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Vice President Joe Biden reacts to a fans prior to speaking at a union hall in Toledo, Ohio, Thursday March 15, 2012.

The Tease: Coming Up in the MJ Rundown

03/15/12 09:11PM

Vice President Biden officially kicked off the Obama-Biden 2012 campaign with a fiery speech against the GOP candidates. Should the re-election campaign focus its energy on Mitt Romney or will it divide and conquer the race's top players? We'll ask Meet the Press moderator David Gregory and NBC News Chief White House correspondent and Daily Rundown host Chuck Todd to give their take on what Biden and President Obama should say in their attacks. But will the president's words matter anyway? read more

An excerpt from Anthony Shadid's House of Stone

An excerpt from Anthony Shadid's House of Stone

03/15/12 02:58PM

INTRODUCTION: BAYTThe Arabic language evolved slowly across the millennia, leaving little undefined, no nuance shaded. Bayt translates literally as house, but its connotations resonate beyond rooms and walls, summoning longingsgathered about family and home. In the Middle East, bayt is sacred. Empires fall. Nations topple. Borders may shift or be realigned. Old loyalties may dissolve or, without warning, be altered. read more

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