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Morning Headlines: Thursday, Feb. 16

02/16/12 05:56AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Fox News Poll: Obama leads GOP candidates in swing statesRick Santorum paid double Mitt Romney's tax rate in 2010, records showKnicks' 7-game streak is a little LinsaneRomney to get endorsement from Michigan's governorDetroit News poll shows Santorum beating RomneyMost inmates in Honduras prison fire were not convicted, report claimsMegadeth singer psyched about Rick SantorumChris Christie defends lower flags for Whitney Houston read more

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine

Hide your sweater vests: Megadeth singer psyched for Santorum

02/15/12 03:44PM

Megadeth singer and guitarist (and one-time Metallica member) Dave Mustaine has come out in favor of GOP '12 candidate Rick Santorum.Santorum -- who doesn't have long hair and has a penchant for sweater vests -- has some "presidential qualities," says Mustaine.No word yet on how psyched or not psyched Santorum is for the support.Here's the part of the interview where he discusses Santorum:Speaking of news, you were a correspondent for MTV during the 1992 presidential election. read more

Malachy the Pekingese drops by Morning Joe to discuss his win.

Westminster show owner on diva puppies, doggy anxiety and retiring

02/15/12 03:26PM

Last night, this little guy named Malachy took home the top prize at Mayflower Kennel Club Dog Show Westminster Kennel Club Dog show.He's been making the rounds, and so has his part-owner and shower David Fitzpatrick.Our man Louis Burgdorf talked with Fitzpatrick after their interview on Morning Joe about diva dogs, destiny and what Malachy's immediate plans are. We think it has something to do with sleep.Also, this happened outside during the Westminster show.Check it out. read more

Must-Read Op-Eds for Wednesday, February 15, 2012

02/15/12 06:23AM

U.S. AUTOS BAILOUT WAS CRONY CAPITALISM ON A GRAND SCALEBY MITT ROMNEYDETROIT NEWSInstead of doing the right thing and standing up to union bosses, Obama rewarded them. A labor union that had contributed millions to Democrats and his election campaign was granted an ownership share of Chrysler and a major stake in GM, two flagships of the industry. The U.S. Department of Treasury — American taxpayers — was asked to become a majority stockholder of GM. read more

As Santorum surges, pro-Romney superPAC...

As Santorum surges, pro-Romney superPAC attacks

02/14/12 07:00PM

Top Talkers: A new poll shows the president tops the GOP candidates in a general election match-up while other new polls Rick Santorum's profile within the GOP field continues to rise. How is Mitt Romney's campaign responding? The Morning Joe panel –... watch

Westminster winner Malachy stops by...

Westminster winner Malachy stops by Morning Joe

02/14/12 07:00PM

On Tuesday, a dog named Malachy became the fourth Pekingese since 1960 to win the Best in Show prize at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show. Malachy as well as his owner David Fitzpatrick and the Westminster Kennel Club's David Frei join Morning Joe... watch

Picking a third party candidate via the...

Picking a third party candidate via the Internet

02/14/12 07:00PM

Retired Adm. Dennis Blair is on the board of directors for Americans Elect, a nonprofit organization aimed at nominating a presidential ticket that answers to voters not the political system. Blair joins Morning Joe to discuss picking a third party... watch

The time Rick Santorum reminded me of the "London Calling" video

The time Rick Santorum reminded me of the "London Calling" video

02/14/12 02:25PM

What's in a lighting scheme anyway?Last night during a campaign rally in Tacoma, Rick Santorum stumbled into some pretty interesting lighting, and Willie pointed out it looked like the producers of the "Blair Witch Project" did the lighting for the rally.I can see that, but I'm gonna go one beyond and say that for my money, the lighting reminds me mostly of the lighting from the Clash's "London Calling" video. Observe:Joe Strummer, rest in peace. read more

Send your sweetie some political commentary with a GOP Valentine

Send your sweetie some political commentary with a GOP Valentine

02/14/12 10:30AM

Via BashirLooking to send that special someone a Happy Valentine's e-card today? Are you looking to maybe send that same Happy Valentine's e-card with, well, some biting political commentary as well?Well, Reince and the RNC have you covered today. They've got a whole site set up so you can send a GOP-themed Valentine's card to your sweetheart...or that one friend who's looking for an image of the president or Jon Corzine and some hearts.Fun. read more

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