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Rep. Michele Bachmann prepares for her interview on Morning Joe

Rep. Michele Bachmann drops by Morning Joe

12/08/11 02:07PM

Rep. Michele Bachmann dropped by Morning Joe this week to talk about her campaign and her new book. While she was around the studio and the msnbc floor, we took some candid shots of her before and after her interview.Cruise on over to our Flickr page for all of the images. read more

Jack Abramoff: The most corrupt thing I did as lobbyist is …

12/08/11 01:02PM

John Heilemann, New York Magazine: “The book is billed as an expose of the corruption of Washington, and you’re obviously arguing for some systemic reforms, and I would like to speak specifically to your case. You were part of a corrupt system, so talk about the most corrupt thing you did in your career as a lobbyist. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for Thursday, December 8, 2011

12/08/11 12:49PM

OBAMA'S NEW SQUARE DEAL BY E.J. DIONNE WASHINGTON POSTFor months, progressives have asked why Obama wasn’t invoking the populist language of Franklin D. Roosevelt and his attacks on “economic royalists” and “the privileged princes” of “new economic dynasties.” What progressives often forget is that FDR offered these words only when his first term was almost over, in his acceptance speech at the 1936 Democratic National Convention. read more

Morning Headlines: Thursday, Dec. 8th

12/08/11 05:55AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Blagojevich sentenced to 14 years in prisonHouse passes bill to give itself veto powerReport: Air Force dumped remains of 274 troops in landfillAmerican jailed for insulting Thai king - while living in ColoradoVladimir Putin accuses Hillary Clinton of inciting protestsTeens will still need Plan B prescriptionAlec Baldwin apologizes to fellow passengers read more

Rick Perry: Apparently not a fan of gays in the military

12/07/11 03:51PM

Rick Perry seems to not be taking his dip in popularity sitting down.Think Progress took note today on their Twitter account of a Texas Tribune blog post pointing us to a new Perry campaign ad that appears to be aimed at stirring the hearts of social conservatives by calling up the DADT repeal and school prayer.While walking on a bucolic stretch of land with some inspiring Danny Elfman-ish score, Perry informs us:"I'm not ashamed to admit I'm a Christian, but you don't need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there's something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military, read more