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09/21/11 05:04PM

msnbc Political Analyst Howard Fineman and Salon Editor-at-Large Joan Walsh join us tonight on President Obama’s speech at the U.N. today, and Gov. Rick Perry’s criticism of Obama’s Mideast policy. Then: Did President Obama make the right move to go Left? The base is pleased, but Democratic Strategist Mark Penn says Obama runs the risk of losing independents. New polls are in, and we have the latest for you with Penn and msnbc Political Analyst David Corn. Up next: The execution of Troy Davis. read more

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09/21/11 08:29AM

At 7pm ET today, the state of Georgia will execute Troy Davis. Davis was convicted of killing an off-duty police officer in 1989, but since then, seven of nine witnesses have recanted their stories. Former President Jimmy Carter, former FBI Director William Sessions and msnbc's Al Sharpton have led the charge to spare Davis' life, but the Georgia Pardons Board decided yesterday not to give him clemency. read more

Obama draws the battle line

09/20/11 08:00PM

Let me finish tonight with this. Campaigns for president are long. We all know that. But, this one's going to be longer.President Obama began his 2012 campaign yesterday in the Rose Garden. He made the issue simple. Do the American people believe that people who make a ton of money should get off with a lower tax rate than people who make just enough to get by?That's a fair question, isn't it? It's not whether people have a right to get rich in this country. That's a fact. It's not whether people who get rich should have to pay more of their income in taxes than other people. read more

Defining Obama’s relationship with Israel

Defining Obama’s relationship with Israel

09/20/11 08:00PM

Republican frontrunner Rick Perry has accused President Barack Obama of “appeasement” in the Middle East but is the president the best friend Israel could have right now? New York Magazine’s John Heilemann and Politico’s Jonathan Martin discuss. watch

Obama shifts gears

Obama shifts gears

09/20/11 08:00PM

Democratic strategist Bob Shrum and former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich., debate whether President Barack Obama’s new tone is key to a victory in 2012. watch

Norquist responds to millionaires tax

Norquist responds to millionaires tax

09/20/11 08:00PM

Sideshow: In response to President Barack Obama’s speech calling for wealthier Americans to pay their fair share of taxes, Grover Norquist tweeted, “Obama’s ‘new’ strategy to divide America: Get the Kulaks.” watch

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