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Is Romney closer to picking a VP running mate?

05/09/12 08:00PM

Top Talkers: During a recent interview, Mitt Romney offers an update on his search for a Vice Presidential running mate. Will he look to a select few retired female politicians to fill the job? And in other Romney news, a superPAC supporting the... watch

Must-Read Op-Eds for Wednesday, May 9, 2012

05/09/12 02:30PM

Désamour and AmourBY MAUREEN DOWDNEW YORK TIMESBasking in the regard of “the love of my life,” as he calls her, he slimmed down, donned less nerdy glasses, and manned up for the big debate.  When Ségolène beat him out to be the Socialist candidate, Hollande became known as “Mr. Royal.” But Valérie bolsters him, feeding him throat lozenges and making sure he’s wearing enough layers. read more

Signs in support of and against the Constitutional Marriage Amendment greet voters at a polling location at Leesville Road Middle School in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, May 8, 2012.

Halperin: Every indication Obama will endorse gay marriage

05/09/12 01:37PM

Update: President Obama says same-sex marriage should be legalmsnbc senior analyst and Morning Joe regular, Mark Halperin, just finished up an interview with Andrea Mitchell where he said there is "...every expectation that we will within the next hour be in a different world where we have a POTUS who supports the legalization of gay marriage."Halperin cited the president's upcoming interview with Robin Roberts, "Good Morning America" co-host, as the place where he expects the president to state his position.Halperin also said he believes Vice President Joe Biden's comments on "Meet the Press" read more

Mika to Letterman: I once saw Jimmy Carter in a Speedo

05/09/12 12:00PM

Mika stopped by Letterman last night to discuss all sorts of fun things from her childhood, including...wait for it...seeing former President Jimmy Carter once don a Speedo.It's not entirely random, Mika's father (and Morning Joe regular), Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, served as President Carter's national security advisor.Everyone got a good laugh.Check it out. read more

Bailout czar slams Romney's claim to have backed rescue

05/09/12 10:41AM

On Tuesday, Mitt Romney made his latest effort at damage control on the subject of the Obama administration’s auto bailout of 2009. Romney opposed the bailout at the time, but it’s proved successful in rescuing the U.S. auto industry, and Team Obama has made the rescue a centerpiece of its campaign, with the contrast to Romney's stance clear. “My own view, by the way, was that the auto companies needed to go thru bankruptcy before government help. And frankly that’s finally what the president did,” Romney told an interviewer Tuesday. read more

An excerpt from Paul Krugman's "End This Depression Now!"

An excerpt from Paul Krugman's "End This Depression Now!"

05/09/12 06:00AM

Introduction -- What Do We Do Now?This is a book about the economic slump now afflicting the United States and many other countries—a slump that has now entered its fifth year and that shows no signs of ending anytime soon. Needless to say, many books about the financial crisis of 2008, which marked the beginning of the slump, have already been published, and many more are no doubt in the pipeline. But this book is, I believe, different from most of those other books, because it tries to answer a different question. read more

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