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Santorum superPAC to Gingrich: Time to leave the party

03/07/12 01:47PM

So, while the main post-Super Tuesday narrative seems to be how Republicans are feeling about Mitt Romney. He won the most delegates and took home Ohio, but doubts about him continue to persist.But Rick Santorum, at least in the immediate moment, has something else on his mind. Or, I should say, his superPAC has something on its mind. read more

If I were president I would...

If I were president I would...

03/07/12 12:39PM

This comes to us from Twitter follower @Debsdigs.It's something her 7-year-old did at school, annnnnnddddd it's pretty much the cutest thing ever.Nice breath of fresh air amid the Super Tuesday chaos. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Wednesday, March 7, 2012

03/07/12 10:49AM

REPUBLICAN SPLIT DECISIONEDITORIALWALL STREET JOURNALIf Republican poohbahs were hoping that Super Tuesday's 10 contests would settle the Republican primary contest, they woke up Wednesday disappointed. While Mitt Romney had a good night and stretched his lead among delegates, Rick Santorum did well enough to more than justify staying in the race. ... Republican elites are aching to declare this race over and take aim at Mr. Obama. The fear is that the intraparty debate is hurting the GOP brand and the image of the candidates. ... read more

First cup of the day? Chuck Todd gets his caffeine on this fine Super Tuesday morning

Political reporters and caffeine: Just how much do they consume?

03/06/12 02:35PM

The Yahoo Ticket blog posted perhaps THE definitive story of the 2012 campaign and of Super Tuesday thus far: How much caffeine political reporters consume while out there following the campaign trail.Sure, we drink a lot of coffee on Morning Joe (well, everyone except Willie), and this pretty thorough report (or expose?) on the caffeine habits of political journos is intense."According to an informal survey of political reporters conducted by Yahoo News, a daily four-cup intake seems to be pretty much the norm," Dylan Stableford writes. read more

Julianne Moore drops by Morning Joe to talk "Game Change"

Julianne Moore drops by Morning Joe to talk "Game Change"

03/06/12 12:42PM

Actress Julianne Moore dropped by Morning Joe this morning to talk about the film everyone's (well, ok, a lot of people) have been talking about: Game Change.The film, based on the book by Morning Joe regulars Mark Halperin and John Heilemann (who were on the show today...how's that for synergy?), focuses on the 2008 election and takes a close look at Sarah Palin on the campaign trail.Check out more behind-the-scenes picsMoore plays Palin in the film. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Tuesday, March 6, 2012

03/06/12 06:48AM

REAGAN WAS A SURE LOSER TOO BY WILLIAM MCGURN WALL STREET JOURNAL In Iowa, Reagan lost the caucuses because he sat on a lead and played it cautious. In New Hampshire a month later, he had to apologize for an ethnic joke that made fun of Italians and Poles. ... Later he would face Santorum-like fears about his social message, especially after appearing at a mass gathering of Christian fundamentalists and evangelicals. ... Yes, the parallels to 1980 take you only so far, and Mitt Romney is no Ronald Reagan. read more

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