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Romney wants 'a lot of credit' for policy he condemned

Romney wants 'a lot of credit' for policy he condemned

05/08/12 09:26AM

Mitt Romney likes to blame President Obama for developments the president didn't really have anything to do with. As it turns out, the inverse is true, too -- Romney likes to take credit for developments the Republican didn't have anything to do with, either.Despite his 2008 call to "let Detroit go bankrupt," presumptive... read more

A not-so-bright idea

A not-so-bright idea

05/08/12 08:53AM

In 2007, the light-bulb provisions of an energy bill weren't considered controversial in the slightest. At the time, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and congressional Democrats worked together on the larger legislative package, which included advanced light-bulb standards, intended to spur innovation, lower costs, and improve energy efficiency... read more

Morning Maddow: May 8

05/08/12 07:38AM

It's a big day at the polls with the Amendment One vote in North Carolina, the Republican Senate primary in Indiana, the Democratic primary to pick who will run against WI Gov. Scott Walker, and a bunch of not-very-dramatic races in West Virginia.Santorum (finally) endorses Romney.For liberal donors who oppose Citizens United, a way to... read more

Who are you calling a box of sand?

Who are you calling a box of sand?

05/07/12 08:25PM

Just when you thought a box of sand was the last vestige of childhood playthings that don't require a wall socket or battery pack, along comes the augmented reality sandbox (another video here). Looking at the notes for the project, the goal of making a real-time topography model to serve as a backdrop for graphics effects appears to have... read more

Senator David Vitter blocks US economic...

Senator David Vitter blocks US economic recovery

05/07/12 08:00PM

Betsey Stevenson of the Wharton School of Business, and former U.S. Department of Labor chief economist, talks with Chris Hayes about Senator David Vitter's baseless block of two of President Obama's nominees to the Federal Reserve Board and the peril... watch

By what sort of magic....?

By what sort of magic....?

05/07/12 07:48PM

I don't mean to dwell on the moon-shooting thing, but I just want to add this one other point of note. It may be that you came to work today with not much to show for all the hype of the weekend's super moon, only to find everyone sharing an amazing photo of the World Trade Center with super moon rising behind it, taken by Gary... read more

Ahead on the 5/7 Maddow Show

05/07/12 06:59PM

Tonight's guests:Evan Wolfson, president, Freedom to MarryBetsey Stevenson, Wharton School of Business, former U.S. Department of Labor chief economistNan Aron,  president, Alliance for Justice, as well as a lawyer specializing in public interest lawHere's executive producer Bill Wolff with a preview of tonight's show:How to do it... read more

Monday's Mini-Report

05/07/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* The AP reports on a thwarted terror plot: "The CIA thwarted an ambitious plot by al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen to destroy a U.S.-bound airliner using a bomb with a sophisticated new design around the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden."* The French weren't the only ones... read more

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