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Should the president take a vacation right about now?

08/17/11 02:04PM

Willie Geist: Mark, what do you make of this strategy over the last couple of days to go after Congress to talk about Washington as a place that he’s not a part of? What’s the strategy here?Mark Halperin: Well, I think this is mostly a placeholder to allow him to go on vacation without particularly Democrats being unhappy and some in the press that he’s not done enough to talk about jobs. Not done enough to frame the debate for the fall. We’re going to have a pretty intense September, October, November in the run up to the super commission trying to make some decisions. read more

Harry Shearer brings out Mr. Burns, Derek Smalls

08/17/11 10:41AM

Director, actor, Spinal Tap and Simpson's legend Harry Shearer talks with Morning Joe's Louis Burgdorf about his morning routine, not eating lunch. Louis even gets him to bring out Mr. Burns for a minute, and Shearer also mentions why Derek Smalls would never use a cucumber. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for August 17, 2011

08/17/11 08:13AM

TEXAS' MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE  BY HAROLD MEYERSONWASHINGTON POSTWhat Perry either ignores or doesn’t know is how greatly Texas has benefited from the investments and regulations of the federal government he despises... The cumulative effect of policies such as the federal minimum wage has been to diminish the disparity that long existed between the industrialized North and the more poverty-stricken South. read more

Morning Headlines: Wednesday, August 17th

08/17/11 05:53AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Obama in fighting mood on bus tourObama to cut Rick Perry slack...for nowKarl Rove even went after Rick PerryPaul Ryan is still saying 'No'Syria threatens dissidents around globe, U.S. saysPledge for Euro unity may not be enough to satisfy marketsWis. GOP's Senate edge stays at 1 after recallsTexas economy growing long before Gov. Rick Perry read more

How can Obama excite progressives,...

How can Obama excite progressives, independents?

08/16/11 08:00PM

Following his August vacation, President Obama is expected to make a major September speech on jobs. The Nation's Chris Hayes joins Morning Joe to discuss what he expects from the speech, and how Obama can excite progressives and independents. watch

Sharpton: Perry not 'the wizard' on job...

Sharpton: Perry not 'the wizard' on job creation

08/16/11 08:00PM

Must Read Op-Eds: Willie Geist reads from a Harold Meyerson Washington Post column on Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Meyerson writes: "What Perry either ignores or doesn't know is how greatly Texas has benefited from the investments and regulations of the... watch

To cut Perry slack or to not cut Perry slack?

To cut Perry slack or to not cut Perry slack?

08/16/11 08:00PM

Top Talkers: The Morning Joe panel – including MSNBC's Rev. Al Sharpton, Pat Buchanan, author Nicolle Wallace, and Mark Halperin – discusses the president vs. Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Does Perry deserve some slack for his recent comments on Ben Bernanke... watch

Harry Shearer brings out Mr. Burns, Derek...

Harry Shearer brings out Mr. Burns, Derek Smalls

08/16/11 08:00PM

Director, actor, Spinal Tap and Simpson's legend Harry Shearer talks with Morning Joe's Louis Burgdorf about his morning routine, not eating lunch. Louis even gets him to bring out Mr. Burns for a minute, and Shearer also mentions why Derek Smalls... watch

Wes Moore on being a new father

08/16/11 02:12PM

U.S. Army veteran Wes Moore talks with Morning Joe’s Louis Burgdorf about the joys of being a new dad, why he likes being on Morning Joe, and what book he recommends. read more

Nicolle Wallace: Perry the 'ice cold glass of water' GOP needed

08/16/11 01:52PM

Nicolle Wallace, author: “I have to say, Rick Perry is like that tall, ice cold glass of water we were crawling through the sand, ready to reach for. Republicans are thrilled to see him in the race. Republicans who may not have been the kind of voters that would respond to his popularity with evangelicals are thrilled to see him answer all the questions. With Tim Pawlenty…you wanted to shake him and say ‘You’re in third place; just answer the questions.’ Rick Perry has something to say. Rick Perry has a record to run on.” read more

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