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Must Read Op-Eds for September 29, 2011

09/29/11 12:51PM

WHY CONSERVATIVES HATE WARREN BUFFETT BY E.J. DIONNE WASHINGTON POSTMaybe only a really, really rich guy can credibly make the case for why the wealthy should be asked to pay more in taxes. You can’t accuse a big capitalist of “class warfare.” That’s why the right wing despises Warren Buffett and is trying so hard to shut him up. Militant conservatives are effective because they are absolutely shameless. read more

Tales from the Way Too Early Emails

09/29/11 10:17AM

Baseball was a big story this week and thus the coinciding collapses in Boston and Atlanta were big themes inside the Way Too Early in-box.  Red Sox nation was grumbling, while our show made history, with a live Skype report from msnbc & Time Political Analyst Mark Halperin inside an airplane lavatory.  And a piece from Willie's dad, CBS News' Bill Geist, attracted some attention as well.  As always, these are my picks for the best real e-mails from real viewers as read by me to Willie at 5:59amET.  Feel free to weigh in with your faves:5.) Jayn writes "Saw your sister's wedding on Sun read more

Morning Headlines: Thursday, Sept. 29th

09/29/11 05:43AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?The Sox miss the playoffsRomney regains the lead as per a new Fox pollObama says he can't alone fix immigrationBahrain court sentences protester to deathJustice Dept. asks Supreme Court to review health-care lawU.S. citizen, charged with plotting attack on Pentagon, U.S. capitolSolyndra violated loan terms in 2010 but got more federal money, DOE confirms read more

Fmr. Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass., and 2012 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on the set of Morning Joe

Romney: "If you want to punish successful people, vote for Dems"

09/28/11 01:39PM

Today's quote comes from GOP '12 candidate and former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass. Here's what he has to say:“I don’t want to reduce the taxes on the wealthiest one percent, but I don’t want to kill job creation either. And I know that if we say to those who are creating enterprises and building new businesses that we’re going to take more of their money, you’re going to kill job growth. If one’s priority is to punish highly-successful people, then vote for the Democrats. If one’s priority is to get people working again, vote for me.” read more

Must Read Op-Eds for September 28, 2011

09/28/11 09:30AM

CRAZY NEVER WINS GOP SWEEPSTAKES  BY JOE SCARBOROUGHPOLITICODespite the crop of nutty right-wing candidates that sprout up in GOP presidential fields every four years, despite the gasps and growls that regularly rise from Manhattan cocktail parties aimed at extremists who are hijacking the Republican Party (in ways that past GOP extremists would never have dreamed of hijacking the party), despite the cries from right-wing radio hosts predicting the rise of Ronald Reagan’s ghost and the nomination of an unelectable candidate, in the end this political chatter always proves to be sound and fury read more

Morning Headlines: Wednesday, Sept. 28th

09/28/11 05:50AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?So Christie spoke last nightA new Kaiser study shows health insurance costs rising sharplyEven those cleared of crimes can stay on FBI's watch listWe bid a fond farewell to Andy Rooney40 years after US prison escape, convicted killer, airline hijacker arrested in PortugalPerry camp defiant in face of criticismBachmann's camp says Iowa is a must-winMichael Jackson caused his own death, Dr. read more

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