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Quote of the Day: Hunstman says 'You want to be a rising star, not a shooting star'

09/27/11 12:13PM

According to a new Suffolk University poll, Jon Huntsman received a 10 percent of the GOP vote in New Hampshire. We asked him what he thinks about the numbers.GOP '12 presidential candidate Jon Huntsman: “You don’t want to flame out. You want to be a rising star; you don’t want to be a shooting star. Everybody’s looking for who’s on the cover of Time Magazine, who’s up here in the polls. There’s got to be a gradual, steady rise based on substance, based upon those early building blocks in New Hampshire.” read more

Morning Headlines: Tuesday, Sept. 27th

09/27/11 05:50AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Senators pass bill to avert government shutdownPerry still leads the GOP pack, says a new CNN/ORC pollWorld stocks jump on hopes of Europe debt plan100,000 flee 400-mile wide typhoonNew quake footage shows tourists fleeing Washington MonumentPakistanis tied to 2007 border ambush on AmericansTony Romo delivers another gutsy performanceObama was heckled at a Los Angeles fundraiserDSK asks New York court to dismiss hotel maid's lawsuitPitchfork reviews the 20th anniversary reissue of "Nevermind." read more

Will the GOP 'fall in love with anybody'?

Will the GOP 'fall in love with anybody'?

09/26/11 08:00PM

Must Read Op-Eds: Mika Brzezinski reads from a David Brooks NYT column on the possibility of a double-dip recession. Brzezinski also reads from Eugene Robinson's latest column on why the GOP '12 field still isn't settled. watch

Quote of the Day: Perry comes off stiff in Florida

09/26/11 02:53PM

On Fox News Sunday, Brit Hume said of Rick Perry’s performance at the Florida GOP debate: “Perry really did throw up all over himself in the debate at a time when he needed to raise his game.” Michael Steele, msnbc analyst: “I think Brit hit it about right. When you look at that debate, Perry came off very stiff, very wooden, a little bit defensive in many spots, and it did not translate well. And of course the immigration issue was huge for a lot of the conservatives who were attending the CPAC event that weekend.” read more

Must Read Op-Eds for September 26, 2011

09/26/11 09:46AM

HELPING WOMEN REACH THEIR ECONOMIC POTENTIAL  BY VALERIE JARRETT & TINA TCHENWASHINGTON POSTWe understand that these policies are no substitute for congressional action on the economy. But we also know that government can make a difference — through direct action and by working with outside organizations. A broad coalition of groups has joined the Obama administration in addressing workplace flexibility for those in STEM fields. ... read more

Businessweek unveils its "How to..." issue

Businessweek unveils its "How to..." issue

09/25/11 08:00PM

Businessweek's Josh Tyrangiel joins Morning Joe to discuss the magazine's latest issue, which is a "How to…" guide. In the magazine, Mika Brzezinski informs readers on how to get a raise, while IMF chief Christine Lagarde writes about how to save Europe. watch