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Chris Christie on tax fairness: 'Shut up'

Chris Christie on tax fairness: 'Shut up'

02/22/12 12:30PM

Piers Morgan asked New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) last night about Warren Buffett's calls for tax fairness, and not surprisingly, the Republican governor didn't seem especially receptive to the idea."Yeah, well he should just write a check and shut up," Christie said. "Really. And just contribute. I mean, you know,... read more

Wednesday's campaign round-up

02/22/12 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:* With less than a week to go, a new NBC News/Marist poll shows Mitt Romney leading Rick Santorum in Michigan by two points, but in general election match-ups, both trail President Obama... read more

Serious satire: 'It is the purpose of the General Assembly to assert an invasive state interest in the reproductive habits of the men of this state'

02/22/12 11:04AM

The Republican march against adult Americans' right to make their own decisions about really private matters remains so unbelievable that parody has become a legitimate legislative response. Oklahoma got the "Every Sperm Is Sacred" protest amendment. Virginia got a measure to require prostate exams for Viagra prescriptions.And now... read more

Romney occasionally forgets what side he's on

02/22/12 10:55AM

Mitt Romney accidentally told the truth again yesterday. At a campaign event in Michigan, the former governor rejected the principal economic message espoused by congressional Republicans the last several years. (video via ThinkProgress)over and over again, that the economy is "getting better" on Obama's watch.That's not... read more

'Secular' is not a dirty word

'Secular' is not a dirty word

02/22/12 09:39AM

Campaigning in Michigan yesterday, Mitt Romney used a line of attack against President Obama that I don't recall hearing from him before.Mitt Romney attacked President Obama's "secular agenda" during a town hall in which he drew contrasts between himself and GOP rival Rick Santorum and defended his stance on conservative... read more

Morning Maddow: February 22

02/22/12 07:51AM

POTUS sings the blues (and look whose mic he's using).And today his administration will propose big changes to the corporate tax code.The CFPB is taking a hard look at what, when and how banks charge customers in overdraft fees.The latest poll numbers have Romney beating Santorum in Arizona, neck-and-neck with him in Michigan.Is VA Gov. Bob... read more

Dog pee can't stop Santorum

Dog pee can't stop Santorum

02/21/12 07:00PM

Rachel Maddow shares video of Rick Santorum telling the story of being urinated on by a dog while on the campaign trail, and offers to give the candidate control of the URL watch


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