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That's a joke, son

That's a joke, son

02/10/12 12:29PM

Mississippi Democratic Representative – and wiseacre -- Steve Holland was fuming over the way Republicans' wasted valuable time on symbolic posturing. So, to illustrate, Holland proposed renaming the Gulf of Mexico the Gulf of America. You want posturing? I'll show you posturing -- that kind of thing.Holland explained, "I didn't do it to be funny but more so to give a parallel of how insignificant are the issues that this far right crowd is pushing as their primary agenda." Didn't matter — social media went off. Rename the Gulf of Mexico?!?! read more

'Common-sense solution' on contraception

'Common-sense solution' on contraception

02/10/12 11:40AM

Word leaked early this morning that the White House was poised to unveil a "compromise" on contraception coverage, and on a conference call at 10:30, two senior administration officials sketched out what they described as a "common-sense solution."The new policy effectively finds a work-around to address the concerns raised by Catholic Bishops: instead of having religiously-affiliated employers cover contraception as part of their insurance plans, the Obama administration will have the insurance companies themselves cover the costs themselves. read more

It's late in the game for him to try to "reconnect."

An awkward time to 'reconnect'

02/10/12 10:11AM

A week ago, Mitt Romney and his campaign were right where they wanted to be. The former governor had scored an impressive win in Florida, he was poised to score another victory in Nevada, and the race for the Republican presidential nomination looked to be effectively over.There was nary a whisper of internal dissension within the Romney camp. Why would there be? Their guy was the "inevitable" nominee.A week, two caucuses, and a non-binding primary later, confidence from Team Romney has suddenly dwindled. read more

Obama, Congress moving in different directions

Obama, Congress moving in different directions

02/10/12 09:32AM

Since we discussed Congress' dwindling public support in the latest Gallup poll, it's only fair to note the same pollster shows an uptick in President Obama's approval rating. In Gallup's latest tracking poll, Obama's support has reached 49%. read more

Romney distorts his contraception record

02/10/12 08:43AM

Like many of President Obama's critics, Mitt Romney has invested quite a bit of energy lately going after the administration on contraception coverage. The attacks have been a little awkward for the former governor because, not too long ago, Romney and Obama were largely in agreement on the issue.This inconvenient detail has not gone unnoticed, and on Fox News yesterday, Neil Cavuto broached the subject. Romney replied, "Actually the legislation in our state that related to providing contraception and sterilization, those kinds of things in insurance, occurred before I was governor. read more

Mr. Bachus will apparently need a good lawyer.

Culture of corruption, redux

02/10/12 08:00AM

Congress' approval rating has already dropped to near-comical depths; new ethics allegations against a powerful House Republican probably won't help matters.CBS's "60 Minutes" ran a widely-noticed segment recently on the practice of federal lawmakers making investment decisions based on inside information that the public does not have. It was especially unflattering for Rep. read more

Morning Maddow: February 10

02/10/12 07:34AM

ABC News: White House to announce "accomodation" for religious organizations on contraception rule.Three state attorneys general threaten to sue the Obama administration over the contraception coverage mandate.How Catholic bishops prepared for the battle over birth control. And who's really upset about birth control if not Catholics?Santorum on women in combat and "emotions".Romney huddles with conservatives to try to reconnect.Meet the men behind Romney.That thing about the Florida delegates? Still up in the air.Dating tips from CPAC.  read more