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Scarborough, Brzezinski, Sharpton discuss Obama Catholic ruling

Scarborough, Brzezinski, Sharpton discuss Obama Catholic ruling

02/06/12 08:26AM

This morning the panel discussed the recent federal rule requiring religious institutions to include birth control and contraceptives in their health care to employees.Individual churches are exempt from the ruling, but Catholic universities and charities are required to observe it.Newt has been talking about it, and he discussed it yesterday on Meet the Press. Catholic leaders are protesting the ruling as well.Joe, Mika and the Rev. Al Sharpton shared their thoughts today about the ruling:Joe Scarborough: Rev. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Monday February 6, 2012

02/06/12 06:43AM

A BATTLE THE PRESIDENT CAN'T WINBY PEGGY NOONANWALL STREET JOURNAL... President Obama just may have lost the election. The president signed off on a Health and Human Services ruling that says that under ObamaCare, Catholic institutions-including charities, hospitals and schools-will be required by law, for the first time ever, to provide and pay for insurance coverage that includes contraceptives, abortion-inducing drugs and sterilization procedures. If they do not, they will face ruinous fines in the millions of dollars. Or they can always go out of business. read more

Could timing have been worse for a Trump endorsement?

02/03/12 12:17PM

Joe Scarborough: “, and then he follows that up with an endorsement from a guy…that has been going around for the past 30 years basically in gold-plated suits with thousand dollar bills, talking about the glories of being fabulously wealthy and very proud of it. And you know what? I’ve got no problem with that; I’ve got no problem with Mitt Romney’s money; I’ve got no problem with anybody that makes money legally under this fantastic free enterprise system that we have in America. But the timing of it all, the pageantry of it all. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Friday, February 3, 2012

02/03/12 07:20AM

IS ISRAEL PREPARING TO ATTACK IRAN?BY DAVID IGNATIUSWASHINGTON POSTU.S. officials see two possible ways to dissuade the Israelis from such an attack: Tehran could finally open serious negotiations for a formula to verifiably guarantee that its nuclear program will remain a civilian one; or the United States could step up its covert actions to degrade the program so much that Israelis would decide that military action wasn’t necessary. don’t think that Netanyahu has made a final decision to attack, and they note that top Israeli intelligence officials remain skeptical of the project. read more

An excerpt from Bill Press' new book "The Obama Hate Machine"

An excerpt from Bill Press' new book "The Obama Hate Machine"

02/03/12 06:13AM

Presidents Under FireBarack Obama, of course, is not the first president to have experiencedwithering personal attacks. They are as old as the presidency itself. In some ways, they are a tribute to our American experiment. Unlike forced allegiance to a monarch or tyrant, criticism of elected leaders is not only tolerated here; it is considered a necessary function of our democracy. And from the moment the first president took office, U.S. presidents have had to deal with sometimes- nasty attacks. read more