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The Tease: Coming up on MJ

03/20/12 06:16PM

It's their words against his... Or is it really? Fox News is denying claims made in Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn's latest book, Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party. Corn quotes President Obama blaming Fox News for "losing white males" in 2010. The President blasted the station for trumpeting the idea that he was "a Muslim, 24/7." Last night, Bret Baier defended his network, which didn't sit too well with Corn. We'll ask him to flesh out the points he raised in his counterargument. We'll also talk with Rep. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Tuesday, March 20, 2012

03/20/12 11:07AM

WHEN THE GOOD DO BADBY DAVID BROOKSNEW YORK TIMESThe inner world is a battlefield between light and dark, and life is a struggle against the destructive forces inside. The worst thing you can do is, in a fit of pride, to imagine your insecurity comes from outside and to try to resolve it yourself. If you try to “fix” the other people who you think are responsible for your inner turmoil, you’ll end up trying to kill them, or maybe whole races of them. ... According to this older worldview, Robert Bales, like all of us, is a mixture of virtue and depravity. read more

In this Feb. 16, 2012, file photo House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., holds up a copy of President Barack Obama's fiscal 2013 federal budget during the budget committee's hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. After a few months of...

The Tease: Coming up on MJ

03/19/12 06:41PM

Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) will unveil his fiscal budget tomorrow. It's expected to set discretionary spending at more than $1 trillion in 2013. Will that sit well with the Tea Party? We'll ask him to explain the magic behind his numbers tomorrow. Incidentally, we'll also have co-founder of the Nationwide Tea Party Coalition Michael Patrick Leahy to weigh in on the Ryan plan. Does it satisfy the movement's core principles? read more

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