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'What the hell are we paying you for?'

11/29/11 03:17PM

Real talk: who really thought the Super Committee would succeed at its given task?In D.C., you might have better luck trying to find someone who believes the Redskins are a Super Bowl contender. And as Atrios noted, this was always a choice between one set of $1.2 trillion deficit cuts triggered by the debt-ceiling deal, or another set that... read more

Newt's greatest asset, his 99-percentiness

Newt's greatest asset, his 99-percentiness

11/29/11 11:03AM

"Gingrich is going to have a better time in the general election than Mitt Romney.  I think it`s going to be Obama`s 99 percent versus the 1 percent, and Romney sort of represents the 1 percent."                  -Joseph McQuaid, publisher, New Hampshire Union LeaderUm... have you met Newt?  read more

From a Facebook fan page for Scott Olsen

Scott Olsen: 'Stay peaceful'

11/29/11 10:02AM

IndyBay caught up with Iraq veteran Scott Olsen, who suffered a head injury last month in the police raid on Occupy Oakland. IndyBay's Dave Id writes:Scott says that his thinking is clear but that he struggles speak fluently. He currently awaits the results of an investigation into the incident being conducted by the Oakland Police... read more

OMG, it's TPaw!

11/29/11 09:32AM

Last night on the show, Rachel called out former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty for saying on msnbc that she was ducking him, "bobbing, weaving," not having him back on the show. We'd in fact been calling Mr. Pawlenty's press people and asking for him to be our guest again, since we saw that he wanted to come on. "Stop... read more

Morning Maddow: November 29

11/29/11 07:49AM

The Scott Walker recall campaign is halfway there.40,000 troops will leave Afghanistan by the end of 2012.The White House is spoiling for a payroll tax fight.Looks like Mitt Romney really is the candidate for the 1%.American Airlines files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.OK, sure, it's a list. But it's an interesting list. read more

Ahead on the 11/28 Maddow show

11/28/11 07:21PM

Tonight's guests include:Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for The Washington Post   Bob Herbert, Distinguished senior fellow at Demos and former New York Times columnist   Buddy Roemer, Republican presidential candidate and former governor of LouisianaSenior show producer Cory Gnazzo shares a preview of tonight's show: read more

Pawlenty called out

Pawlenty called out

11/28/11 07:00PM

Former Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty, having watched Rachel Maddow respond to his "let's get it on" challenge from the MSNBC green room, makes a brief appearance on the TRMS set. watch

Affair allegations put Cain on defensive...

Affair allegations put Cain on defensive again

11/28/11 07:00PM

Rachel Maddow reports on the latest allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior against Herman Cain and points out that Cain's socially conservative public positions turn his private activities into public hypocrisies. watch

Gingrich the less-1-percenty 1%?

Gingrich the less-1-percenty 1%?

11/28/11 07:00PM

Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for The Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about the vast and varied ventures of Newt Gingrich that have made him an extremely wealthy one percenter. watch