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Campaign advisers Robert Gibbs, Dan Senor battle over Romney's taxes

07/09/12 11:54AM

Robert Gibbs, senior adviser to the Obama re-election campaign and his former White House press secretary, kept up the pressure on Mitt Romney to release more of his tax returns during a feisty exchange on Morning Joe Monday."The next four years we’re going to have to undergo comprehensive tax reform. Is someone who has sheltered their... read more

Capture or kill: Drone strikes and the Obama administration

07/09/12 11:50AM

Esquire's Tom Junod writes about the Obama administration's targeted attacks on individuals considered to be enemies of the United States. Junod writes in detail about the killing of American citizen Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, 16, by a drone strike in Yemen. He was the son of Anwar al-Awlaki.You can read Junod's in-depth piece HERE as... read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Monday, July 9, 2012

07/09/12 10:54AM

HISTORY HITS THE CAMPAIGN TRAILBY ADAM GOODHEART and PETER MANSEAUNEW YORK TIMESThe story of the Hoover Dam has...been heavily tinted in rose and sepia. Asian-Americans were forbidden from working on the project, while African-Americans were limited to menial labor and accounted for less than 1 percent of the work force. In August 1931, work... read more

Morning Headlines: Monday, July 9

07/09/12 05:48AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Obama to seek extension for some Bush-era tax cutsOscar-winner Ernest Borgnine diesHeat wave eases, but toll climbsFederer captures 7th Wimbledon title'Spider-Man' spins up $341.2 million worldwideMitt's minimalist 'Mad Men&... read more

Off the paper trail

Off the paper trail

07/08/12 08:00PM

National Memo’s Joe Conason, The New York Times’ Nicholas Confessore and MSNBC political analyst Richard Wolffe talk about the donations that corporations give to tax-exempt groups. watch

Obama calls for extension of middle-class...

Obama calls for extension of middle-class tax cuts

07/08/12 08:00PM

Top Talkers: President Obama is calling for an extension of the Bush tax cuts for those making $250K or less. The Morning Joe panel – including former DLC chair Harold Ford Jr., the Council on Foreign Relations' Dan Senor, Mike Barnicle and Morning Joe... watch

House GOP plans series of 'hot-button' votes

House GOP plans series of 'hot-button' votes

07/08/12 08:00PM

Politico Playbook: "House Republicans have planned a series of hot-button votes over the next four weeks," Politico's Jake Sherman and Seung Min Kim write. Mike Allen joins Morning Joe to discuss what the GOP has planned. watch

Hours worked, wages increase in June jobs...

Hours worked, wages increase in June jobs report

07/08/12 08:00PM

Morning Joe economic analyst Steve Rattner discusses the June jobs report, calling it "certainly worse than we'd expected, but better than we'd feared." The U.S. created only 80,000 new jobs, and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8.2 percent. watch

The '60s take center stage in new thriller...

The '60s take center stage in new thriller novel

07/08/12 08:00PM

Public radio host and author Kurt Andersen joins Morning Joe to discuss his new book "True Believers," which is about an attorney with deep roots in the '60s, and she decides to remove herself from consideration for appointment to the Supreme Court. watch