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Courting the youth vote

Courting the youth vote

11/02/11 08:00PM

Politico Playbook: Politico’s Mike Allen explains how both campaigns are targeting the youth vote; encouraging them to participate in the 2012 election through social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. watch

McCaskill prepares for reelection bid

McCaskill prepares for reelection bid

11/02/11 08:00PM

Morning Papers: MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, Willie Geist and panel take a look at the day’s top headlines, including Sen. Claire McCaskill’s recent weight- loss in preparation for her reelection campaign. watch

Greece faces economic crisis

Greece faces economic crisis

11/02/11 08:00PM

Top talkers: A Morning Joe panel talks about the chaos over a ballot for a bailout referendum in Greece, how it will affect the rest of the world’s economies and the upcoming deadline for the Super Committee in the United States. watch

GOP spars over Cain leak

GOP spars over Cain leak

11/02/11 08:00PM

Top Talkers MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and panel discuss the finger-pointing over the Herman Cain smear campaign and talk about the third woman coming forward claiming the 2012 GOP presidential candidate allegedly sexual harassed her. watch

Faith and politics

Faith and politics

11/02/11 08:00PM

Rev. Jim Wallis and Dr. Robert Land talk about the role of religion in 2012 politics and whether it will influence the elections. watch

Joe: When it comes to foreign policy, Hermain Cain an 'idiot'

11/02/11 02:29PM

Joe Scarborough: "Herman Cain went on PBS last night and talked to Judy Woodruff. We don’t know what happened 12 years ago Scarborough: "He may be a brilliant guy when it comes to business, but when it comes to foreign policy, he is an idiot."Michael Steele: "That’s great Joe, but you’re putting a New York-spin on things.... read more

Must Read Op-Eds for Wednesday, November 2, 2011

11/02/11 09:33AM

CAIN NOT ABLE  BY MAUREEN DOWDNEW YORK TIMESIt is a truth universally acknowledged that it’s not the scandal that kills you; it’s the cover-up. Herman Cain has added a corollary: It’s not the cover-up that kills you; it’s the cascade of malarkey that spills out when you try to cover up the cover-up. Sure, the dalliance with the grandfather,... read more

Excerpt from Chris Matthews' new book: 'Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero'

Excerpt from Chris Matthews' new book: 'Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero'

11/01/11 11:29PM

Chapter One: Second SonHistory made him, this lonely, sick boy. His mother never loved him. History made Jack, this little boy reading history.--Jacqueline Kennedy, November 29, 1963, from notes scribbled by Theodore H. WhiteCertain things come with the territory. Jack Kennedy, born in 1917 in the spring of the next-to-last year of World War I,... read more

An excerpt from Niall Ferguson's 'Civilization: The West and the Rest'

An excerpt from Niall Ferguson's 'Civilization: The West and the Rest'

11/01/11 10:23PM

by Niall FergusonIn this book I want to show that what distinguished the West from the Rest – the mainsprings of global power – were six identifiably novel complexes of institutions and associated ideas and behaviors. For the sake of simplicity, I summarize them under six headings:1. Competition2. Science3. Property rights4. Medicine5. The... read more

Must Read Op-Eds for Tuesday, November 1, 2011

11/01/11 12:56PM

CORZINE CRASHES LIKE ITS 2008BY JOE NOCERANEW YORK TIMESWhen Goldman Sachs went public on May 4, 1999, Jon Corzine, who was then the firm’s chief executive, held a stake that was suddenly valued at $305 million. So, perhaps, it’s uncharitable to complain about the piddling $12 million severance he was poised to gain if he had managed to sell his... read more

Herman Cain makes an appearance at the National Press Club to speak about his run for the Republican presidential nomination and to address the charges of sexual harassment that were recently disclosed.

Top Talker: Cain plays defense

11/01/11 10:16AM

Herman Cain is now responding to a Politico report that alleges at least two female employees complained of inappropriate behavior by Cain while he was the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s. NBC News can now confirm the accusations and that at least one woman received a financial settlement.   As Cain and his... read more

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