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Ahead on 8/19 Maddow show

08/19/11 06:37PM

Tonight's guests include:Jose Antonio Vargas, former Washington Post reporter and Pultizer Prize winner, author of "My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant" for New York Times magazine  Chris Hayes, editor-at-large of The Nation magazine, host of upcoming msnbc weekend show beginning in SeptemberHere's executive producer Bill Woff with a look at what's coming: read more

The Friday Awesome

08/19/11 05:04PM

It had been 30 years since it snowed in August in Wellington, New Zealand. And when it finally did, everything was all white and gorgeous and magical and then the slow-mo and the piano music and…..tissue please…I need a minute…Talk amongst yourselves.Deckard: human or replicant? Discuss...Winnipeg, it will come back to you.Candy porn—WARNING: EXPLICITDía de los Muertos, I find your lack of faith disturbing.Lady Gaga + Cher = submit, puny earthlings!Do unto otters, etc.No word yet on the healing potential of glowsticks, Hello Kitty ears or Daft Punk. A hovel for tricksy Hobbitses. read more

Geithner turns 50, gets this cupcake

Geithner turns 50, gets this cupcake

08/19/11 03:36PM

Yesterday the Treasury Department went all out in celebrating Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's 50th birthday. They even included a special birthday coffee lid! It's not quite the $35,800 per plate dinner President Obama had for his birthday, but hey, it's something.  read more

Rick Perry imagines day one

Rick Perry imagines day one

08/19/11 12:36PM

While visiting a Carolinas Hospital System classroom today in Florence, South Carolina, candidate Rick Perry took a moment to consider President Rick Perry:"So I want to share with you one thing: If I'm so fortunate to be elected the President of the United States, on day one, when I walk into the Oval Office, there will be an executive order on that desk that eliminates as much of Obamacare that I can have done with an executive order."Now hopefully, Lord willing, the 11th Court of Appeals has already found that that individual mandate is unconstitutional, and hopefully that will be gone to t read more

Governor Kasich welcomes Wendy's and 50 new jobs at its HQ.

The Ohio jobs puzzle

08/19/11 10:11AM

Ohio Governor John Kasich says his reforms should be judged on whether they create jobs. The last while hasn't been kind to him on that score. In July, the state now reports, unemployment rose for the second consecutive month. It's now at 9 percent, up from 8.8 percent in June. The rate had been falling -- it was 10 percent a year ago, before Mr. read more

Morning Maddow: August 19

Morning Maddow: August 19

08/19/11 07:51AM

Unions to Ohio Gov. Kasich: keep your "compromise", we'll go for repeal, thanks.Obama administration halts deportations of many illegal immigrants.Rep. Allen West learns: live by the Tea Party, die by the Tea Party.Are military pensions under threat?The West Memphis Three might go free today.The Taliban attack a British compound on Afghan Independence Day.Put away the blinis! Here's the REAL solution to the Alaskan orange goo mystery. read more

Links for the 8/18 TRMS

Links for the 8/18 TRMS

08/19/11 02:04AM

Dear Prez-O Tax-Cut Tour 2003, at a Factory Near You American Crossroads likes the bus Mitt Romney, president might have Rock-y run-in Make us great again Restore our future Keep conservatives united Revolution PAC Priorities USA Action Horizon PAC Super PACs, 'independent' in name only? Colbert Super PAC: Behind the Green Corn Super PAC Ad - Episode IV: A New Hope Butter Cow, Obama, "Parry" & "Paylin" all got Straw Poll votes read more

Medvedev comes up short

Medvedev comes up short

08/18/11 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow compares her summer catch to that of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev while teasing an upcoming segment about presidential vacations. watch

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