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No means no! Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) made it clear today that he is not running for President amid a flurry of resurgent rumors. msnbc’s Howard Fineman and New York Magazine’s John Heilemann have the latest. And what does that mean for the 2012 field—including candidate Herman Cain’s recent surge? The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank and Politico’s Jonathan Martin are here to answer that question.


Next up: Build, baby, build? President Obama traveled to Texas today to sell his jobs plan…but Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) says the President’s plan as a whole is dead on arrival. We’ll discuss with Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) and Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) tonight.


Plus: Republican Derangement Syndrome. The campaign to discredit President Obama—it’s memorably included the Birther movement and the Muslim rumor, among others—has a new member, and that’s Hank Williams Jr. The country singer compared President Obama to Adolf Hitler in an interview yesterday morning. By now you’ve heard what the country singer said—comparing President Obama to Adolf Hitler—but tonight, we’ll discuss what it means. Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall and University of Georgia Visiting Professor and syndicated columnist Cynthia Tucker join the conversation tonight. 

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