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Todd: Romney began to 'fill the suit' on...

Todd: Romney began to 'fill the suit' on Tuesday

04/24/12 08:00PM

Mitt Romney swept the Northeast Tuesday with a primary win in states like New York and Pennsylvania, and he brought his delegate count to 823. NBC News' Chuck Todd and the Financial Times' Gillian Tett join a conversation about Romney's Tuesday speech,... watch

Jeff Greenfield: Jon Huntsman 'endorsed Romney with all the enthusiasm of a hostage tape participant'

04/24/12 11:10AM

The Morning Joe gang welcomed political analyst Jeff Greenfield to the show Tuesday, in part to get his perspective on the great Jon Huntsman kerfuffle that has rippled through the conservative blogosphere lately.To recap: At a New York City event Sunday night hosted by Greenfield, the former Utah governor compared the Republican Party to communist China. Huntsman was recently disinvited from speaking at a GOP fundraiser after he went on Morning Joe to call publicly for a third party. read more

Giuliani, who slammed Romney in December, now offers lukewarm backing

04/24/12 10:11AM

Rudy Giuliani publicly backed Mitt Romney’s bid for the presidency Monday. But it was just the latest in a string of Romney endorsements that have been so lukewarm they've inspired an online game.Here’s what the former New York City mayor said on Fox News of the man he ran against in 2008:If I've got a terrible cancer or something to be operated on -- when I had to be operated on for prostate cancer - I didn't go to the nicest doctor, I went to the best doctor. The guy could have a great personality... read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Tuesday, April 24, 2012

04/24/12 10:09AM

PRESIDENT ROMNEYBY BILL KRISTOL THE WEEKLY STANDARDRomney has to behave presidentially—more like a leader than a campaigner. Let Obama lower himself by acting as campaigner in chief rather than commander in chief. Let Obama be shrill. Let his campaign be petty. Meanwhile, Romney can lay out his governing agenda to restore our solvency, put us on a path to prosperity, attend to our security, and safeguard our liberty. ... President Obama has failed to pass a big tax reform, failed to master the federal budget, failed to reform our out-of-control entitlements. read more

Mark Halperin: Taylor Swift fan

04/24/12 06:55AM

Who says Tuesday mornings are dull?And how can they be when you've got Time contributor and Morning Joe regular, Mark Halperin, making a stunning musical name the first 20 minutes of the show?And we have Rudy Giuliani's Monday endorsement of Mitt Romney to thank for it all.It wasn't long ago that Giuliani criticized Romney on Morning Joe for his ideological inconsistency, and after reviewing the tape this morning, Halperin offered this bon mot:To quote the political philosopher Taylor Swift: It’s a love story baby, say yes!No one on the panel knew what to do with it, but Willie did o read more

Morning Headlines: Tuesday, April 24

04/24/12 05:51AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?California voters to consider ending capital punishmentGingrich hints he may drop bidRomney hosts Rubio in coy VP auditionDemocrats plan to force vote on Arizona immigration law if upheldToday is the New York primaryBoehner: '1 in 3 chance' Republicans lose control of the HouseAnother military member implicated in Secret Service scandalNets say farewell to New JerseyFormer Edwards aide to retake the witnesses standCompany aims to strike it rich by mining asteroids read more

A reflection on growing up

A reflection on growing up

04/23/12 08:00PM

Anna Quindlen, author of “Lot of Candles, Plenty of Cake,” shares details from her memoir which takes a look back on the changes surrounding how people age in America today. watch

After opposing him, Giuliani endorses Romney

After opposing him, Giuliani endorses Romney

04/23/12 08:00PM

Top Talkers: Tuesday is GOP primary day in Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, R.I. and Conn., and Mitt Romney is poised to pick up more delegates. And ahead of the primaries, Romney picked up the endorsement of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.... watch