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Morning headlines: Wednesday, May 18

05/18/11 06:00AM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been placed under suicide watch.Newt Gingrich was caught in a glitter shower.Michelle Bachmann is saying that Huckabee, Trump exits may push her to run.Mississippi River partially reopened to barges.Gabrielle Giffords will undergo cranioplasty surgery today in Houston.The president said that peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians are now more vital than ever.This man really REALLY loves Big Macs. read more

Do Strauss-Kahn's actions endanger the IMF?

05/17/11 03:18PM

The chief of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is accused of trying to sexually assault a maid in a New York City hotel room, and he's being held without bail. Fortune's Andy Serwer joins Morning Joe to discuss if Strauss-Kahn's behavior could have an impact on the IMF. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for May 17, 2011

05/17/11 09:13AM

Here are today's top opinion and editorial columns.NEWT GINGRICH, THE PINOCCHIO CANDIDATE  BY RICHARD COHENWASHINGTON POSTThere is more than a little Richard Nixon in Gingrich — the same lack of place, the same keen intellect, the same petty fights and imaginary enemies, the same hallucinatory grievances, the same willingness to lie, exaggerate and smear. On a given day, Newt Gingrich could be a brilliant president. On any night, he could be a monster. GINGRICH TO HOUSE GOP: DROP DEAD  EDITORIALWALL STREET JOURNAL In his recent campaign book, "To Save America," he describes Mr. read more

Top Talker: "Booyah!" Jon Stewart gives it to Bill O'Reilly

05/17/11 08:14AM

"The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart faced off against Bill O'Reilly last night on "The O'Reilly Factor" to talk about his recent attacks on Common. The White House invited the rapper last week for a poetry event, prompting O'Reilly to criticize the administration for bringing a supporter of "cop killers" into its quarters. Stewart did his homework and took on the Fox News host on his claims. read more

Morning headlines: Tuesday, May 17

05/17/11 06:00AM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?The heat is on: Paul Ryan responds to Newt's criticism.Schwarzenegger drops a bombshell in acknowledging that he fathered a child with a member of his household staff.Head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, is being held in New York City without bail.Mitt Romney raises $10 million in a Las Vegas telethon.Gov. read more

Top Talker: IMF chief denied bail

Top Talker: IMF chief denied bail

05/16/11 05:11PM

Head of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss-Kahn is in jail, after a New York criminal court judge denied him bail. The possible contender and once early favorite in France's presidential election is charged with attempting to rape a housekeeper at a hotel in midtown Manhattan. How will this impact the IMF and French politics?   read more

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