Chris Matthews http://kcur.org en Chris Matthews: Tip, The Gipper & The Debt Ceiling http://kcur.org/post/chris-matthews-tip-gipper-debt-ceiling <p>Way back in 1981 when Ronald Reagan was president, politics simply worked, or at least that&rsquo;s what Chris Matthews says.</p><p>On Tuesday&#39;s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with Matthews about his new book, <em>Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked</em>, which chronicles the bipartisan efforts of President Reagan and then Speaker of the House Tip O&rsquo;Neil to raise the debt ceiling and pass other important legislation back in 1981, and why Congress just can&rsquo;t seem to do the same now.</p><p><strong>Guest:</strong></p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske, Beth Lipoff & Cody Newill 45180 at http://kcur.org Chris Matthews: Tip, The Gipper & The Debt Ceiling Chris Matthews On 'Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero' http://kcur.org/post/chris-matthews-jack-kennedy-elusive-hero <p>He was a man who knew pain, admired courage and hated boredom. </p> <p>John F. Kennedy was many things to many people. Jackie Kennedy called her husband "elusive" and "unforgettable." To Chris Matthews, the Hardball host who's written a new biography of JFK, Kennedy was "a fighting prince, never far from trouble, never accepting the world he found, never wanting to be his father's son.</p> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 18:24:31 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 14830 at http://kcur.org Chris Matthews On 'Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero'