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Chuck Todd on Rick Santorum's potential strategy

01/23/12 10:00AM

So going into Florida, all eyes are on Newt vs. Romney after their stunning dance in South Carolina, but when we talked to Chuck Todd today, he offered up a few thoughts on why Rick Santorum is still a wild card in the campaign.Todd's comments on Santorum come at around the 8-minute mark.(And note: In this clip's b-roll, Santorum has taken off the sweater vest. Things are getting more serious?)Chuck Todd: The wild card is Santorum…His calculus is what? Newt’s gonna implode again because he’s never lasted more than 10 days as a frontrunner in most of his political life, right? read more

Celeb chefs, Paula Deen and 'food and...

Celeb chefs, Paula Deen and 'food and consequences'

01/22/12 07:00PM

Must-Read Op-Eds: Mika Brzezinski reads from a Frank Bruni NYT column on Paula Deen's recent announcement she has diabetes. Bruni writes "...people in the business of peddling gastronomic bliss rarely draw such a bold connection between indulgence and... watch

Is Newt the 'eternal college freshman'?

Is Newt the 'eternal college freshman'?

01/22/12 07:00PM

Now that Newt Gingrich has won South Carolina with 40 percent of the vote, it's time to delve even further into his positions. Time's Joe Klein says Newt is the "eternal college freshman" and his interests change from week to week. Random House’s Jon... watch

Previewing the president's State of the...

Previewing the president's State of the Union address

01/22/12 07:00PM

Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, joins Morning Joe to discuss what he hopes the president will say in his upcoming State of the Union address. Brown also discusses job creation in Ohio and his call to prevent Wall Street banks from using middle class assets... watch

Mixed emotions on death of Joe Paterno

Mixed emotions on death of Joe Paterno

01/22/12 07:00PM

Top Talkers: The Morning Joe panel discusses the death of former Penn State football head coach Joe Paterno. Paterno died Sunday of lung cancer. The panel also discusses Rep. Gabrielle Giffords', D-Ariz., decision to step down from the House to work on... watch

Scarborough: Newt makes 'shocking' victory...

Scarborough: Newt makes 'shocking' victory in SC

01/22/12 07:00PM

Top Talkers: 2012 GOP candidate made a big victory Saturday during the South Carolina Republican primary, taking home 40 percent of the vote. New Hampshire winner Mitt Romney received 27 percent of the vote. The Morning Joe panel – including Time's... watch

Stephen Colbert rallies the crowd.

Stephen Colbert raises Cain in South Carolina

01/20/12 05:04PM

Late-night comedian Stephen Colbert brought his "exploratory committee" to South Carolina's College of Charleston on Friday and teamed up with former presidential candidate Herman Cain -- and perhaps more importantly, with Cain's bus.Colbert announced on "The Colbert Report" on Jan. 12 that he was laying the groundwork for his possible candidacy for "president of the United States of South Carolina." One problem -- South Carolina does not allow for write-in candidates on its primary ballots. So in order to pursue his satirical campaign, he needed help. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for Friday, January 20, 2012

01/20/12 04:38PM

THE GOP'S SUICIDE MARCHBY CHARLES KRAUTHAMMERWASHINGTON POSTEconomic inequality is an important issue, but the idea that it is the cause of America’s current economic troubles is absurd. Yet, in a stroke, the Republicans have succeeded in turning a Democratic talking point — a last-ditch attempt to salvage reelection by distracting from their record — into a central focus of the nation’s political discourse. ... All eyes are on South Carolina and Romney’s taxes. This is no mainstream media conspiracy. This is the GOP maneuvering itself right onto Obama terrain. read more

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