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08/18/11 01:02AM

Doofus di tutti Doofi Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino has been asked by apparel chain Abercrombie & Fitch not to wear their clothes on MTV’s “The Jersey Shore.”  And they’re prepared to pay for the favor. Here’s their actual press release."We are deeply concerned that Mr. Sorrentino's association with our brand could cause significant damage to our image.  We understand that the show is for entertainment purposes, but believe this association is contrary to the aspirational nature of our brand, and may be distressing to many of our fans. read more

Ahead on the 8/17 Maddow show

08/17/11 07:04PM

Tonight's guests include:State Rep. Armond Budish, (D) Ohio,  general assembly minority leader  Rep. Ed Markey, (D) Massachusetts and member of the House Energy Committee  Michael Steele, former chair of the Republican National Committee and msnbc political analystHere's executive producer Bill Wolff with a preview of tonight's show: read more

T-Paw, Ron Paul would like his awesome back

08/17/11 04:35PM

Meet Congressman Ron Paul, action man, Republican candidate, the one who will save all of us and the dollar, too:One man has stood apart -- stood strong and true. Voting against every tax increase, every unbalanced budget every time. Standing up to the Washington machine, guided by principle. Ron Paul, the one who will stop the spending, save the dollar, create jobs, bring peace. The one who will restore liberty.Ron Paul, the one who can beat Obama and restore America now.Tim Pawlenty's blockbuster never had it so good. read more

'It's great to be back here on Earth'

08/17/11 03:10PM

Four members of NASA's final shuttle crew turned out in New York today for an event called "What's Your Favorite Space?" with Elmo, who needs no introduction. The astronauts also took a turn last night on the Colbert Report. Now, in the cramped America that President Obama warned about yesterday, NASA and the big dream of beautiful science need all the friends they can get. read more

Chart: America is so stuck

Chart: America is so stuck

08/17/11 01:30PM

The Economic Policy Institute posts another way of looking at America's jobs crisis. We're now well more than than two years into a job market that's worse than anything we saw in the two previous recessions.If you're out of work, you can expect your job search to take just over 40 weeks. And you've got company, lots of it. More than eight million Americans have been out of work for at least 15 weeks, and more than six million of those have been on the curb for at least 27 weeks.The real problem is jobs, and we're stuck with it for a while. read more

Best noon thing

08/17/11 11:59AM

As a sucker for military homecomings and for dogs, I could not resist this. Also? The dog's name is Emmitt Thunderpaws. Attention must be paid. Enjoy! read more

In other words, take these bumper stickers with a grain of salt!

Don't mess with Texas: Your guide to Rick Perrylandia

08/17/11 11:57AM

We find that the best place to find the most accurate news on state politics is the local paper.Kyrie O'Connor, deputy managing editor over at the Houston Chronicle, writes "An Open Letter to the National Media. Subject: Texas," and compiles a list of rules for the national media to keep in mind when covering their great state in the wake of Governor Rick Perry's announcement of his presidential intentions. It's kinda like a study guide, so Ms. read more

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