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Tales from the Way Too Early Emails

09/01/11 11:05AM

Every morning I scan the Way Too Early inboxes for the most bizarre and bleary-eyed tweets, texts and emails.  I'm always able to find a few so unique that they bear reading to Willie at the end of the program.  But this week Willie was on vacation, so NBC's Peter Alexander fell prey to my selections. read more

President Barack Obama walks to the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011.

Top Talker: President Obama moves Jobs address from Wednesday to Thursday

09/01/11 10:16AM

 After a day of back and forth political rhetoric, the White House agreed late last night to re-schedule President Obama's jobs address to Congress until next Thursday, September 8th...the same night as the nationally-televised NFL season kick- off on NBC.  Today's Wall Street Journal headline sums it up, saying "At the Capitol, a Face-Off over Face Time."  The controversy started yesterday when President Obama requested to unveil his jobs plan next Wednesday evening... read more

Must Read Op-Eds for September 1, 2011

09/01/11 09:55AM

OBAMA'S FIGHT: 'GO BIG OR GO HOME'  BY JONATHAN CAPEHARTWASHINGTON POSTThe jobs plan that Obama will unveil before a joint session of Congress will be a great first sign of his willingness to fight. Pieces of it have already leaked out. My hope is that the president will reveal other ideas that heed the call from Gene Robinson and others to “go big.” And if the Republicans don’t go along, he must go to the mat. WHAT TO DO WITH KHADDAFY  BY DAVID KAYENEW YORK TIMESAfter decades of oppression and six months of war, Libyans deserve the opportunity to bring their oppressors to justice. read more

Morning Headlines: Thursday, Sept. 1st

09/01/11 05:53AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?The president will tour New Jersey this weekend | All the latest on how Irene is affecting JerseyObama changes date of jobs speech to Congress after Boehner objectsCondi has a few thoughts on Cheney's bookFires flare up in Texas and OklahomaBachmann AWOL from N.H.The latest on the AT&T/T-Mobile mergerWoman files first-of-its-kind abortion lawsuitEric Cantor: Hurricane Irene disaster relief funding has 'No Strings Attached' read more

Carney on speech: We wanted to address...

Carney on speech: We wanted to address Congress ASAP

08/31/11 08:00PM

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney joins Morning Joe to discuss transitioning from a political reporter to working in the White House, and the president's decision to move back his jobs speech by a day due to John Boehner’s objection. No Labels co... watch

Boehner objects to speech date; Obama...

Boehner objects to speech date; Obama moves it

08/31/11 08:00PM

Top Talkers: The Morning Joe panel – including Random House's Jon Meacham, Mike Barnicle, and Peter Alexander – discusses how President Obama agreed to delay a planned jobs speech after House Speaker John Boehner objected to the date of Sept. 7. watch

Cheney: As VP, you need thick skin to...

Cheney: As VP, you need thick skin to function

08/31/11 08:00PM

Former Vice President Dick Cheney joins Morning Joe to discuss his new memoir "In My Time." Cheney discusses Sept. 11, Colin Powell's criticisms of the memoir, how Washington has changed since he arrived in '68, and the Iraq War. watch

Why whole milk may be healthier than skim

Why whole milk may be healthier than skim

08/31/11 08:00PM

Time's Rick Stengel joins Morning Joe to discuss the magazine's annual health issue. Dr. Mehmet Oz writes about nutrition and why the stigmatizing of fat isn't making people healthier. The panel also discusses why whole milk is healthier than skim milk. watch

Vanity Fair names 2011's most powerful people

Vanity Fair names 2011's most powerful people

08/31/11 08:00PM

Who are the country's most powerful people? Vanity Fair's Peter Newcomb joins Morning Joe to discuss the magazine's 2011 'New Establishment' list, which considers Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Twitter's Jack Dorsey to be some of... watch

Quote of the Day: 'Irene taught us how to deal with 'Hurricane Jobs'

08/31/11 12:13PM

Arianna Huffington, AOL/Huffington Post: “We have not done what needed to be done around jobs, and what happened with Hurricane Irene can really be a lesson about how we can now act when it comes to basically, ‘Hurricane Jobs.’ Because it is a crisis blowing over the country; it’s not going away. We have data on the impact it’s going to have on the years ahead…There is an enormous amount we can do, both on the federal and state level and in our own neighborhoods. So we need to start acting.” read more