In Washington, both parties are gaming the politics of a Republican Senate proposal that would give President Barack Obama the authority to raise the debt ceiling, without first guaranteeing spending cuts House Republicans are demanding. Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, D-Fla., discusses.
Republican Senate members in Wisconsin have passed a bill that detours collective bargaining rights for union workers despite the absence of members from the state's Democratic party. Msnbc's Ed Schultz joins Hardball to discuss the latest.
Republican Senate candidate Mark Kirk of Illinois speaks to supporters after beating Democratic nominee Alexi Giannoulias for the Senate seat formally held by U.S. President Barack Obama, at an election night rally in Wheeling, Illinois November 2, 2010. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes