Morning Maddow: August 8

Updated

New swing state polls: Romney up in Colorado, Obama up in Virginia and Wisconsin.

Reindeer rancher and professional Santa Kerry Bentivolio wins the GOP primary for ex-Rep. Thaddeus McCotter’s seat.

Sen. Claire McCaskill gets her challenger.

Missouri voters pass the “Right to Pray” amendment.

The embattled Murfreesboro, TN mosque will finally open its doors this week.

The company formerly known as Blackwater pays a $7.5 million fine to settle arms-smuggling charges.

The U.S. begins to clean up Agent Orange in Vietnam.

The U.S. reportedly sweetens the deal for the Taliban to return captive soldier Bowe Bergdahl.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shakes her groove thing in South Africa.

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Morning Maddow: August 8

Updated