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Is Romney catching up to Obama in fundraising?

05/21/12 08:00PM

Politico Playbook: Mitt Romney's campaign raised $10M after some recent stops in New York and Connecticut, and even though Obama still has a 2-to-1 advantage over Romney in fundraising, Politico's Patrick Gavin explains why Romney's hopeful. watch

Is it as simple as austerity vs. growth?

Is it as simple as austerity vs. growth?

05/21/12 08:00PM

European leaders are set to meet this week to discuss the euro zone and how to best encourage economic growth in the euro zone. Morning Joe financial analyst Steve Rattner brings charts to discuss the economies of countries like Germany, Italy and... watch

Ford: I would not have backed off the comments if I were Mayor Booker

05/21/12 12:35PM

Former DLC chair Harold Ford Jr.: I would not have backed off the comments if I were Mayor Booker. I understand him wanting to make the point that legitimate questions can be raised about whether or not at Bain they made bad decisions…Overall, I agree with the substance of his comments on “Meet the Press.” I agree with the core of it. I would not have backed them out. Having said that, I understand as a surrogate for the campaign, you would have to have one of your key and most eloquent and most effective surrogates at least clarify, or at least bring some context to those statements. read more

An excerpt from Arthur Herman's new book "Freedom Forge"

An excerpt from Arthur Herman's new book "Freedom Forge"

05/21/12 11:40AM

PROLOGUEOur opponents are miserable worms. I saw themat Munich.—Adolf HitlerIT WASN’T A DAY to expect catastrophe.Across Western Europe, May 10, 1940, dawned bright and clear. Then, with a whine accelerating to a scream, swarms of German Stuka divebombers swooped out of the skies over Holland and Belgium and unloaded their bombs. The skies turned from blue to white as thousands of parachutes opened and German paratroopers descended to earth to seize key bridges and installations. The supposedly impregnable Fort Eben Emael fell in a matter of hours. read more

How will superPACs shape the 2012 campaign?

How will superPACs shape the 2012 campaign?

05/20/12 08:00PM

Must-Read Op-Eds: Mika Brzezinski reads from a Campbell Brown NYT column on why she believes President Obama is "…employing a tone that can come across as grating and even condescending" toward women. The New York Times' Nick Confessore and CNBC's John... watch

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