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Obama to attend first ever "Carrier Classic'

11/11/11 06:22PM

Tonight, President Obama will attend the first-ever Carrier Classic, a college basketball game that takes place on the USS Carl Vinson, a Navy aircraft carrier. (This carrier's claim to fame is that it's the ship that carried Osama bin Laden to his final resting place.) Basketball on a huge ship is pretty cool, but possible cooler is this timelapse video of the court and bleachers being built for the game:Along with watching the game, the President will also do interviews with the Armed Forces Network and ESPN before heading to Honolulu, HI for the Asian Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit. read more

Ahead on the 11/11 Maddow show

11/11/11 06:19PM

Tonight's guests include:Steve Kornacki, news editor for Salon  Lt. Col. Tammy Duckworth, Democratic candidate for Congress from Illinois, Iraq war veteran, and former Assistant Secretary for Public and Intergovernmental Affairs in the U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsJonathan Carlson, reporter for WNCN-TV in Raleigh, North CarolinaExecutive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show: read more

Politics goes to the movies: 'Into the Abyss'

11/11/11 05:15PM

Werner Herzog makes his intentions clear early in his powerful new documentary "Into the Abyss." "I do not think human beings should be executed," he says. "Simple as that." The moment is particularly charged because it's not stated in narration; he says it to Michael James Perry, a smiling 28-year-old who is days from execution. The filmmaker's word choice is telling—he does not speak of the "death penalty," which is the charged language of an issue. Mr. read more

Trouble brewing in Oakland

11/11/11 04:11PM

A young man was shot and killed near the Occupy Oakland encampment last night. His name hasn't been released, but Occupiers believe he was called "Alex," and they set up a candlelight vigil in his honor. How did Oakland's embattled mayor, Jean Quan, react? read more

Spotted: Occupy the Highway

Spotted: Occupy the Highway

11/11/11 03:27PM

One of our TRMS blog reader/commenters, pgw78, sent along some pictures of the "Occupy the Highway" march from New York City to Washington, DC. The marchers are walking 20 miles each day and camping with other "Occupy" protests at night. pgw78 spotted them on the road between New Brunswick and Trenton, New Jersey and says,I took a few snaps from the road. We pulled over, gave them some old coats and chemical toe warmers, and drove off. Just a quick flyby, but they were appreciative and I was glad to be able to contribute. read more

The Week in Geek: Nature is adorable

11/11/11 02:50PM

Zebra-striped, antelope-shaped, giraffe relative makes debut at the Bronx Zoo.Ever wondered why there are so many different colors of poisonous frogs? Of course you have. So has science.Flushing the toilets in the world's tallest building. You'd be surprised what it takes.Secrets of the Viking's sunstones revealed.How to turn two iPads into a gory, gaping hole in your torso.Swedish researchers explore the neuroscience of giants and Barbie dolls.NASA likes to make a big splash. read more

Joe Paterno talks to the crowd

11/11/11 01:04PM

This was posted on YouTube a couple of days ago by a supporter of former Penn State coach Joe Paterno:Remember, we're always gonna be Penn State, regardless of what happens to certain people. We're Penn State. I'm proud of you folks. I'm proud of you. I've always been proud of you.Let's all just cheer that football team on Saturday, all right? Beat Nebraska.You know, there's been some criticism of the way we've handled some of the poor victims. My wife and I, we have 17 grandkids. from 16 to three, and we pray for them every night. read more

Making a break for it.


11/11/11 12:03PM

The anti-Romney is dead; long live the anti-Romney?The latest McClatchy poll is out this morning:The Republican presidential race is being shaken up again, with Mitt Romney retaking the lead, Newt Gingrich surging into second place, and Herman Cain dropping to third place, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll released Friday.Mitt Romney's retaking of the lead seems almost by default; he is still at 23 percent, right around the ceiling he can't seem to break through. read more

A nation run by eight-and-a-half-year-old boys

11/11/11 08:51AM

Last night, in what Rachel called the worst analogy enactment in TV history, we attempted to render one of Herman Cain's defenses against the multiple allegations of sexual harassment: That thousands of women he has worked with wouldn't say they saw that kind of behavior from him.But perhaps the most shocking response from the Cain team has come from his lawyer, who told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that any women considering accusing Mr. read more

Morning Maddow: November 11

11/11/11 08:14AM

Can you feel the Newtmentum? Gingrich ties Romney for 2nd in latest 2012 poll.Shock Doctrine at Occupy Oakland?For Bank of America, debit fees extend to unemployment benefits.Missing limbs, more suicides, zero jobs: 9 battles for today's vets.The Army destroys the last of its stockpile of Nazi chemical weapons.What his grand jury testimony reveals about President Nixon.Good job, dude. read more