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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on the set of Morning Joe

Colin Powell to Romney: C'mon, Mitt…think!

05/23/12 01:05PM

This morning Colin Powell joined us to discuss his new book "It Worked for Me," which focuses, in part, on his role in the run up to the Iraq war.In the book and in our interview Powell reflects on his now infamous speech to the U.N. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Wednesday, May 23, 2012

05/23/12 11:02AM

TALL TALES ABOUT PRIVATE EQUITY STEVE RATTNER NEW YORK TIMES Aware of private equity’s reputation, Mr. Romney still trots around the country erroneously calling himself a “venture capitalist.” And in a further effort to deflect attention from the Bain Capital debate, Mr. Romney last week argued that President Obama was responsible for the loss of 100,000 jobs in the auto industry over the past three years. That’s both ridiculously false ... read more

An excerpt from Charles Ferguson's "Predator Nation"

An excerpt from Charles Ferguson's "Predator Nation"

05/23/12 07:43AM

Starting around 1980, American society began to undergo a series of deep shifts. Deregulation, weakened antitrust enforcement, and technological changes led to increasing concentration of industry and finance. Money began to play a larger and more corrupting role in politics. America fell behind other nations in education, in infrastructure, and in the performance of many of its major industries. Inequality increased. read more

An excerpt from Colin Powell's 'It Worked for Me'

An excerpt from Colin Powell's 'It Worked for Me'

05/23/12 06:05AM

Chapter OneMy Thirteen RulesPresident George H. W. Bush was sworn in to succeed President Ronald Reagan on January 20, 1989. The moment he took the oath I ceased to be the National Security Advisor; the torch was passed to my longtime colleague and mentor, General Brent Scowcroft.After I left the White House, I returned to the Army. In April I was promoted to four-star general and given command of the Army’s Forces Command (FOR SCOM), with headquarters at Fort McPherson, Georgia, just outside Atlanta. read more

Morning Headlines: Wednesday, May 23

05/23/12 05:49AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Egypt votes in historic election as crime wave, not revolution, becomes main issueOne year after the tornado, scars remain in JoplinNBC/WSJ poll: Obama and Romney in tight raceMen, suburban voters back RomneyKings win in OT, reach Stanley Cup finals'Spinal Tap' star hit by car, hospitalized4 Secret Service agents to fight their dismissalsGOP discovers that Mitt could winEmbarrassing protest highlights Obama's weaknessWatch the Afghan Whigs on "Jimmy Fallon" read more

Lessons of leadership from Colin Powell

Lessons of leadership from Colin Powell

05/22/12 08:00PM

The former Secretary of State joins Morning Joe to reflect on his time spent in office and the relationships he formed. Powell said “mutual respect” leads to great teamwork. Powell also talks about America’s invasion of Iraq,  why more troops were... watch

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