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The morning NOW: 7/31/13

The pork jokes are flying as the Rand/Christie beef escalatesFull story

Is ‘Bacon’ the GOP’s 2016 battle cry?

  Two Republican frontrunners for the 2016 presidential nomination are calling each other out for excessive pork barrel spending. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., even went as far to call New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie the “King of Bacon.” The Cylce hosts discuss this latest round of infighting within the Repub

Rand Paul, Chris Christie feud over NSA, spending

  Harsh words between Congressman Rand Paul and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie show deep divisions within the GOP about national security and federal spending and have many wondering if their barbs are a preview of 2016. NBC’s Peter Alexander reports.

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  Obama proposes deal on corporate taxes: Is he making a point or an offer?

Top Talkers: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., continue sparring over national security and federal spending, taking their jabs to Fox News and speaking engagements. The Morning Joe panel discusses the verbal sparring and President Obama's comments on simplifying the tax code

  Jabs within the GOP leave the party divided

Jason Sanford from the Truman National Security Project and John Brabender, former strategist for Rick Santorum, join MSNBC’s Chris Jansing to discuss why Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul remain divided on where to allocate federal funds.

  Has 2016 GOP primary has already begun?

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul are already at it, even though they haven’t hit the campaign trail. Are their gripes a symptom of a larger divide within the Republican party? NOW’s Alex Wagner and the panel discuss.

  Christie and Paul remain at odds with each other

2016 may be over two years away, but two possible GOP presidential frontrunners are already at each other’s throats. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have criticized each other on national security and excessive spending. Democratic strategist Chris Kofinis, and Republican

  Obama looks to shore up support in his own party

Democratic Strategist Jamal Simmons,  NBC Capitol Hill Political Producer Kasie Hunt and Republican pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson join The Daily Rundown to talk about President Barack Obama’s visit to the Hill and the rift between republicans Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul.

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