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Must-Read Op-Eds for Tuesday, April 3, 2012

04/03/12 06:15AM

ROLLING THE VICE DICEBY JOHN HEILEMANNNEW YORK MAGAZINERomney and his team of course could not be more different from McCain and his. The former candidate is methodical, data-driven, and risk-averse; the latter impetuous, instinctive, an inveterate gambler (politically and in Vegas). The former campaign is a hospital-corners operation; the... read more

Excerpt from Simon Johnson and James Kwak's book "White House Burning"

Excerpt from Simon Johnson and James Kwak's book "White House Burning"

04/03/12 05:58AM

Chapter OneImmortal Credit ardently wishes to see it incorporated, as a fundamental maxim in the system of public credit of the United States, that the creation of debt should always be accompanied with the means of extinguishment.—-Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, January 17901On April 30, 1789, when George Washington was inaugurated as... read more

Morning Headlines: Tuesday, April 3

04/03/12 05:42AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?When does Santorum's slim hope become a GOP problem?Romney image-makers split on strategy5 things to watch in today's primariesRocked by spending scandal, GSA chief resignsGunman kills 7 at small California universityKentucky fends off... read more

Who will Romney pick as his VP running mate?

Who will Romney pick as his VP running mate?

04/02/12 08:00PM

Must-Read Op-Eds: Mika Brzezinski reads from a new John Heilemann New York Magazine piece on Mitt Romney's campaign and who he could possibly choose as a VP running mate. Who could it be? Heilemann's got a few ideas. The National Journal's Major... watch

Encouraging women to learn their worth

Encouraging women to learn their worth

04/02/12 08:00PM

Senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett talks about the upcoming forum focusing on women and the economy. Jarrett talks about the push for women to make significant strides in education refocusing their studies on science and technology. watch

Deutsch: Palin has star quality

Deutsch: Palin has star quality

04/02/12 08:00PM

Donny Deutsch joins a Morning Joe panel to discuss Sarah Palin's appeal to the public and why American can't seem to get enough of her. John Heilemann says despite her significant flaws Palin is "endlessly watchable." watch

Can Romney close the gender gap?

04/02/12 10:21AM

On Morning Joe today, Joe, Mika and their guests weighed in on a new USA Today/Gallup poll that shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney by an average of 9 points in battleground states – an 11-point swing in the president’s favor since February. Among women voters, Obama’s lead is a whopping 18 points.Why the gender gap? It might have... read more

An excerpt from Carl Hiaasen's new book "Chomp"

An excerpt from Carl Hiaasen's new book "Chomp"

04/02/12 06:58AM

ONEMickey Cray had been out of work ever since a dead iguana fell from a palm tree and hit him on the head.The iguana, which had died during a hard freeze, was stiff as a board and weighed seven and a half pounds. Mickey's son had measured the lifeless lizard on a fishing scale, then packed it on ice with the turtle veggies, in the cooler... read more

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