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President-elect Barack Obama is welcomed by President George W. Bush for a meeting at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009, with former presidents, from left, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

The Tease: Coming up on MJ

04/16/12 10:08PM

Buffett Rule: blocked. Senate Republicans voted down a move to open debate on the Buffett Rule. Will this hurt the GOP in the long run with middle class voters? We'll ask Rep. Peter King (R-NY) for his take. We'll also ask the House Homeland Security Chairman to weigh in on the Secret Service scandal. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of... read more

Making Afghanistan a top issue in 2012

Making Afghanistan a top issue in 2012

04/16/12 08:00PM

Nick Kristof of the New York Times and Arianna Huffington join Morning Joe to talk about the hardships U.S. veterans face upon returning home from war. Kristof says that although much emphasis is placed on the troops while they’re at war, not enough... watch

Romney, Obama, women, and job loss

Romney, Obama, women, and job loss

04/16/12 08:00PM

Mitt Romney is leading President Obama by two percentage points in a new Gallup daily tracking poll. What's behind the numbers? And can anything close the lead Obama has among women? "Last Word" host Lawrence O'Donnell, the Washington Post's Eugene... watch

Rattner returns with charts: Tax rate edition

Rattner returns with charts: Tax rate edition

04/16/12 08:00PM

Financier Steven Rattner joins Morning Joe with his charts to discuss President Obama's tax rates as well as Mitt Romney's proposal to end deductions for state income and property taxes and for mortgage interest on second homes. watch

Morning Joe: Live from Boston

Morning Joe: Live from Boston

04/16/12 01:58PM

This Friday morning is going to be a big show for Morning Joe!We're going to be live at Fenway Park in Boston for the 100th anniversary of the stadium, and we'll be talking with Sen. read more

Jim Gaffigan: I taught Bubba Watson how to play golf

04/16/12 12:10PM

Ahh, Jim Gaffigan! What a good dude!Our man Louis Burgdorf talks with the comedian (in the satellite Morning Joe green room) about everything from Bubba Watson (both were on Morning Joe on the same day) and his green Masters jacket, using his Web site to exclusively sell his new comedy special “Mr. Universe,” and why his favorite thing to do is... read more

The Buffett rule, named after billionaire investor Warren Buffett, above.

Must-Read Op-Eds for Monday, April 16, 2012

04/16/12 10:13AM

THE SWEET SPOTBY BILL KELLERNEW YORK TIMESThe problem isn’t that the Buffett Rule is necessarily a bad idea. It isn’t that “social Darwinism” is a slander on Republicans. (Heck, it may be the only Darwinism Romney believes in.) The problem is that when Obama thrusts these populist themes to the center of his narrative, he sounds a little... read more

Is the Buffett Rule a political winner?

04/16/12 10:06AM

With the Senate set to consider the Obama administration’s Buffett Rule today, the Morning Joe gang discussed whether the idea is a winner -- both politically and substantively -- for the White House.Mika Brzezinski read from a New York Times op-ed by the paper’s former editor – and frequent Morning Joe guest – Bill Keller, who wrote:The problem... read more

Morning Headlines: Monday, April 16

04/16/12 05:53AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Kabul fighting ends after 18 hours of intense gunfireTrial of Norway mass killer Breivik beginsBiggest scandal in Secret Service history? Prostitution claims eclipse conferenceThree young girls among five killed by twisters that hit central USTom... read more

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