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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

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

What makes a candidate jump out of a race?

What makes a candidate jump out of a race?

03/08/12 07:00PM

As Rick Santorum's superPAC urges Newt Gingrich to exit the 2012 campaign, the Morning Joe panel discusses the reasons why a candidate would leave a race. Dee Dee Myers says candidates run out of money, realize they can't win or they're embarrassing... watch

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

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) receives the Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the rector of Havana's University Gustavo Cobreiro, during a ceremony at the university in Havana, on January 11, 2012.

Talking about Iran from a few different points of view

03/08/12 11:37AM

How should the U.S. handle Iran? How should the U.S. deal with Israel's contemplating a strike on Iran?In a recent op-ed, Mitt Romney laid out his plan as president. It involves, in short, "...diplomacy with a military option that will persuade the ayatollahs to abandon their nuclear ambitions." The rest of the GOP presidential field has also shared their thoughts on what should be done.But the question of Iran has been a question the world seems to be asking, and it's certainly a question we've been asking our guests lately.And we've gotten a wide variety of suggestions.Today we had on Dr. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Thursday, March 8, 2012

03/08/12 09:25AM

THE NOMINEEBY ERICK ERICKSONRED STATEThe big difference between 2008 and 2012 is that in 2008, David beat Goliath. The base of the party rallied to the David who took out the machine no one thought could be taken out. In 2012, Goliath is beating David and no one ever really cheers for Goliath. ... will go into the general election deeply distrusted by his own base while having to woo independent voters. This is not a dazzling position to be in to beat an incumbent President. ... Were I Mitt Romney I’d be wondering how I spent 5.5 times as much money as Rick Santorum and barely won Ohio. read more

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