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Ex-Presidents Club: Lots of life after White House

In the first 200 years of the republic, just three presidents survived more than two decades after leaving office: John Adams, Martin Van Buren and Herbert Hoover. The odds for ex-presidents have improved considerably since then. Full story

What questions remain after the Zimmerman verdict?

  Time's Rick Stengel joins Morning Joe to reveal the magazine's latest issue, which looks at the questions the country faces after the George Zimmerman verdict. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and author Maya Angelou contribute essays on the subject. The issue also looks at the power of the bilingu

Remembering Doug Bailey: A political pioneer

A political visionary and founder of The Hotline, Doug Bailey died in his sleep Monday morning at the age of 79. Bailey had one goal in his life: to make the American political system a little better and a little more noble Full story

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  This day in history: May 12

MSNBC’s Craig Melvin takes a “Flashback” to former President Jimmy Carter’s historic visit to Cuba and the 1932 discovery of the Lindbergh baby.

  What will history say about George Bush

MSNBC's Chris Matthews joins The Daily Rundown to discuss the five presidents visiting Texas for the Bush Library dedication and Barbara Bush’s comments on Jeb Bush running for president.

  Kerry: North Korea knows what they need to do

Secretary of State John Kerry shares his thoughts on the situation with North Korea, saying the “U.S. is willing to talk but under the right circumstances.” Kerry also comments on the death of U.S. diplomat Anne Smedinghoff, saying her death wasn’t in vain and “people should celebrate her life.”

  Why most presidents 'limp out of office with scars and bruises'

Time's Michael Duffy and Nancy Gibbs join Morning Joe to discuss the paperback edition of their book "The Presidents Club," their favorite presidents, and why most presidents learn as they go.

  First female Marine Corps general, laid to rest

Brigadier General Margaret A. Brewer, the first woman to reach the rank of general in the Marine Corps, has been laid to rest in a military service. Born in Durand, Michigan in 1930, Brewer became a Marine second lieutenant in 1952. She was appointed brigadier general by President Jimmy Carter in 19

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Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin, right, talks with with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and U.S. President Jimmy Carter during their peace talks on Sept. 6, 1978 at Camp David.
Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin, right, talks with with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and U.S. President Jimmy Carter during their peace talks on Sept. 6, 1978 at Camp David.

Israeli Prime Minister Menahem Begin, right, talks with with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and U.S. President Jimmy Carter during their peace talks on Sept. 6, 1978 at Camp David.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter gestures before delivering a speech at a hotel in Yangon
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter gestures before delivering a speech at a hotel in Yangon

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter gestures before delivering a speech at a hotel in Yangon April 5, 2013. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter speaks during an interview with Reuters in Kathmandu
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter speaks during an interview with Reuters in Kathmandu

REFILE - CORRECTING PICTURE SLUGFormer U.S. President Jimmy Carter speaks during an interview with Reuters in Kathmandu in this file photo taken April 1, 2013. Carter is traveling to North Korea on a private trip, the White House said on Monday, commenting on reports that Carter was going to the r