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Inspecting gadgets

Inspecting gadgets

10/25/11 03:43PM

Last week I had the opportunity to attend a Showstoppers* tech show. I've been on their mailing list since I covered one of the big CES shows a few years ago so I like to try to get to their New York City events when I can, just to see what cool things they have.Coolest of the show was the Dot from a company called Kogeto. You may already be familiar with the iPhone attachment lenses that stick on with a little magnetic circle. This is similar in that it covers your phone lens, but the whole mechanism clips onto your phone so it's a little more secure. read more

Why go birther? Rick Perry: 'It's fun'

Why go birther? Rick Perry: 'It's fun'

10/25/11 02:00PM

 Rick Perry's birther dog-whistle in Parade magazine was no accident, it seems. Rachel debunked herself last night on the notion that overt birtherism would remain a viable political tactic. Then this morning, the New York Times released an interview with Perry conducted by John Harwood (of CNBC and the New York Times) in which the Texas governor makes plain that he thinks this is a big joke:RICK PERRY: I-- it's a good issue to keep alive. Just-- you know, Donald's got to have some fun. read more

Mitt Romney goes to Ohio

Mitt Romney goes to Ohio

10/25/11 12:44PM

The early word from Ohio Republicans was that Mitt Romney would campaign today for the union-stripping bill that's up for repeal in a November referendum. They also expected Mr. Romney to come out in favor of a referendum to block health reform. From the AP:Ohio Republican officials say presidential contender Mitt Romney is coming to Cincinnati to support efforts to pass statewide ballot issues on public employee bargaining and President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.The plan was for Mr. Romney to stop by a phone bank in Cincinnati with a message of support. read more

Best noon thing

10/25/11 12:12PM

Via the great Will Femia, faithful reader of Reddit, comes this gem from a bike rally in South Africa (the awesome kind, which is about navigation and endurance). A rider spots a calf in trouble and comes to its rescue. I can spot several opportunities for things to go wrong, but I won't spoil the ending. Enjoy. read more

Koch brothers' pop-up candidate: Herman Cain

10/25/11 10:45AM

The billionaire Koch brothers have said they intend to funnel at least $200 million into the 2012 presidential campaign. Their closest ties, so far, are to Herman Cain, who would appear to have not much for a campaign infrastructure, and yet who continues campaigning. The reason, Rachel argued last night, is that the Koch brothers fund Americans for Prosperity, and AFP is Mr. Cain's campaign:Herman Cain doesn't have a campaign organization. He does not really have any organization, any on the ground staff anywhere across the country, including in the early primary states. read more

Rick Perry's flat tax, all on a postcard

Rick Perry's flat tax, all on a postcard

10/25/11 09:30AM

Things didn't turn out so well for Steve Forbes, the last Republican running for president on a flat-tax platform. Economists have panned Herman Cain's version to the point of its becoming a national laughingstock. That hasn't stopped Mr. read more

Morning Maddow: October 25

10/25/11 07:57AM

Khaddafy reportedly buried at dawn.Rick Perry goes for a national flat tax.Occupy Maine may not have been the only target of a chemical bomb.The U.S. dismantles its last, most powerful nuclear bomb today.Where does all that debris that washed out to sea in the Japanese tsunami go? Here.There are cavities in space? read more

How does he do it?

How does he do it?

10/24/11 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain excels in the polls,... watch

Debunktion Junction

Debunktion Junction

10/24/11 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow attempts to sort fact from fiction in the story of Michelle Bachmann's New Hampshire campaign staff quitting. watch

Ahead on the 10/24 Maddow show

10/24/11 07:09PM

Tonight's guests include:Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now   Bob Herbert, former New York Times columnist, current distinguished senior fellow at Demos and contributor to PolicyShop.net Ambassador Susan Rice, United States ambassador to the United NationsExecutive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show:  read more

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