his insider’s look at the unlikely political partnership between President Ronald Reagan and Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill.

Drawing on extensive interviews and his own experience as O’Neill’s former chief of staff, Matthews talked about the surprising friendship between this political odd couple; explored the delicate balance of power between the executive and legislative branches; and offered a timely lesson in how bipartisan cooperation can work.

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