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Ron Paul site pulls Kayser press release

Ron Paul site pulls Kayser press release

12/28/11 10:39PM

Where once the Ron Paul 2012 web site boasted the endorsement of Rev. Phillip G. Kayser, a pastor at the Dominion Covenant Church and anti-gay extremist who supports the death penalty for homosexuals, now there is only a 404 "not found" page.Talking Points Memo linked to the page in its story about the endorsement earlier today. read more

Ahead on the 12/28 Maddow show

12/28/11 06:30PM

Tonight's guests include:Nate Silver,  author of Five Thirty Eight electoral politics blog at the New York TimesBrian Hicks, columnist for the Charleston Post & CourierEd Fallon, radio talk show host at WOW-FM and activist with Occupy Des MoinesExecutive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show:While watching the video preview, take a listen to tonight's soundtrack. read more

Diss-Function

Diss-Function

12/28/11 03:37PM

We've reached the midpoint of the December holiday nexus, and no doubt some of you are counting down the hours until your belligerent Tea Party uncle/aunt/whatever is off your sofabed and waving goodbye from his/her Escalade.You're not alone. Fortunately, Salon's Alex Pareene offers some face-to-face advice. For instance, when a conservative kinsman throws out an ideologically incendiary topic like the New Black Panther Party, Pareene recommends:"Tell your relatives that you have recently joined the New Black Panther Party. read more

Occupy the manger

Occupy the manger

12/28/11 02:18PM

Andrew Hagen of Menomonie, Wisconsin, sends this picture and writes, "Even Jesus was kicked out and forced to stay adjacent to the inn."Below, and only tangentially connected, is my favorite story from Tricia's morning note. read more

Ticker-tape parades become a wedge issue

Ticker-tape parades become a wedge issue

12/28/11 01:21PM

Rick Perry is trying his darnedest to beat back sagging polls and get the attention of Iowa voters in advance of next Tuesday's caucus. Yesterday he released his 11th Iowa ad (and ninth just this month) hyping his idea for an (even more) part-time Congress. He also publicized that he now opposes abortion, even in cases of rape and incest. read more

Best noon thing

Best noon thing

12/28/11 12:41PM

When my daughter was an infant, I dressed her in non-gender-specific clothing as often as possible. No pink bow around her bald head, no "Daddy's little girl" bibs, no frills or furbelows. Well-meaning strangers would ask, "what's your son's name?" I would answer, "Her name is..." and they would stammer an embarrassed apology. read more

Meeting of the minds

Meeting of the minds

12/28/11 11:40AM

When you say, "I don't know what ended up airing in place of the Donald Trump/Newsmax debate tonight..." in front of a TV viewing audience sitting on the couch with laptops on their laps' tops, you won't not know for long. As many tweeters gleefully reported mere seconds after Rachel made the remark, Ion TV aired a "Criminal Minds" marathon instead.Psychodrama indeed. read more

One of these things is not like the other ones.

Challenge: Pick a human

12/28/11 10:15AM

The BBC released its list of Faces of the Year for 2011, which is one thing. Their choice for a woman to represent December is another. It's a panda. Named Sweetie.Sweetie, along with her fellow giant panda Sunshine, was welcomed at Edinburgh airport with cheers and bagpipes after the pair's 11-hour journey from Chengdu in western China. Their arrival is the culmination of five years of lobbying by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and the British government. Even the four pilots wore kilts in the pandas' honour. The pandas are on loan for a decade at a cost of £600,000 per year. read more

'I think Ron Paul is on to something'

12/28/11 09:40AM

If it's true that no one has any idea who's going to win the Iowa Republican caucuses next week, it's also true that Ron Paul's surge in the polls carries real meaning. Congressman Paul (R-Texas) is up by four points over Mitt Romney in Public Policy Poll released this morning.For David Yepsen, a veteran of covering Iowa politics, the Paul-momentum is not for nothing. He told us last night:I think Ron Paul is on to something. There is an anger in the electorate. You know, you see the same thing on the far left-hand side of the spectrum with the Occupy movement. read more

Morning Maddow: December 28

12/28/11 07:51AM

Rick Perry shifts, now opposes abortion without exceptions.If it walks like a lobbyist, and talks like a lobbyist...Occupy Iowa to protest at candidates' campaign offices today.Democrats lag in new voter registrations (sorry, paywall, but there's enough there for you to get the gist).Newt Gingrich's New Hampshire volunteers can't sing. Or breakdance. North Koreans begin a long, theatrical goodbye to Kim Jong-il.Occupy geeks are building a facebook for the 99%.RIP, Cheetah the Chimp.The world's cleanest museum? read more

Links for the 12/27 TRMS

Links for the 12/27 TRMS

12/28/11 12:21AM

Thank God it's Friday (1978) That awesome Wrong Way Corrigan headlineA parade for our heroes Soldiers just back from Iraq get new orders: Afghanistan Iran threatens to stop Gulf oil if sanctions widened U.S. Joins EU Push to Embargo Iran Oil Over Nuclear Effort Dem: Iran sanctions bill worth the risk of oil market disruption read more

Never on a Friday in Samoa

Never on a Friday in Samoa

12/27/11 07:00PM

Rachel Maddow reports on a peculiar switch in the calendar for Samoa as they move to the other side of the International Date Line and lose a Friday in order... watch

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