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President Barack Obama announces his selection of Alan Krueger as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.

Top Talker: Obama nominates Krueger to Head Council of Economic Advisors

08/30/11 10:39AM

As the White house works to finalize a new jobs initiative for next week, President Obama is nominating a new member to his economic team that will be charged with carrying out the plan.  Yesterday, in the rose garden, the President announced Alan Krueger as his choice to replace Austan Goolsbee as the chairman of the council of economic advisors. Krueger is a Princeton University professor and labor expert who has worked with the Obama administration in the past.  The President said, "In the first 2 years of this administration, as we were dealing with a complex financial crisis, a cr read more

Cory Booker on why Twitter is so crucial...

Cory Booker on why Twitter is so crucial to him

08/29/11 08:00PM

Newark Mayor Cory Booker talks briefly with Morning Joe’s Louis Burgdorf before Joe and Mika take over for him in the green room. When he gets his camera back, Louis asks Mayor Booker about his sleep schedule, why he uses Twitter as much as he does,... watch

Conn. gov.: Irene was a 'brutal event'

Conn. gov.: Irene was a 'brutal event'

08/29/11 08:00PM

Gov. Dannel Malloy, D-Conn., joins Morning Joe to discuss how the state is recovering after Hurricane Irene. An estimated 170,000 people in Connecticut are currently without power as a result of Irene, and the Connecticut River could hit major flood... watch

Why Steve Jobs is our Thomas Edison, Beatles

Why Steve Jobs is our Thomas Edison, Beatles

08/29/11 08:00PM

Newsweek's Tina Brown joins Morning Joe to discuss the legacy of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs and why he is both the Thomas Edison of our time and the Beatles. The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore also reports from Vermont on the destruction caused by... watch

'What about Hillary in 2012?,' reporter asks

'What about Hillary in 2012?,' reporter asks

08/29/11 08:00PM

Top Talkers: On Monday, a reporter asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney why President Obama is certain Hillary Clinton won't run against him. The Morning Joe panel – including New York Magazine's John Heilemann, author Nicolle Wallace, and... watch

Cory Booker on why Twitter is so crucial...

Cory Booker on why Twitter is so crucial to him

08/29/11 08:00PM

Newark Mayor Cory Booker talks briefly with Morning Joe's Louis Burgdorf before Joe and Mika take over for him in the green room. When he gets his camera back, Louis asks Mayor Booker about his sleep schedule, why he uses Twitter as much as he does,... watch

Nearly 5 million without power after Irene

Nearly 5 million without power after Irene

08/29/11 08:00PM

Top Talkers: As a result of Irene, nearly 5 million homes and businesses along the East Coast are still without power, and it may be more than a week before electricity is restored. The Morning Joe panel discusses the destruction left by Hurricane Irene. watch

Cory Booker: 'Major water situation' in N.J.

Cory Booker: 'Major water situation' in N.J.

08/29/11 08:00PM

Newark Mayor Cory Booker joins Morning Joe to discuss how the city and state is dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, how he uses Twitter to reach city residents and education reform. The Washington Post's Eugene Robinson also discusses jobs... watch

Cheney's memoir hits shelves today

Cheney's memoir hits shelves today

08/29/11 08:00PM

Top Talkers: Former Vice President Dick Cheney's new memoir, "In My Time," hits shelves Tuesday, and the Morning Joe panel discusses what the book reveals and what Cheney himself revealed during an interview with NBC's Jamie Gangel. watch

Republican presidential contender, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaks at the Polk County GOP summer picnic event held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011.

Top Talker: Rick Perry calls Social Security a "Monstrous Lie"

08/29/11 09:35AM

Texas Governor Rick Perry spent the weekend in Iowa, meeting with voters at several events around the state.  Speaking to the Houston Chronicle yesterday, he doubled down on comments he made on social security at an earlier campaign rally.  He said, "It is a Ponzi scheme for these young people. The idea that they're working and paying into Social Security today, that the current program is going to be there for them, is a lie. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for August 29, 2011

08/29/11 08:10AM

DARTH VADER VENTS  BY MAUREEN DOWDNEW YORK TIMESWhy is it not a surprise to learn that Dick Cheney’s ancestor, Samuel Fletcher Cheney, was a Civil War soldier who marched with Sherman to the sea? Scorched earth runs in the family. Having lost the power to heedlessly bomb the world, Cheney has turned his attention to heedlessly bombing old colleagues... King’s calls for economic justice — a central commitment of his life’s work... — is one telltale sign of our tendency to hear King’s prophetic voice selectively. read more

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