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The Tease: Coming up on MJ

The Tease: Coming up on MJ

05/04/12 12:06AM

Inevitable decline? Financial Times Chief U.S. Columnist Edward Luce says anyone who holds doubts about that for the U.S. is in "an intellectual ostrich position." He'll give us his reasons laid out in his latest book, "Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent." Promoting tolerance? Academy Award-nominated actress Kathleen Turner stars in a new film, "Perfect Family," which delves into themes of faith and family. The Catholic League is up in arms about the movie. We'll find out why and what Turner has to say in response. Long haul? read more

Bin Laden’s threats revealed

Bin Laden’s threats revealed

05/03/12 08:00PM

NBC’s Jim Miklaszewski reports on the newly declassified documents, which were found during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. A Morning Joe panel then joins the discussion. watch

Obama campaign launches 'Life of Julia'...

Obama campaign launches 'Life of Julia' online

05/03/12 08:00PM

Politico Playbook: President Obama's re-election campaign recently launched a Web infographic called "The Life of Julia," which follows the life of one fictional woman from age three to 67 and how her life would be different under the president's... watch

How will Virginia vote in November?

How will Virginia vote in November?

05/03/12 08:00PM

President Obama leads Mitt Romney in Virginia with 51 percent to Romney's 44 percent, according to a new Washington Post poll. Joe Scarborough wonders what has happened over the past four years to have Virginia lean more Democratic than GOP. watch

How to turn around the country's economy

How to turn around the country's economy

05/03/12 08:00PM

The Financial Times Edward Luce joins Morning Joe to discuss his new book "Time to Start Thinking: America in the Age of Descent." Luce argues the U.S. is facing economic and political decline and in the next decade the country's portion of the global... watch

Must-Read Op-Eds for Thursday, May 3, 2012

05/03/12 12:20PM

DEATH OF A SALESMAN'S DREAMSBY LEE SIEGEL NEW YORK TIMESIn our time of banker hustlers, real-estate hustlers and Internet hustlers, of suckers and “muppets,” it is unlikely that anyone associates happiness and dignity with working hard for a comfortable existence purchased with a modest income. Even what’s left of the middle class disdains a middle-class life. Everyone, rich, poor and in between, wants infinite pleasure and fabulous riches. ... Perhaps there is a simple, unlovely reason “Death of a Salesman” has become such a beloved institution. read more

Does anyone aspire to a middle-class life anymore?

05/03/12 10:51AM

The Morning Joe gang highlighted a New York Times op-ed by the writer Lee Siegel as one of Thursday’s Must Reads.Siegel argues that these days, no one aspires to the kind of modest, secure middle-class existence that Willy Loman sought in “Death of a Salesman.”In our time of banker hustlers, real-estate hustlers and Internet hustlers, of suckers and “muppets,” it is unlikely that anyone associates happiness and dignity with working hard for a comfortable existence purchased with a modest income. Even what’s left of the middle class disdains a middle-class life. read more

Gregory: Dems fear Super PAC ad barrage targeting Obama

05/03/12 10:10AM

New Quinnipiac presidential polls out this morning show Mitt Romney making progress in two key swing states, even as President Obama widens his lead in another.In Florida, Romney now leads 44-43 – an eight-point reversal from late March, when Obama was up by seven. And in Ohio, Obama’s up by just two points, 44-42, after leading by six in late March. Pennsylvania brings better news for Team Obama: There, he’s up 47-39, a five-point swing in his favor.Meanwhile, Restore our Future, a pro-Romney Super PAC, is readying to launch a $4.3 million ad campaign in nine swing states. read more

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