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Dog pee can't stop Santorum

Dog pee can't stop Santorum

02/21/12 07:00PM

Rachel Maddow shares video of Rick Santorum telling the story of being urinated on by a dog while on the campaign trail, and offers to give the candidate control of the URL DogPeeCantStopSantorum.com. watch

Romney, oblivious, bashes his own endorser

Romney, oblivious, bashes his own endorser

02/21/12 07:00PM

Rachel Maddow shares video of Mitt Romney on stage criticizing Rick Santorum for voting to raise the debt ceiling, while standing next to Senator Rob Portman, Romney endorser who voted to raise the debt ceiling. watch

Ahead on the 2/21 Maddow show

02/21/12 06:34PM

Tonight's guests include:Meghan McCain, columnist for The Daily Beast, author of “Dirty Sexy Politics” and msnbc contributorSen. Bernie Sanders, (I) VermontSteve Kornacki, political news editor for SalonWhile watching tonight's video preview, take a listen to tonight's soundtrack. (Just be sure to let the ad below play out entirely before starting the song.)Executive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show: read more

Tuesday's Mini-Report

02/21/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Eurozone finance ministers approved the second giant bailout for Greece overnight, but widespread doubts remain as to whether the policy will work.* Losing hearts and minds in Afghanistan: "As thousands of angry Afghans flung rocks at NATO's largest military base in Afghanistan on Tuesday, American officials sought to quell a widening furor over what they said had been the accidental incineration by U.S. read more

Michigan: where the trees are 'the right height'

02/21/12 04:32PM

The clip has been making the rounds -- we aired an excerpt on last night's show -- but for those who still haven't seen it, Josh Marshall argues the video "has been scientifically proven to be the best Mitt video in history."Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economyFor those who can't watch clips online, here's Mitt Romney, speaking in Michigan, trying to explain why he loves the state:"A little history -- I was born and raised here. I love the state. It seems right here. Trees are the right height."I like -- I like seeing the lakes. I love the lakes. read more

How Gingrich defines 'barely'

How Gingrich defines 'barely'

02/21/12 03:20PM

Newt Gingrich took an odd shot at President Obama's national security record this morning, arguing that the administration's foreign policy "has been so effective, they barely got a guy on Saturday who's tried to blow up the U.S. Capitol.""Barely"? It's true that the FBI arrested a 29-year-old Moroccan man who hoped to execute a suicide bombing at the Capitol, but as Adam Serwer explained, Gingrich's description of the developments is at odds with reality.Authorities "barely" foiled the plot only if, by "barely," Gingrich means they controlled the entire thing from beginning to end. read more

Virginia House puts off ultrasound bill again

Virginia House puts off ultrasound bill again

02/21/12 02:17PM

The Virginia House of Delegates again today decided to put off voting on the Senate's version of a bill to require women seeking an abortion to first undergo medically unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds. They also let the vote "pass by" yesterday, with a more than a thousand demonstrators lined up in a silent protest outside.Democratic Delegate David Englin writes:Quick update on Va. read more

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