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Must-Read Op-Eds for Monday, May 7, 2012

05/07/12 11:09AM

SEVERITY OF THE RECESSION WEIGHS ON THE RECOVERY BY BEN CASSELMAN WALL STREET JOURNALNearly three years into the recovery, the U.S. still employs five million fewer workers than before the recession. The recent pace of job growth simply isn't enough to climb quickly out of a hole that big. Even if the U.S. adds 200,000 jobs a month going forward-a pace it hasn't maintained for more than three months at a stretch during the recovery-it would take two more years for employment to get back to its peak. read more

In new swing-state poll, Obama clings to two-point edge

05/07/12 10:18AM

The Morning Joe gang Monday took a look at a new USA Today/Gallup poll of swing states – the first to come out since Mitt Romney emerged last month as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.Voters in the 12 battlegrounds gave Obama a 47-45 edge – well within the poll’s margin of error.  Sixty percent of respondents said they thought Romney would do a good job on the economy over the next four years, compared to 52 percent who said that of the president.But perhaps the poll’s most interesting finding was an enthusiasm gap that, surprisingly, favors Obama. read more

Education Secretary Arne Duncan

Education Secretary Arne Duncan: I believe in same-sex marriage

05/07/12 08:55AM

Vice President Joe Biden's declaration Sunday on "Meet the Press" that he's "absolutely comfortable" with gay marriage continued to reverberate Monday.On Morning Joe, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan echoed Biden. Asked by TIME's Mark Halperin whether he thinks same-sex couples should be legally allowed to marry, Duncan said flatly: "Yes I do.""Have you ever said that publicly before?," Halperin wondered."I don’t think I’ve ever been asked publicly," Duncan replied.Forty-nine percent of Americans agree with Duncan and Biden on the issue, according to recent polling. read more

Morning Headlines: Monday, May 7

05/07/12 05:46AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?400 arrested as Putin returns to powerFrance's flashy, fiery Sarkozy is ousted by SocialistReport: US secretly frees Afghanistan insurgents as part of peace negotiationsGeorge Lindsey, famous as Goober Pyle, diesBattleground Poll: Obama, Romney in dead heatCan liberal star Elizabeth Warren connect with center in Massachusetts?  read more

Outgoing French President Nicolas Sarkozy waves from his car as he leaves after addressing supporters at his Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) party headquarters after the the preliminary results of the second round of the presidential elections were...

The Tease: Coming up on MJ

05/06/12 11:03PM

A fresh start? France says, "Au revoir" to outgoing President Nicolas Sarkozy, as the French voted in their first Socialist for president since François Mitterrand. What does this all mean for the EU's vision for economic austerity? We'll weigh the possibilities in our Top Talkers. Economic boom? Washington Post columnist David Ignatius points to two promising studies about upcoming revivals of key U.S. industries in his latest column. We'll ask him to give us the details at the roundtable. Back to School? read more

Are young voters abandoning the president?

Are young voters abandoning the president?

05/06/12 08:00PM

Top Talkers: President Obama and the presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney are in a statistical tie in the country's swing states, according to a new USA Today/Gallup Swing States poll. The Morning Joe panel discusses these results and the... watch

Obama's education secretary backs gay...

Obama's education secretary backs gay marriage

05/06/12 08:00PM

Education Secretary Arne Duncan told a Morning Joe panel that he agreed with Vice President Joe Biden's stance on same-sex marriage. That was the first time Duncan announced his views publically. Duncan also talked about Teacher Appreciation Week and... watch

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