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Scarborough: Bachmann is a joke

08/12/11 01:27PM

Joe Scarborough: “It’s like this conspiracy. It’s the base of both parties, but namely the Republican Party in Iowa pushing somebody that is never going to win. Never gonna get close to winning the presidential nomination. Never get close to being a Vice President. Never gonna be close to being relevant a year from now…Michele Bachmann is a joke. She is a joke…Her answer is a joke. Her candidacy is a joke, and anybody that sits here and says she has any chance of winning anything is out of their mind. read more

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EPL Preview and Predictions: The Drogter Is In

08/12/11 09:40AM

by Morning Joe soccer analysts Steven Pearson (@scpearson28) and Joey Scarborough (@joeyscarborough)This Saturday the world's greatest league returns in what is expected to be one of the tightest title races in history. United look to have a slight edge, but Manchester City have validated themselves and proven again how narrow the gap is. read more

Republican presidential candidates from left, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum; businessman Herman Cain; Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.; former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty; former...

Top Talkers: Republican Presidential Debate in Iowa

08/12/11 08:38AM

 With the Ames straw poll in Iowa just a day, another Republican is jumping into the 2012 presidential race.  A spokesman for Rick Perry says the Texas Governor will officially announce that he is running for President tomorrow in South Carolina.It comes after the top 8 declared Republican candidates were in Iowa last night for a debate.  The group was asked if Governor Perry was “outsmarting” them by not participating. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for August 12, 2011

08/12/11 08:36AM

THE HIJACKED CRISIS  BY PAUL KRUGMANNEW YORK TIMESFor the fact is that right now the economy desperately needs a short-run fix. When you’re bleeding profusely from an open wound, you want a doctor who binds that wound up, not a doctor who lectures you on the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle as you get older. read more

Morning Headlines: Friday, August 12th

08/12/11 05:56AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann exchange blows at Republican debateGOP race crowded, uncertain following debateIt's Romney vs. the hecklersStocks swing up in wild weekPolice in UK to have power to shut down social networks, remove hoodies and facial coverings, while looters could lose homes and benefitsBachmann asked if she is 'submissive wife' at Iowa GOP debateOh hey, Christine O'Donnell is backC.I.A. is disputed on civilian toll in drone strikes read more

Tavis Smiley: Why we don't talk about the poor

08/11/11 12:51PM

The U.S. poverty rate stands at 14.3 percent, which is the highest in 15 years. PBS' Tavis Smiley and Professor Cornel West join Morning Joe to discuss their 6-day, 18-city "Poverty Tour," which focuses on the country's poor and how deficit reduction will impact them.Tavis Smiley, PBS host: “…we don’t talk about the poor because they are a throwaway population. They’re disposable. Too many poor people are being rendered more and more invisible in this country every single day. read more