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Must Read Op-Eds for June 8, 2011

06/08/11 07:43AM

Here are today's must read opinion and editorial columns.LAWMAKERS' FISCAL GAMBLES ARE WORSE THAN THE SEXUAL ONESBY DANA MILBANKWASHINGTON POSTAnd thrill seekers on both sides are content to push talks to the deadline — part of a regular game of chicken legislators have enjoyed on budget deals. Lawmakers will have an easier time justifying that to their wives, but it’s the same delusion of invincibility that led Weiner to risk his career. read more

Morning headlines: Wednesday, June 8

06/08/11 05:59AM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?The GOP chairman is calling for Weiner to resignThousands flee wildfires in ArizonaNATO continues to pound TripoliThe president is not concerned about a double-dip recessionYemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh's injuries from a rocket attack are more serious than previously thought read more

Sugar Ray Leonard at 30 Rock

Behind the scenes: Tuesday, June 7

06/07/11 01:01PM

Today we had on two..pardon the pun...heavyweights of their respective careers: Boxing legend and Olympic Gold medalist, Sugar Ray Leonard, and TV legend Larry King. I had a small window of time to capture both of them today. Apparently I was in a mood to shoot B&W.You can click on the images to go on over to the Morning Joe flickr page if you're so inclined, or you can just click HERE.I do suggest you check out the flickr page as the image quality is far superior there for some reason. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for June 7, 2011

06/07/11 10:14AM

Here are today's must read opinion and editorial columns.A SERIOUS GOP CANDIDATE: JON HUNTSMAN  BY MICHAEL GERSONWASHINGTON POSTHuntsman may not be able to overcome the obstacle of his anonymity, at least this time around. But he contributes a thoughtful competence to the Republican field. read more

U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., arrives for a news conference in New York, Monday, June 6, 2011. After days of denials, a choked-up New York Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner confessed Monday that he tweeted a sexual photo of himself to a young woman...

Top Talker: Rep. Weiner says he will cooperate with House ethics probe

06/07/11 09:54AM

New York Congressman Anthony Weiner now says he will fully cooperate with an ethics investigation into whether he broke House rules or used government resources when he sent inappropriate photographs of himself through the Internet. Nancy Pelosi called for the probe after a news conference in New York City yesterday, where Weiner admitted he sent lewd photos and messages to women online.During his tearful remarks, the congressman confirmed that he does not plan to resign.  He said, “I am sorry and I continue to be but I don't see anything that I did that violates any rules of the House. read more

Top Talker: What's the future for U.S. troops in Afghanistan?

06/07/11 07:23AM

President Obama says he will soon be making an announcement about the number of troops he plans to withdraw from Afghanistan. After meeting with his national security team yesterday, the President said that the U.S. has already accomplished large parts of its mission in the region. Obama said, "By us killing Osama bin Laden, getting Al Qaeda back on its heels, stabilizing much of the country in Afghanistan so that the Taliban can't take it over. read more

An excerpt of Larry King's new book -- Truth Be Told

An excerpt of Larry King's new book -- Truth Be Told

06/07/11 06:30AM

Larry King was on the set of Morning Joe Tuesday to talk about his career, his favorite interviews, and new book, "Truth Be Told." Watch the video. Read an excerpt of the book, below.TimeI’ve never  thought  much about  time, because  I’ve always been too busy looking at my watch.That sounds like something Yogi Berra might say. But it’s true. You can’t be a broadcaster without being  extremely con- scious of the clock.  I’m never late. I remember a time after I had heart surgery. I was at the La Costa  Resort, waiting  for my surgeon  to meet me so  we could head to  the airport. read more

An excerpt of Sugar Ray Leonard's new book -- The Big Fight

An excerpt of Sugar Ray Leonard's new book -- The Big Fight

06/07/11 06:00AM

 Sugar Ray Leonard was on Morning Joe to talk about his new book, "The Big Fight" and his boxing career. Watch the video and read an excerpt of his book, Sugar Ray Leonard and Michael ArkushMy eyes never lie.     They were open wide, staring back at me in the mirror of the dressing room at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Those eyes would reveal which of the two dueling personalities would enter the ring as I took on the most intimidating opponent of my career, Marvin Hagler. read more

Morning headlines: Tuesday, June 7

06/07/11 05:56AM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?This definitely happened yesterday!Afghanistan choice looms for the presidentObama loses his bin Laden bounce, a new poll suggestsMitt says Sarah Palin is 'the best thing that could happen to me'Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, Austan Goolsbee, says that he will resign read more

An excerpt from David McCullough's book "The Greater Journey"

An excerpt from David McCullough's book "The Greater Journey"

06/07/11 05:30AM

Chapter Four-The MedicalsIn addition to the quality of the hospitals, the number of patients, the abil­ity and eminence of the faculty, and the variety of instruction provided, medical training in Paris offered two further important advantages over medical training in the United States. Both had almost entirely to do with the difference in how people saw things in the two countries.The first was that students making the rounds of the wards in the hos­pitals of Paris had ample opportunity to examine female patients as well as men. read more