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Elizabeth Warren on risk and regulation

Elizabeth Warren on risk and regulation

05/14/12 08:00PM

Elizabeth Warren, Democratic candidate for Senate from Massachusetts, who helped create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, talks with Rachel Maddow about why the $2 billion dollar loss by J.P. Morgan is a sign that the banking industry is still... watch

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05/14/12 06:55PM

In Friday's opening segment, Rachel talked about changing regulations to do with gas pump nozzles and vapor recovery.From the transcript:But now, because auto manufacturers are taking account of it, they are taking care of that problem inside the car.  They have rebuilt gas tanks so the gas tanks themselves, in the car, actually deal with... read more

Ahead on the 5/14 Maddow show

05/14/12 06:27PM

Tonight's guests include:Elizabeth Warren, Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate, helped create the Consumer Financial Protection BureauNancy Keenan, NARAL Pro-Choice America presidentWhile watching tonight's video preview, take a listen to tonight's soundtrack. (Just be sure to allow the ad below to play out entirely, before... read more

Monday's Mini-Report

05/14/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Problems persist in Greece: "Political deadlock in Greece on Monday stoked a renewed sense of crisis about the fate of the European economy as new data confirmed a downturn in one of the world's major trading blocks."* Are sanctions taking a toll on Iran? Yep.* Gay marriage is not yet legal in... read more

Culture of Corruption Watch

Culture of Corruption Watch

05/14/12 04:55PM

Following up on a report from February, Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) has been in quite a bit of hot water over alleged misdeeds, and last week, the House Ethics Committee offered the conservative Floridian a little good news and a little bad news.The good news for Buchanan is, the ethics panel has decided to narrow the focus of its investigation. read more

The wrong message, the wrong messenger

05/14/12 03:56PM

In the wake of the JPMorgan fiasco, and with growing discussion about how best to regulate Wall Street, the secretive, far-right American Future Fund is reportedly investing $3.4 million in this attack ad, which will air in seven 2012 battlegrounds. I'm not sure if AFF has thought this one through.The gist of the minute-long ad is that... read more

Is the RNC OK with ENDA or is it DOA?

05/14/12 03:01PM

Senate Democrats know the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) faces long odds, but they're moving forward on the pending legislation anyway. Aside from a modicum of moderate Republican support, the bill appears to have no realistic shot of success anytime soon.Or does it? read more

'Make no mistake about it, you are dumb'

05/14/12 01:58PM

Among all the big names sharing their sagacity with America's freshly minted  college grads this week (President Obama, Mitt Romney, Michelle Obama, Colin Powell et al.)  was award-harvesting film/TV writer Aaron Sorkin, who spoke at his alma mater, Syracuse, yesterday.For anyone weary of the usual commencement if-you-can-dream-it-you-can... read more

Monday's campaign round-up

05/14/12 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:* Following President Obama's endorsement last week of marriage equality, new polling shows most Americans support at least some legal recognition of same-sex unions.* Rick Santorum,... read more

Fleeting courage on gay adoptions

05/14/12 10:44AM

Last week, Mitt Romney chatted with Fox's Neil Cavuto and argued that in politics, "f two people of the same gender want to live together, want to have a loving relationship, or even to adopt a child -- in my state individuals of the same sex were able to adopt children. In my view, that's something that people have a right to do.... read more

Wisconsin gov could still bend space-time continuum

05/14/12 10:29AM

Remember when Mitt Romney said the U.S. needs to be adding 500,000 jobs a month, but it turns out that kind of job growth almost never happens? This weekend, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker wrestled with his pledge to create 250,000 jobs in his state during his first term. So far, he has led the state in losing more jobs than other in the... read more

Prospects for Senate reform improve

05/14/12 10:06AM

At the beginning of last year, with Democrats maintaining a Senate majority for the third-consecutive Congress, there was a concerted effort to reform institutional rules and curtail Republican filibuster abuses. read more

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