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The many minds of Mitt Romney, the blank mind of, of...

11/10/11 09:22AM

Texas Governor Rick Perry says that he's not quitting and that his inability in last night's to remember his own burn-it-down platform for governing won't finish his presidential campaign. But when a politician is seemingly so bent on such a complete remaking of government, he can look remarkably unserious in a hurry if he can't remember the third pillar he intends to knock down. Gail Collins, bless her heart, knows where her sympathies lie: read more

Morning Maddow: November 10

Morning Maddow: November 10

11/10/11 08:17AM

Perry: "This ain't a day for quitting nothing."Americans for Prosperity says its reimbursements to Herman Cain's campaign were legal.Sen. Rand Paul to try to block EPA regulations today.Senate Judiciary votes on DOMA repeal.Greece names a new Prime Minister.Police try to disband "Occupy" encampment at UC Berkeley.Penn State student rally in support of Joe Paterno gets out of hand.As promised on last night's show: Christmas-birthday-graduation-anniversary-Hogmanay for Civics dorks comes today.  read more

Hairline fractured reality

Hairline fractured reality

11/10/11 02:20AM

Inspired by the fine work at Moustair, here's our contribution to the mustache-as-hair genre.I kinda went for uni-brow with Cain.ADDING: Here's the video in case you're finding this in the future and wondering what the heck this is all about. read more

You might think you're having a tough week...

11/09/11 10:38PM

...but at least you didn't accidentally set off 20 minutes worth of fireworks all at once at the town festival.(I know the explanation is "technical hitch" but can you imagine the poor guy standing next to the switch after this happened?) read more

Post-election analysis

Post-election analysis

11/09/11 07:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - the latest on the results of last night's elections, plus... watch

Ahead on the 11/9 Maddow show

11/09/11 06:25PM

Tonight's guests include:Celinda Lake, Democratic pollster   Rep. Raul Grijalva, (D) Arizona, co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus   Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for WomenExecutive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show: read more

Illusion, the brave manatee from Florida

Healed, homebound manatee is 1,000 pounds of adorable

11/09/11 05:54PM

On March 5, 2010, a 978-pound manatee was rescued in Riviera Beach, Florida, after being struck by a boat and suffering major lacerations. Today, after months of rehabilitation in both the Miami Aquarium and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, the manatee, named Illusion, will be released in North Palm Beach to head back to her natural habitat. She is one of the lucky ones - Florida has found nearly 400 dead manatees in this year alone.More information on the Manatee Rehabilitation Partnership can be found here.  read more



11/09/11 03:39PM

Say what you will about Herman Cain's press conference yesterday, it was one of the all time highpoints for the incorrect public use of the third person. Behold, this gem:Well, I happen to think where it's coming from is that some people don't want to see Herman Cain get the Republican nomination, and some people don't want Herman Cain to become president of the United States of America.And this:I can't tell you what their motivation is, other than it's to stop Herman Cain.Ask Herman Cain about Herman Cain, and Herman Cain will tell you all about Herman Cain. read more