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The Heartland Institute's change of heart

The Heartland Institute's change of heart

05/07/12 09:21AM

The Heartland Institute clearly thought it had come up with a clever idea. The right-wing group, which is fiercely opposed to combating the climate crisis, thought it'd be clever to put up billboards showing "some of the world's most notorious killers," including "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski, who accept climate science... read more

Why is this man smiling?

Ron Paul backers make GOP's lives more complicated

05/07/12 08:42AM

If 90% of life is just showing up, Ron Paul supporters have discovered the secret of success at state Republican Party gatherings.Last week, the Republican National Committee issued a stern warning to the state party in Nevada: if you allow Paul backers to take many slots for the national convention, the party might just refuse to seat the state... read more

The next step in the marriage equality 'evolution'

05/07/12 08:00AM

In December 2010, Vice President Biden was asked about marriage equality and he noted that the White House's position, like American attitudes in general, was "evolving." Biden added that there is an "inevitability for a national consensus" in support of gay marriage.With that in mind, Biden inched closer to that... read more

Morning Maddow: May 7

05/07/12 07:37AM

Two important words of the day on Capitol Hill: Defense Sequester.Big doings for the Ron Paul delegate strategy in Nevada and Maine.VP Biden starts a kerfuffle over same-sex marriage.Read Rick Scott's e-mail!France gets its first socialist president since Mitterand.Now he's President Putin again. OK? Keep it straight.An Army nurse dies... read more

The first lady of tequila

05/05/12 02:00PM

NBCLatino Reports: Introducing Bertha González , the "first lady of tequila" from NBC News on Vimeo.Just in time for Cinco de Mayor, our producer Isabel Lopez, who is cool, profiles the “first lady of tequila” Bertha González Nieves. CEO and Co-Founder of Casa Dragones Tequila Company, González Nieves was the first woman to be... read more

This Week in God

This Week in God

05/05/12 10:06AM

First up from the God Machine this week is a closer look at satisfaction within the religious right after social conservatives forced Richard Grenell's ouster from Mitt Romney's campaign. Apparently, feeling emboldened, the religio-political movement now feels like it's in an even better position to call the shots with the GOP... read more

Next level moon shooting (and could this be Moonhattanhenge?)

Next level moon shooting (and could this be Moonhattanhenge?)

05/05/12 04:46AM

You've likely heard already that tomorrow (or today, depending on which side of sleep you're on) is this year's super moon. The super moon is the nearest full moon. This year the moon is officially full 25 minutes before it's at its perigee, its closest point to Earth, so like last year expectations are high for something... read more

Cocktail Moment: The Stinger

05/04/12 10:02PM

For tonight's Cocktail Moment ahead of the Kentucky Derby, rather than showing you how to make a Mint Julep, which is an acquired taste, Rachel showed how to acquire the taste. This is how you train yourself to like the taste of a mint julep, if you don't already.It's one of the great Old Man drinks of all time: The Stinger... read more

Frank VanderSloot Statement on 'It's Elementary'

05/04/12 09:06PM

I am a strong supporter of the argument that gay and lesbian people should have the same rights as all other Americans. My argument against It's Elementary was not against the film itself but with its intended audience. I don't believe that sexual concepts – either homosexual or heterosexual - should be introduced in our schools to... read more

Statement from Frank VanderSloot

05/04/12 09:06PM

We believe that Peter Zuckerman is a good man who did a poor job reporting the facts on an important story in 2005. The entire community was buzzing about Mr. Zuckerman's sexual orientation after a local radio talk show had talked about it for days. We came to Mr. Zuckerman's defense and chastised the talk show for bringing his sexual... read more

Hey, the newsletter sign-up page is spruced up

Hey, the newsletter sign-up page is spruced up

05/04/12 07:43PM

If you had frustrations with the old newsletter subscription page, this might be worth a second try.Or, if you never gave much thought to that green rectangle there in the right margin, now you know.It's hard to tell from the preview, but mainly what you get in the newsletter is links to recent blog posts and the clip playlist of the... read more

Ahead on the 5/4 Maddow show

05/04/12 07:37PM

Tonight's guests include:Bill Richardson, former New Mexico governor and former United Nations ambassadorPeter Zuckerman, former Idaho Falls Post Register reporterWhile 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 starting the song)Senior... read more

Friday's Mini-Report

05/04/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* The details of the story appear to change quickly, but it appears Chen Guangcheng and his family will be able to leave China to study abroad.* In the meantime, Mitt Romney seems eager to condemn U.S. efforts in this case, a move even Bill Kristol found foolish. "To inject yourself into the middle of this... read more

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