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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

Orrin Hatch's mean streak

Orrin Hatch's mean streak

04/16/12 03:47PM

A few years ago, as the fight over health care reform grew more intense, MoveOn.org organized a protest at Sen. Orrin Hatch's (R-Utah) Salt Lake City office, objecting to the conservative senator's positions on health care policy and donations from the insurance industry. Asked about the demonstration, Hatch told msnbc's Andrea... read more

Herman Cain's 'Army of Davids'

Herman Cain's 'Army of Davids'

04/16/12 02:00PM

About a month ago, failed Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain released this video, calling for an "Army of Davids" to join him a "revolution." As part of this endeavor, Cain says he and his allies will "descend upon the Goliath called Capitol Hill," and demand support for his ridiculous "9-9-9"... read more

Our nation's sons

Our nation's sons

04/16/12 01:33PM

Even without the tragic echoes of the Trayvon Martin case, this new 40-foot-high mural in Edinburgh, Scotland, would pack a wallop.This giant hoodie icon was painted by Joe Caslin,  a student at Edinburgh College of Art as part of a series of public images called Our Nation's Sons. According to the his website,  five other large-scale works... read more

Romney surrogate Ed Gillespie on "Fox News Sunday"

What 'defunding' Planned Parenthood means

04/16/12 12:32PM

Republican insider Ed Gillespie, serving in his new capacity as a Romney campaign advisor and surrogate, appeared on "Fox News Sunday" yesterday, and made some interesting comments about women's issues.Most of the exchange was fairly predictable -- Gillespie defended a foolish lie, for example -- but note the campaign surrogate&... read more

Monday's campaign round-up

04/16/12 12:00PM

Today's installment of campaign-related news items that won't necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:* President Obama's re-election campaign and the DNC raised $53 million in March, with an average contribution was $50.78. The monthly total is up from the $45 million raised in... read more

Another setback for the GOP's outreach to Latinos

Another setback for the GOP's outreach to Latinos

04/16/12 11:33AM

The National Republican Congressional Committee is well aware of their party's problems with Latino voters, but insists it's making progress. Indeed, the NRCC has a list of 27 non-incumbent Latino candidates running for office in 2012.Elise Foley, however, discovered some problems with the list.There's just one issue: Some of the... read more

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