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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

Must Read Op-Eds for Tuesday, September 27, 2011

09/27/11 12:49PM

THE LOST DECADE? BY DAVID BROOKSNEW YORK TIMESThe prognosis for the next few years is bad with a chance of worse. And the economic conditions are not even the scary part. The scary part is the political class’s inability to think about the economy in a realistic way. This crisis has many currents, which merge and feed off each other... No single one of these currents prolongs the crisis. It is the product of the complex interplay between them... Yet the ideologues who dominate the political conversation are unable to think in holistic, emergent ways. read more

Quote of the Day: Hunstman says 'You want to be a rising star, not a shooting star'

09/27/11 12:13PM

According to a new Suffolk University poll, Jon Huntsman received a 10 percent of the GOP vote in New Hampshire. We asked him what he thinks about the numbers.GOP '12 presidential candidate Jon Huntsman: “You don’t want to flame out. You want to be a rising star; you don’t want to be a shooting star. Everybody’s looking for who’s on the cover of Time Magazine, who’s up here in the polls. There’s got to be a gradual, steady rise based on substance, based upon those early building blocks in New Hampshire.” read more

Morning Headlines: Tuesday, Sept. 27th

09/27/11 05:50AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Senators pass bill to avert government shutdownPerry still leads the GOP pack, says a new CNN/ORC pollWorld stocks jump on hopes of Europe debt plan100,000 flee 400-mile wide typhoonNew quake footage shows tourists fleeing Washington MonumentPakistanis tied to 2007 border ambush on AmericansTony Romo delivers another gutsy performanceObama was heckled at a Los Angeles fundraiserDSK asks New York court to dismiss hotel maid's lawsuitPitchfork reviews the 20th anniversary reissue of "Nevermind." read more