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Thursday's campaign round-up

03/01/12 11:43AM

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:* In Ohio's Republican presidential primary, Rick Santorum appears to have the early edge in the polls, but Mitt Romney is currently outspending the former senator by a nearly seven... read more

Roy Blunt thought this was a good time to fight over contraception. He was wrong.

Dems eager for Blunt Amendment fight

03/01/12 10:40AM

When Republicans began pushing the Blunt Amendment a few weeks ago, GOP officials were working from a deliberate strategy: they thought they could go on the offensive over contraception access, pushing Democrats into a corner.Three weeks later, it's Republicans who appear to be stuck.Far from being on the defensive, Democrats seem eager to... read more

Federal judge struggles with allegations of racism

Federal judge struggles with allegations of racism

03/01/12 09:22AM

U.S. District Chief Judge Richard Cebull admitted yesterday to sending a racist email about President Obama from his courthouse chambers. His apology left much to be desired.The subject line of the e-mail, which Cebull sent from his official courthouse e-mail address on Feb. 20 at 3:42 p.m., reads: "A MOM'S MEMORY."The forwarded... read more

Jobless claims remain at four-year low

Jobless claims remain at four-year low

03/01/12 08:40AM

The general trend on initial unemployment claims over the last few months has been largely encouraging, despite occasional setbacks, and today's report is consistent with all the recent data.Initial jobless claims reached a four-year low a few weeks ago, and have remained effectively unchanged since.The number of people who applied for U.S.... read more

'I'm not for the bill'

03/01/12 08:00AM

The Senate is likely to vote today on the anti-contraception Blunt Amendment, championed by Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt (R), which would allow all private-sector employers to deny any health services that businesses might find morally objectionable. Despite the controversy surrounding the measure, Mitt Romney hadn't taken a position on the bill... read more

Morning Maddow: March 1

03/01/12 07:32AM

Romney wins Wyoming.Santorum declares Michigan a tie. He also raises some decent money.In 2011 the U.S. exported more oil and gas than we imported.The failure of Alabama's experiment in self-deportation.Arctic oil driller beats environmentalists to court.Iowa makes it a crime to secretly videotape animal abuse.Sheriff Joe Arpaio will... read more

Star-studded show

Star-studded show

02/29/12 07:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight’s show – Senator Olympia Snowe’s retirement and what it means for the future of the Senate, plus a look at why it might not be the best idea for Republican... watch


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