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Chris Matthews dares GOP strategist Todd Harris to say something negative about Rush Limbaugh. He can't, which leads the "Hardball" host to wonder whether anyone in the GOP is willing to risk Rush's ire.

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The U.S. Senate is safe from "Hardball" host Chris Matthews -- at least for now. Matthews will stay put on the media-specific side of the political arena instead of making a bid for a Senate seat in his home state of Pennsylvania, as suggested by the recent scuttlebutt about him.

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Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann apparently understood that she needed to do a little spin control following her jaw-dropping flirtation with McCarthyism on "Hardball" last week, but she apparently didn't feel the need to apologize to anyone, judging by her latest campaign spot.

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Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan has dropped yet another bombshell, telling "Hardball" host Chris Matthews on Friday that the Bush administration helped "shape the narrative" of Fox News by passing "taking points" to certain members of Fox's nighttime lineup.

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The "Hardball" host seems to tell his satirical counterpart that he's serious about a run for the Senate in 2010: "Some kids want to be a fireman. I want to be a senator." Awwww.

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The "Hardball" host is known for being outspoken, but apparently even he thinks he can go too far. Chris Matthews has apologized for suggesting that Hillary Clinton's political success stemmed from having an unfaithful husband.

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Chris Matthews got much more than he bargained for when he peddled his new book, "Life's a Campaign," on "The Daily Show." In this clip, Jon Stewart savages the book, calling it both "a recipe for sadness" and a "self-hurt book" and making not-at-all-subtle references to Machiavelli and fascism. Fireworks ensue.

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Ann Coulter fielded a call-in by Elizabeth Edwards on MSNBC's "Hardball" Tuesday night as Coulter sat with host Chris Matthews in front of a gaggle of young voters to discuss the '08 campaign. Needless to say, Mrs. Edwards was none too thrilled with Coulter's recent (and past) comments about her husband and family.

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