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The Romney campaign's heckling squad.

When maturity is abandoned

06/20/12 10:42AM

Earlier this week, President Obama's senior campaign strategist David Axelrod took a firm stand against heckling. "I strongly condemn heckling along Mitt's route," he said of the hecklers targeting Mitt Romney in Ohio. Axelrod added, "Let voters hear BOTH candidates & decide."Obama spokesperson Ben LaBolt... read more

GOP tax plan squeezes middle class

06/20/12 10:08AM

Way back in March, the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center published a fairly detailed analysis of Mitt Romney's new tax plan and there were three main takeaways: the policy would disproportionately benefit the very wealthy; it would make the deficit worse; and it would actually increase taxes on those towards the bottom.It's that third... read more

'Where's the president's plan?'

06/20/12 09:36AM

Complaining about President Obama's new immigration policy, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said yesterday the move will make it more "difficult" to pass a comprehensive reform package. Since reform efforts are impossible in this Congress anyway, it wasn't much of a complaint.But Boehner added something else that struck... read more

One GOP leader is waiting for marching orders from another.

GOP waits for marching orders on immigration

06/20/12 08:42AM

From time to time over the last few years, there's been some debate about who, exactly, is the nation's leading Republican. Is it John Boehner or Mitch McConnell on Capitol Hill? How about Paul Ryan and Eric Cantor? Maybe the RNC chair? Roger Ailes? Rush Limbaugh?As of a few months ago, the mystery ended. America's leading... read more

No muzzle, no debate in Massachusetts

06/20/12 08:00AM

As Rachel explained last night, "Something weird is going on with Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts." As we discussed yesterday, Brown and his campaign team have been highly reluctant to debate Democrat Elizabeth Warren, and announced this week that the senator would only participate in a Kennedy Institute event if Brown&... read more

Morning Maddow: June 20

06/20/12 07:39AM

Meet the first beneficiaries of the new Obama policy not to deport young, illegal immigrants.The story behind that infamous Bain Capital money photo.House Republicans vote to let border patrol agents drive through sensitive wildlife areas.The Darrell Issa/Eric Holder kerfuffle isn't over.Birther Kreep beats prosecutor Peed to win a... read more

Will Ron Paul's success alter the GOP?

Will Ron Paul's success alter the GOP?

06/19/12 08:00PM

Steve Schmidt, McCain-Palin campaign senior strategist, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether the Ron Paul supporters insurgent within the Republican Party at the state level can have a directional impact on the party at the national level. watch

Egypt on edge as new government takes shape

Egypt on edge as new government takes shape

06/19/12 08:00PM

Richard Engel, NBC News chief foreign correspondent, reporting from Cairo on the political turmoil there and talks with Rachel Maddow about the political powers at odds in Egypt as the country determines its new leadership. watch

Ahead on the 6/19 Maddow show

06/19/12 07:07PM

Tonight's guests include:Richard Engel, NBC News chief foreign correspondent, reporting from CairoSteve Kornacki, senior writer for SalonSteve Schmidt, McCain-Palin campaign senior strategist and msnbc political analystWhile watching tonight's video preview, take a listen to tonight's soundtrack. Make sure to let the ad below play... read more

Tuesday's Mini-Report

06/19/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Tahrir Square is once again the center of massive Egyptian protests.* On a related note, ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak's health is reportedly failing. read more

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