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Must-Read Op-Eds for Monday, June 11, 2012

06/11/12 10:29AM

ANOTHER BANK BAILOUTBY PAUL KRUGMANNEW YORK TIMESOh, wow — another bank bailout, this time in Spain. Who could have predicted that? The answer, of course, is everybody ....ven as European leaders were putting together this rescue, they were signaling strongly that they have no intention of changing the policies that have left almost a quarter of Spain’s workers — and more than half its young people — jobless. ...Still, are we much better? read more

Morning Headlines: Monday, June 9

06/11/12 05:50AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?'Once' leads Tony Awards with 8 winsObama tests the theory of likabilityPolice Investigate Commerce Secretary For Hit-And-Run CrashUndoing health law could have messy ripple effectsPro-Obama groups launch $4 mil anti-Romney ad blitz in SpanishHundreds flee raging Western firesCrisis in Greece tipped Spain over bailout’s edgeUS braces for Mexican shift in drug war focus  read more

If Obama wins a second term, how will it...

If Obama wins a second term, how will it look?

06/10/12 08:00PM

What would a second term look like for President Obama? The New Yorker’s David Remnick discusses a new Ryan Lizza piece exploring possible deficit reduction, entitlement reform, tax reform and a forward-looking foreign policy involving China. watch

Tramp stamps, Minnesota and the "Daily Show": Lizzing on the wild side

06/08/12 01:50PM

By: Molly MitchellAny day of the week is good for some comedy, but Friday is an especially good day for some comedy.Good thing we had "Daily Show" co-founder, comedian and author (and person who frequently tweets at us) , Lizz Winstead, drop by our 30 Rock studios.Winstead, stopped by to chat with the MJ panel about her new book "Lizz Free or Die," a book of autobiographical essays that span from her childhood in Minnesota to developing the Daily Show.In addition to her wit, Winstead came to Studio 3A bearing gifts of tattoos for Mika, Willie and MJ regular, New York Magazine's John Heilemann. read more

Coming up on Monday

06/08/12 01:17PM

Coming up this Monday, June 11 on Morning Joe (one day before our Chicago show), we haveNicolle Wallace, Mark Halperin, Steve Rattner, Politico, David Remnick, Sen. John Barrasso, Mayor Boris Johnson, Joe Walsh, Jordan Roth, Brian Sullivan and more coming up on the show.Make sure to tune in.Have a great weekend, and we'll see you Monday. read more

Nancy Pelosi gets a hug from House Speaker Boehner

06/08/12 11:18AM

It's not hanging with Bono, but perhaps this is cooler?To honor Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's 25 anniversary in Congress, Republican House Speaker John Boehner reached across the aisle and gave Pelosi a big ole hug Thursday on Capitol Hill."The gentle-lady and I have differing political philosophies and we have had some real battles here on the floor. But I know I speak for the whole House when I rise today and say to the gentle-lady from California, Ms. Pelosi, congratulations on 25 years of real service to this institution," Boehner said.That's the stuff, folks! read more