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Voting on rights, from New Jersey to Maine, day 2

01/26/12 01:41PM

 One way of reading New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's call to put marriage equality on the ballot is to say that he "avoids all the thorns in the thicket." Another, as expressed by Newark Mayor Cory Booker, is that it is plain "infuriating." Put fiscal issues up for a referendum, Mayor Booker said. Ask people to vote... read more

Happy Feet 3 (Kentucky variation)

Happy Feet 3 (Kentucky variation)

01/26/12 12:50PM

Submitted without comment, from Kentucky:A penguin pooped Tuesday on the Senate floor near the desk of Senate President David Williams.The penguin, from Newport Aquarium, was in the chamber as Senate President Pro Tem Katie Stine, R-Southgate, presented Senate Resolution 92, a measure to honor the aquarium for its contributions to the "... read more

Ohio governor on Right to Work: Remember the sharks

01/26/12 11:42AM

Before the show last night, I got a chance to ask our guest from Indiana, State Representative Scott Pelath, what the effect will be in five or 10 years of the new Right to Work bill charging through the Indiana legislature. "Lower wages," he told me. That's because union wages lift wages for everyone -- union or not.  They force... read more

Maddow to PolitiFact: What is wrong with you? Also, you're fired.

01/26/12 08:59AM

This post is adapted from Rachel's script last night.America, behold! An empirical statement of fact from the president of the United States.President Obama: In the six months before I took office, we lost nearly 4 million jobs. And we lost another 4 million before our policies were in full effect. Those are the facts.But so are these -- in... read more

Morning Maddow: January 26

01/26/12 07:54AM

Another unsubstantiated claim of dead people voting.The President's lawyer is boycotting a hearing on a birther lawsuit in Georgia.Is Newtmentum slowing down?To the moon, Newt!The son of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is barred from leaving Egypt.NYC Police Commissioner apologizes for participating in an anti-Muslim movie.Alaska... read more

Shine on you crazy city

01/26/12 02:32AM

It's funny that Rachel revisited her Tuesday night exchange with Chris Matthews tonight. I've been stuck on that segment as well- though not exactly the same part. Rachel caught Matthews a little off guard as she introduced him for his reaction to the GOP response to the State of the Union Address. See the video above, but her... read more

Politifact, you're fired

Politifact, you're fired

01/25/12 07:00PM

Rachel Maddow reviews yet another instance of Politifact not living up to its name; this time by declaring two factual statements made by President Obama only "mostly true." watch

Romney on the wrong side at the wrong time

Romney on the wrong side at the wrong time

01/25/12 07:00PM

Steve Kornacki, political news editor for Salon, talks with Rachel Maddow about the challenge Mitt Romney faces as an exceptionally wealthy person running for president when income inequality and the struggles of the middle class are among the most... watch

The day after

The day after

01/25/12 07:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight’s show – in the hours after President Obama gave his State of the Union address last night, he began a tour of the country to reinforce his key points; plus, the... watch

Ahead on the 1/25 Maddow show

01/25/12 05:52PM

Tonight's guests include:Celinda Lake, Democratic pollster, president of Lake Research PartnersSteve Kornacki, political news editor for SalonIndiana State Representative Scott PelathExecutive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show - while watching, take a listen to tonight's soundtrack (be sure to wait for the ad... read more

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