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Why 'You didn't build that' is about taxes

08/06/12 11:53AM

The New Yorker's Kelefa Sanneh joined us this morning to discuss his latest piece "Sloganeering" regarding President Obama's recent "You didn't build that" comments.Sanneh writes in the article:Within days, the Romney campaign had set about turning “you didn’t build that” into a four-word indictment of Obama’s... read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for August 6, 2012

08/06/12 10:46AM

FRANKENSTEIN TAKES OVER THE MARKETBY JOE NOCERANEW YORK TIMESThis week, yet another Wall Street firm most people have never heard of, relying on a computerized trading program that they can't possibly understand, shook investors' faith in the market. ...Trying to stay a step ahead of its competitors, Knight   rolled out some new... read more

An audio excerpt from Paul Lieberman's "Gangster Squad"

An audio excerpt from Paul Lieberman's "Gangster Squad"

08/06/12 10:02AM

We've got an audio excerpt from Paul Lieberman's new book "Gangster Squad," which is the story of the Los Angeles Police Department unit that battled organized crime after World War II.The deal was: If they joined him, they would continue to be listed on the rosters of their old stations while operating out of two rusted old... read more

Morning Headlines: Mon., August 6

08/06/12 05:54AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Curiosity rover touches down on MarsGunman opens fire at Sikh temple in Wisconsin, killing 6Priebus: Romney will pick 'bold choice' for VPObama Reacts To Wisconsin ShootingLightning Strike At NASCAR Race Kills 1, Injures 9GOP steers... read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for August 3, 2012

08/03/12 11:18AM

THE LIFE OF THE PARTYBY PEGGY NOONANWALL STREET JOURNALThe White House and the campaign have not been able to make a case for their guy. They're just trying to make a case against the other guy. But Mr. Clinton might actually be able to make the case, and he just may do it by making a case for the Democratic Party. No one has talked about... read more

Guardian Front Page 8/2/2012

Host country surges in medal winnings

08/03/12 10:44AM

By Lauren Spurr In the first few days of competition, Great Britain experienced a great leap forward in their medal count.  The host country now holds fifth place in the overall medal count.  Bradley Wiggins started the streak with his gold medal win in Men's Road Cycling's Time Trial on Wednesday, shortly afterwards, medal mania... read more

Sen. Chuck Schumer tells Mitt Romney to 'rip off the Band-Aid' on taxes

08/03/12 10:35AM

New York Senator Chuck Schumer called the controversy around the comment his colleague Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made on Mitt Romney's unreleased tax returns a distraction from the real issue at hand.Reid said a source at Bain Capital (the firm Romney founded) told him the GOP presidential candidate did not pay taxes for 10 years. A... read more

Morning Headlines: Fri., August 3

08/03/12 05:41AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Chick-fil-A protest marks the rise of 'eat-in' movementNext up: UK track cyclists go for gold; more Phelps, FranklinCalm and confident, gymnast Gabby Douglas makes historyA scary Tuesday at Reagan National AirportCongress closes loophole... read more

Small colleges secure positions in top 10 on Forbes' list of top colleges

08/02/12 01:09PM

Is college still a good investment?According to a November 2011 report issued by the Project on Student debt, two-thirds of 2010 college graduates carried an average of $25,250 in debt. With a stumbling economy, getting a college degree appears to be only part of the battle.Forbes recently released its 2012 list of top U.S. colleges, and it took... read more

Jonathan Capehart: I love a good song in the morning

08/02/12 11:41AM

 Perhaps you tuned into Way Too Early yesterday morning and found a certain Washington Post columnist and msnbc regular filling in for Willie while he's away on Olympics duty.If you caught the ending, you saw this columnist make a certain admission (watch above), and if you didn't catch the ending, the short of it is he likes to crank... read more


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