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Links for the 9/27 TRMS

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09/28/11 04:31AM

Coalition releases list of Republicans using same-day registration Secretary of State Scott Gessler files lawsuit against Denver County over inactive voters Secretary of state sues Denver over mail ballots Obama campaign wades into Ohio elections law fight Key E.U. Members Resist Letting Some Liquids Onto Airplanes International Fugitive Captured After More Than 40 Years Fugitive caught 41 years after escaping NJ prison Running? Chris Christie's many 'no's read more

Ahead on the 9/27 Maddow show

09/27/11 07:00PM

Tonight's guests include:Nicolle Wallace, communications director under President George W. Bush and senior advisor to the McCain-Palin campaign, author of "Eighteen Acres" and its sequel, "It's Classified"   Steve Schmidt, former campaign strategist and advisor to the 2008 presidential campaign of John McCainSen. Sherrod Brown, (D) Ohio, former Secretary of State of OhioExecutive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show:  read more

The Sputnikfest poster this year was awesome

The Sputnikfest poster this year was awesome

09/27/11 06:16PM

Rachel's re-mention of the crash-down of the UARS satellite last night is just enough of a hook for me to take advantage of the missed opportunity Friday to share this year's Sputnikfest poster:Via @Triumph68, who adds, "When we're not protesting over union rights, Wisconsinites polka around space debris..." read more

The laugh I needed today

09/27/11 05:09PM

Bad Lip Reading of Rick Perry's candidacy announcement video:Their whole collection is pretty funny, but note, some have curses. (Also interesting because I've been seeing the BBC's McGurk Effect video making the rounds on blogs this month.) read more

Chris Christie: Real exceptionalism for real Americans

Chris Christie: Real exceptionalism for real Americans

09/27/11 03:45PM

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is speaking tonight at the Ronald Reagan Library in Simi, California. Maybe Governor Christie will decide to run for president in the GOP primary. Maybe, as he keeps saying, he won't. In any case, his office sends over these excerpts from his prepared remarks. The speech is called "Real American Exceptionalism."A lot is being said in this election season about American exceptionalism. Implicit in such statements is that we are different and, yes, better, in the sense that our democracy, our economy and our people have delivered. read more

With no disrespect to Estonian disco

09/27/11 11:45AM

Last night on the show, Rachel got around to talking about Estonian disco, in the context of saying that you could download a new ringtone from NASA so you didn't have to sound like an Estonian disco anymore.Estonian disco turns out to be a vibrant tradition, in Estonia. Competition clips above and below, plus an actual Estonian disco (I think, and beware the auto-music-load). read more

Don't look down!

09/27/11 11:42AM

Engineers are rapelling down the sides of the Washington Monument today and for several days to come. They're inspecting it for damage from last month's earthquake. Strangely riveting to see a guy in a harness dangling from the top of an obelisk, don't you agree? read more