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Who would President Obama rather run against: Gov. Rick Perry or Fmr. Gov. Mitt Romney? The Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman and The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza will weigh in.


Up next: Lessons learned—and ignored—post-9/11. War fever ran hot in 2001, but in recent years, has the Neoconservative movement cooled? Dick Cheney writes in his memoir that he was the only member of the Bush administration to push for attacking Syria in 2007, and even Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said the U.S. won’t go to war in the Middle East again.’s Editor Joe Conason and msnbc’s David Corn join us tonight on whether the Neocons have moved on.


Then: Do Republicans want President Obama’s jobs plan to succeed? If it is enacted, and if it works, the American economy will improve…along with Obama’s re-election prospects. We’ll discuss with Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA).


Plus: 9/11 Heroes. This weekend, politicians from all ends of the spectrum came together to honor the brave passengers of Flight 93, which crashed in Shanksville, PA on 9/11. Chris Matthews covered the memorial dedication over the weekend, and he and msnbc’s Michael Smerconish—both Pennsylvania natives—will reflect tonight. 

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