Morning Maddow: August 8


Rick Perry gets a big response to “The Response.”

The Pentagon has yet to formally identify the 30 American service personnel who were killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. But their family members are identifying them: they are from ArkansasHawaiiIowaKansasLouisianaMassachusettsMinnesotaNebraskaNorth CarolinaPennsylvaniaTennesseeTexas and Utah.

Tim Geithner is staying on as Treasury Secretary.

Wisconsin gets ready to rumble tomorrow.

Michigan kicks 30,000 college students off of food stamps.

The mysterious Mitt Romney donor comes forward.

Go, Diana Nyad!