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Jeremy Scahill on the future of Libyan stability

08/24/11 02:08PM

The always-insightful Jeremy Scahill joined us this morning, and he brought with him a barrel of insight into what's happening in Libya.And since at least Monday, we've heard from people who've pontificated on what the fate of the collection of the Libyan rebels and the Transitional National Council will be once they reached their goal of ousting Gadhafi. Once the glue of the common objective has been realized, what happens? read more

Vice President Joe Biden on Sunday (August 21, 2011) rejected views that American power is waning and said Washington would never default, wrapping up a China visit that has played down tensions between the worlds two biggest economies. We are still...

Top Talker: Romney attacks VP Biden on China's one-child policy

08/24/11 10:11AM

 Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney continues his push to criticize the Obama administration.  Yesterday, he slammed Vice President Biden for comments he made during his recent trip to China.  Speaking to a group of students, the Vice President seemed to condone China's controversial one-child policy.  He said, "Your policy has been one which I fully understand, I'm not second guessing, of one child per family.  The result being that you're in a position where one wage earner will be taking care of four retired people. read more

Must Read Op-eds for August 24, 2011

08/24/11 08:50AM

OBAMA, TIGER, GOLF AND POLITICS  BY THOMAS FRIEDMANNEW YORK TIMESIt’s all nonsense. Obama is smart, decent and tough, with exactly the right instincts about where the country needs to go. He has accomplished a lot more than he’s gotten credit for — with an opposition dedicated to making him fail. But lately he is seriously off his game. He’s not Jimmy Carter. He’s Tiger Woods — a natural who’s lost his swing. read more

Morning Headlines: Wednesday, August 24th

08/24/11 05:53AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?8/23/11...where were you?The quake's reachFacebook, Twitter report record earthquake messagesWe wish Pat Summitt all the bestGadhafi vows victory or martyrdom read more

AP report: NYPD targeting ethnic communities

AP report: NYPD targeting ethnic communities

08/23/11 08:00PM

Associated Press reporter Matt Apuzzo joins Morning Joe to discuss a months-long investigation into the NYPD's intelligence division, the NYPD's relationship with the CIA, and programs that have infiltrated the city's Muslim communities. watch

Ford: Obama is Mr. November, early December

Ford: Obama is Mr. November, early December

08/23/11 08:00PM

The Daily Beast's Tina Brown and Fmr. Mayor Adrian Fenty, D-D.C., join Morning Joe to discuss Tuesday's earthquake, Jeb Bush's comments on the president and the GOP '12 field and why he'd be the best GOP candidate for 2012. The panel also discusses... watch

How will Libyan rebels handle next few weeks?

How will Libyan rebels handle next few weeks?

08/23/11 08:00PM

Top Talkers: The Morning Joe panel shifts its discussion from Tuesday's earthquake to discussing the latest events in Libya and Fmr. Gov. Jeb Bush's, R-Fla., comments on the president and the GOP 2012 field. NBC's Richard Engel also reports on the... watch

8/23/11…Where were you when the earth moved?

8/23/11…Where were you when the earth moved?

08/23/11 08:00PM

Top Talkers: The Morning Joe panel – including NBC's Andrea Mitchell, former DLC chair Harold Ford Jr., Fmr. Gov. Howard Dean, D-Vt., and the BBC's Katty Kay – discusses the magnitude 5.8 earthquake that hit much of the East Coast Tuesday. watch

Scahill: Libya could be unstable for a...

Scahill: Libya could be unstable for a long time

08/23/11 08:00PM

The Nation's Jeremy Scahill joins the conversation on Libya, and he says that what's happening in the country is essentially a "NATO enforced regime change" and that President Obama is "implementing the Bush domino agenda in the Middle East." Scahill... watch

Is a megaphone and a note reading 'Say something nice' awesome or annoying?

08/23/11 02:04PM

I kinda can't tell. Like any good grump who spends the bulk of his time in New York City, I generally regard a public outpouring of effusive praise with massive suspicion and a big raised eyebrow. So this one is kind of throwing me. It's cute and cutesy, and also pretty disarming and, well, nice.Anyway, you decide.(Via Mediaite, via Improv Everywhere) read more

Howard Dean (l.) and Michael Steele (r.) agreeing to disagree

Howard Dean tells us what he really thinks of the GOP field

08/23/11 01:51PM

Get Michael Steele and Howard Dean on the same panel, get them talking about the GOP presidential field, and something interesting is bound to happen, right?Or maybe just get Michael Steele in the msnbc studio and something interesting is bound to happen.Well, that happened this morning when Vogue's Jacob Weisberg dropped by to talk about former Utah Governor and relatively chill moderate Jon Huntsman and his place in the 2012 fold. He's got a new piece on him.Steele came off as sort of a Huntsman fan, while Dean put the requisite smack down on the GOP. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for August 23, 2011

08/23/11 11:58AM

PERRY'S REALITY GAP  BY RICHARD COHENWASHINGTON POSTWhatever global warming might or might not have done to polar bears, it has put Rick Perry’s presidential candidacy at risk. The Republican Texas governor clings to an ice floe of diminishing credibility, emerging in just about a week’s time as intellectually unqualified to be president. He engaged in a brief dialogue with a child about evolution and came out the loser. Perry said there are some gaps in the theory. If so, he is one... I take Perry seriously. the three-term leader of the vast nation of Texas. read more

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