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After Alabama immigration law, vacant houses, empty desks

10/04/11 01:05PM

Yet another state got the green light to profile its residents when last Wednesday, a federal district court judge in Birmingham upheld the lion's share of the new Alabama immigration law, H.B. 56, signed in June. Get this: the judge actually cut out some of the harshest stuff: according to the New York Times, the judge blocked a provision that outlawed the harboring or transporting of illegal immigrants and another that barred illegal immigrants from enrolling in or attending public universities.What was left? read more

American Crossroads dogs Obama

10/04/11 11:20AM

Karl Rove's American Crossroads has a new ad that goes after President Obama for wanting to raise taxes. What the ad doesn't say is that President Obama wants to raise taxes on wealthy Americans while preserving the payroll tax cut for middle- and working-class families. Republicans, generally, want to keep the tax cuts for the rich -- the so-called job creators -- and lose them for ordinary Americans.American Crossroads plans to air the ads in markets where the president travels to pitch his economic plan. read more

Bureau of Labor Statistics table by way of the New York Times' Economix blog.

Charts: Regulation, taxes not to blame

10/04/11 10:25AM

Republicans have been making two main arguments about the economy -- that taxes are killing business, and that regulation is killing business. With regard to regulation, former Reagan and elder Bush adviser Bruce Bartlett runs the data today from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and finds companies blaming lack of demand, not surfeit of regulation, for layoffs. He writes:In my opinion, regulatory uncertainty is a canard invented by Republicans that allows them to use current economic problems to pursue an agenda supported by the business community year in and year out. read more

'Is this Occupy Wall Street thing a big deal?'

10/04/11 09:21AM

Andrew Ross Sorkin, chronicler of Wall Street, pays a visit to the occupation:“Is this Occupy Wall Street thing a big deal?” the C.E.O. asked me. I didn’t have an answer. “We’re trying to figure out how much we should be worried about all of this,” he continued, clearly concerned. “Is this going to turn into a personal safety problem?”As I wandered around the park, it was clear to me that most bankers probably don’t have to worry about being in imminent personal danger. read more

Morning Maddow: October 4

10/04/11 08:09AM

Perry down, Cain up.Foreign aid set to take a huge hit in budget cuts.The spy games of the U.N. General Assembly.Report: Fannie Mae knew about foreclosure abuses like robosigning as early as 2003.Michele Bachmann loses campaign staff.Nobel prize in Physics. One of the winners is on twitter. read more

Links for the 10/3 TRMS

Links for the 10/3 TRMS

10/03/11 09:20PM

This is where I'll put the links that were referenced on tonight show. Since Rachel specifically called out Jane Mayer's new piece in the New Yorker (and the weird Sasquatch detail), here's that link right now: State for Sale - A conservative multimillionaire has taken control in North Carolina, one of 2012’s top battlegrounds.Later...Ok, here are the links cited tonight: read more

Europe ominous foreshadowing for the US

Europe ominous foreshadowing for the US

10/03/11 08:00PM

Michael Lewis, author of "Moneyball," "The Blind Side," and now "Boomerang: Travels In The New Third World," talks with Rachel Maddow about the European financial crisis and its implications for the United States economy. watch

It's Long-Form Journalism night on TRMS

It's Long-Form Journalism night on TRMS

10/03/11 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - we've got the New Yorker's Jane Mayer on the show, plus Michael Lewis, the author of "Moneyball" and his latest book, 'Boomerang: Travels in the New Third... watch

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