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Morning Maddow: March 6

03/06/12 07:44AM

If you have an iPad, you also have a ukeleleNBC's guide to Super TuesdayNot even Newt Gingrich is voting for Newt Gingrich todayThe Ron Paul Super Tuesday parallel campaignHas the GOP given up its White House dreams to focus on the hill?By election day in November, unemployment may be down to a nice round numberThis robot cheetah had a better morning jog than youDrop in bird numbers around Fukushima plant double what it was around ChernobylRIP Toola the otter read more

Links for the 3/5 TRMS

Links for the 3/5 TRMS

03/05/12 11:58PM

McDonnell Talks Super Tuesday  Rachel Maddow and my lesson in civilityLimbaugh advertisers head for the exits; tax advice firm, AOL are latest to pull ads Rush Limbaugh: Radio Stations Drop Show As Sandra Fluke Controversy Rages On Petition seeks to oust Limbaugh from AFN radio A Statement from Rush Limbaugh Blames the Left for Calling Sandra Fluke a 'Slut' Rush Limbaugh apologizes again, but advertisers continue to sever ties We Are All Georgians Heated clash led to Eric Cantor aide Brad Dayspring exit read more

A MaddowBlog exclusive 'Drift' excerpt

A MaddowBlog exclusive 'Drift' excerpt

03/05/12 10:04PM

As promised, here is another excerpt from Rachel Maddow's soon-to-be-released "Drift." This one is exclusive to the MaddowBlog. You won't find it anywhere else. For this one, we take you to Chapter 8:An excerpt from Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, by Rachel Maddow. On sale March 27th, 2012.The houbara bustard is not a particularly large or regal bird. read more

The meaning of 'Monkees'

03/05/12 07:31PM

Last week, we were fortunate to have Peter Tork of the Monkees visit for a talk about the passing of his bandmate, Davy Jones, and the meaning of the Monkees -- the group and the show. Afterward, Peter sent us this:When The Monkees first aired, it was the first time on network television (in the days when there were only three networks) that a group of young adults was presented as being in charge of their own lives, without a "wiser" senior adult figure directing or advising them. read more

The Monday after

The Monday after

03/05/12 07:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight’s show – the nominating process presents major problems for Republican... watch

Sprawl, the opposite.

Stop right there: The City 2.0

03/05/12 05:54PM

The TED prize is given annually to an individual TED thinks is worth $100,000 and a wish to change the world. In past years, recipients have included former President Bill Clinton, writer Karen Armstrong and environmentalist Sylvia Earle.This year, for the first time, the TED prize is going not to an individual, but to an idea, The City 2.0. Essentially, TED's idea is that we on planet Earth should work with what we already have, rather than expanding and developing more land:The City 2.0 is the city of the future ... read more

Ahead on the 3/5 Maddow show

03/05/12 05:40PM

Tonight's guests include:Steve Kornacki, senior writer for SalonConnie Schultz, syndicated columnistLilly Ledbetter, author of “Grace and Grit”, filed an equal-pay lawsuit against Goodyear and helped pass the “Lilly Ledbetter” Act for equal-pay legislationWhile we wait for tonight's video preview to load, take a listen to tonight's soundtrack. (Just be sure to let the ad below play out entirely before starting the song.)Executive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show: read more

Monday's Mini-Report

03/05/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Russian election: "A day after claiming an overwhelming victory in Russia's presidential elections, Vladimir V. read more

All is not well in House GOP Land.

A leadership team divided against itself

03/05/12 04:21PM

About a month ago, we learned that "behind-the-scenes fighting" between the offices of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and House Speaker John Boehner had grown so intense, senior aides had to organize a "truce."The fact that such a step was even necessary seems rather bizarre -- the Speaker's office and Majority Leader's office, as a rule, should not be at war with one another -- and reinforces the perception that House Republicans aren't exactly ready for prime time when it comes to governing in the midst of trying times.As it turns out, however, Cantor aides haven't just been engaged in an read more

Let's go to the tape

03/05/12 03:18PM

A few months ago, Mitt Romney sat down with Fox News' Bret Baier, who asked the former governor about his support for a health care mandate. read more

Limbaugh's controversy enters its second week.

Limbaugh 'apology' doesn't end controversy

03/05/12 02:00PM

Controversies over offensive remarks generally follow a trajectory: someone says something outrageous, which is followed by pushback, then defensiveness, and eventually, regret from the offender. Rush Limbaugh very likely thought he was following the usual arc when, on late Saturday afternoon, he issued an odd "apology" for his attacks against Sandra Fluke.But the story clearly has not run its course, at least not yet.And then there were nine. AOL Corp. read more

Draw your own conclusions

Draw your own conclusions

03/05/12 01:09PM

Kudos to the socially progressive folks at Archie comics who have sold out an issue chronicling the marriage of Archie's gay friend Kevin despite the usual conservative poutrage.Now the Archie creators are about to release a new issue (#635) dealing with the Occupy movement — in this case, the economically divided town of Riverdale.So the question is, does Archie choose hot 99-percenter Betty and her paradigm-shifting momentum or gorgeous one-percenter Veronica with her vast connections and bankroll?Right now, we are all Archie. TRMS'ers, please weigh in. read more

When in doubt, Romney relies on fear

03/05/12 12:40PM

President Obama spoke over the weekend at the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, and spent a fair amount of time addressing "the issue that is such a focus for all of us today: Iran's nuclear program."The relevant portion of the speech begins at about the 18:53 mark in this clip. Though Obama warned against the "loose talk of war," which only serves to benefit the Iranian government, the president also said Israel, the U.S. read more