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Perry keeps pushing birther issue

Perry keeps pushing birther issue

10/24/11 08:00PM

CNBC's John Harwood discusses his interview with Rick Perry, who is still challenging President Obama's birth certificate. The panel also takes a look at Perry’s tax plan and Karl Rove's reaction to Perry's birther comments. watch

Can banks have too much cash?

Can banks have too much cash?

10/24/11 08:00PM

Top talkers: The Morning Joe panel – including Mike Barnicle and New York Magazine's John Heilemann – discusses Netflix's subscriber loss, Herman Cain's new campaign ad and a New York Times article reporting that many banks are flooded with too much cash. watch

An excerpt from John Grisham's new book 'The Litigators'

An excerpt from John Grisham's new book 'The Litigators'

10/24/11 04:24PM

Chapter 1The law firm of Finley & Figg referred to itself as a “boutique firm.” This misnomer was inserted as often as possible into routine conversations, and it even appeared in print in some of the various schemes hatched by the partners to solicit business. When used properly, it implied that Finley & Figg was something above your average two-bit operation. Boutique, as in small, gifted, and expert in one specialized area. Boutique, as in pretty cool and chic, right down to the Frenchness of the word itself. read more

Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition presidential candidate forum, in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011.

Top Talker: Rick Perry questions President Obama's citizenship...

10/24/11 09:45AM

 Texas Governor Rick Perry is making headlines for so-called “birther” comments he made during an interview with Parade Magazine. Originally, Perry said he had no reason to think that President Obama was not born in the United States. However, when pushed further, the Texas Governor said he could not be sure that the President’s long-form birth certificate was real. read more

Abramson: I stick up for reporters

Abramson: I stick up for reporters

10/23/11 08:00PM

Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times, discusses her new book "The Puppy Diaries," her reputation as a tough manager, women in the media and the Times' digital subscription model. watch

US economy is reaching ‘Greek’ territory

US economy is reaching ‘Greek’ territory

10/23/11 08:00PM

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels talks with the Morning Joe panel about his decision not to run in the GOP presidential nomination race. Daniels also discusses the country's debt, and what measures could be taken to fix the U.S. economy. watch

Must Read Op-Eds for October 21, 2011

10/21/11 09:28AM

THE GOP'S FOREIGN POLICY GAP  BY EUGENE ROBINSONWASHINGTON POSTCain said repeatedly that his proposed fence would be electrified. Then he said those remarks were in jest. Then he said the fence might be electrified after all. Sorry for the digression, but I’m just trying to keep up. What’s no joking matter is that, to the extent that the Republican candidates deal at all with international affairs, it tends to be in a way that’s shockingly vapid and unsophisticated. It is likely that domestic issues, especially the parlous state of the economy, will dominate the election. read more

An excerpt from Toure's "Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?: What It Means to Be Black Now"

An excerpt from Toure's "Who's Afraid of Post-Blackness?: What It Means to Be Black Now"

10/21/11 08:31AM

Chapter 1 Forty Million Ways to Be Black Once, I went skydiving. For about four minutes in 2007 I was above—and plummeting rapidly toward—a small town in the middle of the Florida panhandle. Jumped out of the plane solo at 14,000 feet. I did it for a TV show called “I’ll Try Anything Once” in which every week I accepted fear-inducing challenges. On the way to the skydiving center the production team stopped for lunch at a restaurant where three middle-aged Black men who worked there recognized me from TV and came over to our table to say hi. read more

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