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Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 21, 2012, on the second anniversary of passage of President Obama's health care overhaul.

The Tease: Coming up on MJ

03/22/12 09:28PM

Will the individual mandate stand? Not if Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) can help it. She'll be on tomorrow to talk about President Obama's health care law and the major challenges it faces during next week's Supreme Court hearing. We'll also have Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-MD) in the house to weigh in on public education for the next generation. We'll also ask him if he felt a little like Bono, when he jammed at the White House with his Celtic rock band earlier this week. And speaking of rock, stay tuned for part two of Joe's duet with country superstar Lyle Lovett.    read more

Jonathan Capehart on why Trayvon Martin's death affected him personally

03/22/12 01:52PM

This morning in the second half of the six a.m. hour, we continued our discussion on the shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.Yesterday, we had some really incredible dialogue with the Rev. Al Sharpton, who is in Florida this evening for a rally in Sanford.Capehart also walked around his former home of Newark, NJ yesterday with the Rev. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Thursday, March 22, 2012

03/22/12 11:28AM

SUSTAINING SUCCESS IN AFGHANISTANBY JOHN MCCAIN, JOE LIEBERMAN, & LINDSEY GRAHAMWASHINGTON POSTA key part of this post-2014 U.S. military commitment should be a counterterrorism force that can continue working with our Afghan partners against al-Qaeda and the Taliban, ensuring that these groups can no longer pose a military threat to Afghanistan, our allies and us. ... This agreement could change the narrative in Afghanistan and the region from one of imminent international abandonment to enduring international commitment. These decisions rest … with President Obama. read more