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(left to right) Laura Bush, former president George W. Bush, Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama bow their heads during a moment of silence during ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, in New York,...

Tavis Smiley, Joe, Jon Meacham on the notion that Bush lied to the US

09/12/11 01:09PM

If you tuned in around 7:15 a.m. EST this morning then you probably happened upon a particularly spirited debate among Tavis Smiley, Joe and Jon Meacham. The primary focus of the discussion centered around yesterday's 9/11 memorial services at ground zero -- particularly of the visual of former President Bush and Laura Bush and President Obama and the First Lady touring the Michael Arad-created 9/11 memorial.Joe discussed why it's important to respect both former President Bush and President Obama. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for September 12, 2011

09/12/11 09:42AM

SLEEPING BARRY AWAKES  BY MAUREEN DOWDNEW YORK TIMES’s eternally the gifted and sometimes indolent student who has to be wooed and pressured into making the game-winning shot. As one aide joked, “We work 6 to 9 and he works 9 to 6.” But the odd rhythms of his temperament are less interesting when so much is at stake... Obama offers his own version of the split-personality presidency: Do we get Energizer Barry or Enervating Barry? It’s deeply confusing to a country that’s already confused, as well as to the Democratic Party. Will he ever get that through his magnificent brain? read more

Morning Headlines: Monday, Sept. 12th

09/12/11 05:58AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Here's how our country paid tribute to Sept. 11Arianna Huffington remembers Sept. 12The 9/11 memorial plaza is now open to the public. read more

Joe Scarborough

Scarborough performs 'Reason to Believe' in studio

09/09/11 01:00PM

Joe Scarborough performs his anti-war song "Reason to Believe" in the 30 Rock studio. Scarborough says about the song: "This is my way of remembering those who were lost on 9/11." Sarah Tolar, Claudia Chopek, and Eric Davis join him for the song.Check out a gallery of behind-the-scenes shots from today's performance. And, if you'd like to purchase the song, you can do so HERE. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Operation Mend, which treats U.S. military personnel wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for September 9, 2011

09/09/11 09:44AM

SETTING THEIR HAIR ON FIRE  BY PAUL KRUGMANNEW YORK TIMESI was favorably surprised by the new Obama jobs plan, which is significantly bolder and better than I expected. It's not nearly as bold as the plan I'd want in an ideal world. But if it actually became law, it would probably make a significant dent in unemployment. Of course, it isn't likely to become law, thanks to G.O.P. opposition. Nor is anything else likely to happen that will do much to help the 14 million Americans out of work. read more

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