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On tonight's show

03/29/12 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show. Mitt Romney is displeased with the improving economy, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown joins us to talk about Citizen’s United and another Stand Your Ground story... watch

Ahead on the 3/29 Maddow Show

03/29/12 06:42PM

Tonight's guests:Dan Dicker, a CNBC contributor and the author "Oil's Endless Bid." He's an energy analyst with more than 25 years oil trading experience.Walter Dellinger, former acting solicitor general of the Office of Legal CounselSenator Sherrod Brown, Democrat of OhioHere's executive producer Bill Wolff with a... read more

Thursday's Mini-Report

03/29/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* No visible injuries: "Surveillance video footage of George Zimmerman being led from a police car shortly after he fatally teenager Trayvon Martin does not appear to show any injuries or bloodstains."* The region's diplomatic agenda: "Turkey's prime minister arrived in Iran on Thursday... read more

Plenty of 'limiting principles' to go around

03/29/12 04:55PM

We talked yesterday about the Supreme Court's consideration of the Affordable Care Act, and the conservative justice's search for a "limiting principle." By way of a follow-up, it's worth noting that if the right is still looking for one, there are plenty of options.To briefly recap -- yesterday's post may not have... read more

House approves radical GOP budget plan

House approves radical GOP budget plan

03/29/12 03:48PM

A year ago, House Republicans linked arms, stepped off the cliff, and voted en masse for Paul Ryan's right-wing budget plan. GOP leaders demanded the support of nervous lawmakers, many of whom feared the party was overreaching just a few months into their term, and more than 98% of the caucus went along, as ordered.The blowback was far more... read more

Wisconsin's recall count is in

Wisconsin's recall count is in

03/29/12 03:26PM

 Wisconsin's Government Accountability Board meets tomorrow to decide whether to schedule recalls for Governor Scott Walker and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch. The GAB staff write today that they'll be "recommending the Board find there are a sufficient number of signatures to order recall elections."From the numbers... read more

'Today I'm leaving the Republican Party'

03/29/12 02:25PM

How sexy is the Republican Party right now? How's this for an answer: a rising political star and decorated Iraq War veteran says he's leaving the party because he's sick of the "games."California Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, a candidate for mayor in San Diego  who served for a decade in the  Marine Corps,  has developed... read more

Jobless claims remain at four-year low

Jobless claims remain at four-year low

03/29/12 01:45PM

Because of the Department of Labor's annual revision of initial unemployment claims, the new report forced a subtle shift in perspective, but the news was nevertheless encouraging.The number of Americans who filed requests for jobless benefits fell by 5,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 359,000, the U.S. Labor Department said Thursday.... read more

Thursday's campaign round-up

03/29/12 12:00PM

Today's installment of campaign-related news items that won't necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:* As Rachel noted on the show last night, former President George H. W. Bush is throwing his support to Mitt Romney, following endorsements from Barbara Bush and Jeb Bush.* In Ohio, a new... read more

Challenge: Creative license in Virginia

Challenge: Creative license in Virginia

03/29/12 11:05AM

The Commonwealth of Virginia offers dozens of specialty license plates, including one that benefits the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood. Karen Bohn writes from Spotsylvania that she bought one of those recently. "Wonder if Gov. McDonnell knows it exists," Karen says. I'll bet he does now.Across the bottom, the Planned... read more

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