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Top Talker: Texas Democrats Defend Governor Rick Perry

10/04/11 09:54AM

While Texas Governor Rick Perry continues to take some heat over the racially-charged name of his family's old hunting camp, he is getting support from some unlikely people. The Texas Tribune reports that some Democrats in Perry's home state are coming to the Governor's defense. read more

Morning Headlines: Tuesday, October 4th

10/04/11 05:53AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Rick Perry slips, Herman Cain rises in bid for GOP nomination, poll findsProsecutor to appeal Amanda Knox's acquittal in murder caseWhite House aides debated politics of Solyndra visitHank Williams Jr. compares Obama to Hitler, gets pulled from 'Monday Night Football'Top aides quit Bachmann campaignPanetta visiting Egypt amid spy suspenseFannie Mae knew of foreclosure abuses in 2003, report saysNew iPhone predicted to smash sales recordHormonal contraception ups HIV risk in women read more

Star-studded PSA tackles famine in Africa

Star-studded PSA tackles famine in Africa

10/03/11 08:00PM

The One campaign's Michael Elliott joins Morning Joe to discuss a new PSA dedicated to raising awareness about famine in the horn of Africa. Elliott discusses the importance of investing in agricultural activity in Africa and the moral imperative of... watch

Why Christie shouldn't run and why he should

Why Christie shouldn't run and why he should

10/03/11 08:00PM

Must Read Op-Eds: Mika Brzezinski reads from a Richard Cohen Washington Post column on Chris Christie and why he just might not be ready for the job of president. Brzezinski also reads from a Joe Scarborough Politico column on why the country needs... watch

Starbucks introduces profit sharing stores...

Starbucks introduces profit sharing stores in NYC, LA

10/03/11 08:00PM

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz joins Morning Joe to discuss the opening of two new profit sharing stores in the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles and in Harlem. The stores will share profits with Harlem’s Abyssinian Development Corporation and the Los... watch

Must Read Op-Eds for October 3, 2011

10/03/11 09:49AM

THE ROUND AND THE OVAL  BY FRANK BRUNINEW YORK TIMESLet’s talk about discipline. It’s not an attribute that carries through in a consistent, coherent fashion to all facets of a person’s life; disciplined or undisciplined behavior on one front doesn’t augur identical behavior on others. Someone can be a flawless steward of his or her physique and a wanton lunatic in all else. Ever been to Hollywood?The thinness that I managed in college didn’t reflect laudable self-control. It reflected bulimia and laxatives. My borderline obesity in my mid-30s wasn’t a sign of indolence and drift. read more

Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry reacts after taking a bite of chili during a campaign stop a the Chili Festival Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, in Manchester, N.H.

Top Talker: Texas Governor Rick Perry Under Fire for Racial Epithet at Family Retreat

10/03/11 09:21AM

Texas Governor Rick Perry’s campaign is on the defensive over a report in The Washington Post about his family’s old hunting camp, which had a racially-charged name. The report says the racial epithet was visible on a rock at the entrance of the camp as recently as 3 years ago. However, Perry’s campaign maintains that the name was changed soon after Perry’s father leased the property almost 30 years ago. read more

Morning Headlines: Monday, October 3rd

10/03/11 05:55AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Perry works in New Hampshire to regain ground'I have not killed,' tearful Amanda Knox tells juryWall Street protesters enter 3rd weekPolice corral, arrest protesters on Brooklyn BridgeKoch Brothers flout law with secret Iran salesCain wins GOP women straw pollAndy Rooney says goodbye | And don't expect autographsUMass-Lowell/Herald poll: Elizabeth Warren, Scott Brown in dead heatDenmark introduces a 'fat tax'"Arrested Development" is returning read more

Cain takes home GOP women straw poll win

Cain takes home GOP women straw poll win

10/02/11 08:00PM

Must Read Op-Eds: Herman Cain took home another straw poll win recently when he topped the National Federation of Republican Women with 48.9 percent of the vote. Former chair of the S.C. Republican Party, Karen Floyd, talks about why she thinks Cain is... watch