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Michele Bachmann, Swiss citizen

05/09/12 10:00AM

When I saw reports bouncing around this morning that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) had become a Swiss citizen, I thought it was some kind of joke with an odd punch line. As it turns out, it's legit.The Minnesota congresswoman and former Republican presidential candidate was recently granted dual citizenship, Bachmann's office... read more

The costs of a shrinking government

The costs of a shrinking government

05/09/12 09:18AM

President Obama spoke at SUNY Albany yesterday, sketching out an economic to-do list for Congress, and raised an important point that generally goes overlooked: when it comes to the recovery, "one of the biggest drags on our economy" has been public-sector layoffs."fter there was a recession under Ronald Reagan, government... read more

The arc of history sometimes bends slowly

05/09/12 08:40AM

In so many important ways, American politics has made extraordinary strides when it comes to LGBT rights. Just in the Obama era, there have been historic breakthroughs in areas such as military service, health care benefits, and hate crimes.What's more, there are plenty of credible national polls showing that most Americans are finally... read more

Evidence of a party 'beyond redemption'

Evidence of a party 'beyond redemption'

05/09/12 08:00AM

Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) isn't the first mainstream Republican to be driven from office by a right-wing primary challenger, but his primary defeat last night is arguably the most shocking -- and says the most about the radicalization of today's Republican Party.When Utah Sen. Robert Bennett was rejected by his party, he could at... read more

Morning Maddow: May 9

05/09/12 07:41AM

North Carolina wasn't the only state to hand a setback to gay rights last night.That Texas prison inmate on the Democratic ballot in West Virginia beat Obama in several counties.New Hampshire Senate votes on "fetal homicide" today.The story of the foiled underwear bomb plot in Yemen develops more twists and turns.Michele Bachmann... read more

Not like any music lesson I ever took...

05/09/12 02:36AM

DJ TechTools held a contest around SXSW-time last month, and the above is the winner.The instrument is, in general terms, a MIDI controller. (MIDI is a collection of data that tells the instrument what sound to make when it is triggered.) More narrowly I think we could call those percussion pads. When the guy describing the contest says they&... read more

On tonight's show

On tonight's show

05/08/12 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show. Major elections taking place in North Carolina, Indiana and Wisconsin. Also, find out about the special prayer event held at Statuary Hall today. Rachel is... watch

Right wins, GOP loses in Tuesday elections

Right wins, GOP loses in Tuesday elections

05/08/12 08:00PM

Steve Kornacki, senior writer for Salon, talks with Rachel Maddow about Tuesday night's election returns and what's at stake, the changes in the Republican Party, and whether it's ever possible for minority rights to pass in a state-wide ballot... watch

The RNC is bad at its job

The RNC is bad at its job

05/08/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow reviews a series of gaffes and self-defeating statements by Republican National Committee chairman Reince Prebus and other Republican officials and concludes that they're not very good at the job the're supposed to be doing. watch

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