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Are conspiracy theories a part of every presidency?

02/22/12 07:00PM

Must-Read Op-Eds: Mika Brzezinski reads from an E.J. Dionne Washington Post column on the criticisms of President Obama's character. Dionne says "It's simply astonishing that a man in his fourth year as our president continues to be the object of the... watch

Must-Read Op-Eds for Wednesday, February 22, 2012

02/22/12 08:10AM

THE REAL 'DOC FIX'EDITORIALNEW YORK TIMESThe reform law has created a slew of pilot projects, and some experts believe the country should wait to see how those turn out. But the leverage that would come with establishing a new Medicare reimbursement system should not be wasted. Congress should establish a fee schedule that pays doctors more if they leave fee-for-service and form organizations that will coordinate care or take on the financial risk of managing a patient's care for a year at a fixed fee. That will take away the incentive to perform numerous costly, unneeded services. read more

Morning Headlines: Wednesday, Feb. 22

02/22/12 05:51AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Super-PAC donors act as GOP kingmakersObama belts out the blues with B.B. King, Jagger and Buddy GuyVirginia governor shifts stand on ultrasounds before abortionsObama to propose cutting corporate tax to 28 percent, closing loopholesNew Zealand mourns quake victimsMitt Romney: Obama administration has 'fought against religion'Race-based admissions? Supreme Court to hear caseReports: 2 Western journalists killed in Syria read more

Offering 'honey' to Iran regarding nuclear...

Offering 'honey' to Iran regarding nuclear program

02/21/12 07:00PM

The Council on Foreign Relations' Richard Haass discusses his recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal regarding Iran and how the international community should deal with Iran's nuclear ambitions. Author Catherine Crier also joins the discussion. watch

Would Adelson shift support from Gingrich...

Would Adelson shift support from Gingrich to Romney?

02/21/12 07:00PM

Forbes' Steven Bertoni joins Morning Joe to discuss his recent piece on Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson. Adelson has donated $11 million to Newt Gingrich's superPAC, and Bertoni says he believes if Gingrich were to bow out of the race, Adelson... watch

PBS looks back at the Clinton presidency in new documentary

02/21/12 02:19PM

Writer and director Barak Goodman joined us this morning for a talk about his new American Experience PBS documentary "Clinton," which looks at the life and presidency of the 42nd president Bill Clinton and revisits the Monica Lewinsky scandal.The two-part, four-hour documentary began last night and finishes this evening (Feb. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Tuesday, February 21, 2012

02/21/12 07:16AM

REPUBLICANS ARE MAKING IT EASY FOR OBAMA BY MICHAEL GERSON WASHINGTON POST need to offer a credible economic alternative, while pointing out that Obama has missed his own objectives on reducing unemployment and the federal debt by a mile. Obama — having pledged to cut the deficit in half during his term — has produced four massively unbalanced budgets that put the United States on the road to Athens. read more

An excerpt from Peter Diamandis' new book "Abundance"

An excerpt from Peter Diamandis' new book "Abundance"

02/21/12 06:52AM

“…One of the better responses to the threat of scarcity is not to try to slice our pie thinner—rather it’s to figure out how to make more pies.  Of course, the make-more-pies approach is nothing new, but there are a few key differences this time around. These differences will comprise the bulk of this book, but the short version is that for the first time in history, our capabilities have begun to catch up to our ambitions. read more