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November 20th, 2012
10:20 PM ET

Dianne Feinstein on the conflict in the Middle East: "I hope people see Hamas for what it is, and that is using their own people as human shields"

On the backdrop of what was a seventh consecutive day of violence in the Middle East, on Tuesday "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited Dianne Feinstein to the program to share her vast insight on the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.

As Egyptian president Mohamed Morsy attempts to broker peace in the region, Feinstein shares her opinion of those launching airstrikes out of Gaza:

"I hope people see Hamas for what it is, and that is using their own people as human shields. Putting these missiles and rockets in places right in the middle of residential areas, in homes and mosques and parks," explains the Chairwoman of the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. "You don't do this. I mean, this borders on being an international war crime."

Moving forward, Feinstein insisted that the ultimate goal should be achieving a two-state solution, and the woman for the job may have just arrived: FULL POST

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November 20th, 2012
06:16 PM ET

Piers Morgan, a writer first and foremost – Articles in both "Daily Mail" and "The Sun"

And you thought he was simply a pretty face.

Piers Morgan's skill-set goes much deeper than that of simply a television "talking head." Having honed his journalism skills as an editor at multiple British newspapers, the presenter is able to effortlessly switch back to his roots as a writer, regularly penning (or, most likely, typing) articles, editorials, and columns for any number of outlets.

Just this week alone, the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host has used his platform with the "Daily Mail" to touch upon everything from English football and the moment his beloved Arsenal squad said goodbye to star Thierry Henry ("the tears flowed like the Hoover Dam had burst") and learning that fellow-Brit Susan Boyle chose Donny Osmond as her favorite, instead of doing him the honor ("crushing.")

And his many musings aren't limited to simply one platform. Proving that there is little end to his and his native land's "sublimely snobbish superiority complex," Morgan also used space in the U.K.s "The Sun" to details how and why “Britain is now the most powerful nation on Earth.” FULL POST

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November 20th, 2012
03:47 PM ET

Willie Nelson on smoking marijuana: "Now, we can go to Colorado"

Coming up soon, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes one of the most iconic and well-respected musicians in the history of the industry, 10-time Grammy Award winner Willie Nelson.

As host Piers Morgan rolls out the red carpet for the author of "Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die," the primetime exclusive interview touches upon one of Wilson's well-known favorite pastimes, smoking marijuana.

"I've got to ask you the question, have you come similarly infused today?" asks Morgan, wondering if Nelson arrived at his studio amidst his traditional herbal haze. "Did you wake up this morning and have a quick, you know, a puff?"

"I probably did," admits the guest. "If I remember. It's, you know, that short-term stuff."

Elaborating on his exploits, the 79-year-old with more than 60 studio albums to his credit reveals a seemingly unlikely character to be one of his frequent smoking buddies: FULL POST

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November 20th, 2012
02:59 PM ET

Clips From Last Night: George Mitchell on Israel's peace treaties; Bob Woodward on the fiscal cliff

Alongside CNN's continuing coverage of the Israel-Gaza conflict, on Monday "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited George Mitchell to share his perspective on the recent developments of unrest in the region, and how it might eventually impact Israel's future international relations:

"Israel wants to stop the rocketing," said Mitchell, former U.S. special envoy to the Middle East. "And they want to make it to try to deter future action by making this punishment severe but what they don't want to do is lose Egypt. A high strategic value to Israel is its peace treaties with Israel and Jordan and the circumstances in Egypt."

Also commenting on the adverse affect the violence has on Egypt, Mitchell noted that "every leader in this conflict and in this region faces competing pressures."

Meanwhile, Monday marked a return to the program for "Washington Post" associate editor Bob Woodward, who shared his expertise on the looming "fiscal cliff" as it edges towards deadline.

Referencing current negotiations on Capitol Hill which aim to avoid large spending cuts and tax increases that would kick in on January 1st, the author of "The Price of Politics" relayed a feeling of optimism:

"The mood is better, but there's some real serious disagreements on taxes and entitlement reform," he told Piers Morgan. "I think of the things going on, it is one of the most worrisome because it has an absolute deadline...the first of the year, they have to decide what they're going to do. If they don't change the laws, it's not a matter of policy, but the law on taxes and spending cuts."

Watch the clips, and listen to the interviews, as Woodward tells Piers Morgan how the fiscal cliff could lead to a "government recession" that would be "a political disaster for Obama and the Republicans."
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November 20th, 2012
12:33 PM ET

Clips from Last Night: Bright minds discuss the Israel-Gaza conflict

As violence and unrest continued in Gaza and Israel, Alan Dershowitz, Reza Aslan and Mark Perry sat down with Piers Morgan live on Monday evening to discuss the conflict.

"Israel is targeting as best they can only terrorists," said Dershowitz to which Morgan countered, "They killed a whole family yesterday."

"But the reason is because Hamas was firing rockets in order to induce them to kill the whole family," explained Dershowitz. "It's called the dead baby strategy."

"They want their children to be martyred so they can carry them out, show them to the international media and thereby gain an advantage over Israel," continued Dershowitz. "It's a double war crime and the media encourages it."

Aslan spoke to the impact of the conflict in the Middle East FULL POST

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Need to Know News: Egypt says Israel will halt 'aggression' within hours; Obama meets with Chinese premier
November 20th, 2012
09:49 AM ET

Need to Know News: Egypt says Israel will halt 'aggression' within hours; Obama meets with Chinese premier

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 November 20, 2012 – Egypt says Israel will halt 'aggression' within hours, Barack Obama meets with Chinese premier and why Facebook's about to slow down (and that's probably good)...

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