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Morning Headlines: Friday, Oct. 14th

10/14/11 05:57AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Herman Cain's surge put to testAnita Perry reflects on campaign's 'rough month'Will the protesters return after park cleaning?Rush Limbaugh has a few thoughts on RomneyObama, Fox News correspondent clashFans pay tribute to Jobs as new iPhone goes on saleCrews struggle to drain oil-leaking ship off NZMost would pay more under Cain's 9-9-9 plan read more

Do women worry too much about Mr. Right?

Do women worry too much about Mr. Right?

10/13/11 08:00PM

The Atlantic's Kate Bolick joins Morning Joe to discuss her recent article on societal obsession with finding the right relationship and marriage. Bolick, who is single, is the writer and subject of the article. watch

Should the US move away from the Electoral...

Should the US move away from the Electoral College?

10/13/11 08:00PM

The National Popular Vote's Tom Golisano joins Morning Joe to discuss the organization's push to have the U.S. move away from the Electoral College and allow the president to be decided based on the popular vote. Does Golisano expect this to happen in... watch

U.S. incomes won’t recover until 2021?

U.S. incomes won’t recover until 2021?

10/13/11 08:00PM

Top Talkers: Conservative disinterest in Mitt Romney continues: Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan considers him to be little more than a moderate, and Rush Limbaugh argues Romney "is not a conservative." The Morning Joe panel discusses Romney... watch

In case you were wondering what James O'Keefe was up to

10/13/11 02:40PM

This is from a few days ago, but in case you were wondering what ole James O'Keefe was up to post-ACORN, and post-this, then we've got your answer.Seems he wasn't keen on letting Kanye, Mangum, or Talib have all the fun down at Occupy Wall Street.The conservative filmmaker dressed up in his best banker gear, took a stroll around Manhattan's Zucotti Park and told anyone who'd listen he was a Wall Street banker. As per the video, no one seemed to accost him, and he was offered cake. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for October 13, 2011

10/13/11 09:45AM

NO JOBS BILL, AND NO IDEAS  BY EDITORIALNEW YORK TIMESRepublican candidates fear the Tea Party too much to acknowledge that economists are solidly behind government intervention to awaken growth. The jobs bill rejected by Republican leaders will now be reintroduced piece by piece, and Republicans are not likely to go along with much more than an extension of the payroll tax cut (which is opposed by Mr. Romney). read more

Protesters block an entry way to a Wells Fargo bank in San Francisco, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. Eleven people were arrested Wednesday during an anti-Wall Street rally in front of Wells Fargo Bank headquarters in downtown San Francisco, police said.

Top Talker: "Occupy Wall Street" Protests Spread Across the U.S.

10/13/11 09:31AM

The “Occupy Wall Street” protests are spreading across the country, as millions take a stand against economic inequality. In San Francisco, eleven protesters were arrested after shutting down all entrances to the Wells Fargo corporate headquarters. Reuters reports that the arrests were made to allow bankers into the corporate portion of the building. In New York City, Mayor Mike Bloomberg is telling protesters that they must leave the lower Manhattan park, which is currently being used as their demonstration hub. read more

Top Talker: White House Steps Up Pressure on Iran Over Alleged Plot

10/13/11 09:23AM

The Obama administration is now stepping up its pressure on Iran in the wake of the country’s alleged plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the United States. Officials say the foiled plan may have violated a United Nations treaty protecting diplomats, and could escalate the case to an international court. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney pledges that the U.S. will increase its efforts to isolate Iran.  He said, "in this arena we take no options off the table. read more

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