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Must Read Op-Eds for Friday, December 9, 2011

12/09/11 03:23PM

RUNNING ON EMPTYBY CHARLES KRAUTHAMMERWASHINGTON POSTIn Kansas, Obama lamented that millions “are now forced to take their children to food banks.” You have to admire the audacity. That’s the kind of damning observation the opposition brings up when you’ve been in office three years. Yet Obama summoned it to make the case for his reelection! Why? Because, you see, he bears no responsibility for the current economic distress. ... , attention will shift to the IMF. read more

Morning Headlines: Friday, Dec. 9th

12/09/11 05:50AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Mitt's granite fortress under siege73 die in India hospital fireUK blamed as European Union splits over treaty to save euroAlbert Pujols, Angels agree to dealEurozone countries sign up to closer tiesSlain Va. read more

Two Cardinals fans talk about Pujols' move

Two Cardinals fans talk about Pujols' move

12/08/11 07:00PM

On Thursday, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols signed a ten year deal with the Los Angeles Angels. Bravo's Andy Cohen and MSNBC’s Bill Wolff, both passionate Cardinals fans, join Morning Joe to discuss Pujols' move and what it means for... watch

Tett: Corzine presenting himself as 'idiot'

Tett: Corzine presenting himself as 'idiot'

12/08/11 07:00PM

Top Talkers: Former governor and head of MF Global, Jon Corzine, told the House Agriculture Committee Thursday he didn't know where an estimated $1.2B in customer money had gone. Corzine testified about the firm's bankruptcy. The Morning Joe panel... watch

Rep. Michele Bachmann prepares for her interview on Morning Joe

Rep. Michele Bachmann drops by Morning Joe

12/08/11 02:07PM

Rep. Michele Bachmann dropped by Morning Joe this week to talk about her campaign and her new book. While she was around the studio and the msnbc floor, we took some candid shots of her before and after her interview.Cruise on over to our Flickr page for all of the images. read more

Jack Abramoff: The most corrupt thing I did as lobbyist is …

12/08/11 01:02PM

John Heilemann, New York Magazine: “The book is billed as an expose of the corruption of Washington, and you’re obviously arguing for some systemic reforms, and I would like to speak specifically to your case. You were part of a corrupt system, so talk about the most corrupt thing you did in your career as a lobbyist. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for Thursday, December 8, 2011

12/08/11 12:49PM

OBAMA'S NEW SQUARE DEAL BY E.J. DIONNE WASHINGTON POSTFor months, progressives have asked why Obama wasn’t invoking the populist language of Franklin D. Roosevelt and his attacks on “economic royalists” and “the privileged princes” of “new economic dynasties.” What progressives often forget is that FDR offered these words only when his first term was almost over, in his acceptance speech at the 1936 Democratic National Convention. read more

Morning Headlines: Thursday, Dec. 8th

12/08/11 05:55AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Blagojevich sentenced to 14 years in prisonHouse passes bill to give itself veto powerReport: Air Force dumped remains of 274 troops in landfillAmerican jailed for insulting Thai king - while living in ColoradoVladimir Putin accuses Hillary Clinton of inciting protestsTeens will still need Plan B prescriptionAlec Baldwin apologizes to fellow passengers read more

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