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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'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

Moving towards a new energy-focused economy

03/05/12 02:08PM

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., president of the Waterkeeper Alliance, explains how to acquire energy from cheaper outlets using solar capabilities or conservation techniques and shares his thoughts on the prospect of a nuclear solution as an alternative source. Kennedy and panel also talk about the importance of the U.S. government investing in new energy policies.You can get more information about the Waterkeeper Alliance and Art of Water, which is an auction benefiting the organization HERE. read more

Sarah Palin's PAC releases trailer response to 'Game Change'

03/05/12 11:07AM

In advance of HBO's TV film version of John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's book "Game Change," Sarah Palin's PAC has released a trailer touting her efforts.According to the 'trailer,' "Game Change" is the work of "history that never happened" by HBO "Fiction."Clever.And Mark Halperin responds to Palin's response: read more

The National Urban League's Marc Morial discusses Voter ID laws with the Morning Joe panel on Monday March 5, 2012.

Morial: What's the motivation all of the sudden for voter ID laws?

03/05/12 10:36AM

The National Urban League’s Marc Morial joined us this morning to discuss the state of the GOP in the 2012 presidential race and new polls showing the party lagging behind the president in some key battleground states.Morial also discussed the push for Voter ID laws and why he believes this issue will be an important one in the campaign. Morial characterizes as an "assault on democracy" and an "attack on our Democratic principles."Per the site for the bipartisan research group, the National Conference of State Legislatures, 31 states require all voters to show ID before voting at polls. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Monday, March 5, 2012

03/05/12 07:46AM

OBAMA'S HAWKISH IRAN TURNEDITORIALWALL STREET JOURNALThe question Mr. Netanyahu and Israeli leaders have to ponder is whether Mr. Obama now means what he says. The President has built up an immense trust deficit with Israel that can't be easily dispensed in a week. All the more so when Israelis know that this is an election year when Mr. Obama needs to appear more pro-Israel than he would if he is re-elected. It's good to hear Mr. Obama finally sounding serious about stopping a nuclear Iran. read more