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Romney: A 'John Kerry' good for a corporate boardroom?

03/09/12 12:42PM

All this talk about grits is making me hungry.But seriously. Yesterday in Mississippi, Mitt Romney received the endorsement from the state's governor Phil Bryant, and after Romney commented that Bryant's bodyguard was helping to turn him into an "unofficial Southerner" and a lover of grits.As a someone who spent a considerable portion of his youth growing up in South Carolina, I find any talk about grits to be appealing.Romney is working hard to pick up favor in the south. We saw what happened to him in South Carolina and Tennessee (although he did pick up Virginia). read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Friday, March 9, 2012

03/09/12 06:46AM

IGNORANCE IS STRENGTHBY PAUL KRUGMANNEW YORK TIMESYou can make the case that the self-interest of America’s elite is best served by making sure that this disconnect continues, which means keeping taxes on high incomes low at all costs, never mind the consequences in terms of poor infrastructure and an undertrained work force. And if underfunding public education leaves many children of the less affluent shut out from upward mobility, well, did you really believe that stuff about creating equality of opportunity? read more

Morning Headlines: Friday, March 9

03/09/12 05:51AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Is Mitt Romney the new Bob Dole?Romney calls in the cash cavalryHow did 'KONY 2012' video spread so fast?Obama steps up efforts on housing crisisSouth offers little hope for Romney, opportunity for Santorum, GingrichGreece secures swap deal with most creditors, paving way for bailoutSenate rejects expediting Keystone pipelineHouse passes bipartisan bill aimed at start-ups read more

Rethinking Palin in the wake of 'Game Change'

Rethinking Palin in the wake of 'Game Change'

03/08/12 07:00PM

Top Talkers: The HBO film "Game Change" is set to air Saturday evening, and the Morning Joe panel – including Time's Mark Halperin, the Huffington Post's Sam Stein, and the BBC's Katty Kay – discusses the 2008 elections and Sarah Palin's rise to fame... watch

As a candidate, does Romney remind us of...

As a candidate, does Romney remind us of John Kerry?

03/08/12 07:00PM

While Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama can go to most corners of the country and be accepted, Mitt Romney still seems to have trouble connecting. Will his stiff and somewhat awkward public persona keep him from getting the nomination? Fmr... watch

Can the Keystone Pipeline help America?

Can the Keystone Pipeline help America?

03/08/12 07:00PM

Terry McAuliffe of Greentech Automotive and The Last Word’s Lawrence O’Donnell explain why politics shouldn’t have been brought into the Keystone debate and claim if the pipeline is rerouted the correct way it will be successful and jobs will be... watch

The price of gas: Its impact on 2012 and...

The price of gas: Its impact on 2012 and beyond

03/08/12 07:00PM

The price of oil remains a key issue going into the 2012 elections with the president vetoing the Keystone XL pipeline, tense relations with Iran and with some GOP candidates promising cheaper gas. Financier Steven Rattner discusses what's happened to... watch

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