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Occupy Voter Registration

11/30/11 11:15AM

Ray Lutz, a former Democratic candidate for Congress and Occupy San Diego organizer, was arrested this week for setting up a voter registration table in San Diego's Civic Center plaza. The police who took him away said Mr. Lutz was trespassing.From East County Magazine:“When they interrupt someone who is doing lawful voter registration, this is going too far,” Jess Durfee, chairman of the San Diego County Democratic Party, told ECM. read more

'Life imprisonment. Think about that for a minute.'

11/30/11 10:12AM

Unless you were watching C-Span2 Tuesday, you may not have noticed that the Senate voted to keep a controversial provision in the defense spending bill that would allow indefinite detention of any terrorism suspect, including American citizens.This would make it possible for the government to keep you locked up for the rest of your life without ever seeing the inside of a courtroom. So much for the idea that everyone deserves their day in court.Supporters of the provision argue that such extraordinary measures are necessary in the fight against terrorism. read more

And Barney Frank wins.

11/30/11 09:31AM

In his three decades as member of the U.S. Congress, Representative Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts) has been one of the few lawmakers who has articulated the need to cut the defense budget. Along with that, Mr. Frank has argued against cuts in entitlement programs and for a tax system in which the wealthy pay their share.Now, just as he announces that he will not run again, Barney Frank finds himself in the crazy position of winning. It's all about the consequences of the Super Committee fail.ere's the situation. read more

Morning Maddow: November 30

11/30/11 07:49AM

Police dismantle Occupy encampments in Los Angeles and Philadelphia.Explain to me again how Newt Gingrich is not a lobbyist?Sec. Clinton's historic visit to Myanmar.A court challenge to same-sex marriage in New York.So, what's wrong with her?Early results from the Egyptian election come in, while the protesters in Tahrir call the whole election a sham.A massive strike by public workers in the UK today.Who's funnier? Grover Norquist or Rep. Allen West?  read more

New developments in a series of stories

New developments in a series of stories

11/29/11 07:00PM

Rachel Maddow updates several stories that were previously covered and have suddenly seen new developments, including Republicans voting against tax cuts and a revision of how terrorism training speakers are selected. watch

How soon before Republicans reject Newt?

How soon before Republicans reject Newt?

11/29/11 07:00PM

Steve Schmidt, MSNBC contributor and former McCain campaign senior strategist, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether Newt Gingrich can seriously be a viable presidential candidate given his significant baggage. This, as Rick Perry commits another... watch

A salute to Congressman Barney Frank

A salute to Congressman Barney Frank

11/29/11 07:00PM

Rachel Maddow plays highlights from the career of Congressman Barney Frank, ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, and talks with him about his retirement and the state of Congressional politics he'll be leaving behind. watch

Ahead on the 11/29 Maddow show

11/29/11 06:48PM

Tonight's guests include:Rep. Barney Frank, (D) Massachusetts, ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee   Steve Schmidt, msnbc contributor and former McCain campaign senior strategist Here's executive producer Bill Wolff with a preview of tonight's stories:  read more

I, One

11/29/11 04:25PM

Throughout the whole Occupy saga, we’ve heard precious little from the much-derided one percent itself. (Funny, the super rich don’t seem to be losing any sleep about being adequately represented.)  That’s why this video is so revealing. In it, our proud plutocrat poses an interesting question, “Have you ever heard of anybody great that’s come out of the 99 percent?”  Glad to know all that money isn't isolating or anything.... read more

'What the hell are we paying you for?'

11/29/11 03:17PM

Real talk: who really thought the Super Committee would succeed at its given task?In D.C., you might have better luck trying to find someone who believes the Redskins are a Super Bowl contender. And as Atrios noted, this was always a choice between one set of $1.2 trillion deficit cuts triggered by the debt-ceiling deal, or another set that could be agreed upon by a Super Committee. It failed, so, ostensibly, we'll get the first set.Still, in America, we hate to fail at anything, so bring on the spin. read more