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Is Santorum lacking time, money in New...

Is Santorum lacking time, money in New Hampshire?

01/04/12 07:00PM

Top Talkers: Rick Santorum may have made an impressive showing during the Iowa caucuses, but how far will his message go in New Hampshire and in South Carolina? Joe Scarborough argues Santorum could have staying power, while the Huffington Post's Sam... watch

Scarborough: Why can't Santorum beat Obama?

Scarborough: Why can't Santorum beat Obama?

01/04/12 07:00PM

Does the Manhattan media elite have a "complete blind spot" when it comes to the issues social conservatives hold dear? Will Rick Santorum's stance on social issues put him in better stead with the country than the media thinks? The Wall Street Journal... watch

Romney: I've got a big target on me now

01/04/12 02:11PM

Mitt Romney came back to our show this morning. Just a few hours after learning he'd won Iowa by just eight votes.Here's what he had to say about his win:“…I’ve got a big target on me now. The Democratic National Committee, the president, the White House, the other contenders for the race are going to come after me in a big way. Of course, they’ve been going after me for the last several months. But that’s the nature of the process. I’ve got broad shoulders. I’m willing to handle it. read more

An excerpt from Michael Hastings' new book 'The Operators'

An excerpt from Michael Hastings' new book 'The Operators'

01/04/12 02:05PM

Chapter 1DELTA BRAVO APRIL 7, 2010, MILTON, VERMONT I dialed the strange number with a sequence of digits too long to remember. The tone beeped in a distinctly foreign way. My call went through to Afghanistan. “Hello, Duncan? This is Michael Hastings from Rolling Stone.” I was in a house on Lake Champlain, smoking a cigarette on a screened-in porch with a view of the Adirondacks. I put the smoke out in an empty citronella candle, went inside, and grabbed a notebook from the kitchen counter. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for Wednesday, January 4, 2012

01/04/12 01:10PM

IOWA CAUCUSESEDITORIALNEW YORK TIMESThe errors, absurd misstatements and unrelenting extremism he was definitely the surge candidate. ... Ron Paul’s vote was something altogether different. He won overwhelmingly among the young, and brought young voters into the caucuses.THE HUNTSMAN BUZZ IN IOWABY ERICK ERICKSONRED STATEI think it was a big mistake for Huntsman to write off Iowa. Today I am convinced of it. read more

Morning Headlines: Wednesday, January 4

01/04/12 05:53AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Mitt beats Santorum in eight votes. Closest race EVER!What the Iowa entrance polls told us about the outcomeNBC sources: McCain to endorse RomneyPerry heads to Texas to reassess campaignPolitico has seven takeaways from the caucusesReality check coming for SantorumAnalysis: Obama among the winners in IowaThe HuffPo has a real-time caucus mapIs the future uncertain for Michele Bachmann? read more

Scarborough: Iowa devastating to Romney in...

Scarborough: Iowa devastating to Romney in '08

01/03/12 07:00PM

Top Talkers: The Iowa caucuses finished up early Wednesday morning, and it's a photo finish: Mitt Romney emerged in first place with 30,015 votes, just eight more votes than the second-place Rick Santorum. The Morning Joe panel – including Time's Mark... watch

Huntsman: Iowa results are 'unbelievably...

Huntsman: Iowa results are 'unbelievably ambiguous'

01/03/12 07:00PM

2012 GOP presidential candidate skipped over the Iowa caucuses in favor of focusing most of his attention on the New Hampshire primaries. Hunstman joins Morning Joe from Manchester, N.H. to discuss the Iowa results, and how he's feeling about his... watch