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Your Florida Rorschach test

Your Florida Rorschach test

02/02/12 12:46AM

Rachel mentioned tonight her appreciation for Buzzfeed's rendering of the Florida Republican primary results map as a giraffe:Maybe it's the pink, but I see a flamingo with a Gainesville eyeball:What do you see in this lobe of land? If your wobbley MS Paint skills are up to it, find the source image here and upload your work to us and I'll follow-up tomorrow to show off the best results. read more

Links for the 2/1 TRMS

Links for the 2/1 TRMS

02/01/12 11:57PM

 Mitt Romney's Mexican Roots; His Father Was Born In Mexico, Could Choose Dual Citizenship Recall Election Claims Arizona Anti-Immigration Champion@DanielDPortado - Daniel D. Portado - LATINOS! I want you to vote for Mitt Romney today in Florida, then I want you to get on your little lanchas and SELF DEPORT! @MexicanMitt - Mexican Mitt Romney - I AM THE JUAN PERCENT Florida GOP Voters Older, Less White Than Other Early StatesShould most illegal immigrants working in the United States be...Recall Election Claims Arizona Anti-Immigration ChampionEx-Sen. read more

Ahead on the 2/1 Maddow show

02/01/12 07:02PM

Tonight's guests include:Lalo Alcaraz, satirist, cartoonist and editor-in-chief of Pocho.com, and creator of the term “self-deportation”Steve Schmidt, former senior strategist for the McCain-Palin campaign and msnbc political analystState Rep. Scott Pelath, (D) IndianaWhile watching tonight's video preview, take a listen to our soundtrack.Senior show producer Cory Gnazzo shares a preview of tonight's show:  read more

Virginia is for probing?

Virginia is for probing?

02/01/12 07:00PM

Rachel Maddow reports on an amendment that would require digital rectal exams of men seeking erection medicine to Virginia's bill requiring women seeking an abortion to first have a medically unnecessary sonogram. watch

Republicans underwhelmed in 2012?

Republicans underwhelmed in 2012?

02/01/12 07:00PM

Steve Schmidt, former senior strategist for the McCain-Palin campaign, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether lower turnout in the Republican primaries so far indicates a lack of enthusiasm for this year's candidates. watch

Not so fast

Not so fast

02/01/12 07:00PM

Cory Gnazzo, senior show producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight’s show – the real story behind “self-deportation”, plus why voter turnout numbers don’t always speak the truth and tales from inside the Indiana legislature. watch

The sign at Newt Gingrich's primary-night party in Florida

Wednesday's Mini-Report

02/01/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits: * Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said today that U.S. military forces would end their combat role in Afghanistan as early as mid-2013. If true, that would be a major breakthrough.* Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) abandoned his earlier promises and made his state the nation's 23rd "right-to-work" state.* Encouraging economic news: "U.S. factories grew in January at the fastest pace in seven months, boosted by a rise in new orders. read more

Vitter boasts about Komen move

Vitter boasts about Komen move

02/01/12 04:37PM

What can make the politics of Komen for the Cure's Planned Parenthood decision look worse? Have a scandal-plagued, right-wing senator take credit for the decision.Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) ... read more

A not-so-subtle shot

A not-so-subtle shot

02/01/12 03:26PM

President Obama traveled to Virginia today to talk up his mortgage refinancing plan, and included an interesting phrase."Now, the truth is, it will take more time than any of us would like for the housing market to recover from this crisis. Home prices started a pretty steady decline about five years ago now. And government certainly can't fix the entire problem on its own. But it is wrong for anyone to suggest that the only option for struggling, responsible homeowners is to sit and wait for the housing market to hit bottom. read more

Groundhog in Toronto

The groundhog and the introvert

02/01/12 02:04PM

Tomorrow, humble, placid groundhogs will be rousted from their quiet underground lairs and forced into the bright lights of a noisy, hyper-social world.Introverts? If this story makes you want to hug a groundhog and say, "I feel you, brother! Your burrow is my cubicle," you should check out Susan Cain's new book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. In it, Cain strikes a blow for such antique concepts as privacy, introspection and working alone. read more

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