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10/10/11 04:51PM

Pastor Robert Jeffress, a Rick Perry supporter, made waves this weekend when he called Mormonism—the religion of Perry’s 2012 rival Mitt Romney—a cult and when he said that Romney is not a Christian. What did he mean by “cult?” Should religion be a test on the road to the White House? Pastor Jeffress joins us tonight. Furthermore, is there a bit of political strategy at play here? By calling out Romney’s minority faith, do critics paint him as an outcast? We’re asking msnbc Political Analyst David Corn and GOP Strategist Ed Rollins. read more

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10/10/11 09:24AM

The Mormon Issue: How big a deal is Mitt Romney's religion? As much as Republican presidential candidates say it doesn't matter, they know it does to a lot of viewers, especially Evangelicals and southerners. Baptist preacher (and Perry supporter) Robert Jeffress called the LDS church a cult on Friday and he's on Hardball. How much of this is a concerted effort to delegitimize Romney? read more

Finding solutions to our problems

10/07/11 08:00PM

Radical.  Normally, we don't like that word.  Normally, we like our politics somewhere near the center - somewhere between progressive and conservative.  You get beyond that and people consider you troubling, at best, dangerous, at worst.Radical positions.  Radical solutions.  Radical politics.  Normally, as I said, not the stuff most people are comfortable with.But there comes a time when the positions, solutions and politics of normal times don't seem to be working, or to be more exact: aren't working!We have a 9-plus percent jobless rate.  People are not getting hired, not being put to work read more