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Morning Headlines: Wednesday, June 6

06/06/12 05:50AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Governor Walker victorious in Wisconsin recallWalker: 'We can move on and we can move forward'The recall's biggest losersBarrett: 'Important for us to work together'Drone strike kills deputy al-Qaida leader, US saysBomber Kills 20 Civilians Near NATO Base In AfghanistanSenate GOP Blocks Equal Pay LegislationPhotos: Venus crosses sun for last time until 2117In Mass., individual mandate sparks little outcryReport of first doctor to reach shot Lincoln found read more

Is money the real story of the Wis. recall...

Is money the real story of the Wis. recall election?

06/05/12 08:00PM

Top Talkers: The Morning Joe panel – including Random House's Jon Meacham, former DLC chair Harold Ford. Jr., Politico's Mike Allen and former Gov. Howard Dean, D-Vt. – discusses Gov. Scott Walker's, R-Wis., win in the recall election over Milwaukee... watch

Iraq, Afghan War vets gather in Chicago...

Iraq, Afghan War vets gather in Chicago for job fair

06/05/12 08:00PM

The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America's Paul Rieckhoff joins Morning Joe to discuss the organization's job fair in Chicago. Rieckhoff says at least 300 vets and roughly 45 companies looking to hire veterans will be gathering Wednesday at the job... watch

Life after ‘Live’

Life after ‘Live’

06/05/12 08:00PM

Regis Philbin, author of  his memoir “How I Got This Way,” talks about his retirement from “Live with Regis and Kelly” and the projects he’s been working on since. watch

Sen. McCaskill on the Paycheck Fairness Act vote

06/05/12 12:22PM

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., joins Morning Joe to discuss the challenge she faces in keeping her Senate seat in Missouri and the Paycheck Fairness Act. The legislation is aimed at closing the wage gap between men and women, and the Senate is set to vote on it Tuesday.Sen. McCaskill:This is not like an exotic idea. This is, I thin, common sense. That we want to try to level the playing field in the workplace and if someone is unfairly being paid less for the same work, we want them to have the opportunity to write that wrong. All three of my opponents are pretty extreme. read more

An excerpt from Mark Shriver's "A Good Man"

An excerpt from Mark Shriver's "A Good Man"

06/05/12 09:42AM

My mom was one month pregnant with me when she accompanied her older brother Jack to the home country, the Republic of Ireland. Jackie Kennedy was under doctor’s orders not to go on the trip with her husband. She, too, was pregnant but had been put on bed rest. Mom didn’t tell anyone that she was pregnant, for fear of missing the trip of a lifetime—the first Irish Catholic president visiting the family homeland, and Mom playing the role of First Lady! Nothing was going to hold her back from going to Ireland. read more

Examining America's have and have-not divide

Examining America's have and have-not divide

06/05/12 09:26AM

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, the Occupiers succeeded in creating a national dialogue on the haves and the have-nots in this country—or the 99% vs. the 1%.The Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz explained today on Morning Joe how income inequality in the United States continues to grow unabated. read more

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