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Haass: Zero chance diplomacy will work in...

Haass: Zero chance diplomacy will work in Syria

04/10/12 08:00PM

North Korea has announced it is adding fuel to a long-range rocket before a planned launch. The Council on Foreign Relations' Richard Haass joins Morning Joe to discuss the expected launch and the announcement that Kim Jong-un was named to the head of... watch

Reconsidering the George W. Bush presidency

Reconsidering the George W. Bush presidency

04/10/12 08:00PM

During a Tuesday speech in New York City, former President George W. Bush said he didn't miss being president. The Morning Joe panel – including Vanity Fair's Carl Bernstein and former Gov. Howard Dean, D-Vt., -- discusses Bush's record as president. watch

Axelrod: Romney backs same economic policies 'that got us into the mess in the first place'

04/10/12 11:19AM

A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney 51-44. But some of the poll’s other questions offered a bit better news for the presumptive Republican nominee. On jobs, respondents gave Obama a narrower lead: 46-43. And asked who they trust to handle the economy – perhaps the key question this fall -- they picked Romney by 47-43.David Axelrod, the Obama campaign’s top strategist, joined the Morning Joe gang Tuesday to sound a note of confidence, and to roll out the charge that Romney is offering the same failed approach as that of President George W. read more

Ryan: Obama's criticism of my plan was a 'verbal tantrum'

04/10/12 10:09AM

Rep. Paul Ryan joined the Morning Joe gang Tuesday to respond to President Obama’s pointed criticism of his budget proposal.Last week, Obama derided Ryan’s budget plan as “an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country,” and “thinly veiled social Darwinism.”“We’re kind of used to these verbal tantrums from the president,” Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, told Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski in response. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Tuesday, April 10, 2012

04/10/12 09:58AM

ut reports from the ground say the opposition is not receiving anything close to the support it would need to change the military balance. ... A civil war is taking place in Syria. Mr. Obama may believe that by fleeing from leadership through figments such as the Annan plan, he is avoiding “militarization.” In fact, he is ensuring that thousands more people will die.OBAMA'S REVENUE SOUPEDITORIALWALL STREET JOURNALThe data clearly show that the overall economy is the single biggest factor in capital-gains realizations and revenue. read more

An excerpt from Delia Ephron's new book 'The Lion Is In'

An excerpt from Delia Ephron's new book 'The Lion Is In'

04/10/12 07:05AM

Chapter 1Three hours south of Baltimore. Six p.m. or so. June third.Two young women stand by the side of a rural two-lane highway. They are not sure what the road is or where it goes. In a frenzy, they left the interstate at a random exit, took one turn and then another. They are heading south, not intentionally.They are pretty enough to stop traffic, although there isn’t any to stop. Lana is wearing ripped jeans, a T-shirt, and those flat plastic shoes called jellies. Tracee is in a wedding dress and veil. She has been crying for several hours and has run out of tears. read more

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