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Puppies make for great TV

09/16/11 08:00PM

Cory Gnazzo, senior producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - the mystery of the high-profile, low-polling presidential... watch

The Week in Geek

09/16/11 07:14PM

Who knew the Golden Gate Bridge was so multifunctional? Also who knew it could move 16 feet?!?There might not be an astronaut shortage if NASA had only accepted my application back in 2002.The science of saving lives just got easier with a device that can detect the molecules expelled by someone breathing, trapped beneath the rubble. Also, there is such a thing as the Journal of Breath Research. read more

Ahead on the 9/16 Maddow show

09/16/11 07:10PM

Tonight's guests include:Alex Wagner, msnbc political analyst   Eugene Robinson, columnist for The Washington Post and msnbc political analyst   Former President Jimmy CarterSenior show producer Cory Gnazzo shares a little bit about tonight's show: read more

The Friday Awesome

09/16/11 06:02PM

Aloha, Friday Awesome-ites: For those of you waiting breathlessly for Jedi Kittens---the Sequel, here's this. (Ominous voice: Luke, I am your cuddly, adorable, ball of yarn chasing father…)Han's Kessel Run/Parsec controversy resolved. (chill, Rebel Alliance, chill!)Look at that antelope driving a car! read more

Perry reveals why people move to Texas

09/16/11 03:42PM

 If you want fewer rights, move to Texas:You gotta be for life, I mean how do you get up every morning and look yourself in the mirror if you can’t be for life? I mean to me that’s the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness. That’s what this country was based on. And when that conception occurs, that’s life. And defending it, and protecting it, and standing up for it, is what we all ought to be about. And I’m glad I live in a state where we do that. read more

Texas death-row inmate Duane Buck.

Rick Perry's latest execution stopped (for now)

09/16/11 02:50PM

Duane Buck was scheduled to die last night. Unlike in the case of Troy Davis in Georgia, there's no issue of doubt that he committed the crime of which he was convicted: Mr. Buck, now 48, does not contest that it was he that shot his ex-girlfriend and another man to death in 1995. Buck's impending execution would break Governor Rick Perry's own national record. read more

Michele Bachmann not letting that crony-capitalism, government-injection thing go.

09/16/11 01:45PM

Although maybe only Rick Perry can beat Rick Perry.Also this from Gail Collins, about Congresswoman Bachmann's contention that a mother told her that her daughter had taken the HPV vaccine been mentally retarded ever since:Let's presume that Bachmann is being accurate, and that the woman in question was not someone she heard about from a friend of a friend’s cousin in Xenia, Ohio. What would you expect a candidate for president of the United States to do after such an encounter? Take a name? Investigate the case? read more

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