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Rural Wisconsin loves the recall, too

11/23/11 03:00PM

 Margaret Krome went out collecting signatures for the campaign to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. She was out in rural Wisconsin, where she didn't expect a great response. But people just kept signing:Several people expressed concern about the Walker administration’s efforts to stifle voting and fair democratic practice.Three hunters turned their truck and trailer around and pulled up to where I stood on the sidewalk. I explained that I was with the Recall Walker campaign. “It’s why we turned around,” the driver said. He had already signed, but his father wanted the chance. read more

Pardon the fowl

Pardon the fowl

11/23/11 01:37PM

The President, once again, participated in a yearly Thanksgiving tradition at the White House today, sparing two turkeys from the blade and pardoning them to a life in Mt. Vernon, Virginia.  (Which may or may not be better.)President Obama, with daughters Malia and Sasha in tow, joked, “Recently I've been taking a series of executive actions that don't require congressional approval. Well, here's another one: We can't wait to pardon these turkeys. Literally.”The audience laughed, Malia smiled. read more

Chicken and rice and bright red lights

Chicken and rice and bright red lights

11/23/11 12:58PM

The other way you know it's almost Thanksgiving, which anymore means Christmas, is that the food carts start adding holiday lights. It can be so irritating when stores jump the calendar, but the vendor guys get a pass. Thanks to Andrew Dallos for the pic. read more

Best noon thing

11/23/11 12:00PM

As God is my witness, this is perhaps the greatest Turkey-related piece of entertainment of all time. Oh, the humanity! You're welcome. read more

Newt Gingrich called to say you love him

11/23/11 09:06AM

For reasons not entirely clear to me, I just got the same Newt Gingrich robocall captured in the YouTube clip above. My favorite part is where he says, "Barack Obama has used his radical ideology to turn America from a beacon of hope, growth and opportunity, to a failed version of a European secular socialist state."Also this:"The debates have gone exceedingly well, and I can tell you more than a few conservatives can't wait to see me versus President Obama in a one-on-one debate. read more

Morning Maddow: November 23

11/23/11 07:50AM

Newt Gingrich "clarifies" his stance on child labor: he only wants 9 to 14 year olds to be janitors part time.The NLRB's only Republican member threatens quitting to deny it a quorum.Meet one of Herman Cain's most interesting campaign aides.Yemen's president is reportedly really going to step down this time.Will military budget woes ground the Navy's Blue Angels?The other Nixon pardon (the one with a turkey and a nail).A sign of life from Russia's maybe-not-completely-doomed Phobos-Grunt probe. read more

Oregon governor on executions: 'I simply cannot participate once again in something I believe to be morally wrong'

Oregon governor on executions: 'I simply cannot participate once again in something I believe to be morally wrong'

11/22/11 08:35PM

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber announced today that he was stopping all executions in Oregon. An excerpt from his letter here: has been carried out just twice in last 49 years in Oregon. Both were during my first administration as Governor, one in 1996 and the other in 1997. I allowed those sentences to be carried out despite my personal opposition to the death penalty. read more

Helping the 99 percent

Helping the 99 percent

11/22/11 07:00PM

The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein talks about the payroll tax cut and discusses whether President Barack Obama and Congress will be able to decide upon a... watch

Ahead on the 11/22 Maddow show

11/22/11 06:58PM

Tonight's guests include:Ezra Klein, columnist for The Washington Post and Bloomberg and msnbc policy analystDeborah Blum, author of The Poisoner's Handbook and professor at the University of WisconsinExecutive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show:   read more