A federal appeals court rejected a legal challenge Friday that sought to bar implementation of a California regulation meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by forcing automakers to make and sell less polluting cars in the state. Full story
Rep. Heath Shuler, D-N.C., and financier Steve Rattner join Morning Joe to discuss the looming budget deadline, the 2012 budget, and whether the controversial riders of PBS, Planned Parenthood, and the EPA are simply PR. House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer also joins the conversation.
Top Talkers: The Morning Joe panel – including Time's Mark Halperin, New York Magazine's John Heilemann, and Random House's Jon Meacham – discuss the day's big issues including Friday's midnight deadline for Congress to agree on the 2011 budget. The Senate Democrats and the House GOP remain divided
Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., shares his view of the GOP tying social issues such as Planned Parenthood, NPR and the EPA to the budget bill.
NBC's Savannah Guthrie joins Morning Joe to discuss why any deal on the budget between the GOP and Democrats could break down over issues like defunding Planned Parenthood or limiting the EPA.
The Environmental Protection Agency says very tiny amounts of radiation have been found in milk samples from California and Washington State as a result of the nuclear disaster in Japan, but so far experts say there’s little cause for concern. NBC’s George Lewis reports.
A climbing cub, galloping horses and playful polar bears are all part of this week’s mix of images sure to entertain animal lovers everywhere.
A newborn confiscated smuggled baby pangolin with its mother inside a cage during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, 20 April 2011. Thai customs seized smuggling 173 pangolins which numbers of them give baby birth during press conference and 130 kilograms of dried snake skins valued 66,000 US
epa02710102 A re-cropped version of epa02710074 shows the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as they walk hand in hand at Buckingham Palace in London, Britain, 30 April 2011. The couple got married on 29 April at Westminster Abbey. EPA/JOHN STILLWELL / POOL ***UK and Republic of Ireland Out, no commer