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Greenland image highlights climate crisis

Greenland image highlights climate crisis

07/25/12 10:00AM

The picture posted to the right shows two images: Greenland on July 8 and Greenland four days later. Satellite imagery found that 97% the land mass experienced an unprecedented thaw that seemed literally impossible.A NASA published a statement yesterday, quoting Son Nghiem of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., who was... read more

About those defense cuts...

07/25/12 09:35AM

Since I posted the full video of President Obama's speech the Veterans of Foreign Wars yesterday, it's only fair that I also post Mitt Romney's speech to the same convention.We talked yesterday about some of the more important flaws in the Republican's remarks, and Heather Hurlburt documented some pretty dramatic lies Romney... read more

David Cameron's economy still isn't pointing in the right direction.

The lessons of the UK's double-dip recession

07/25/12 09:00AM

Mitt Romney arrived in London early this morning, as part of a multi-day international excursion. Perhaps, while he's across the pond, the Republican presidential hopeful can take a look at the problems plaguing the British economy.The U.K. read more

CBO: Obamacare still cuts deficit

07/25/12 08:30AM

One of the more common complaints from critics of the Affordable Care Act is that it's too expensive. In particular, congressional Republicans, who occasionally pretend to care about the deficit and debt, argue that the health care reform law is fiscally irresponsible.The argument has never made any sense -- every independent budget... read more

'We're all in this together'

07/25/12 08:00AM

On late Monday, President Obama's re-election campaign released a widely-discussed, minute-long ad, in which the president spoke directly to the camera and presented the larger themes of the 2012 race. Late yesterday, the Obama team released something of a follow-up.For those who can't watch clips online, here's the transcript of... read more

Morning Maddow: July 25

07/25/12 06:50AM

Sheldon Adelson reportedly wants to help turn Jewish voters away from Obama.Gun sales surge after Aurora. Also, cue the right-wing freakout.Sen. McConnell floats a plan to avoid falling off the fiscal cliff.Protest against officer-involved shooting spills into the streets of Anaheim, CA.Is there coded language in this statement by a Romney... read more

Who will get on board with the Medicaid expansion?

Who will get on board with the Medicaid expansion?

07/24/12 09:01PM

As you know, when the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, it also said that states could not be forced to expand Medicaid as called for by the ACA. Right away we saw some of the Republican Party's better known grandstanding governors announce rejection of the Medicaide expansion no matter how many people in the state would be... read more

'Tax cuts' become a word game the wealthy win

'Tax cuts' become a word game the wealthy win

07/24/12 08:00PM

Robert Greenstein, president of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, talks with Ezra Klein about the games politicians play when they decide what to call a tax cut or hike, and what a truly fair tax code would look like in contrast to what... watch

Ahead on the 7/24 Maddow show

07/24/12 06:38PM

Tonight's guests include:Robert Greenstein, president of the Center on Budget and Policy PrioritiesNicole Austin-Hillery, director and counsel of the Brennan Center for Justice – Washington, DCIlya Shapiro, senior fellow at the Cato InstituteLawrence Lessig, Harvard Law professor and author of “Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress -... read more

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