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Quote of the Day: Perry comes off stiff in Florida

09/26/11 02:53PM

On Fox News Sunday, Brit Hume said of Rick Perry’s performance at the Florida GOP debate: “Perry really did throw up all over himself in the debate at a time when he needed to raise his game.” Michael Steele, msnbc analyst: “I think Brit hit it about right. When you look at that debate, Perry came off very stiff, very wooden, a little bit defensive in many spots, and it did not translate well. And of course the immigration issue was huge for a lot of the conservatives who were attending the CPAC event that weekend.” read more

Must Read Op-Eds for September 26, 2011

09/26/11 09:46AM

HELPING WOMEN REACH THEIR ECONOMIC POTENTIAL  BY VALERIE JARRETT & TINA TCHENWASHINGTON POSTWe understand that these policies are no substitute for congressional action on the economy. But we also know that government can make a difference — through direct action and by working with outside organizations. A broad coalition of groups has joined the Obama administration in addressing workplace flexibility for those in STEM fields. ... read more

Must Read Op-Eds for September 23, 2011

09/23/11 10:47AM

THE SOCIAL CONTRACT  BY PAUL KRUGMANNEW YORK TIMES                                                                                                                                         Republicans claim to be deeply worried by budget deficits. Indeed, Mr. Ryan has called the deficit an “existential threat” to America. read more

Tales from the Way Too Early Emails

09/23/11 09:40AM

It was a unique week for the Way Too Early emails.  Because our Executive Producer, Alex Korson, was on vacation, I was called upon to handle other duties.  Fortunately, Morning Joe Line Producer Tim Carter ably stepped in to select and read much of this week's messages.  And, as always, our viewers didn't disappoint.  My predecessor, even got into the act.  Here are the top 5 (feel free to weigh in with your comments):5.) Bruce writes "Had hip replacement 4 weeks ago and was less painful then watching the Red Sox right now!" (Friday)4.) Alfred writes "Starting my morning shift at the read more