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September 19th, 2012
11:17 PM ET

Larry Kudlow on fixing the economy: "Get your innovators, and your entrepreneurs, to get more interested in starting up a business"

On the heels of a recently surfaced audio clip of then-Illinois state Senator Barack Obama speaking favorably of "redistribution," on Wednesday "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed Larry Kudlow and Nicholas Kristof to debate the potential political impact:

"That quote from Obama's speech has been somewhat unfair. He goes on to say he'd favor redistribution, to create opportunity. That's a key phrase," insisted Kristof, a New York Times columnist. "He talks about public schools, in that speech, this kind of thing. I think people are very leery about the idea of 'Robinhood' kind of approaches. [But] creating more even starting lines, more equal schools, early childhood education, to try to create more opportunity. I think there is a lot more sympathy with that approach."

A self-described "old [Ronald] Reagan guy," Kudlow shared an alternate plan for improving the financial state of America:


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September 19th, 2012
03:23 PM ET

Only in America: As good as gold

On Tuesday, Piers Morgan used his "Only in America" segment to put some shine on a story he found to be "as good as gold."

Rolling video of a speech given by then-presidential candidate Ron Paul, the host reminded viewers of the 77-year-old Texan's goal of going back to gold:

"We should have a full audit of the federal reserve and get back to a sound currency, as the constitution mandates, a gold standard," said Paul to a collection of supporters.

"Well at least one American took Ron Paul very, very seriously," explained the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host.

Introducing viewers to the late Walter Samasko, Jr., Morgan told the tale of a recently deceased Nevada man, who after not working in four decades, had merely two hundred dollars in the bank.

However, while his checking account was nearly empty, Samasko's garage was an entirely different story.

After the 69-year-old passed in May, seven million dollars worth of gold coins were discovered on his property: FULL POST

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September 19th, 2012
02:38 PM ET

Clips From Last Night: Wyclef Jean on his passion for politics and the rumor that he was to perform at the RNC

On Tuesday, Piers Morgan welcomed musician and politician Wyclef Jean to the program. The once presidential candidate for Haiti and author of the new book, "Purpose, An Immigrant's Story," shared with Morgan the source of inspiration for his love of politics:

"Politics really came from my uncle, Ray Joseph, who was the Haiti ambassador to America," said Jean. "So politics has always been an undertone in the household."

Jean, a staunch Democrat and Obama supporter also clarified the rumor that he was slated to perform at the Republican National Convention this past August. "I did not agree to perform at the RNC," said a definitive Jean. FULL POST

September 19th, 2012
12:00 PM ET

Clips From Last Night: Donald Trump and Dick Durbin on the "Mother Jones" audio recording of Mitt Romney

On Tuesday, Piers Morgan welcomed his old boss, and friend of the program, Donald Trump to share his trademark brand of perspective and candor in a primetime interview.

In the aftermath of controversial and candid comments made by Mitt Romney at a private fund-raiser, the business magnate came to the GOP presidential candidate's defense:

"Your man's in a little trouble. He's dug himself a monumental hole," suggested the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host, referring to the recently released "Mother Jones" audio recording.

A noted Romney surrogate, Trump disagreed:

"I don't think so at all. It's a debate that has to be had. I guess he brought it out into the open but I don't think so at all," said the host of "The Celebrity Apprentice," which was won by Morgan in its inaugural season. "I don't think he should be apologizing for anything."

Continuing the analysis of an event that's quickly been dubbed "Tapegate," Morgan welcomed Dick Durbin to share his reaction. FULL POST

Need to Know News: French magazine runs cartoons of Mohammed;  Romney sticks with 47% message
September 19th, 2012
09:51 AM ET

Need to Know News: French magazine runs cartoons of Mohammed; Romney sticks with 47% message

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 September 19, 2012 – French magazine runs cartoons of Mohammed, Romney sticks with 47% message and what Clint Eastwood still believes in...


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