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Wisconsin sets dates for recall votes

Wisconsin sets dates for recall votes

03/15/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow reports that Wisconsin has set May 8th and June 5th as the possible dates for the votes to recall Governor Scott Walker, the lieutenant governor and four Republican state senators. watch

Ahead on the 3/15 Maddow show

03/15/12 07:16PM

Tonight's guests include:John Brabender, senior strategist for the Santorum campaignSenator James Inhofe, (R) Oklahoma, ranking Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, author of the new book “The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future”While watching tonight's video preview, take a... read more

Thursday's Mini-Report

03/15/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* What Karzai wants: "President Hamid Karzai demanded Thursday that the United States pull back from combat outposts and confine its troops to military bases in Afghanistan, an apparent response to Sunday's shooting rampage by a U.S. read more

Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) may want to read CBO reports more carefully.

What the CBO said (and didn't say) about the Affordable Care Act

03/15/12 03:49PM

The Congressional Budget Office released a new report this morning on the costs of the Affordable Care Act, and ever since, Fox News, congressional Republicans, the conservative Washington Times, and a variety of conservative blogs have been pretty worked up about the CBO findings.They may want to take another look at it.In the right's... read more

In the Mississippi Delta, 2009.

Mr. Romney, have you been to Mississippi?

03/15/12 03:03PM

One factor in Mitt Romney's underwhelming performance in Tuesday night's Deep South primaries could be his habit of blurting out pandering whoppers like this one, (in front of a crowd at Pascagoula, Mississippi): "If the federal government were run more like here in Mississippi, the whole country would be a lot better off."... read more

A crack in the GOP's anti-tax wall

A crack in the GOP's anti-tax wall

03/15/12 01:56PM

About five months ago, during Senate debate over the proposed American Jobs Act, the White House and nearly all congressional Democrats rallied behind a popular financing option: invest in job creation and create a surtax on millionaires and billionaires to pay for it.Senate Republicans, not surprisingly, ignored polls showing broad national... read more

It's all about priorities

It's all about priorities

03/15/12 01:03PM

Mitt Romney caused a stir this week when he told the NBC affiliate in St. Louis that he would "get rid of" Planned Parenthood if he's elected president. The candidate and his campaign are now pushing the context of the comment."Planned Parenthood is a private organization. What I want to get rid of is the federal funding of... read more

Democrats on offense over ultrasounds

03/15/12 12:10PM

With the Virginia state legislature now locked in a battle over the budget, Virginia Democrats seem to have figured something out about this politics thing. Namely, the budget battle is boring. But that mandatory, state-ordered vaginal probe thing initially backed by Governor Bob McDonnell and his Republicans -- that's really, really... read more

Thursday's campaign round-up

Thursday's campaign round-up

03/15/12 12:00PM

Today's installment of campaign-related news items that won't necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:* Time reports that Ron Paul has a four-pronged "wish list" he'd like Mitt Romney to consider in exchange for support in the Republican presidential race. The Texas... read more

Deval Patrick will remain the only member of a very small club.

Limited diversity on 2012 ballots

03/15/12 11:26AM

There are 100 members of the United States Senate, and none is African American. There are 50 governors, and only one, Massachusetts' Deval Patrick (D), is African American, and he won't seek another term.Perhaps the 2012 elections will help bring some additional diversity to statewide offices? Apparently not. Jamelle Bouie reported... read more

Lindsey Graham's elusive credibility

Lindsey Graham's elusive credibility

03/15/12 10:49AM

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has heard the rumors about expedited troop withdrawal plans in Afghanistan, but the conservative senator is, not surprisingly, opposed to such talk."The problem with this administration is that every time the generals give them good advice, they've got to change it," Graham said. "Why is wrong? .... read more

Gingrich counts the number of people who consider him a viable candidate.

Gingrich faces dwindling odds, support

03/15/12 10:15AM

After failing in his "must-win" Southern states on Tuesday, Newt Gingrich headed to Chicago to rally supporters in advance of Tuesday's primary in Illinois. Unfortunately for the former Speaker, only 75 people showed up. read more

Why Romney's pass on Medicare matters

03/15/12 09:23AM

Mitt Romney celebrated his 65th birthday this week, which made him eligible for the popular, successful Medicare program. The Republican presidential candidate's campaign wasted no time in letting reporters know a key detail: Romney isn't signing up for the health care benefit.This is, of course, his right. But Romney's decision... read more

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