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Chart: Record number of abortion bills

Chart: Record number of abortion bills

07/13/11 03:03PM

 After Republicans made historic gains in state legislatures last year, Troy Newman of Operation Rescue said he felt like a kid at Christmas. "Which package do you open up first?" he told the New York Times.How about all of them at once? The Guttmacher Institute today reports that the states passed 162 new measures for reproductive rights in the first half of this year, including twice as many abortion restrictions as the last record number, in 2005. We'll have more on the show tonight. For now, the amazing chart.(h/t Think Progress) read more

Best noon thing*

07/13/11 01:19PM

@Joyce_Lynette tweeted us something that I haven't even watched all the way through. The first five seconds had me so hooked, I'm throwing it right up on the blog ASAP! Enjoy! *central time! read more

Herman Cain is so over that money thing

07/13/11 01:07PM

This morning, the Obama re-election campaign reported a record-setting fundraising haul of over $86 million in a three-month period, the combined total taken in both by them and by the Democratic National Committee. The Obama campaign says it brought in $47 million. That was enough to lap the entire Republican field, which has about $35 million in its collective coffers.It's hard to argue this is bad news for the Obama campaign. read more



07/13/11 11:09AM

Never mind that it was signed into law by President George W.  Bush, conservatives are in full squawk over a bill calling for light bulbs to become more efficient.  Also never mind that gradually phasing out the energy wasting incandescent bulb will save billions of dollars: This is an intolerable Obama outrage! Light, not Lite!! Last night Republicans failed to repeal this hated George W. Bush endorsed law. read more

'No sex with the sun god demon! Vote Perry! #Maddow'

07/13/11 10:01AM

Our own great and good Will Femia wins my vote for tweet of the night, about the folks with whom Texas Governor Rick Perry is putting on his national day of prayer and fasting. Governor Perry wants America to find in heaven answers to problems that are surely unsolvable on earth, like government debt.Among Governor Perry's partners in the endeavor is Peter Wagner, who at least knows what's wrong with Japan's economy. By way of Right Wing Watch:The Sun Goddess visits him in person and has sexual intercourse with the Emperor. It's a very, very powerful thing. read more

Morning Maddow: July 13

07/13/11 07:49AM

All the fake Democrats are defeated in 6 Wisconsin recall primaries.Democrats keep fmr. Rep. Jane Harman's House seat.Arizona sets the date for its own recall election: of SB1070 architect Russell Pearce.The Obama campaign had a big fundraising quarter.Feds accuse Louisiana of not providing voter registrations where some poor people are likely to get them.Nuclear Regulatory Commission wants safety changes at nuke plants.The Blade: The Obama administration will "likely" appeal the injunction on enforcing DADT. read more

Links for the 7/12 TRMS

Links for the 7/12 TRMS

07/13/11 03:00AM

Rick Perry Partners With Pastor Who Thinks Oprah Is The Precursor To The Antichrist Right Wing Watch: The Response Prayer Rally Perry calling Iowa activists as potential donors convene APNewsBreak: Texas Gov. Perry meets with Musharraf The Company That Rick Perry Keeps: Peter Wagner On Sex With Demons Brian Williams interviews Medal of Honor recipient Profile: Leroy A. Petry Prosthesis helps Medal of Honor hero stay with Rangers read more

A show of awesome stories

A show of awesome stories

07/12/11 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - the debt ceiling games continue down an ominous path, plus we... watch

Ahead on the 7/12 Maddow show

07/12/11 05:51PM

Tonight's guests include:Rep. Raul Grijalva, (D) Arizona and co-chair of the Congressional Progressive CaucusCharles Benson, political reporter for WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee   Wayne Slater, columnist for the Dallas Morning NewsExecutive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show: read more