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Morning Headlines: Thursday, Oct. 13th

10/13/11 05:54AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Cain's the leader of the pack right nowRomney puts Mormon faith in spotlightLarge earthquake rattles Indonesian resort island of BaliObama gains victory on free-trade agreementsUnderwear bomber surprises with sudden guilty pleaWhy some Democrats oppose jobs billScott Brown has been accused of plagiarismBlackBerry reports improvements in service8 killed in California salon shootingBill Clinton talks about Occupy Wall StreetAww, isn't this cute?Train crash in Calif. read more

How inequality moved to front of political...

How inequality moved to front of political discussion

10/12/11 08:00PM

Time's Rick Stengel joins Morning Joe to discuss why the country's silent majority are alienated by shouters on the left and right, why 70 percent of respondents were in favor of a grand bargain, and why there's more support for Occupy Wall Street than... watch

Scarborough: Cain is another flavor of the...

Scarborough: Cain is another flavor of the week

10/12/11 08:00PM

Top Talkers: Herman Cain surges to the lead of the GOP '12 field, according to the newest NBC News/Wall Street journal poll. But is Cain's lead here to stay, or is he just another flavor of the week? The Morning Joe panel – including financier Steven... watch

Why entrepreneurship is America's 'secret...

Why entrepreneurship is America's 'secret sauce'

10/12/11 08:00PM

AOL co-founder and Case Foundation chair Steve Case joins Morning Joe to discuss why the country must honor the next wave of entrepreneurship if it is to succeed. Case also serves on the president's jobs council. The Financial Times' Gillian Tett also... watch

Are Huntsman, Romney the most electable?

Are Huntsman, Romney the most electable?

10/12/11 08:00PM

Must Read Op-Eds: Mika Brzezinski reads from a Kathleen Parker Washington Post column on why persecuting Romney and Huntsman for their Mormon faith is misguided and why both are the "most presidential" of the GOP candidates. Brzezinski also reads from... watch

Buffett reveals '10 income, and it is …

Buffett reveals '10 income, and it is …

10/12/11 08:00PM

Top Talkers: As protestors continue their Occupy Wall Street fight, billionaire investor Warren Buffett plans to bring his fight for higher taxes for the country's wealthiest to Congress. And in the meantime, he's released his salary for 2010.... watch

Is it better to be 'X' or 'Y' in the GOP...

Is it better to be 'X' or 'Y' in the GOP field?

10/12/11 08:00PM

NBC News' Chuck Todd joins Morning Joe to discuss Mitt Romney's consistent poll numbers as it relates to candidates such as Herman Cain, Rick Perry, and Michele Bachmann, who all have topped him in the polls at various moments in the campaign. watch

Why cereal cartoons won't change soon

Why cereal cartoons won't change soon

10/12/11 08:00PM

Brand cartoons for cereals like Frosted Flakes and Fruit Loops aren't likely to change in the near future. This comes after a recent House hearing on how food is marketed to children. NBC's Tom Costello discusses the voluntary set by the government... watch

Quote of the Day: Conservatives don't trust Mitt Romney

10/12/11 12:53PM

Ed Rollins, former campaign manager for Michele Bachmann: “I think Romney has never quite made the sale. There’s just something there. Although I think he’s had some good debates, and I think he may very well end up being the nominee, but at the end of the day it’s not over yet. Republicans are not sold on him, and we’re traditionally a party that takes the next guy in line.Joe Scarborough: “Conservatives don’t trust him, do they?”Rollins: “They don’t trust him, and to a certain extent he may be more in tune with his views today with the conservative party than he was…but they’re not there.” read more

Must Read Op-Eds for October 12, 2011

10/12/11 11:59AM

SOMETHING'S HAPPENING HERE BY THOMAS FRIEDMANNEW YORK TIMESYes, corporations now have access to more cheap software…labor and genius than ever. So holding a job takes more talent. But the flip side is that individuals anywhere can now access the flow to take online courses…or to collaborate with people anywhere. We have more big problems than ever and more problem-solvers than ever. So there you have it: Two master narratives — one threat-based, one opportunity-based, but both involving seismic changes. Gilding is actually an optimist at heart. read more

Morning Headlines: Wednesday, Oct. 12th

10/12/11 05:53AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?So, the debate happened last nightDid Cain really take the spotlight?And Christie did this yesterday, tooAlleged plot may signal ominous turn by Iran regimeMore background on the history of tensions between Iran, Saudi ArabiaLawmakers, White House regroup after Senate scuttles Obama jobs planThis is just a shameNPR is streaming the new Real Estate record. Check it out.Protesters march past millionaires' NYC homesIsrael, Hamas agree to free Gilad Shalit in prisoner swap read more

Does Christie give Romney 'more...

Does Christie give Romney 'more authenticity'?

10/11/11 08:00PM

Before Tuesday's GOP debate in New Hampshire, Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., endorsed Mitt Romney for president. The Morning Joe panel discusses why Christie's endorsement gives more "authenticity and passion" to the Romney campaign. But is the base... watch

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