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Debt talks hit a wall in Washington

  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.

Wisconsin GOP banks on new voter requirements

  Wisconsin State Senator Jon Erpenbach talks with Rachel Maddow about the facets of a Republican power grab in Wisconsin and new efforts to make it more difficult to vote in the Badger State.

Wis. GOP passes labor bill without Dems being present

  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.

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk of Illinois speaks to supporters after beating Democratic nominee Alexi Giannoulias, at an election night rally in Wheeling
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kirk of Illinois speaks to supporters after beating Democratic nominee Alexi Giannoulias, at an election night rally in Wheeling

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