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After the cuts, more cutting (#Wisconsin edition)

08/03/11 10:51AM

Like his fellow Republicans who are up for recall, Wisconsin State Senator Dan Kapanke is defending his seat on the idea that State Senate Democrats abandoned their duties by boycotting the union-stripping vote, and that Republicans have saved the state money. read more

'Who is going to drive the economy?'

08/03/11 09:24AM

A panel of economists today reports that the American economy faces the growing risk of falling back into recession.Consumers have slowed their spending, businesses have slowed their spending, and the federal government has just signed a deal to slow its spending. If you add those up, you get stagnation and maybe even recession. read more

What it's all about.

Morning Maddow: August 3

08/03/11 08:00AM

Unions raise big money to help the Wisconsin recalls.States brace for cuts in federal aid.1,100 workers in Illinois are about to lose their jobs.KS Gov. Sam Brownback is under pressure not to attend TX Gov. Rick Perry's prayer day.Anti-abortion group attacks Romneycare.Egypt's deposed president Hosni Mubarak is wheeled into court on a gurney.A media consultant's critique of Nixon. read more

The Discovery Channel building during Shark Week

Shark Week

08/02/11 09:00PM

These past few weeks have been Debt Weeks on the network news stations, but over at Discovery Channel this week honors a whole 'nother monster: the shark.And to celebrate? If only we could decorate 30 Rockefeller Plaza with an inflatable John Boehner... read more

Rachel returns!

Rachel returns!

08/02/11 08:00PM

Cory Gnazzo, senior producer for The Rachel Maddow Show, previews Tuesday night's show, marking the return, finally, of Rachel Maddow to the anchor chair. watch

Ahead on the 8/2 Maddow Show

08/02/11 07:18PM

Tonight's guests:Congressman Peter Welch, VermontJosh Rogin, columnist, The Cable, Foreign Policy MagazineJon Erpenbach, Wisconsin state senatorHere's senior producer Cory Gnazzo with a look at what's ahead on Rachel's first night back: read more

The dugout canoes of the Suquamish

Same-sex marriage unanimously approved!

08/02/11 04:27PM

... for the Suquamish Tribe!In March, 28-year-old Heather Purser brought up the matter in a tribal general council meeting. She proposed a council vote, which finally took place yesterday. The result? A unanimous vote in favor of same-sex marriage.Now, as long as one spouse is an enrolled member of the tribe, same-sex couples can legally marry under Suquamish tribal law.The Port Madison Indian Reservation is the Suquamish reservation in Washington State (which does not recognize same-sex marriage) and is home to over 6,500 people. read more

Chart: Debt deal subtracts 1.8 million jobs

08/02/11 01:38PM

n the coming months I'll continue also to fight for what the American people care most about: new jobs, higher wages, and faster economic growth. While Washington has been absorbed in this debate about deficits, people across the country are asking, What can we do to help the father looking for work? What are we going to do for the single mom who's seen her hours cut back at the hospital? read more