Morning Maddow: August 16

Updated

Wisconsin Democrats try to hold on to their Senate gains in the last 2 recall elections.

Rick Perry is taking help from a lobbyist he once criticized for shady dealings.

Michele Bachmann actually skipped the family reunion she claimed to have attended.

Michele Bachmann as meme.

Here’s something Kansas does want federal money for.

The oldest survivor of the Bataan Death March has died.

The Mars500 mission breaks the record for the longest-ever space mission. Without leaving the ground.

Rachel Maddow Show Morning Maddow

Morning Maddow: August 16

Updated