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Is the Buffett Rule a political winner?

04/16/12 10:06AM

With the Senate set to consider the Obama administration’s Buffett Rule today, the Morning Joe gang discussed whether the idea is a winner -- both politically and substantively -- for the White House.Mika Brzezinski read from a New York Times op-ed by the paper’s former editor – and frequent Morning Joe guest – Bill Keller, who wrote:The problem isn’t that the Buffett Rule is necessarily a bad idea. It isn’t that “social Darwinism” is a slander on Republicans. read more

Morning Headlines: Monday, April 16

04/16/12 05:53AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Kabul fighting ends after 18 hours of intense gunfireTrial of Norway mass killer Breivik beginsBiggest scandal in Secret Service history? Prostitution claims eclipse conferenceThree young girls among five killed by twisters that hit central USTom Petty offers $7,500 reward for stolen guitarsObama concludes Summit of Americas on defensive about inviting CubaHeat forces Boston Marathon, runners to adjustPrayers and silence mark Titanic centenary read more

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Cafe Havana in Cartagena, Colombia on Sunday.

The Tease: Coming up on MJ

04/16/12 01:08AM

How were everyone's weekends? Hope they were as good as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's. She was living it up in Cartagena, Colombia for the Summit of Americas and showing the dance floor who's boss. But - the party's over now, and it's back to work. Former Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI), Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) stop by the set to make their case for the Buffett Rule. Baldwin is the lead sponsor of the House bill for the Buffett Rule. read more

Jim Gaffigan: I taught Bubba Watson how to...

Jim Gaffigan: I taught Bubba Watson how to play golf

04/15/12 08:00PM

Comedian Jim Gaffigan talks with Morning Joe's Louis Burgdorf about 2012 Masters Tournament winner Bubba Watson and his green jacket, using his Web site to exclusively sell his new comedy special "Mr. Universe," and why his favorite thing to do is hang... watch

Is the 'Buffett Rule' push all about Mitt...

Is the 'Buffett Rule' push all about Mitt Romney?

04/15/12 08:00PM

On Monday, the Senate is expected to vote on the so-called "Buffett Rule," which would increase the tax rates for the country's wealthiest citizens. RNC chairman Reince Priebus is criticizing the rule, and the Morning Joe panel discusses why the ... watch

Army veteran: Afghan attack about...

Army veteran: Afghan attack about negotiating power

04/15/12 08:00PM

Fighting in the Afghan capital of Kabul between militants and security forces have ended after 18 hours of gunfire and explosions. U.S. Army veteran Wes Moore and Chuck Todd join a conversation about the Taliban and why this attack is about negotiating... watch

General election challenges for Romney

General election challenges for Romney

04/12/12 08:00PM

Must-Reads Op-Eds: The Morning Joe panelists build on the thesis of a Wall Street Journal op-ed on “Romney’s Primary Lessons,” that argues the likely GOP nominee “took few risks” during the primary election season while battling against weak opponents. watch

Pundit's comments stirs debate on roles of...

Pundit's comments stirs debate on roles of women

04/12/12 08:00PM

Top Talkers: Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen apologized for criticizing Ann Romney for being a stay-at-home mom, but her comments that Romney has never “worked a day in her life” launched debate along the campaign trail on the roles of women.... watch

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