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Must Read Op-Eds for Thursday, December 15, 2011

12/15/11 11:08AM

THE SPARRING PARTNERBY DANIEL HENNINGERWALL STREET JOURNALNewt Gingrich will either get Mitt Romney into shape for 2012, or he will take Mitt down in next year's primary contests before the former Massachusetts governor gets himself, and his party, in over his head... It has come to this—a Republican nomination out of Hollywood, which too... read more

Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, gestures during a speech at a fundraising event in Parsippany, N.J., Monday, Dec. 12, 2011.

Top Talker: Romney calls Gingrich "A Wealthy Man"

12/15/11 08:53AM

Mitt Romney is opening up a new line of attack when it comes to personal wealth. Despite his own vast fortune, Romney is suggesting Gingrich's bank account makes him out of touch with the average American.  Speaking to CBS News, Romney said, "He's a very wealthy man. read more

An excerpt from "A Convenient Hatred"

An excerpt from "A Convenient Hatred"

12/15/11 07:52AM

FOREWARDBY SIR HAROLD EVANSI came late to an awareness of antisemitism. I grew up during wartime in a nonreligious but Protestant, working-class family in Manchester, Britain. We were a little uneasy about neighbors who were Catholic. We were barely aware of Jews. They were concentrated across town in Cheetham Hill. I played in a table tennis... read more

Morning Headlines: Thursday, Dec. 15th

12/15/11 05:52AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?United States shuts down Iraq war1 in 2 Americans are now poor or low incomeFormer President Jacques Chirac found guilty of corruptionRepublicans push $915 billion spending billUS-Russia ties strained as Putin presidency loomsRyan joins with... read more

Giuliani: Something wrong when Mitt stays...

Giuliani: Something wrong when Mitt stays at 25 percent

12/14/11 07:00PM

Why hasn't the GOP rallied around Mitt Romney? That's a question that will seemingly be asked until the general election. And Fmr. Mayor Rudy Giuliani, R-NYC, and Burson-Marstellar's Mark Penn discuss Romney's record on various issues as well as Newt... watch

US ends war in Iraq after nearly nine years

US ends war in Iraq after nearly nine years

12/14/11 07:00PM

Top Talkers: After a nearly nine-year conflict that cost more than $800 billion, U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced on Thursday the end of the U.S. war in Iraq. Nearly 4,500 U.S. soldiers and tens of thousands of Iraqis lost their lives... watch

Reagan's daughter reflects on her nuclear...

Reagan's daughter reflects on her nuclear protests

12/14/11 07:00PM

Patti Davis, daughter of the late Ronald Reagan, used to speak at rallies protesting her father's nuclear policies. In the latest issue of Town and Country, Davis shares how she feels about those protests now. Town and Country's Jay Fielden joins... watch

Is the GOP choosing 'suicide' over Mitt...

Is the GOP choosing 'suicide' over Mitt Romney?

12/14/11 07:00PM

Burson-Marsteller's Mark Penn joins Morning Joe to discuss the Republican presidential field, why Jon Huntsman is Mitt Romney's worst nightmare, the possibility of a brokered convention, and what could happen during the New Hampshire primaries. watch

Put Gingrich, Romney in a cage and see who...

Put Gingrich, Romney in a cage and see who emerges?

12/14/11 07:00PM

Must-Read Op-Eds: Mika Brzezinski reads from a Daniel Henninger WSJ column on coming to terms with the fact that Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are the two GOP front runners and why the GOP needs to learnt to live with that fact. Brzezinski also reads... watch

Something you should watch: 'SNL' members re-create Robyn video

12/14/11 04:07PM

What do you do when it's 4:30 a.m., you're still at the office, and perhaps you're bleary-eyed but maybe you're overly caffeinated? You pile into a cramped room, and you re-imagine a video by smart Swedish performer Robyn with maybe a cell phone camera or digicam, natch.Well, that's what you do if you're 'SNL&... read more

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