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Dick Cheney on Capitol Hill yesterday.

Passing the sequester buck

07/18/12 10:49AM

Following up on yesterday's item, former Vice President Dick Cheney was on Capitol Hill, warning Republican policymakers to reject the automatic defense cuts that Republican policymakers proposed but no longer like.During his visit, Cheney was lavished with praise by the likes of John McCain -- remember when they disagreed about torture --... read more

The costs of voter-ID laws

The costs of voter-ID laws

07/18/12 09:36AM

Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to the NAACP last week and strayed from his prepared remarks, telling the crowd the truth about Republicans' voter-ID laws: they're modern-day "poll taxes." Yesterday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) condemned the comments, saying they "inflame passions and incite racial tension."It'... read more

Morning Maddow: July 18

07/18/12 07:50AM

Senate Democrats propose letting all the Bush tax cuts expire.President Obama proposes a $1 billion program to create an elite teacher corps.The hidden costs associated with free voter IDs.The Romney campaign threatens to take the gloves off.Syrian state tv: Syria's defense minister is killed by a suicide bomber. Also, Assad's brother... read more

Links for the 7/17 TRMS

07/17/12 11:28PM

Mitt Romney's potential political problem with blind trustsRomney's Unorthodox IRALimbaugh's Dark Knight Rises/Romney Conspiracy: "Do You Think That It Is Accidental" The Villain Is Called "Bane"? George W. read more

Hot show

Hot show

07/17/12 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer of the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of Tuesday’s show – we’re talking with Dan Rather about the search for Romney’s vice president candidate, plus crony capitalism and a hullabaloo of amazing conspiracy theories. watch

Romney taxing supporters with transparency...

Romney taxing supporters with transparency dodge

07/17/12 08:00PM

Dan Rather, anchor and managing editor of “Dan Rather Reports” on AXS TV, talks with Rachel Maddow about the worsening self-inflicted damage Mitt Romney does to his campaign the longer he resists calls to release his past years' tax returns. watch

Limbaugh exposes Hollywood time machine...

Limbaugh exposes Hollywood time machine conspiracy

07/17/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow explains the revelation made but Rush Limbaugh that the Liberal Entertainment Complex is able to anticipate Republican politics years in advance and tailor its content to cause the most subliminal damage at precisely the right time. watch

Ahead on the 7/17 Maddow show

07/17/12 06:30PM

Tonight's guests:Dan Rather, anchor and managing editor of “Dan Rather Reports” on AXS TVWayne Slater, senior political writer and columnist for the Dallas Morning News and author of "Bush's Brain"Here's tonight's soundtrack.And here's executive producer Bill Wolff with a look at tonight's show:   read more

The international reach of nonsense

07/17/12 03:21PM

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton recently wrapped up an important diplomatic mission in Cairo the other day, including lengthy discussions with newly-elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, who said Egypt will respect its international treaties.But if you saw any of the media coverage of Clinton's visit, you may have noticed... read more

Gary Kreep, birther king, doing just fine

Gary Kreep, birther king, doing just fine

07/17/12 02:05PM

When he finally gets inaugurated as a duly elected San Diego County judge this winter, birther Gary Kreep will go on the public payroll with a salary of $178,789. The pay for judicial service is much less than he's used to drawing from his political causes. In 2010, for instance, he made $206,000 (pdf) from his birther United States Justice... read more

Maddow exposes arms race

Maddow exposes arms race

07/17/12 01:26PM

This was Cassie responding last night to the Best New Thing in the World segment in which we met Jack Green, the British sprinter who wrote training reminders on his own arm to assure he remembered good running form.I did a quick google and found a lot of silly running-themed temporary tattoos, but what I think Cassie is really talking about is... read more

Romney campaign attacks Obama's patriotism

07/17/12 12:52PM

Last week, in the midst of swirling questions about Mitt Romney's private-sector background, there was one line in particular the Republican campaign seized on. Stephanie Cutter, the deputy campaign manager for President Obama's re-election team, raised the specter of Romney having committed a "felony" with misstatements in... read more

The nuances surrounding outsourcing

07/17/12 12:30PM

It's easy to forget after the uproar of the last week, but the near-scandal about Mitt Romney's Bain Capital background started with an Obama campaign attack on outsourcing.The president's team ran ads blasting Romney for being an outsourcing "pioneer," but instead of defending the tactic, Romney instead said the... read more

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