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Musical Maddow show?

Musical Maddow show?

06/30/11 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - big news out of Kansas regarding reproductive health service... watch

Ahead on the 6/30 Maddow show

06/30/11 07:28PM

Tonight's guests include:Dr. Herbert Hodes and Dr. Traci Nauser, OB/GYN at Center for Women's Health Lawrence Korb, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress   Eugene Robinson, columnist for The Washington Post and msnbc political analystExecutive producer Bill Wolff will now share what's happening on tonight's show (although we may deviate closer to showtime...stay tuned!):  read more

Your original uptight position

Your original uptight position

06/30/11 05:37PM

President Obama had the audacity to force rich Republicans to defend tax breaks on their corporate jets.  Now it’s personal! Trembling with rage, the shadowy authorities at the Message Control Center fired off a bold –and aggressively fake– counter strategy memorandum to their conservative minions. Somehow this secret communiqué made its way to TRMS World HQ... read more

New York state of fracking

New York state of fracking

06/30/11 04:13PM

The Governor Andrew Cuomo seven-day scorecard:Signs gay marriage bill: check! Wants Indian Point nuclear power plant closed: check! Plans to lift moratorium on hydraulic fracturing: ...huh?UPDATE: @inspiredcyclist sends this pic from western New York. read more

#Kansas abortion ban starts tomorrow (UPDATE: One clinic remains)

06/30/11 03:24PM

UPDATE, 5:33 Eastern: AP reports, "Kansas health dept.: 1 abortion provider to get license after passing new inspection rules."Original post follows:It looks like Republicans in Kansas are going to succeed in shutting down abortion in that state via red tape -- at least temporarily -- starting tomorrow when the state's new licensing regulations for abortion clinics take effect. So far, none of the the state's three remaining clinics has been approved for a license.A clinic run by Planned Parenthood is the only one that was inspected under the new rules. read more

What Republicans proposed in March and now reject.

Chart: Republicans reject their own ideas

06/30/11 12:31PM

Ezra Klein digs up this chart from Republicans on the Joint Economic Committee -- March, four months ago. They wanted a fiscal austerity plan that would be 85 percent spending cuts and 15 percent revenue increases. Ezra writes:And then, when the Obama administration agreed to an 83:17 mix, the Republican leadership walked out of the room and demanded that taxes be excluded from the deal altogether. How do you negotiate with that?More on his blog.  read more

Building a Better Ohio, very slowly.

Now come the people of #Ohio

06/30/11 10:11AM

Ohio Governor John Kasich's approval ratings have been dragging around in the range of 33 percent since he proposed severe budget cuts and a union-stripping bill. Governor Kasich plans to sign the budget, which shifts state resources from the public to corporations, today.Meanwhile, opponents of the union-stripping law, Senate Bill 5, are turning backflips over their petition drive to put it on the ballot for a citizens repeal. Organizers say they handed in 1,298,301 signatures, five times more than required. The signatures took up 1,502 separate boxes. read more

Morning Maddow: June 30

06/30/11 07:44AM

Senators ask the Justice Department to investigate new state voter ID laws.Justice Scalia's extraordinary effort to help tobacco companies fails.CA Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes card-check.So it's apparently not all that hard to disable al-Qaeda.Pakistan reportedly won't let us fly drones from one of their bases.Rhode Island's governor rights an old wrong. read more