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Haley claims women 'don't care about contraception'

04/04/12 09:32AM

Republican efforts to restrict contraception access, as part of the larger "war on women" campaign, have taken a considerable toll on the GOP, while giving Democrats a boost with more than half the electorate. It's not surprising, then, that Republicans would start doing some damage control.This means making Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) a key Romney campaign surrogate; it means putting Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), the only woman in the Republican leadership in either chamber, in front of reporters; and it means dispatching South Carolina Gov. read more

The 5th Circuit's unsettling tantrum

04/04/12 08:50AM

At a press conference on Monday, President Obama argued in support of the Affordable Care Act's constitutionality, and said, "I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress."The phrasing may have been incomplete, but the point was hardly controversial. As Obama clarified yesterday, in cases like these, the justices haven't overturned federal laws since before the New Deal. read more

Romney cruises; Santorum looks ahead

Romney cruises; Santorum looks ahead

04/04/12 08:00AM

So, is it over? After a year of campaigning and three months of voting, can we finally say the race for the Republican presidential nomination has ended?It's an unsatisfying answer, but it depends on how you look at it.For most of us, of course it's over, and it's been over for quite some time. Mitt Romney followed a familiar script -- heavily outspend his rivals and rely on a superior campaign organization -- to cruise to easy wins in Wisconsin, Maryland, and D.C. yesterday. read more

Double show tonight, sorta

04/04/12 12:17AM

Because the 9 p.m. hour was eaten up with speeches, what would have been the midnight repeat is going to be a whole new live show. So we've got some of the clips from the 9pm hour already posted, but there will be a whole 'nother show's worth a little later.The podcast will be cut from the midnight show, not the 9pm show. read more

Primarily primaries

Primarily primaries

04/03/12 08:00PM

Cory Gnazzo, senior show producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of Tuesday’s show – we’ve got the latest results on the primary elections in... watch