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Matthews: ‘Here’s to Ken Mehlman’

  Citing Americans’ right to pursue life, liberty and happiness – regardless of political affiliation – Hardball’s Chris Matthews salutes Ken Mehlman’s decision to come out, and examines the impact it could have on his party.

Prominent gay Republican fails to defend gay rights

  Blogger Mike Rogers talks about the irony of Ken Mehlman’s decision to announce he’s gay after he headed one of the RNC’s most anti-gay campaigns.

GOP to reassess relationship with gay community?

  R. Clarke Cooper of the Log Cabin Republicans – and who previously worked for the Bush administration for eight years – joins Hardball’s Chris Matthews to discuss the Republican Party’s relationship with the gay community in light of Ken Mehlman’s decision to come out.

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George W. Bush's former campaign manager Ken Melman tells The Atlantic magazine that he's gay. Talking Points Memo's Christina Bellantoni speaks with msnbc's Chris Jansing about his coming out.

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Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman speaks on NBC's "Meet the Press" during a taping at the NBC studios in Washington November 13, 2005. Mehlman spoke about various topics including the war in Iraq and the results of the Tuesday election. NO SALES NO ARCHIVE, MUST USE BEFORE NOVEMBER

Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman speaks on NBC's 'Meet the Press' in Washington
Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman speaks on NBC's 'Meet the Press' in Washington

Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman speaks on NBC's "Meet the Press" during a taping at the NBC studios in Washington November 13, 2005. Mehlman spoke about various topics including the war in Iraq and the results of the Tuesday election. NO SALES NO ARCHIVE, MUST USE BEFORE NOVEMBER