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August 2, 1998 | By Jennifer Weiner, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There are people who are born to be on television, people whose voices are so mellifluous, whose demeanor is so trust-inspiring, whose every gesture is so perfectly modulated and every utterance so well-plotted and restrained that they belong only in climate-controlled studios with the cameras rolling. Chris Matthews is not one of those people. The Philadelphia native, a onetime spin doctor and speechwriter turned newspaper columnist, author, and host of CNBC's nightly political slugfest, Hardball, seems to have only one expression - the doggedly tenacious, slightly skeptical look of a bulldog with a particularly odoriferous sock trapped in his powerful jaws.
NEWS
December 8, 2008 | By Thomas Fitzgerald INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
On MSNBC's Hardball, host Chris Matthews often heaps scorn on politicians, but signs are growing that he wants to be one of them. In recent weeks, Matthews has ramped up his exploration of a 2010 campaign, as a Democrat, against Sen. Arlen Specter (R., Pa.). He has discussed the dynamics of a possible run with prominent Democratic fund-raisers, strategists and leaders from across his native Pennsylvania, according to several people who have spoken with Matthews during the last several months.
NEWS
June 18, 2003
An article in Tuesday's Commentary Page misstated the alma mater of journalist Chris Matthews. Matthews is a graduate of Holy Cross.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 2012
  Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Dr. Phil McGraw; Divine Fits performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Chris Matthews; Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05 a.m., 6ABC) - TV host David Letterman; Vampire Weekend. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Actor James Spader; Variety editor Cynthia Littleton. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (12:35 a.m., NBC10) - Helen Mirren; Carson Daly; Reggie Fils-Aime; Miguel performs.
NEWS
September 19, 2012 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer
T HE PROBLEM nags at supporters of the state's voter-ID law - they say that the controversial legislation will stop widespread voter fraud, but they have no evidence to show that the problem exists. John Fund, a conservative columnist who released books in 2004 and last month claiming that voter fraud is rampant, attempted Monday to defend the law during a panel discussion at the National Constitution Center. Former Gov. Ed Rendell, who opposes the law, moderated the debate and pressed for explanations about why it is needed since attorneys for the state, during a legal challenge this summer, said that they could offer no evidence that in-person voter fraud occurs.
NEWS
November 3, 2005 | MICHAEL SMERCONISH
FOR THOSE willing to invest the 15 minutes it takes to digest the 22-page indictment of I. Lewis Libby, the simplicity of the charges will become clear, despite the crossfire of the pundits wearing their usual jerseys. In a nutshell, here is what is alleged: The feds believe that Libby lied to them on four occasions as they sought to investigate whether a CIA agent was unlawfully outed as a form of political retribution. One subject of Libby's lies, according to the feds, was a phone call that occurred on July 10, 2003, between Libby and Tim Russert, the NBC bureau chief.
NEWS
October 21, 2010 | By Stephen Jiwanmall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hundreds of students at Temple University crowded around an outdoor set this afternoon as television host Chris Matthews interviewed local stars of the Democratic party. Matthews - host of MSNBC's "Hardball" - was greeted with a marching band, cheerleaders, and the Temple Owl mascot. The hoopla helped to fend off the chill as gusty winds buffeted the Alumni Circle at Liacouras and Pollett Walk where the show had planted itself. Students climbed on each other's shoulders to get a good gander at the political commentator as he interviewed Senate candidate Joe Sestak, Gov. Ed Rendell and Congressman Bob Brady.
NEWS
November 24, 2005 | By Jeff Shields and Carrie Budoff INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Montgomery County Commissioner James R. Matthews said yesterday he planned to run for lieutenant governor in 2006 and would make a formal announcement Dec. 7. Matthews, a mortgage banker and chairman of the Board of Commissioners in the state's third-largest county, said that having a Republican from Southeast Pennsylvania would be key in offsetting the draw of Democratic Gov. Rendell in this area. "It would be a great balance for the Republican ticket statewide," Matthews said.
SPORTS
November 2, 1998 | By Chris Morkides, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Chris Matthews wasn't supposed to terrorize opposing quarterbacks this year. He was supposed to come off the bench, learn the Springfield defense and turn into a major contributor next season. Then fate - in the form of a broken clavicle suffered by teammate Jeff Rudolph early in the year - interceded. Matthews took Rudolph's place at outside linebacker and has been making life miserable for Springfield opponents ever since. "I knew I had to prove myself," the 5-foot-11, 160-pound junior said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 21, 2012 | By Dan Gross
"YOU CAN TELL everybody I'm not a bum, yet. I'm fine. Don't worry," assured chef Georges Perrier when we asked about his estate sale, held over the weekend at his Chestnut Hill mansion. The famed Frenchman said he unloaded lots of huge copper pots and other cookware from Le Bec-Fin (1523 Walnut), which he sold to Nicolas Fanucci in March. Two of Perrier's longtime assistants ran the sale. Perrier was there, too, with a small poodle named Isabel. Philly.Curbed.com has reported that his house was for sale but taken off the market in October.
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November 21, 2012 | By Dan Gross
"YOU CAN TELL everybody I'm not a bum, yet. I'm fine. Don't worry," assured chef Georges Perrier when we asked about his estate sale, held over the weekend at his Chestnut Hill mansion. The famed Frenchman said he unloaded lots of huge copper pots and other cookware from Le Bec-Fin (1523 Walnut), which he sold to Nicolas Fanucci in March. Two of Perrier's longtime assistants ran the sale. Perrier was there, too, with a small poodle named Isabel. Philly.Curbed.com has reported that his house was for sale but taken off the market in October.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 2012
  Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Dr. Phil McGraw; Divine Fits performs. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Chris Matthews; Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. Jimmy Kimmel Live (12:05 a.m., 6ABC) - TV host David Letterman; Vampire Weekend. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Actor James Spader; Variety editor Cynthia Littleton. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (12:35 a.m., NBC10) - Helen Mirren; Carson Daly; Reggie Fils-Aime; Miguel performs.
NEWS
September 19, 2012 | BY CHRIS BRENNAN, Daily News Staff Writer
T HE PROBLEM nags at supporters of the state's voter-ID law - they say that the controversial legislation will stop widespread voter fraud, but they have no evidence to show that the problem exists. John Fund, a conservative columnist who released books in 2004 and last month claiming that voter fraud is rampant, attempted Monday to defend the law during a panel discussion at the National Constitution Center. Former Gov. Ed Rendell, who opposes the law, moderated the debate and pressed for explanations about why it is needed since attorneys for the state, during a legal challenge this summer, said that they could offer no evidence that in-person voter fraud occurs.
NEWS
September 17, 2012 | By Michael Smerconish
What a donnybrook this is going to be. The next 52 days until the election? Nope. What will follow if Mitt Romney loses. Rush Limbaugh raised the issue Monday. He was responding to comments made on what he called "PMSNBC" by Chris Matthews suggesting that an Obama victory would be the end of conservative control of the Republican Party. Limbaugh had his own assessment: "There's going to be a third party that's going to be orientated toward conservatism - or Rand Paul thinks libertarianism.
NEWS
December 7, 2011 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Inquirer Staff Writer
Montgomery County Commissioners' Chairman James R. Matthews was arrested Tuesday after an 18-month grand jury investigation found he purportedly lied in testimony regarding corruption in local government. Prosecutors allege the three-term incumbent mischaracterized an ongoing relationship with a title insurance company that was awarded government contracts and failed to come clean about discussions he had with witnesses in the case against him. But while Matthews' criminal charges stem only from those purported untruths, grand jurors - in a highly critical finding - also accused the 62-year-old of a string of other ethical violations including using campaign contributions for personal expenses, awarding government contracts to friends, and conducting county business in secret.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 1, 2011 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
The first time Chris Matthews remembers hearing of John F. Kennedy, he was a 10-year-old Northeast Philadelphia boy obsessed with politics, listening to the 1956 Democratic National Convention on the radio in the family's '54 Chevy Bel Air. Kennedy, then a young senator from Massachusetts, lost a bid for the vice presidential nomination and, then, in a dramatic gesture, bounded to the podium to ask that his opponent, Estes Kefauver, be nominated unanimously....
NEWS
October 21, 2010 | By Stephen Jiwanmall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hundreds of students at Temple University crowded around an outdoor set this afternoon as television host Chris Matthews interviewed local stars of the Democratic party. Matthews - host of MSNBC's "Hardball" - was greeted with a marching band, cheerleaders, and the Temple Owl mascot. The hoopla helped to fend off the chill as gusty winds buffeted the Alumni Circle at Liacouras and Pollett Walk where the show had planted itself. Students climbed on each other's shoulders to get a good gander at the political commentator as he interviewed Senate candidate Joe Sestak, Gov. Ed Rendell and Congressman Bob Brady.
NEWS
June 15, 2009 | By Charles Krauthammer
When President Obama returned from his first European trip, I observed that while over there he had been "acting the philosopher-king who hovers above the fray mediating" between America and the world. Now that Obama has returned from his "Muslim world" pilgrimage, even the left agrees. "Obama's standing above the country, above - above the world. He's sort of God," Newsweek's Evan Thomas said to a concurring Chris Matthews, reflecting on Obama's lofty perception of himself as the Great Transcender.
NEWS
December 8, 2008 | By Thomas Fitzgerald INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
On MSNBC's Hardball, host Chris Matthews often heaps scorn on politicians, but signs are growing that he wants to be one of them. In recent weeks, Matthews has ramped up his exploration of a 2010 campaign, as a Democrat, against Sen. Arlen Specter (R., Pa.). He has discussed the dynamics of a possible run with prominent Democratic fund-raisers, strategists and leaders from across his native Pennsylvania, according to several people who have spoken with Matthews during the last several months.
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