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The wrong line on the GSA controversy

04/17/12 08:47AM

In light of revelations surrounding lavish spending on a General Services Administration conference, it stands to reason that Congress would hold hearings and ask questions. It's a legitimate controversy that has drawn bipartisan outrage, and several leading GSA officials have already resigned.But some congressional Republicans appear eager... read more

Senate GOP kills Buffett Rule

04/17/12 08:00AM

In theory, this should have been an easy one. Democrats introduced something called the "Buffett Rule," which would require millionaires to pay a minimum tax rate of 30%, putting their rates in line with the middle class. Given its widespread public support, it's the kind of idea that should cruise through the Senate, especially... read more

Floridians say goodbye to Space Shuttle Discovery.

Morning Maddow: April 17

04/17/12 07:46AM

 Romney is (kinda) sorry about putting Seamus on the roof.Newt Gingrich vs. a penguin.A progressive group publishes a study of ALEC's influence in Missouri.The House is going to "deem" Rep. Paul Ryan's budget is law.WI Gov. Scott Walker goes to Illinois and Michigan today--and unions will be there to greet him.Meanwhile, the... read more

The case of the non-stop stop sign

The case of the non-stop stop sign

04/16/12 09:44PM

"We show that if a car stops at a stop sign, an observer, e.g., a police ocer, located at a certain distance perpendicular to the car trajectory, must have an illusion that the car does not stop, if the following three conditions are satised: (1) the observer measures not the linear but angular speed of the car; (2) the car decelerates and... read more

Lessons of housing crash lost on Romney

Lessons of housing crash lost on Romney

04/16/12 08:00PM

Chris Hayes explains why Mitt Romney's boast that he would eliminate the Department of Housing and Urban Development is so galling given the cause of the nation's current economic malaise, and exemplifies the ease with which the poor and minorities can... watch

What ever happened to the 'tea party?'

What ever happened to the 'tea party?'

04/16/12 08:00PM

Dave Weigel, political reporter for Slate, talks with Chris Hayes about how the political activism of the "tea party" has dwindled in just a couple of years, and how those adherents who attained elected office have been absorbed into the Republican... watch

If Romney really respected mothers...

If Romney really respected mothers...

04/16/12 08:00PM

Connie Schultz, Pulitzer Prize-winning syndicated columnist for "Creators Syndicate," talks with Chris Hayes about the "work" wordplay the Romney campaign is employing for cheap political points, and the real policies Mitt Romney would support if he... watch

Congress ignores public opinion (again)

Congress ignores public opinion (again)

04/16/12 08:00PM

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse talks with Chris Hayes about why policies that are popular with the American public, for example, the 'Buffett Rule bill,' so frequently fail when put before Congress, an ostensibly representative body. watch

Book tour de force

Book tour de force

04/16/12 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer of the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of Monday’s show – first, why popular bills meet their demise in the U.S. Senate. Plus, it’s Tax Day tomorrow – can you find the Tea Party? Mitt Romney declares he wants to end... watch

Ahead on the 4/16 Maddow show

04/16/12 06:24PM

Tonight's guests include:Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, (D) Rhode IslandConnie Schultz, Pulitzer Prize- winning syndicated columnist for "Creators Syndicate"Dave Weigel, political reporter for Slate and msnbc contributorExecutive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show - while watching, take a listen to tonight'... read more

Monday's Mini-Report

04/16/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* The Taliban launched a three-day offensive in Afghanistan, which ended today with 39 of the attackers being killed in and around Kabul.* Eleven U.S. Secret Service officials have been placed on leave "as the agency's internal watchdog opened an investigation into accusations of misconduct involving... read more

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