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Ron Paul takes Iowa lead, faces scrutiny over newsletters

12/22/11 01:38PM

A new Iowa State University/Gazette/KCRG poll has Ron Paul in the lead in Iowa with 27.5 of likely voters supporting him. But a rise in the polls also means increased scrutiny, and the panel discusses why Paul may have to answer to questionable past newsletters written in his name. John Heilemann: “Back in 2008, David Plouffe said that every... read more

Must Read Op-Eds for Thursday, December 22, 2011

12/22/11 01:25PM

HUNTSMAN IS THE BEST CHOICE FOR GOPCONCORD MONITOREDITORIALHuntsman, a consistent but never doctrinaire conservative, would present the greatest challenge to Obama. If elected, he would provide mature, informed and steady leadership. He has a track record as governor of bringing all sides together to create an economic climate that helped his... read more

Morning Headlines: Thursday, Dec. 22nd

12/22/11 05:51AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Ron Paul takes lead in latest Iowa pollRomney: If Newt can't take the heat, how can he beat Obama?Dozens die in wave of attacks as Iraq's sectarian crisis ragesBofA to pay $335 million in Countrywide settlementDemocrats seek victory in... read more

Morning Headlines: Wednesday, Dec. 21st

12/21/11 05:57AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?As Congress exits, payroll tax hike nearsFor Obama, best vacation may be in D.C.CNN Poll: Obama gains strength in 2012 matchupsNYT: US commander says troops may stay in Afghanistan past 2014Obama to Boehner: Pass the Senate payroll tax cut nowNewt... read more

Obama compares record to Lincoln and FDR

Obama compares record to Lincoln and FDR

12/20/11 07:00PM

In a recent interview with "60 Minutes" correspondent Steve Kroft, President Obama compared his record to that of Abraham Lincoln and FDR. And in a recent editorial, the Wall Street Journal took umbrage with Obama's assertions. Historian Doris Kearns... watch

Ads attacking Gingrich: Could they work in...

Ads attacking Gingrich: Could they work in his favor?

12/20/11 07:00PM

Top Talkers: The Morning Joe panel – including New York Magazine's John Heilemann, Mike Barnicle, MSNBC's Michael Steele, and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin – discusses a tough new ad from a superPAC supporting Mitt Romney aimed at Newt Gingrich and... watch