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Could timing have been worse for a Trump endorsement?

02/03/12 12:17PM

Joe Scarborough: “, and then he follows that up with an endorsement from a guy…that has been going around for the past 30 years basically in gold-plated suits with thousand dollar bills, talking about the glories of being fabulously wealthy and very proud of it. And you know what? I’ve got no problem with that; I’ve got no problem with Mitt Romney’s money; I’ve got no problem with anybody that makes money legally under this fantastic free enterprise system that we have in America. But the timing of it all, the pageantry of it all. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Friday, February 3, 2012

02/03/12 07:20AM

IS ISRAEL PREPARING TO ATTACK IRAN?BY DAVID IGNATIUSWASHINGTON POSTU.S. officials see two possible ways to dissuade the Israelis from such an attack: Tehran could finally open serious negotiations for a formula to verifiably guarantee that its nuclear program will remain a civilian one; or the United States could step up its covert actions to degrade the program so much that Israelis would decide that military action wasn’t necessary. don’t think that Netanyahu has made a final decision to attack, and they note that top Israeli intelligence officials remain skeptical of the project. read more

An excerpt from Bill Press' new book "The Obama Hate Machine"

An excerpt from Bill Press' new book "The Obama Hate Machine"

02/03/12 06:13AM

Presidents Under FireBarack Obama, of course, is not the first president to have experiencedwithering personal attacks. They are as old as the presidency itself. In some ways, they are a tribute to our American experiment. Unlike forced allegiance to a monarch or tyrant, criticism of elected leaders is not only tolerated here; it is considered a necessary function of our democracy. And from the moment the first president took office, U.S. presidents have had to deal with sometimes- nasty attacks. read more

Morning Headlines: Friday, February 3

02/03/12 05:57AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Mitt Romney’s Mormon firewallKomen gives new explanation for cutting funds to Planned ParenthoodSenate passes bill to ban lawmaker insider tradingObama hones pitch to independents House Republicans threatened Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. with a criminal contempt of Congress citationWhy Donald Trump’s endorsement was a win for RomneyPanetta report fuels concerns that Israel will attack IranDavid Ignatius: Is Israel preparing to attack Iran?Nas dropped by Fallon last night and killed it! read more

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