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The meaning of 'Monkees'

03/05/12 07:31PM

Last week, we were fortunate to have Peter Tork of the Monkees visit for a talk about the passing of his bandmate, Davy Jones, and the meaning of the Monkees -- the group and the show. Afterward, Peter sent us this:When The Monkees first aired, it was the first time on network television (in the days when there were only three networks) that a... read more

The Monday after

The Monday after

03/05/12 07:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight’s show – the nominating process presents major problems for Republican presidential candidates, plus the latest on Rush Limbaugh’s recent comments and Mitt Romney’s... watch

Sprawl, the opposite.

Stop right there: The City 2.0

03/05/12 05:54PM

The TED prize is given annually to an individual TED thinks is worth $100,000 and a wish to change the world. In past years, recipients have included former President Bill Clinton, writer Karen Armstrong and environmentalist Sylvia Earle.This year, for the first time, the TED prize is going not to an individual, but to an idea, The City 2.0.... read more

Ahead on the 3/5 Maddow show

03/05/12 05:40PM

Tonight's guests include:Steve Kornacki, senior writer for SalonConnie Schultz, syndicated columnistLilly Ledbetter, author of “Grace and Grit”, filed an equal-pay lawsuit against Goodyear and helped pass the “Lilly Ledbetter” Act for equal-pay legislationWhile we wait for tonight's video preview to load, take a listen to tonight'... read more

Monday's Mini-Report

03/05/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Russian election: "A day after claiming an overwhelming victory in Russia's presidential elections, Vladimir V. read more

All is not well in House GOP Land.

A leadership team divided against itself

03/05/12 04:21PM

About a month ago, we learned that "behind-the-scenes fighting" between the offices of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and House Speaker John Boehner had grown so intense, senior aides had to organize a "truce."The fact that such a step was even necessary seems rather bizarre -- the Speaker's office and Majority Leader... read more

Let's go to the tape

03/05/12 03:18PM

A few months ago, Mitt Romney sat down with Fox News' Bret Baier, who asked the former governor about his support for a health care mandate. read more

Limbaugh's controversy enters its second week.

Limbaugh 'apology' doesn't end controversy

03/05/12 02:00PM

Controversies over offensive remarks generally follow a trajectory: someone says something outrageous, which is followed by pushback, then defensiveness, and eventually, regret from the offender. Rush Limbaugh very likely thought he was following the usual arc when, on late Saturday afternoon, he issued an odd "apology" for his attacks... read more

Draw your own conclusions

Draw your own conclusions

03/05/12 01:09PM

Kudos to the socially progressive folks at Archie comics who have sold out an issue chronicling the marriage of Archie's gay friend Kevin despite the usual conservative poutrage.Now the Archie creators are about to release a new issue (#635) dealing with the Occupy movement — in this case, the economically divided town of Riverdale.So the... read more

When in doubt, Romney relies on fear

03/05/12 12:40PM

President Obama spoke over the weekend at the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, and spent a fair amount of time addressing "the issue that is such a focus for all of us today: Iran's nuclear program."The relevant portion of the speech begins at about the 18:53 mark in this clip. Though Obama warned against the "loose... read more

Monday's campaign round-up

03/05/12 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:* There have been quite a few polls out of Ohio released over the last few days, but the most recent I've seen comes from Quinnipiac, which shows Mitt Romney up by three over Rick... read more

Only one of these two has focused on campaign infrastructure.

Rick Santorum's amateur hour

03/05/12 11:26AM

Of all the Super Tuesday contests tomorrow, Ohio's Republican primary is arguably the highest-profile race, and the results will garner the most attention. Polls show Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum running neck and neck.But even if Santorum fares well tomorrow in Ohio, his campaign's logistical and organizational weaknesses will... read more

George Will eyes "constructive defeat" in the 2012 presidential race.

The '96 strategy

03/05/12 10:40AM

Last week, Rachel talked to Salon's Steve Kornacki about the 2012 campaign, and he noted that there may come a point at which congressional Republicans stop thinking about the presidential campaign, and start thinking about their own re-election prospects.No one in the party would ever talk about this publicly, but there may come a point at... read more

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