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Morning Headlines: Monday, May 7

05/07/12 05:46AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?400 arrested as Putin returns to powerFrance's flashy, fiery Sarkozy is ousted by SocialistReport: US secretly frees Afghanistan insurgents as part of peace negotiationsGeorge Lindsey, famous as Goober Pyle, diesBattleground Poll: Obama,... read more

Outgoing French President Nicolas Sarkozy waves from his car as he leaves after addressing supporters at his Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party headquarters after the the preliminary results of the second round of the presidential elections were...

The Tease: Coming up on MJ

05/06/12 11:03PM

A fresh start? France says, "Au revoir" to outgoing President Nicolas Sarkozy, as the French voted in their first Socialist for president since François Mitterrand. What does this all mean for the EU's vision for economic austerity? We'll weigh the possibilities in our Top Talkers. Economic boom? Washington Post columnist... read more

Are young voters abandoning the president?

Are young voters abandoning the president?

05/06/12 08:00PM

Top Talkers: President Obama and the presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney are in a statistical tie in the country's swing states, according to a new USA Today/Gallup Swing States poll. The Morning Joe panel discusses these results and the... watch

Obama's education secretary backs gay...

Obama's education secretary backs gay marriage

05/06/12 08:00PM

Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a Morning Joe panel that he agreed with Vice President Joe Biden's stance on same-sex marriage. That was the first time Duncan announced his views publically. Duncan also talked about Teacher Appreciation Week and... watch

Must-Read Op-Eds for Friday, May 4, 2012

05/04/12 10:53AM

U.S. WEAKNESS IN BEIJINGEDITORIALWALL STREET JOURNALNow more than Mr. Chen's best interests are at stake. The case will reverberate within China and in U.S.-China relations for years. In response to Beijing's demands that the U.S. apologize for sheltering Mr. Chen for six days, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell—who had... read more

Why is Virginia trending blue?

05/04/12 09:38AM

A new Washington Post poll of Virginia finds that President Obama leads Mitt Romney by seven points, 51-44, a significantly wider margin than the president enjoys in most national polls.Obama, of course, won the traditionally Republican Old Dominion in 2008, beating John McCain by six points.On Morning Joe Friday, Joe Scarborough asked: “What... read more

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