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August 16, 2013

Weekly Show

Obama spoke against the violence in Egypt, and the U.S. cancelled joint military exercises scheduled for next month; Holder is pushing to scale back mandatory minimum sentences for low-level drug offenders; and a look at Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden's 2016 ambitions. Joining Amy Walter of Cook Political Report: Indira Lakshmanan, Bloomberg News; Pete Williams, NBC News; Jeff Zeleny, ABC News.

 

Obama, Romney Execute Game Plans, Amid Distractions

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The narratives are flying at warp speed in the presidential election. Private equity. Public equity. Bain. Solyndra. President Obama undercut by Newark Mayor Cory Booker and ex-governor Ed Rendell. Mitt Romney drowned out by The Donald. What’s a person to think? The general election is only a few weeks old. What has happened in those weeks is not insignificant, because of what they say about the directions the two campaigns are heading and the arguments they want to make, rather than because one candidate or the other has seized the temporary advantage.

Cory Booker’s Real Mistake

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Cory Booker is a famous man of action. The mayor of Newark shovels walkways in heavy snowstorms. Recently, he rushed into a burning building to save a woman. Sunday night he was at it again, this time working fast to remove his foot from his mouth. On Sunday morning’s Meet the Press, Booker described President Obama's recent campaigns ads attacking Mitt Romney as "nauseating," comparing them to the foiled $10 million plan to remind voters that Obama was a longtime parishioner of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.