In advance of HBO's TV film version of John Heilemann and Mark Halperin's book "Game Change," Sarah Palin's PAC has released a trailer touting her efforts.According to the 'trailer,' "Game Change" is the work of "history that never happened" by HBO "Fiction."Clever.And Mark Halperin responds to Palin's response: read more
The National Urban League’s Marc Morial joined us this morning to discuss the state of the GOP in the 2012 presidential race and new polls showing the party lagging behind the president in some key battleground states.Morial also discussed the push for Voter ID laws and why he believes this issue will be an important one in the campaign. Morial characterizes as an "assault on democracy" and an "attack on our Democratic principles."Per the site for the bipartisan research group, the National Conference of State Legislatures, 31 states require all voters to show ID before voting at polls. read more
OBAMA'S HAWKISH IRAN TURNEDITORIALWALL STREET JOURNALThe question Mr. Netanyahu and Israeli leaders have to ponder is whether Mr. Obama now means what he says. The President has built up an immense trust deficit with Israel that can't be easily dispensed in a week. All the more so when Israelis know that this is an election year when Mr. Obama needs to appear more pro-Israel than he would if he is re-elected. It's good to hear Mr. Obama finally sounding serious about stopping a nuclear Iran. read more
Today Morning Joe decamped over the river to Fort Lee New Jersey for a town hall gathering on education. A lot of our friends came out, and it was a good time.Here are some of the sights.And you can find more on our Flickr page.Have a great weekend.
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A BAD AMENDMENT DEFEATEDEDITORIALNEW YORK TIMESRepublicans claimed the issue was about religious freedom. But it was really about denying consumers — and particularly women — the right to make their own medical decisions and keeping up the antigovernment and anti-President Obama drumbeat. Naturally, the party’s presidential candidates support it ... . But most Americans support free access to contraception. Few people want their bosses or their insurance companies to tell them how to live their lives. The good news is that the amendment was defeated. read more