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Ahead on the 11/23 Maddow Show...

11/23/11 07:29PM

Tonight's guests include:Chris Hayes, Host of "Up with Chris Hayes" and editor-at-large at the Nation Steve Clemons, Washington editor-at-large, Atlantic Magazine and author of "The Washington Note" blogRinku Sen, president & executive director, Applied Research Center and publisher of Executive... read more

Recent scandals eroding faith in higher...

Recent scandals eroding faith in higher learning?

11/23/11 07:00PM

From a child sex abuse scandal at Penn State to pepper-spraying incidents at UC Davis, recent headlines seem to suggest that America’s institutions are experiencing challenges. Have Americans lost faith in their institutions of higher learning? MSNBC’s... watch

On tonight's show

On tonight's show

11/23/11 07:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - the neocons are back in action (did you see last night's debate?); Newt Gingrich weighs in on immigration and a very special Debunktion Junction. Melissa... watch

He used to be popular out there.

Rural Wisconsin loves the recall, too

11/23/11 03:00PM

 Margaret Krome went out collecting signatures for the campaign to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. She was out in rural Wisconsin, where she didn't expect a great response. But people just kept signing:Several people expressed concern about the Walker administration’s efforts to stifle voting and fair democratic practice.Three... read more

Pardon the fowl

Pardon the fowl

11/23/11 01:37PM

The President, once again, participated in a yearly Thanksgiving tradition at the White House today, sparing two turkeys from the blade and pardoning them to a life in Mt. Vernon, Virginia.  (Which may or may not be better.)President Obama, with daughters Malia and Sasha in tow, joked, “Recently I've been taking a series of executive... read more

Chicken and rice and bright red lights

Chicken and rice and bright red lights

11/23/11 12:58PM

The other way you know it's almost Thanksgiving, which anymore means Christmas, is that the food carts start adding holiday lights. It can be so irritating when stores jump the calendar, but the vendor guys get a pass. Thanks to Andrew Dallos for the pic. read more

Best noon thing

11/23/11 12:00PM

As God is my witness, this is perhaps the greatest Turkey-related piece of entertainment of all time. Oh, the humanity! You're welcome. read more

Newt Gingrich called to say you love him

11/23/11 09:06AM

For reasons not entirely clear to me, I just got the same Newt Gingrich robocall captured in the YouTube clip above. My favorite part is where he says, "Barack Obama has used his radical ideology to turn America from a beacon of hope, growth and opportunity, to a failed version of a European secular socialist state."Also this:"The... read more

Morning Maddow: November 23

11/23/11 07:50AM

Newt Gingrich "clarifies" his stance on child labor: he only wants 9 to 14 year olds to be janitors part time.The NLRB's only Republican member threatens quitting to deny it a quorum.Meet one of Herman Cain's most interesting campaign aides.Yemen's president is reportedly really going to step down this time.Will military... read more