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Must Read Op-Eds for Thursday, December 1, 2011

12/01/11 09:58AM

THE MITT ROMNEY PARDON  BY GAIL COLLINSNEW YORK TIMESRomney hasn’t done a Sunday talk show since “The Hurt Locker” beat “Avatar” for best picture. He is generally kept so far away from one-on-one interviews that he might as well be wrapped in cellophane. ... Never have we had a more uptight potential president. This is all because he’s a big,... read more

Morning Headlines: Thursday, Dec. 1st

12/01/11 05:53AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Banks act, stocks surge and skeptics see a pattern85-mph winds, fire danger forecast for LAKanye earns 7 Grammy nods, beating out AdeleNYC recommends AIDS drugs for any person with HIVMitt Romney preps Newt Gingrich attackCain: Final decision on... read more

Punk, hip hop, salsa in NYC focus of new...

Punk, hip hop, salsa in NYC focus of new rock book

11/30/11 07:00PM

Author Will Hermes joins Morning Joe to discuss his new book "Love Goes to Buildings on Fire," which takes a loving look at the New York City music scene from the years 1973-1978. Hermes argues that genres like punk rock, hip hop, and salsa drove the... watch

Obama's economic leadership: Is he being...

Obama's economic leadership: Is he being astute?

11/30/11 07:00PM

Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J., recently criticized President Obama after the super committee failure as being merely a "bystander in the Oval Office." But is this a fair assessment? Harvard's Niall Ferguson returns for the second part of the discussion... watch

Should candidates conform to what voters...

Should candidates conform to what voters want?

11/30/11 07:00PM

Time's Rick Stengel joins Morning Joe to reveal the magazine's latest issue, which is an in-depth look at why the Republican Party still seems to have problems with Mitt Romney as the GOP presidential frontrunner. The magazine also looks at how Mitt's... watch

Mitt goes on defensive during Fox interview

Mitt goes on defensive during Fox interview

11/30/11 07:00PM

Must-Read Op-Eds: Mitt Romney continues to go on the defensive about his record, and he sat down for a particularly tense interview with Fox News' Bret Baier. Mika Brzezinski reads from a Gail Collins NYT column on Romney’s record. watch

Sachs: Stocks rally, but it was because of...

Sachs: Stocks rally, but it was because of bad news

11/30/11 07:00PM

Top Talkers: Global stock markets rallied Wednesday, but Columbia's Dr. Jeffrey Sachs says that rally wasn't based on good news.  Yet CNBC's Jim Cramer says there's reason to be hopeful. The Morning Joe panel also discusses the latest in Newt Gingrich. watch

Did Newt insult S.C. crowd over money comment?

11/30/11 01:09PM

Joe Scarborough: "So Newt’s justification to the good people of South Carolina is: ‘I was so rich selling access, making a 30-minute speech and getting $65,000, that I made twice as much money as you did, truck driver, in an entire year, so why would I need to be a lobbyist? All I really did was grant access.’…Is it a smart thing to tell... read more

Must Read Op-Eds for Wednesday, November 30, 2011

11/30/11 09:32AM

'THE MOST VOLATILE REPUBLICAN RACE IN DECADES' IS ACTUALLY WELL SETTLED  BY ERICK ERICKSONRED STATEThe Washington GOP establishment may have fallen for Mitt Romney, but they are both foolish and naive to think they can beat something with nothing. Mitt Romney is, in fact, a great big nothing — malleable into any shape you want, a void... read more

Morning Headlines: Wednesday, Nov. 30th

11/30/11 05:45AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Poll: Gingrich leads in South CarolinaArrests as police raid Occupy LAHillary Clinton arrives in Myanmar to judge 'Burma Spring'Cain on campaign status: '9-9-9. read more