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Hillary Clinton leads newest 2016 poll

Hillary Clinton leads newest 2016 poll

04/17/12 08:00PM

Politico Playbook: A new PPP survey looks ahead to the 2016 race and has current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leading current Vice President Joe Biden on the Democratic side. Politico's Jim VandeHei discusses the numbers. watch

The Nuge has head choppin' fever, calls Obama admin 'criminals'

The Nuge has head choppin' fever, calls Obama admin 'criminals'

04/17/12 02:44PM

Ahh, Ted Nugent. You know, he plays guitar! And he says stuff!The long-time rock guitarist and reality-TV guy who's words often shock...well, a lot of people...is getting some more attention not for the hot riffs but for comments he made during the National Rifle Association's convention in St. Louis.While speaking with a pretty cool... read more

Does Gallup poll show the race is starting to tighten?

04/17/12 11:14AM

After recent polls had showed President Obama with a healthy leads over Mitt Romney, Gallup began its daily tracking survey Monday – and showed Romney up by 2.That seemed to bear out Joe Scarborough’s prediction Monday that we’d see a “natural tightening” in the polls. read more

Will Team Obama's Buffett Rule strategy succeed?

04/17/12 10:10AM

The president's so-called "Buffett Rule" won a majority of votes in the Senate Monday, but was blocked by a Republican filibuster.For Democrats, though, the point was never to pass the rule, which would have required that those earning over $1 million a year pay at least 30 percent in taxes. It was to use the Buffett Rule to paint... read more

Morning Headlines: Tuesday, April 17

04/17/12 05:42AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Obama's disappearing windfall profitsSenate blocks Buffett RuleHaven't filed your taxes yet? Don't worry, you're not aloneAfghan assaults signal evolution of militant foeAP wins Pulitzer for stories on NYPD spyingRomney ducks... read more

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

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

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

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