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Independent voters, the economy, Dimon and...

Independent voters, the economy, Dimon and Greece

06/13/12 08:00PM

A new ABC/WaPo poll shows both President Obama and Mitt Romney are still struggling with independents on the economy. The Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington and Citigroup’s Peter Orszag join a discussion on the poll, Jamie Dimon, the U.S. economy and... watch

Pawlenty: Obama is the participation-ribbon president

06/13/12 02:15PM

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced his bid for the White House in March of last year.And what a difference a year and some change makes.Pawlenty -- who during the campaign famously and contentiously coined the term "Obamneycare" in regards to Massachusetts health care reform under Mitt Romney -- is now co-chair of Romney's campaign and naturally no longer has the subdued vitriol for his once-opponent.Pawlenty joined Morning Joe today to discuss a number of subjects -- from former Florida Gov. read more

Economist Dambisa Moyo on China's 'symbiotic relationship' with African economies

06/13/12 11:31AM

China's rush for resources in Africa is good for both parties, argues the author of a new book about Beijing's "global shopping spree.""The approach has been incredibly symbiotic," said Dambisa Moyo, author of Winner Take All: China's Race For Resources and What It Means for the World on Wednesday's edition of Morning Joe. She went on:It's been incredibly encompassing. So they go to these countries, and they offer them what these countries want in return for gaining or accessing these resources. And it works beautifully. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Wednesday, June 13, 2012

06/13/12 10:20AM

WHY BERLIN IS BALKING ON A BAILOUTBY HANS-WERNER SINNNEW YORK TIMES...President Obama is urging Germany to share in the debt of the euro zone’s southern nations. But in doing so, he and others overlook several critical facts. ...or now, the burden of responsibility is being carried by only a few heretics, such as Jeb Bush, who dares to say things such as “I don’t have to play the game of being 100,000 percent against President Obama.”HOW THE EURO WILL ENDBY GERALD P. O'DRISCOLL, JR.WALL STREET JOURNALGreece is the epicenter of a currency and fiscal crisis in the euro zone. read more

An excerpt from David Eagleman's "Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain"

An excerpt from David Eagleman's "Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain"

06/13/12 06:23AM

There’s Someone In My Head, But It’s Not Me   Take a close look at yourself in the mirror. Beneath your dashing good looks churns a hidden universe of networked machinery. The machinery includes a sophisticated scaffolding of interlocking bones, a netting of sinewy muscles, a good deal of specialized fluid, and a collaboration of internal organs chugging away in darkness to keep you alive. A sheet of high-tech self-healing sensory material that we call skin seamlessly covers your machinery in a pleasing package.   And then there’s your brain. read more