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July 2nd, 2012
09:56 PM ET

Michele Bachmann on being Mitt Romney's Vice President: "That's not for me to make that decision and that announcement"

This evening, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed Congresswoman Michele Bachmann for a feisty conversation, as the Republican from Minnesota trotted out her trademark blend of candor and perspective.

Nearly six months since suspending her bid for the presidential nomination, Piers Morgan suggested it was time for the 56-year-old to reemerge on the national scene:

"If Mitt Romney was to call you, after this interview, and think 'You did a very good job there, Michele Bachmann, and I've missed you on the public stage. I think it's time you came back at a high level. I'd like you to be my V.P.' What would you say to him?"

Ever the politician, Bachmann proved she's as adept as ever at dodging the tricky traps and slippery slopes:

"One thing I know about Mitt Romney, he's made excellent decisions in the past when it comes to running organizations and I have no doubt, whoever it is, that he chooses, to bring in as his V.P., it will be a highly competent person who could step in at a moments notice and assume the responsibilities of the White House."

Following up on his guests vague response, and hoping for something a tad more juicy, Morgan opted for a more straightforward approach:

"Are you being vetted at the moment?" he asked, rather bluntly. FULL POST

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July 2nd, 2012
01:35 PM ET

Clips From Friday: Oliver Stone on the economics of pot and Mark Wahlberg on knowing his lines

On Friday evening, controversial filmmaker Oliver Stone stopped by "Piers Morgan Tonight" to talk about his new film "Savages" and explained why he thinks the marijuana trade needs "to move to decriminalization and legalization" in the United States. "If there were no war on drugs, the Mexican economy would have to - would dry up," said Stone.

"We've militarized the war on drugs," Stone explained. "We've made enemies, we've made them into narco states almost, as a result our prisons too. Fifty percent of our prison system in America is victimless crimes."

Actor Mark Wahlberg was also on the program Friday night and talked about his new comedy "Ted." During the interview, Morgan marveled at a scene in the film where Wahlberg rattled off 57 random names in quick succession and was able to repeat the scene with perfection through multiple takes. FULL POST

July 2nd, 2012
12:48 PM ET

Tonight: Michele Bachmann Returns

Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes back Congresswoman Michele Bachmann for a spirited discussion on The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act.

Monday's visit mark's the Minnesota Republican's third appearance on the program, but first since her dramatic sit down in March.

Talking face to face with Piers Morgan, the guest used her most-recent platform to fist-bump the host, only after initially referring to him as "rude."

Tune in this evening at 9 p.m. for a lively interview with the former Republican presidential candidate, and supporter of the Tea Party movement.
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Need to Know News: Millions still without power amid record heat wave; Peña Nieto projected winner in Mexican presidential vote
July 2nd, 2012
09:24 AM ET

Need to Know News: Millions still without power amid record heat wave; Peña Nieto projected winner in Mexican presidential vote

Each day, we here at "Piers Morgan Tonight" put together the news you need to know – from what happened last night to what will happen today.

For July 2, 2012 – Millions still without power amid record heat wave, Peña Nieto projected winner in Mexican presidential vote and July 1 brings new, sometimes quirky laws...

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