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Ahead on the 10/13 Maddow show

10/13/11 07:33PM

Tonight's guests include:Sen. Sherrod Brown, (D) Ohio   Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law professor and author of the new book, "Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress -- And a Plan to Stop It"   Rep. Jackie Speier, (D) CaliforniaExecutive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show:  read more

The wonkiest #OccupyWallStreet sign yet?

The wonkiest #OccupyWallStreet sign yet?

10/13/11 05:47PM

I came across this tweet a short while ago from Jared Keller, an associate editor at The Atlantic magazine, reading simply:Probably the most effective protest sign I've ever seenand subsequently hashtagged #OccupyWallStreet and #OWS. I can't gauge how effective it'll be, but I'd venture to say that it's certainly the wonkiest sign we've seen since the protests began nearly one month ago. read more

NYPD: No more sleeping bags at Occupy Wall Street. Hello, Occupy everywhere

NYPD: No more sleeping bags at Occupy Wall Street. Hello, Occupy everywhere

10/13/11 03:28PM

 In New York City today, Occupy Wall Street organizers have been told by the NYPD to make way for a cleaning of the park they occupy. "These rules include, "no tarps or sleeping bags" and "no lying down," they write. "So, seems likely that this is their attempt to shut down #OWS for good." The standoff starts Friday morning (adding: at 7 a.m.)Meanwhile, Occupy everywhere keeps going. Above, Katherine Dassis sends a pic from an occupation Monday in Kamuela, Hawaii. read more

Congresswoman Foxx at left.

Virginia Foxx explains it all

10/13/11 01:46PM

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-North Carolina) explained today why House Republicans' Protect Life Act is not misogynist:And for my colleagues across the aisle who say this is a misogynist bill, nobody has ever fought more for the rights of women than I have. But 50 percent of the unborn babies that are being aborted are females, so the misogyny comes for those who promote the killing of unborn babies. That's where the misogyny comes in, Madam Speaker.The House plans to vote on the bill today. It would block women using a health reform subsidy from buying coverage for abortion. read more

Defiance, Ohio, made me cry

10/13/11 12:50PM

With great appreciation to the pioneering civil rights activist Frank Kameny for going first way back when, may I present what's described as Defiance, Ohio's first ever Gay Pride. Thanks to Michael Mitchell of nearby the town of Bryan for sending the video.(Got stuff to send?) read more

(Be careful not to accidentally drink perfume when you're trying to guzzle down some Qream)

It's not for women...

10/13/11 11:26AM

Dr Pepper has a new target: men. But not just any men-- men who are too manly (or insecure?) to drink girly diet soda.This soda is NOT FOR WOMEN. So women, don't accidentally pick up a Dr Pepper 10, because it is just not for you. You can tell because of the industrial-looking label and the laser guns in the commercial, which no woman would possibly like. Oh, and because one tagline is "It's not for women," and another tagline is "Think you're man enough for the can?" and the Facebook page has "Man'ments" like “Thou Shalt Not Pucker Up. read more

Regulation, taxes still not to blame

Regulation, taxes still not to blame

10/13/11 10:22AM

President Obama today began a new push for action on his very popular jobs bill, which Senate Republicans voted down and which House Republicans say they won't vote on."In the coming days we will force members of Congress to vote on the individual proposals in the American Jobs Act," President Obama says. "They’ll have a chance to vote on whether they believe we should keep teachers out of work or whether we should put them back in the classroom where they belong. read more

Morning Maddow: October 13

10/13/11 07:49AM

The ringleader of the Iranian terrorist plot seems to have been missing certain leadership qualities:  “His socks would not match.  He was always losing his keys and his cellphone. He was not capable of carrying out this plan.”So when Pakistan says it will not tolerate cross-border attacks from Afghanistan, does that include our flying robots?  'Cause that's gonna be awkwardLate last night (well, late for D.C. which is anything later than "afternoon") Congress passed trade deals with South Korea, Colombia and Panama Want to know why your Blackberry failed yesterday? read more

Links for the 10/12 TRMS

Links for the 10/12 TRMS

10/13/11 02:49AM

Despite 'Diesel-ing,' bloom is off Perry rose Remarks by the President on the American Jobs Act in Denver, Colorado Trickledown technology iRobot looking to produce man's new best friend Scoop: New video of BDI's Big Dog robot Largest unmanned ground vehicle deploys The Kameny Papers Frank Kameny, leading gay rights activist, dies at 86 Producer has camera rolling, captures 'turkey attack' moment read more

Despite 'Diesel-ing,' bloom is off Perry rose

Despite 'Diesel-ing,' bloom is off Perry rose

10/12/11 08:14PM

It's hard to believe that it was only a few short weeks ago that Texas governor, Rick Perry, was riding high in the polls and burnishing his image with an ear-splitting explosion of a Vin Diesel-like campaign ad designed to reduce the competition to a collection of smoking loafers.The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll (pdf) now has Herman Cain standing on the proverbial hood of his proverbial hot rod, pecs rippling with the recoil of proverbial automatic rifle fire of Republican electoral support.And if that wasn't enough to take the crash out of Perry's crescendo, a new PPP poll puts h read more

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