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August 22nd, 2012
10:44 PM ET

Jerry Springer talks politics: "This election is between Barack Obama and Paul Ryan...Romney is almost irrelevant to it"

On Wednesday, "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited television personality Jerry Springer to share his unique perspective, and candid insight, in a live, face to face interview.

Well-known as the host of his long-running tabloid talk show, Springer is also a former mayor of Cincinnati, OH, and is well-versed on the political landscape:

"I think really the toughest thing [Mitt] Romney has to face is that he's running with the Republican label," he told Piers Morgan, referring to the presumptive GOP presidential candidate. "I don't say that being a partisan. I'm saying right now, the Republicans are viewed – as they were a couple of decades ago – as a very old party, not with the modern movement, certainly not with women's rights."

Roughly two weeks since Romney selected Wisconsin's Paul Ryan as his running mate, Springer suspects the Republican vice presidential candidate may play a critical role in dictating the result come November: FULL POST

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Tonight: Jerry Springer returns, live
August 22nd, 2012
04:39 PM ET

Tonight: Jerry Springer returns, live

Coming up this evening at 9 p.m., "Piers Morgan Tonight," welcomes the return of television personality Jerry Springer, as the long-time tabloid talk show host brings his unique blend of humor and perspective to the program for a live interview.

A frequent guest, past visits have seen Springer open up on everything from Sarah Palin and Donald Trump, to Israel, Iran, and presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Tune in to "Piers Morgan Tonight" at 9 p.m., as the British-born, former mayor and news anchor joins Piers Morgan, sharing his insight on everything from the general election, to the recently exposed hindquarters of Prince Harry.
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August 22nd, 2012
03:37 PM ET

Only in America: The house always wins...even when it loses

On Tuesday, Piers Morgan used his "Only in America" segment to attempt to force the hand of a big, bad New Jersey casino currently attempting to bilk a pack of gamblers out of their fair take:

"A wise man once said 'You've got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em.' To that advice from Kenny Rogers I might add you've got to know when to shuffle the deck," Morgan said.

After failing the adhere to the host's amendment, which he described as a "rule from the 'Gambling 101' playbook," the Golden Nugget in Atlantic City is choosing to take a group of winners to court, rather than simply eating their error.

Rolling video tape from 2001's film "Ocean's Eleven," Morgan suggested the entire mix-up could have been avoided simply by following the guidance of George Clooney:

"The house always wins," Clooney's character Danny Ocean said to Brad Pitt's character Rusty Ryan. "Play long enough, you never change the stakes. The house takes you."

But back in April, a group of extremely lucky friends thought maybe they had beaten the house. While trying their hands at a low-stakes game of mini-baccarat, they recognized that the same cards, in the same order, were being dealt repeatedly. As the trend continued – more than 40 times consecutively – the money grew: FULL POST

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August 22nd, 2012
02:23 PM ET

Clips from Last Night: Gloria Allred, Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Thomas Friedman on Todd Akin's controversial remarks

On Tuesday, attorney and rape survivor Gloria Allred returned to the show to talk about the recent remarks made by Rep. Todd Akin. "What he said was actually inaccurate and also very dangerous," said Allred. "Because he is suggesting or was suggesting that in fact a woman who is raped can't get pregnant, which we know is false."

"We cannot go back to those days when abortion was a crime in the United States," added Allred, a woman who herself was impregnated as a result of rape, and openly supports a woman's right to choose abortion. "And when many women died or were maimed by illegal abortions. And that is why what he did was very, very dangerous."

Joining Allred in the volatile segment was Rebecca Kiessling, the product of a rape, who vehemently took the opposing position:

"I was almost aborted. But I was legally protected here in Michigan at the time. Abortion was illegal even in cases of rape," she explained. "And so my birth mother was forced to carry me by law. And I owe my life to pro-life advocates legislators who saw that mine was a life worth saving."

Debbie Wasserman Schultz also joined the program to weigh in on how Akin's remarks and unwillingness to quit the Missouri senate race will affect the GOP. "They had a tough week," said Schultz regarding the Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan campaign adding that "week two is a little bit - even more tough." FULL POST

Need to Know News: Akin defiant, won't quit Senate race; Tropical Storm Isaac a concern as GOP convention nears
August 22nd, 2012
09:55 AM ET

Need to Know News: Akin defiant, won't quit Senate race; Tropical Storm Isaac a concern as GOP convention nears

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 August 22, 2012 – Todd Akin defies mounting calls to withdraw from Senate race, Tropical Storm Isaac a concern as GOP convention nears and naked photos of partying Prince Harry surface in Las Vegas... FULL POST

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