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November 27th, 2012
08:48 PM ET

Reince Priebus: "There's a lot of things that you said there, that aren't true"... Piers Morgan: "You can't put words in my mouth"

Coming up this evening at 9, "Piers Morgan Tonight" invites Reince Priebus to offer his political analysis and expertise on the country's current budget battle as America moves inside of 35 days until the pending "Fiscal Cliff."

Joining Piers Morgan for his first interview since seeing GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney lose the general election, the Chairman of the Republican National Committee listens, and then reacts, as the host offered his analysis of the party perspective:

"You Republicans, led by Grover Norquist, are absolutely intransigent about allowing any raise in taxation," said Morgan, referencing the founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, who appeared on the program Monday evening.

"First of all, there's a lot of things that you said there, that aren't true," comes Priebus' response.

"Well name one," challenges Morgan, looking for specifics.


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November 16th, 2012
03:23 PM ET

Tonight: Jesse Ventura

Tonight at 9, the ever outspoken former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura returns to “Piers Morgan Tonight” for a very candid and rambunctious interview. On the heels of President Barack Obama's re-election Ventura has some thoughts on what the next four years will look like:

"I think the big thing he has going for him is that he has four years that he doesn’t have to worry about getting re-elected," said the former WWF wrestling star. "When the president’s in this position, having been elected a second time, now he’s got nothing to lose."

Ventura also celebrated voters in Colorado and Washington who passed ballot measures November 6 allowing adults over 21 to possess small amounts of marijuana under state regulation and taxation. "Hurrah for Colorado, hooray for Washington!" exclaimed Ventura. FULL POST

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November 16th, 2012
02:47 PM ET

Mary Bono Mack on the state of politics in America: "The notion of we're all divided into subsets is something that really is getting old"

More than a week since the nation voted to elect Barack Obama to a second term, "Piers Morgan Tonight" invited Republican Rep. Mary Bono Mack of California to share her insight and perspective into the future of politics in America.

Having lost her bid to remain a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Bono Mack made a plea to return the country to a more united entity:

"This notion that we're all divided into subsets of Americans is very unfortunate," said the 51-year-old politician. "I think the American people want to be one big happy family. I think what's very important right now is that we heal as a country. This politics of divisiveness is really something the American people are rejecting. I think it's time that we do get beyond it."

With Democratic member-elect Raul Ruiz due to formally replace Bono Mack in January, the "lame duck" congresswoman is using her final months in politics to encourage nationwide bipartisanship: FULL POST

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November 7th, 2012
10:17 PM ET

Cory Booker on New Jersey and the nor'easter: "[It's] testing the resolve and the grit of my state and my city and obviously this region"

As a powerful nor'easter pounds the Tri-State area, on Wednesday evening Cory Booker weathered the storm and made his way to the "Piers Morgan Tonight" studio for a live primetime interview.

On the heels of Superstorm Sandy the Newark, New Jersey Mayor characterized the recent bouts of extreme conditions as "Mother Nature's one-two punch," which is "testing the resolve and the grit of my state and my city and obviously this region."

Citing 25,000 people still without power, the Garden State politician admitted that challenges lie ahead:

"This is going to take continuous pulling together, standing together, and fighting together, because this has just been a brutal 10-day stretch for this metropolitan region."

Meanwhile, as a staunch Barack Obama supporter and regular on the campaign trail, Booker described his feelings upon seeing the president secure a second term: FULL POST

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November 7th, 2012
08:29 PM ET

David Axelrod on Bill Clinton: "He was the most valuable player in this campaign ... he just campaigned his heart out"

On the heels of Barack Obama securing a second term as President of the United States, on Wednesday "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes David Axelrod for his unique insight and perspective from the winning side.

Joining Piers Morgan for a primetime exclusive, the campaign's senior strategist reveals the very first phone call the incumbent placed after securing victory:

"As he said to President [Bill] Clinton, he was the most valuable player in this campaign," said Axelrod, referencing the conversation between the two most-recent Democratic presidents. "He [Clinton] just campaigned his heart out because he believes there were two choices here, and one led us forward, and one led us back, and he was vey effective out there. So, there is a strong sense of gratitude, and I think the president is looking forward to calling on President Clinton, in the future, for advice, councel, and assistance, as we move this country forward."

As this evening's conversation takes on a lighter tone, Morgan asks his guest about his signature facial hair which spared shearing thanks to a trio of states coming up blue: FULL POST

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"Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes Rudy Giuliani from Ohio; Obama and Romney pen exclusive columns for CNN
November 2nd, 2012
04:47 PM ET

"Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes Rudy Giuliani from Ohio; Obama and Romney pen exclusive columns for CNN

With the general election four days away, on Friday "Piers Morgan Tonight" shines its spotlight on the key battleground state of Ohio.

Anchoring live from his studio in New York, Piers Morgan will welcome Mitt Romney surrogate and former GOP presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani from the “Buckeye State" for his perspective and insight into the final stages of the race for the White House.

Coming with a robust 18 electoral votes, common consensus says that to win the presidential election, a candidate almost certainly needs to win Ohio. Dating back to 1964, the Midwestern state has served as a microcosm for the nation, as in each election since the contest which saw Lyndon B. Johnson defeat Barry M. Goldwater, the candidate to capture Ohio landed himself in Washington roughly two months later. And as important as is the "Buckeye State" for incumbent Barack Obama, it's that much more critical for Romney, as no Republican has ever won the presidency without first winning Ohio.

With each of the two men campaigning across Ohio today, both Obama and Romney released opinion pieces that are running exclusively on

"America is a land of opportunity," declares Romney in his article. "But lately, for too many Americans, opportunity has not exactly come knocking."

As for Obama, he writes that "Change is an America that turns the page on a decade of war to do some nation-building here at home."

Read each of the above columns by the two men battling to lead the nation for the next four years, then tune in this evening at 9 as Piers Morgan receives an on-the-ground report from Giuliani in Oho.
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November 1st, 2012
12:39 PM ET

Michael Moore on Chris Christie and Barack Obama in New Jersey: "What did Mitt Romney piss off Governor Chris Christie?"

On Wednesday evening, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed filmmaker and documentarian Michael Moore back to the program for his trademark straight-talk commentary and unique political insight.

Earlier in the afternoon, New Jersey's Chris Christie hosted Barack Obama, as the pair toured parts of the Garden State, surveying the damage stemming from Superstorm Sandy. As the governor and president generally sit on opposite sides of the aisle, Moore noted how odd it felt seeing the pair so united:

"It was kind of shocking to see Governor Christie over and over and over again, on show after show after show, heighten his love each time he went on a different show, for President Obama," said Moore.

Over the past year, the public relationship between the governor and the president has been less than cordial, with Christie, as described by Morgan, "burying – verbally – President Obama." Traditionally a staunch Mitt Romney advocate, one wonders how the recent kinship between the Democratic president and GOP surrogate might play politically: FULL POST

October 29th, 2012
12:41 PM ET

Clips From Friday: Cory Booker and Ann Coulter on John Sununu's comments

As John Sununu's recent comments continued to make noise and news throughout the media and across various political platforms, on Friday night Piers Morgan welcomed Cory Booker for his position on the commentary.

Speaking about Colin Powell's recent endorsement of Barack Obama, the former New Hampshire Governor used the "Piers Morgan Tonight" platform to imply that it was based upon race, rather than the issues:

"Well, I think when you have somebody of your own race that you're proud of being President of the United States," Sununu said Thursday. "I applaud Colin for standing with him."

Seeing the video of the Sununu remarks, Booker who, like Powell, is an African-American and Obama supporter, suggested it represents a larger issue for the GOP as a whole:

"The problem with the Republican Party, when you have people in your party who come out and say things, bigoted things, things against women, things against gay, it begins to undermine the Republican Party's ability to reach out to these demographic groups," said Booker. "When you continue to have surrogates like this that represent - or even elected officials, frankly, or people running for Senate, it really undermines the Republican Party's ability to reach out."

Also on Friday, ultra-conservative firebrand Ann Coulter joined the program live, adding her insight to Sununu's remarks:

"I think he's [Sununu] probably wrong. But I just don't think it's such a terrible thing to speculate about." FULL POST

October 29th, 2012
12:07 PM ET

Ann Coulter on using the "r-word": "I was not referring to someone with Down syndrome"

On Friday, the always controversial Ann Coulter refused to apologize for calling President Barack Obama "the retard" on Twitter.

A determined Piers Morgan tried his best to pull an apology from the defiant Coulter who insisted she had nothing to apologize for since her remark was not directed at the community of mentally disabled individuals who were offended by the tweet. "I was not referring to someone with Down syndrome," said Coulter. "I was referring to the president of the United States." FULL POST

October 26th, 2012
06:53 PM ET

Cory Booker reacts to John Sununu's comments on Colin Powell: "There's no wiggle room whatsoever ... It's extremely offensive"

As Thursday evening's comments made by John Sununu continue to ripple through the world of politics and media, this evening Piers Morgan invites Cory Booker to share his candid reactions.

When asked about Colin Powell's recent endorsement of Barack Obama, the former New Hampshire Governor implied that it may have been based upon something other than simply the issues: FULL POST

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