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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