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The Nuge has head choppin' fever, calls Obama admin 'criminals'

The Nuge has head choppin' fever, calls Obama admin 'criminals'

04/17/12 02:44PM

Ahh, Ted Nugent. You know, he plays guitar! And he says stuff!The long-time rock guitarist and reality-TV guy who's words often shock...well, a lot of people...is getting some more attention not for the hot riffs but for comments he made during the National Rifle Association's convention in St. Louis.While speaking with a pretty cool headset on, Nugent called on the convention crowd to rally their friends to vote for Mitt Romney in the fall. (Although, getting a couple of thousand people per person to vote like he suggests does seem like a lot to me. read more

Does Gallup poll show the race is starting to tighten?

04/17/12 11:14AM

After recent polls had showed President Obama with a healthy leads over Mitt Romney, Gallup began its daily tracking survey Monday – and showed Romney up by 2.That seemed to bear out Joe Scarborough’s prediction Monday that we’d see a “natural tightening” in the polls. read more

Will Team Obama's Buffett Rule strategy succeed?

04/17/12 10:10AM

The president's so-called "Buffett Rule" won a majority of votes in the Senate Monday, but was blocked by a Republican filibuster.For Democrats, though, the point was never to pass the rule, which would have required that those earning over $1 million a year pay at least 30 percent in taxes. It was to use the Buffett Rule to paint the GOP, and its all-but-certain presidential nominee, as tools of the rich.“It could be called the Buffett Rule, it could be called the Romney Rule,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat. read more

Morning Headlines: Tuesday, April 17

04/17/12 05:42AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Obama's disappearing windfall profitsSenate blocks Buffett RuleHaven't filed your taxes yet? Don't worry, you're not aloneAfghan assaults signal evolution of militant foeAP wins Pulitzer for stories on NYPD spyingRomney ducks question about equal pay lawVirginia Tech marks shooting anniversaryNorway killer: 'I would have done it again'Longtime Romney aide to lead VP searchSpace shuttle Discovery prepares for last voyage to museumPakistan to free Osama bin Laden's wives, children read more

President-elect Barack Obama is welcomed by President George W. Bush for a meeting at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, with former presidents, from left, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

The Tease: Coming up on MJ

04/16/12 10:08PM

Buffett Rule: blocked. Senate Republicans voted down a move to open debate on the Buffett Rule. Will this hurt the GOP in the long run with middle class voters? We'll ask Rep. Peter King (R-NY) for his take. We'll also ask the House Homeland Security Chairman to weigh in on the Secret Service scandal. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey said, "We let the boss down," and Rep. Darrell Issa is alleging that the agents could have exposed themselves to "blackmail." How far will this investigation take us?  What exactly goes on inside the world's most exclusive fraternity? read more

Rattner returns with charts: Tax rate edition

Rattner returns with charts: Tax rate edition

04/16/12 08:00PM

Financier Steven Rattner joins Morning Joe with his charts to discuss President Obama's tax rates as well as Mitt Romney's proposal to end deductions for state income and property taxes and for mortgage interest on second homes. watch

Morning Joe: Live from Boston

Morning Joe: Live from Boston

04/16/12 01:58PM

This Friday morning is going to be a big show for Morning Joe!We're going to be live at Fenway Park in Boston for the 100th anniversary of the stadium, and we'll be talking with Sen. read more

Jim Gaffigan: I taught Bubba Watson how to play golf

04/16/12 12:10PM

Ahh, Jim Gaffigan! What a good dude!Our man Louis Burgdorf talks with the comedian (in the satellite Morning Joe green room) about everything from Bubba Watson (both were on Morning Joe on the same day) and his green Masters jacket, using his Web site to exclusively sell his new comedy special “Mr. Universe,” and why his favorite thing to do is hang out with his kids.Gaffigan was very gracious, very friendly and very funny. So check it out. read more

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