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Seven minutes with Cory Booker

08/30/11 02:39PM

Newark Mayor Cory Booker talks briefly with Morning Joe's Louis Burgdorf before Joe and Mika take over for him in the green room. When he gets his camera back, Louis asks Mayor Booker about his sleep schedule, why he uses Twitter as much as he does, why he’s too busy to have a normal schedule, and some of his favorite books. read more

President Barack Obama announces his selection of Alan Krueger as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.

Top Talker: Obama nominates Krueger to Head Council of Economic Advisors

08/30/11 10:39AM

As the White house works to finalize a new jobs initiative for next week, President Obama is nominating a new member to his economic team that will be charged with carrying out the plan.  Yesterday, in the rose garden, the President announced Alan Krueger as his choice to replace Austan Goolsbee as the chairman of the council of economic advisors. Krueger is a Princeton University professor and labor expert who has worked with the Obama administration in the past.  The President said, "In the first 2 years of this administration, as we were dealing with a complex financial crisis, a cr read more

Republican presidential contender, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaks at the Polk County GOP summer picnic event held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011.

Top Talker: Rick Perry calls Social Security a "Monstrous Lie"

08/29/11 09:35AM

Texas Governor Rick Perry spent the weekend in Iowa, meeting with voters at several events around the state.  Speaking to the Houston Chronicle yesterday, he doubled down on comments he made on social security at an earlier campaign rally.  He said, "It is a Ponzi scheme for these young people. The idea that they're working and paying into Social Security today, that the current program is going to be there for them, is a lie. read more

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