Morning roundup: In all seriousness, TGIF edition

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Credit: The Today Show
Credit: The Today Show

Joy will be filling in for Alex today, you can follow her on twitter @thereidreport. Joining her today:

Heather McGhee, Vice President, Demos (@hmcghee)

Josh Green, Senior National Correspondent, Bloomberg Businessweek (@joshuagreen)

Melissa Harris Perry, msnbc Host, “Melissa Harris Perry” (@mharrisperry)

Sam Stein, Political Editor and White House Correspondent, The Huffington Post/msnbc contributor (@samsteinhp)

First up, all the latest developments in the George Zimmerman trial. Does the background and race of the jury affect how they will receive Rachel Jeantel’s testimony? In case you missed it, here is a clip from Thursday of Ms. Jeantel calling defense attorney Don West’s line of questioning “real retarded, sir”

Next up, after three weeks of debate and eighteen votes, the Senate has passed its immigration bill.  Will it even get a vote in the House, where the Republican majority “has its hands over its ears and is going la-la-la-la-la”?

Plus, updates on Nelson Mandela’s health, Edward Snowden and Paula Deen. In which reality show would you like to see her stage her comeback?

And if there’s time, this guy.

What a week! Enjoy your weekend.

Morning roundup: In all seriousness, TGIF edition

Updated