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Boehner cracks Weiner joke

06/13/11 05:40PM

House Speaker John Boehner cracked an Anthony Weiner joke while giving the commencement address at Ohio State University. During yesterday’s speech, Boehner (that’s pronounced "Bay-ner") used his own last name while musing over the topic of mispronunciation when meeting with voters.He then said with assertiveness, "Thank God it's not Weiner." Huh huh.It's both a nod to the political fallout over the congressman's use of Twitter and payback for Weiner’s joke at this year’s Correspondents Dinner. read more

President Obama at Cree headquarters in Durham, North Carolina on Monday.

Obama talks jobs in North Carolina

06/13/11 04:31PM

President Obama hit the campaign trail today, speaking at a manufacturing center in North Carolina. The theme: jobs, jobs and jobs. He’s trying to re-assure Americans he’s focused on their top concern of the economy."Today, the single most serious economic problem we face is getting people back to work," the president said at a LED lighting plant in Durham. "We stabilized the economy, we prevented a financial meltdown and an economy that was shrinking is now growing. We've added more than 2 million private sector jobs over the last 15 months alone, but I'm still not satisfied. read more

First Word: June 13, 2011

06/13/11 02:50PM

A look at stories we're following this afternoon. What headlines are you clicking on?Rep. Weiner agrees to get treatment as calls for resignation intensifyLatest explicit photos of Weiner taken in congressional gymHouse aides: No leave notice received yet from WeinerNew York Gov. Cuomo seeking vote on gay marriage by end of the weekThe Pentagon Papers released in full to the public read more

Mitt Romney in a meeting with supporters in Detroit, Michigan on Thursday.

Romney skipping Iowa straw poll

06/10/11 08:02PM

Mitt Romney is picking his battles differently than his 2008 run for the White House. After this week’s release of promising poll results, the former Massachusetts governor announced last night he won't participate in the Iowa Republican straw poll set for August 13."We respect the straw poll process. In the last presidential campaign we were both strengthened as an organization and learned some important lessons by participating in them," Romney campaign spokesman Matt Rhoades said in a written statement. read more

Boxes containing thousands of pages of Sarah Palin's emails from her first 21 months as governor.

Sarah Palin's emails released

06/10/11 05:26PM

Alaskan officials released thousands of Sarah Palin's emails today, highlighting her brief stint as governor.The emails — totaling 24,199 worth of pages — cover the period from the time she took office in December 2006 to her boost up GOP ladder to vice presidential nominee in September 2008. The emails were sent and received by Palin's personal and state accounts, though only those deemed state business related were actually released to the public.Citizens and news organizations requested the emails as a vetting tool during the 2008 White House race. read more

Sec. Clinton (file)

Clinton denies World Bank rumors

06/10/11 03:34PM

Hillary Clinton's camp shot down a Reuters report, claiming the Secretary of State "wants the job" as the head of the World Bank. Current president Robert Zoellick is scheduled to vacate his post when his term ends in mid-2012.Clinton spokesperson Philippe Reines called the story "completely untrue." Reines said she hasn’t talked to President Obama "or anyone else about moving to the World Bank. She has expressed absolutely no interest in the job. read more

First Word: June 10, 2011

06/10/11 02:42PM

Here's a look at stories we're following today. What headlines are you interested in?Alaska releases Sarah Palin's emails, all 24,199 pages of themNew pro-Palin documentary attacks GOP establishmentNewt Gingrich: "strategic" differences led to staff exitMitt Romney to skip Iowa straw pollProgressives call on Dems to show some spine after Weiner scandal10 scandals we missed this week because of WeinergateAfter homophobic rant, Tracy Morgan apologizes read more

Gingrich campaign implodes

06/09/11 10:41PM

msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell's talks to Newt Gingrich's former press secretary Rich Galen about the massive staff walkout that may cost the Republican presidential hopeful his campaign. read more

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