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Bieber Fever lands at 30 Rock: Luke Russert, Morning Joe interns get excited

06/15/12 12:21PM

We might be Morning Joe, but some of us (or at least one of our interns) aren't immune to the charms of some Canadian teen pop. So we dispatched Molly Mitchell to give a quick summation of the Biebs in concert at 30 Rock.By Molly MitchellBeiber Fever erupted this morning in 30 Rock Plaza right below the Morning Joe studio. Let's translate that for you: The singer, the singular sensation that is Justin Bieber brought roughly 8,000 of his closest friends (fans) downstairs to the TODAY show.Luke Russert, who filled in this morning for Willie, couldn't seem to contain his excitement. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Friday, June 15, 2012

06/15/12 11:53AM

WHO BENEFITS FROM THE 'AVALANCHE OF LEAKS'?BY PEGGY NOONANWALL STREET JOURNALIt is good Congress has become involved. They wonder if the leaks have been directed, encouraged or authorized, and by whom. One way to get at that is the classic legal question: Who benefits? That is not a mystery. In all these stories, it is the president and his campaign that benefit. The common theme in the leaks is how strong and steely Mr. Obama is. He's tough but fair, bold yet judicious, surprisingly willing to do what needs to be done. He hears everyone out, asks piercing questions, doesn't flinch. read more

Morning Headlines: Friday, June 15

06/15/12 05:51AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Parties strategize ahead of health care rulingBartering takes hold in austerity-wracked GreeceInside Koch WorldObama at Ground Zero: 'We remember. We rebuild. We come back stronger'Egypt transition in turmoil on eve of votePentagon to mark gay pride monthMassive Wildfire Hits New Milestone read more

Economic blame game: From Bush to the...

Economic blame game: From Bush to the eurozone

06/14/12 08:00PM

About 68 percent of Americans believe former President George W. Bush is responsible for the country's economic woes, a new Gallup Poll shows. That number is down from 80 percent in 2009. A smaller percentage feel Obama is responsible. NBC News' Chuck... watch