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Barbour not so sure on Personhood. Also, Mississippi still in the United States

11/02/11 02:57PM

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour says he's not sure how he'll vote on the state's Personhood Amendment next week. Verbate by way of Think Progress:BARBOUR: I believe life begins at conception. Unfortunately, this personhood amendment doesn't say that. It says life begins at fertilization, or cloning, or the functional equivalent thereof. That ambiguity is striking a lot of pro-life people here as concerning. And I'm talking about people that are very, outspokenly pro-life. the fallopian tubes. read more

How to get Republicans to talk about jobs

11/02/11 12:57PM

The House was busy making 250% sure that "In God We Trust" is still the national motto when President Obama yesterday dedicated Fort Monroe as his first national monument under the Antiquities Act powers.So what's Fort Monroe?"This is one of the most important and powerful historic places in America, the spot where slavery began and also, two and a half centuries later, received its deathblow," said Adam Goodheart, author of "1861: The Civil War Awakening." "It is the Plymouth Rock of African-American culture. read more

Occupy Oakland begins general strike

Occupy Oakland begins general strike

11/02/11 11:12AM

Occupy Oakland's general strike (poster pdf) is kicking off to the velvet strains of Dead Prez. Oakland's Grand Lake theater looks to be closed in support of the strike. Also going around: the pic below, which people say is of the Men's Warehouse store in Oakland.The San Jose Mercury-News has a liveblog going. Twitter's a lot of it, with #generalstrike and #OccupyOakland. And from the Atlantic, a tactical note: If you get violent, you lose.  read more

Beside the point in Mississippi

Beside the point in Mississippi

11/02/11 09:58AM

Mississippi votes next week on what's called a Personhood Amendment -- a very short question about whether the state constitution should grant personhood to fertilized eggs:"Should the term 'person' be defined to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the equivalent thereof?"This spoonful of language turns out to be surprisingly powerful. If a fertilized egg is a person, then fertility treatments, ending dangerous pregnancies, abortions including cases of rape and incest, and ordinary miscarriages all carry the possibility that you're committing a murder. read more

Morning Maddow: November 2

11/02/11 07:54AM

Occupy Oakland teams up with labor for a general strike.FBI arrests militia men said to be plotting a ricin attack.Rick Perry on that New Hampshire video: "I felt good, felt great."Personhood USA spokesman admits the Mississippi personhood vote could ban the pill.Pres. Obama says he will decide on the Keystone XL pipeline.Nuclear regulators are still keeping the North Anna plant offline ten weeks after the earthquake.Haitian coffee makes a comeback. read more

The things we do for science

The things we do for science

11/02/11 02:28AM

When last we joined our cable news host heroine, she had just finished explaining some of the new ideas in food technology being considered for military MREs, and the exciting discovery that caffeinated meat not only already exists but is commercially available. Other options explored for reproducing caffeinating meat included Red Bull energy drink poured over beef jerky chips - cereal style.With a collective gasp, the viewing audience held its breath as Rachel brought the unlikely concoction in a spoon to her lips...... read more

Lonely vote sees no need to push 'In God We Trust'

Lonely vote sees no need to push 'In God We Trust'

11/01/11 08:29PM

The House of Representatives this evening passed a bill that reaffirms "In God We Trust" as our national motto and encourages the display of that motto in public buildings. The House supported it by a vote of 396 to nine.The lone Republican "no," Congressman Justin Amash of Michigan, explained his vote (as he promises to do every time) on Facebook:The nonbinding resolution "encourages the public display of the national motto in all public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions." Displaying "In God We Trust" on public property is appropriate in some circumstances. read more

In coal ash we trust

In coal ash we trust

11/01/11 08:00PM

John Stanton, reporter for Roll Call, talks with Rachel Maddow about the legislative activities of the Republican led House of Representatives, which seem to... watch

Speedy beef, perky turkey

Speedy beef, perky turkey

11/01/11 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow explores the possible permutations of meat and caffeine to replicate the caffeinated meat being considered for military MREs, and discovers a... watch

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