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Sen. McCaskill on the Paycheck Fairness Act vote

06/05/12 12:22PM

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., joins Morning Joe to discuss the challenge she faces in keeping her Senate seat in Missouri and the Paycheck Fairness Act. The legislation is aimed at closing the wage gap between men and women, and the Senate is set to vote on it Tuesday.Sen. McCaskill:This is not like an exotic idea. This is, I thin, common sense. That we want to try to level the playing field in the workplace and if someone is unfairly being paid less for the same work, we want them to have the opportunity to write that wrong. All three of my opponents are pretty extreme. read more

An excerpt from Mark Shriver's "A Good Man"

An excerpt from Mark Shriver's "A Good Man"

06/05/12 09:42AM

My mom was one month pregnant with me when she accompanied her older brother Jack to the home country, the Republic of Ireland. Jackie Kennedy was under doctor’s orders not to go on the trip with her husband. She, too, was pregnant but had been put on bed rest. Mom didn’t tell anyone that she was pregnant, for fear of missing the trip of a lifetime—the first Irish Catholic president visiting the family homeland, and Mom playing the role of First Lady! Nothing was going to hold her back from going to Ireland. read more

Examining America's have and have-not divide

Examining America's have and have-not divide

06/05/12 09:26AM

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the Occupiers succeeded in creating a national dialogue on the haves and the have-nots in this country—or the 99% vs. the 1%.The Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explained today on Morning Joe how income inequality in the United States continues to grow unabated. read more

How Obama embraced new thinking to extend...

How Obama embraced new thinking to extend US power

06/04/12 08:00PM

The New York Times’ David Sanger joins Morning Joe to discuss his new book "Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power." Sanger argues in the book that President Obama embraced new thinking, new technologies and new... watch