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Scarborough: If Obama backs gay marriage, 'he loses North Carolina'

05/08/12 10:01AM

The Morning Joe gang continued to give President Obama a hard time Tuesday for his “evolving” position on gay marriage.In the wake of Vice President Biden and Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s statements – the latter on Monday’s Morning Joe – that they’re fine with same-sex nuptials, the White House continues to say that, for now at least, the president favors only civil unions.The hedging isn’t doing much to make him look like a decisive leader. “You have the president sounding very much like Mitt Romney,” said Joe Scarborough. read more

Can bipartisanship be accomplished in...

Can bipartisanship be accomplished in Congress?

05/07/12 08:00PM

This week marks National Public Charter Schools week, and Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., join Morning Joe to discuss their bipartisan work on education reform and on the Senate Public Charter Schools Caucus. The two also... watch

Moving the country forward

Moving the country forward

05/07/12 08:00PM

Former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley shares details from his book, “We Can All Do Better” and advice on how the American people can reignite their hope in the government. Bradley tells the Morning Joe panel that “we need politicians who put the... watch

Must-Read Op-Eds for Monday, May 7, 2012

05/07/12 11:09AM

SEVERITY OF THE RECESSION WEIGHS ON THE RECOVERY BY BEN CASSELMAN WALL STREET JOURNALNearly three years into the recovery, the U.S. still employs five million fewer workers than before the recession. The recent pace of job growth simply isn't enough to climb quickly out of a hole that big. Even if the U.S. adds 200,000 jobs a month going forward-a pace it hasn't maintained for more than three months at a stretch during the recovery-it would take two more years for employment to get back to its peak. read more

In new swing-state poll, Obama clings to two-point edge

05/07/12 10:18AM

The Morning Joe gang Monday took a look at a new USA Today/Gallup poll of swing states – the first to come out since Mitt Romney emerged last month as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.Voters in the 12 battlegrounds gave Obama a 47-45 edge – well within the poll’s margin of error.  Sixty percent of respondents said they thought Romney would do a good job on the economy over the next four years, compared to 52 percent who said that of the president.But perhaps the poll’s most interesting finding was an enthusiasm gap that, surprisingly, favors Obama. read more

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