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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

Romney, Tea Party square off

Romney, Tea Party square off

06/09/11 08:00PM

Rush Limbaugh and some of the Tea Party are determined to stop Mitt Romney from getting the Republican nomination. Tea Party Patriots co-founder Mark Meckler... watch

Trump admits it was all about money

06/09/11 07:23PM

In a new YouTube video posted today, Donald Trump explained in greater detail why he finally bailed on his presidential publicity stunt. Money."I said 'you know what? It’s time to take the money,'" said Trump, referring to NBC's offer to keep The Apprentice on-air. "By the way, even when you’re rich, it’s a lot of money," he said. "Who gives up a hit show? Nobody."But, you probably already knew that from Lawrence who’s been saying it all along.He also took a few digs at the GOP’s “stupidity,” specially calling out House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Rep. read more

Rep. Anthony Weiner surrounded by reporters near his house in the Queens borough of New York on Thursday.

Weiner's constituents: fuggedaboutit!

06/09/11 07:17PM

A new poll shows voters in New York’s 9th congressional district still support Congressman Anthony Weiner despite his Twitter sex scandal involving no actual sex. According to the NY1-Marist poll conducted on Wednesday, 56 percent of his constituents do not think he should resign, while only 33 percent are in favor of his immediate resignation.It varied slightly between men and women. read more

Cruising for a bruising on the campaign trail

Gingrich staff jumps ship en masse

06/09/11 04:22PM

Newt Gingrich is probably wishing he was back on vacation. Fresh off a long cruise to the Greek Isles (because that’s what you do when you’re running for president if you’re Newt Gingrich), the Republican presidential hopeful got some bad news at the office.Top members of his staff jumped ship today, potentially sinking his already troubled campaign. read more

First Word: June 9, 2011

06/09/11 03:15PM

Here's a look at stories we're following this afternoon. What headlines are you clicking on?Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign aides resign en masse10 Years Later: how Bush-era tax cuts changed AmericaMitt Romney defends himself in Michigan over auto bailoutRick Santorum calls the idea of climate change a "liberal conspiracy" Anthony Weiner’s seat could be scrambled in redistrictingAlec Baldwin, potential NYC mayoral candidate, weighs in on Weiner read more

Did Palin violate laws on bus tour?

06/08/11 09:22PM

Has Sarah Palin's publicity stunt wasted Federal Park funding? Rep. Earl Blumenauer discusses his complaint letter to the National Parks Service with msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell. Plus, Blumenauer explains why he thinks fellow Democrat Anthony Weiner should resign. read more