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Ahead on the 12/13 Maddow Show

12/13/11 07:04PM

Tonight's guests:Vice President Joe BidenEugene Robinson, columnist for the Washington Post and msnbc political analystAnd here's executive producer Bill Wolff with a preview of tonight's topics: read more

On tonight's show

On tonight's show

12/13/11 07:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - Rachel's exclusive interview with Vice President Joe Biden; has Newt gone negative; and The Best New Thing in the World Today! Rachel is live from DC. Don't... watch

Tonight: Joe Biden on the lessons of war

Tonight: Joe Biden on the lessons of war

12/13/11 06:17PM

Tonight on the show, we'll bring you an exclusive interview with Vice President Joe Biden. For now, a couple of bits.President Obama once famously called the war in Iraq a "dumb war." Rachel asked Mr. Biden if we've learned anything. From the transcript:VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: I think one of the lessons we've learned is you can go into an-- America is so powerful, has such an incredible military capability, that you can go to-- into any dictatorship and you can try to impose ... read more

Wisconsin voter ads challenge, round two

Wisconsin voter ads challenge, round two

12/13/11 03:13PM

A couple more favorites from the great Wisconsin voter ad challenge. Since we started this challenge, Ruthelle Frank, above, has become the subject of an ACLU lawsuit against the state for making her spend money in order to vote. (Hey, poll tax?)Entry above from Ali Davis. Below, from Kelvin Jackson, with a pic from Jon Bowen on Flickr.More fun with voting rights on the show tonight. read more

Challenge: Name this man

Challenge: Name this man

12/13/11 02:04PM

Rachel's in Washington, D.C., today -- she's about to interview Vice President Joe Biden for the show tonight.Producer Mike Yarvitz says they're in the Eisenhower executive office building, in the Secretary of War room. Mike's challenge to you: Name the secretary of war in the picture above.Bonus points for anyone who knows anyone who knows anyone who already knows who that secretary of war is. Seriously, bonus points. read more

Helping the rich more.

The GOP dilemma, in two charts

12/13/11 12:43PM

Ezra Klein runs the numbers on the various Republican tax plans and concludes that the GOP is in a tight spot:skeptical of a temporary tax cut for the middle class that carries a price tag in the low hundreds of billions of dollars and is fully paid for but apparently enthused over permanent tax cuts for the rich that cost trillions of dollars and aren't paid for at all. That can't poll well.Below, the effect of the Bush tax cuts for the rich. We're expecting the House vote on the payroll tax cut around 5 p.m. today. read more

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