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Todd: Fla. GOP debate was a 'Get Rick Perry' night

09/12/11 08:00PM

On Monday night, Texas Gov. Rick Perry took heat from Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann and the rest over his stance on Social Security as a Ponzi scheme and a 2007 executive order he signed making vaccinations for teen girls mandatory. NBC's Chuck Todd... watch

Thomas Friedman: US once had a formula for...

Thomas Friedman: US once had a formula for success

09/12/11 08:00PM

The New York Times' Thomas Friedman and Donny Deutsch join Morning Joe to discuss his new book "That Used to Be Us," which focuses on the challenges the U.S. faces. Friedman also discusses how the country can invest in its future and be great again. watch

Where does the US rank in infrastructure...

Where does the US rank in infrastructure spending?

09/12/11 08:00PM

As the president promotes his new jobs plan and an infrastructure bank, financier Steven Rattner takes a look at U.S. infrastructure spending. Infrastructure spending as a percentage of GDP has been cut since the 1950s, he says, and he cites an... watch

Jacqueline Kennedy to JFK: 'I want to die...

Jacqueline Kennedy to JFK: 'I want to die with you'

09/12/11 08:00PM

Caroline Kennedy, daughter of JFK and Jacqueline Kennedy, recently released audiotapes of interviews recorded in 1964 with her mother just months after JFK's assassination. The tapes reveal intimate moments from the couple's marriage. NBC's Andrea... watch

GOP goes after Perry during Fla. debate

GOP goes after Perry during Fla. debate

09/12/11 08:00PM

Top Talkers: Texas Gov. Rick Perry took it on the nose Monday night during a GOP debate in Tampa, Fla. The Morning Joe panel – including Columbia University's Dr. Jeffrey Sachs and financier Steven Rattner –discusses why Perry's position on Social... watch

(left to right) Laura Bush, former president George W. Bush, Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama bow their heads during a moment of silence during ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, in New York,...

Tavis Smiley, Joe, Jon Meacham on the notion that Bush lied to the US

09/12/11 01:09PM

If you tuned in around 7:15 a.m. EST this morning then you probably happened upon a particularly spirited debate among Tavis Smiley, Joe and Jon Meacham. The primary focus of the discussion centered around yesterday's 9/11 memorial services at ground zero -- particularly of the visual of former President Bush and Laura Bush and President Obama and the First Lady touring the Michael Arad-created 9/11 memorial.Joe discussed why it's important to respect both former President Bush and President Obama. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for September 12, 2011

09/12/11 09:42AM

SLEEPING BARRY AWAKES  BY MAUREEN DOWDNEW YORK TIMES’s eternally the gifted and sometimes indolent student who has to be wooed and pressured into making the game-winning shot. As one aide joked, “We work 6 to 9 and he works 9 to 6.” But the odd rhythms of his temperament are less interesting when so much is at stake... Obama offers his own version of the split-personality presidency: Do we get Energizer Barry or Enervating Barry? It’s deeply confusing to a country that’s already confused, as well as to the Democratic Party. Will he ever get that through his magnificent brain? read more

Morning Headlines: Monday, Sept. 12th

09/12/11 05:58AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Here's how our country paid tribute to Sept. 11Arianna Huffington remembers Sept. 12The 9/11 memorial plaza is now open to the public. read more