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Democratic Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren (l.) and Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (r.)

Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown discuss Senate race on Morning Joe

04/20/12 12:17PM

Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren and incumbent Mass. GOP Sen. Scott Brown both joined Morning Joe today at Fenway Park (though at different times) to discuss what has become a fairly tight race in the Bay State. And one of the most watched Senate races in the country right now.New polls from the University of New Hampshire/Boston Globe and WNE show Brown in the lead -- with 37 percent and 49 percent, respectively -- and a new PPP poll shows Warren enjoying a slight lead at 46 percent to Brown's 41 percent. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Friday, April 20, 2012

04/20/12 07:07AM

TESTING THE TEACHERSBY DAVID BROOKSNEW YORK TIMESThere’s an atmosphere of grand fragility hanging over America’s colleges. The grandeur comes from the surging application rates, the international renown, the fancy new dining and athletic facilities. The fragility comes from the fact that colleges are charging more money, but it’s not clear how much actual benefit they are providing. Colleges are supposed to produce learning. read more

Morning Headlines: Friday, April 20

04/20/12 05:52AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?NBC/WSJ poll: Obama leads Romney, but Republican ahead on economyOusted Secret Service supervisors in scandal in Colombia identifiedTwo years after BP oil spill in the gulf, deep-water drilling still poses risksRomney's dilemma: Convincing GOP he can winCrossroads groups raise $100MGOP Senate candidate: Smoking ban 'same thing' as Hitler's Jewish starsAlleged Secret Service escort picturesFla. judge to decide if Zimmerman can leave jailAl-Qaida claims Iraq's worst violence in a monthR.I.P. Levon Helm read more

Protecting the tradition of Fenway Park

Protecting the tradition of Fenway Park

04/19/12 08:00PM

MLB Commissioner Bud Selig and Red Sox President Larry Lucchino discuss the "baseball-wide" celebration of Fenway Park’s milestone moment. Selig talks about the uniqueness of the sport, saying  "baseball can give you that nothing else can – an... watch

Who's the one keeping score at Fenway Park?

Who's the one keeping score at Fenway Park?

04/19/12 08:00PM

Willie Geist and Mike Barnicle talk with Red Sox scoreboard guy Christian Elias, who has worked the Green Monster for 22 years. Elias tells Geist and Barnicle some of the magic behind the job and shows them some legendary autographs inside the walls of... watch

Mike Barnicle shares his memories of a life spent, in large part, at Fenway

Mike Barnicle shares his memories of a life spent, in large part, at Fenway

04/19/12 02:50PM

Our man Mike Barnicle has talked a lot and written a lot about Fenway Park over the years. Lately, he's been talking a lot about the park's 100-year-anniversary, which will be celebrated Friday, April 20th with a game against the Yankees that begins at 3:05 p.m. (the time the Sox began their game against the New York Highlanders). Hearing Barnicle discuss his first visit to the park in the mid-1950s is hearing his rite of passage story. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Thursday, April 19, 2012

04/19/12 10:22AM

IT'S 1936 ALL OVER AGAINBY DANIEL HENNINGERWALL STREET JOURNALBarack Obama is asking people to cast a less-than-hopeful vote in November. Resentment is not something most people in 21st-century America carry around in the front of their heads. Once Barack Obama stirs it up, as he's doing now, he has to sustain it for six months. He is asking people to vote out of something resembling, well, depression. Incidentally, of the final four Republican primary candidates, three were about as personally grim and earnest as the incumbent. read more

Morning Headlines: Thursday, April 19

04/19/12 05:50AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?TV host Dick Clark dies at 1982Five great Dick Clark momentsSecret Service ousts 3 in sex scandal; 8 more remain on administrative leave Who is Mitt Romney and what does he believe?23 killed in bombings across IraqCop stabbed in head survivesObama, Romney in dead heat, CBS News/New York Times poll findsImages of G.I.’s and remains fuel fears of ebbing disciplineIndia says it successfully tests nuclear-capable missileSummitt steps aside at Tennessee after 38 seasons  read more

Royal visit to the Houses of Parliament. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair leaves after Queen Elizabeth II addressed both Houses of Parliament as part of her visit to mark her Diamond Jubilee year. Picture date: Tuesday March 20, 2012.

The Tease: Coming up on MJ

04/18/12 09:27PM

Not another soldier scandal... U.S. officials are distancing themselves from photos of U.S. soldiers posing next to Afghan corpses. Since The L.A. Times posted the pictures on Wednesday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has apologized and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has called the soldiers' behavior "reprehensible." What does the fallout mean for U.S.-Afghanistan relations? We'll get to that at the MJ roundtable. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is pushing the importance of giving back. We'll ask him how the better off can help the worst off in this tight economy. read more

The Morning Joe panel remembers Dick Clark

The Morning Joe panel remembers Dick Clark

04/18/12 08:00PM

Top Talkers: The Morning Joe panel – including former DLC chair Harold Ford Jr., Mike Barnicle and Random House's Jon Meacham – discuss T.V. and music legend Dick Clark. Clark died Wednesday at the age of 82 after suffering a heart attack, according to... watch