Morning Maddow: July 12


Hamid Karzai’s powerful half-brother is assassinated in Afghanistan.

Rep. Darrell Issa is investigating the White House for illegal political activity.

The Justice Department requires gun shops near the Mexican border to alert them when people buy too many high-powered rifles. Cue the NRA outrage.

Recalled Wisconsin Democratic Senators outraise their Republican challengers.

The Miami Herald looks at Michele Bachmann’s many police reports.

The CIA analyst known as “John” who helped nab Osama bin Laden is now going under cover for his own protection.