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Obama, Romney visit the Buckeye State

06/15/12 10:00AM

The Best Location in the Nation played host to a forceful, impassioned Presidential address on Thursday, in which President Obama not only sought to make his economic philosophy further distinct from that of his opponent, but made a direct appeal to voters in Ohio, the swing state of swing states:“This November is your chance to render a verdict on the debate over how to grow the economy, how to create good jobs, how to pay down our deficit,” Mr. Obama told enthusiastic supporters at Cuyahoga Community College here. read more

The MHP Daily: June 14, 2012

06/14/12 09:20AM

We're leading off with this video from this morning's "Morning Joe" which features Massachusetts Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren offering some of the questions she would've asked JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon yesterday, when he went to Capitol Hill less to testify about and apologize for his company's $3 billion-plus loss, it seems, than to have his ring kissed by Republican senators.Some of the highlights:“You’re obviously renowned, rightfully so I think, as being one of the most, you know, one of the best CEOs in the country for financial institutions,” crooned Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN). read more

The MHP Daily: June 13, 2012

06/13/12 10:00AM

Morning, #nerdland. We'll start the MHP Daily with the AP's series of reporting on the evolving gang culture in Chicago, and its effect on the city's murder rate. It is a must-see. The first installment is above; here's the second, about what it's like to live in these gang-infested neighborhoods. (The third and final one is still to come. We'll share it here once it is available.)From their print report:Maybe it is the splintering of established drug gangs that has young men grabbing the tools of their trade — handguns — to jockey for position? read more

The MHP Daily: June 12, 2012

06/12/12 10:39AM

"He is not the pastor of the United States; he is the President of the United States." This powerful sermon by Rev. Dr. Frederick Haynes III, pastor of Dallas' Friendship-West Baptist Church, in favor of marriage equality is a must-watch. Hat tip to the Lawrence O'Donnell crew for highlighting it last night (see his segment after the jump).The final (American) fight for Afghanistan has begun, but Spencer Ackerman reports that what we're fighting for is unclear:So what could well be the final major US campaign in Afghanistan doesn’t initially target the terrain that its adversary most wants. read more

The MHP Daily: June 11, 2012

06/11/12 08:00AM

We here on the blog have been away for a few days, but the show hasn't -- be sure to check out this past weekend's segments, available in the carousel above. And below, you'll find "The MHP Daily," an early-morning list of links you'll now find at the top of this blog every morning to feed the news-hungry politics junkie in all of you before we add our regular blog posts for the day. We hope that you find it useful.Last week, The Maddow Blog's Steve Benen debunked the Republican lie that the stimulus didn't work. read more

How black hair matters

How black hair matters

06/09/12 08:00PM

Actress Nicole Ari Parker of Broadway's Streetcar Named Desire, University of Pennsylvania professor Anthea Butler, cultural critic Joan Morgan, and... watch

A look inside Nerdland

A look inside Nerdland

06/09/12 08:00PM

Footnote: Melissa Harris-Perry gives an inside look into her television show's editorial process that brings together a diverse set of people and ideas. watch

Transgender and in prison

Transgender and in prison

06/09/12 08:00PM

Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality, joins Melissa Harris-Perry as they discuss the case of CeCe McDonald, a... watch

Living under minimum wage

Living under minimum wage

06/09/12 08:00PM

Go Figure: Melissa Harris-Perry lays out the statistics on the history of minimum wage rates and the number of Americans scraping by on what might be... watch

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