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Must-Read Op-Eds for Friday, June 1, 2012

06/01/12 12:18PM

Mark McKinnon at the George W. Bush Portrait CeremonyBy Mark McKinnonThe Daily BeastFor one brief moment in Washington D.C., politics and partisanship was put aside, and presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush shared some compliments and laughs at the White House. George and Laura Bush returned to their former home Wednesday for the unveiling of their official portraits. They were joined by friends, former staffers, and immediate family, including another president, George H. W. read more

Morning Headlines: Friday, June 1

06/01/12 05:51AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Obama stepped up cyberattacks on Iran nuke programEdwards not guilty on one count; mistrial on othersSan Diego teen crowned nation's top spellerAppeals court rules against Defense of Marriage ActFinancial crisis sends euro zone to tense endgameFor Elizabeth Warren, a bump over heritage becomes a campaign hurdleBushes return to White House for portrait unveilingSwing state economics favor Obama read more

Why does Romney gives Obama an 'F' on...

Why does Romney gives Obama an 'F' on foreign policy?

05/31/12 08:00PM

In a recent interview, Mitt Romney gave President Obama an "F" letter grade on foreign policy. So how does Romney's position on Syria differ from the president's position? Romney Senior Campaign Adviser Ed Gillespie joins Morning Joe to shed some light... watch

NYC Mayor Bloomberg takes steps to ban sale of large sugary drinks

NYC Mayor Bloomberg takes steps to ban sale of large sugary drinks

05/31/12 02:10PM

 First it was trans fats and then it was smoking in public parks and plazas.New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a new plan to combat obesity, and the plan has people talking.The Times writes: The proposed ban would affect virtually the entire menu of popular sugary drinks found in delis, fast-food franchises and even sports arenas, from energy drinks to pre-sweetened iced teas. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Thursday, May 31, 2012

05/31/12 10:59AM

TOO MUCH POWER FOR A PRESIDENTEDITORIALNEW YORK TIMESnder Mr. Obama, scores of suspects have been killed but only one taken into American custody. The precedents now being set will be carried on by successors who may have far lower standards. ... To provide real assurance, President Obama should publish clear guidelines for targeting to be carried out by nonpoliticians, making assassination truly a last resort, and allow an outside court to review the evidence before placing Americans on a kill list. read more

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