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Mr. and Ms. Gingrich explain this

Mr. and Ms. Gingrich explain this

01/23/12 04:52PM

 We wrestled last week with the possible explanation for the photo above. AP had sent this for a caption: "Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, pinches the nose of Bonnie Ellison, 78, of Easley, S.C. while shaking hands with supporters at Mutt’s Barbeque in Easley, S.C. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012."Now Rachel sends over this from the Independent Mail of Anderson, South Carolina, where they saw your proposals. read more

Mitt Romney: 'These are the people, and you're the interrupters'

01/23/12 01:55PM

We know Mitt Romney likes the tactic of responding to Occupy Wall Street by suggesting they should go to North Korea. After he got challenged at an event in South Carolina last week, his campaign sent the video around. Mr. Romney got another chance yesterday in Florida, when he was mic-checked by protesters who said, "Corporations are not people. We are the people.""Actually, these are the people," Mr. Romney replied, pointing to his supporters. read more

Best noon thing

Best noon thing

01/23/12 12:09PM

Congresswoman Gabby Giffords hugs a very nice young man who once visited us here in our office. Oh, yeah, he's also the guy with the skills and the courage needed to keep her alive. read more

Curious counting in Wisconsin

Curious counting in Wisconsin

01/23/12 10:45AM

Michelle Reed of Menomonie says she came home to this flier from the Wisconsin Republican Party the other day. She writes,"So THAT'S what's happening to the jobs. They're shattering the state as they flee."During his 2010 campaign, Governor Scott Walker promised to add 250,000 jobs private-sector jobs in four years. With a sixth straight month of job loss in December -- including 3,900 non-government gigs -- Mr. Walker finished 2011 up by 13,500. On the other hand, the unemployment rate, calculated from a different survey, fell last month. Up? Down? read more

Newt Gingrich going north, south

Newt Gingrich going north, south

01/23/12 09:43AM

Tonight is debate night around TRMS HQ, with the 2012 Republican field attempting to woo sunny Florida. As the New York Times puts it, Florida's patchwork quilt presents a challenge for candidates:the immigrant-rich Miami region, the more conservative north or the retirees sprinkled around the state who carry with them the political loyalties bred elsewhere.Even in states that might seem more homogenous, political wins come down to rolling up support in some combination of constituencies. read more

Morning Maddow: January 23

01/23/12 07:39AM

  What's next for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, and for the congressional seat she's giving up.Newtmentum continues as he takes the lead in a Florida poll. Another one has them "neck and neck."Romney's response to losing South Carolina? He's releasing his tax returns.You know who else had a bad Saturday? She did.Colbert and Cain didn't do so well either.Roe v. Wade turns 39.The Arab League comes up with a plan to end the Syrian uprising. Syria rejects it.  read more

Before South Carolina, a ukulele break

01/21/12 05:10PM

Rachel is anchoring our rolling coverage tonight of the South Carolina Republican primary. She's live starting at 6 p.m.Meanwhile Julia Nutter, hero of the last night's Millionaire Cocktail Moment, has kept us entertained with her ukulele practice.We'll see you tonight on the television thing. read more

How to make a Millionaire

01/20/12 11:10PM

This recipe makes two drinks, so set your glassware accordingly.Ingredients:-- 4 oz of bourbon-- 1.5 oz Grand Marnier-- 1 oz grenadine -- get the good stuff or you can make it yourself with pomegranate juice and sugar-- 1 oz lemon juice-- 0.5 oz pastis-- egg white (!)One egg white is enough for two drinks, which is why this is a two-drink recipe.When you’re making an egg white drink, it’s helpful to first shake everything without ice (it’s called a dry shake) so you get enough egg white agitation to get a good foam.Then add ice and shake again.Pour. read more

How to make a Millionaire

01/20/12 11:10PM

This recipe makes two drinks, so set your glassware accordingly.Ingredients:-- 4 oz of bourbon-- 1.5 oz Grand Marnier-- 1 oz grenadine -- get the good stuff or you can make it yourself with pomegranate juice and sugar-- 1 oz lemon juice-- 0.5 oz pastis-- egg white (!)One egg white is enough for two drinks, which is why this is a two-drink recipe.When you’re making an egg white drink, it’s helpful to first shake everything without ice (it’s called a dry shake) so you get enough egg white agitation to get a good foam.Then add ice and shake again.Pour. read more

Links for the 1/20 TRMS

Links for the 1/20 TRMS

01/20/12 10:54PM

 Mitt Romney on The Laura Ingraham Show Clemson Palmetto Poll finds Gingrich leading, 20% of S.C. voters still uncommittedGallup tracking pollGallup chief: Romney support 'collapsing'Joel Sawyer tweets as @joeldavidsawyerCasino magnate Sheldon Adelson donates $5 million to pro-Gingrich committeeRomney Draws Small, Sleepy CrowdDoes Ron Paul Have An Airport Hangar Problem?Speakeasy: The Employees Only Guide to Classic Cocktails Reimagined read more

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