Show StoriesRSS

select from

E.g., 7/31/2014
E.g., 7/31/2014
Best noon thing

Best noon thing

08/16/11 12:24PM

Remember the board game "Masterpiece?" I always played as Millicent Friendly, and my first painting was always "Nighthawks" by Edward Hopper. Today I found out that the U.S. Postal Service is unveiling a new forever stamp, using a gorgeous Hopper painting of a sailboat called "The Long Leg." Enjoy. read more

President Obama waves from his bus on Monday, during a three-day tour of the Midwest.

Honk! A note on the campaign bus

08/16/11 11:10AM

Fun facts about the President's sleek new bus (which the White House insists is not a campaign bus): It is one of two identical buses purchased by the Secret Service to avoid past issues with setting up security in a leased bus. One of the $1.1 million buses will also be used for the eventual Republican presidential nominee, as well as other future dignitaries.The charter bus has become the transportation vehicle a la mode. Jet planes and trains are so last season. But who's got the nicest set of wheels?  read more

MicheleBachmann.com this morning.

Bachmann wins Iowa bingo (donate today!)

08/16/11 10:05AM

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann won the Ames, Iowa, straw poll this week -- with it, all the legitimacy money can buy. It costs $30 to vote in the Ames straw poll, and campaigns can buy tickets for others and hand them out. The Bachmann campaign reportedly bought some 6,000 tickets. She finished with 4,823 votes, first place in what the Iowa GOP openly describes as mainly a fundraiser.That's the process Rachel described on the show last night as electoral bingo. read more

Morning Maddow: August 16

08/16/11 08:08AM

Wisconsin Democrats try to hold on to their Senate gains in the last 2 recall elections.Rick Perry is taking help from a lobbyist he once criticized for shady dealings.Michele Bachmann actually skipped the family reunion she claimed to have attended.Michele Bachmann as meme.Here's something Kansas does want federal money for.The oldest survivor of the Bataan Death March has died.The Mars500 mission breaks the record for the longest-ever space mission. Without leaving the ground. read more

Links for the 8/15 TRMS

Links for the 8/15 TRMS

08/16/11 01:19AM

Watchmen: An Oral History Economist Paul Krugman Endorses 'Watchmen' Alien Invasion Plan for Fiscal Recovery Perry called Pawlenty, hopes for his support Pawlenty NH campaign director signs with Huntsman campaign Secret anti-racist shirts covertly distributed to neo-Nazis Exit Deutschland read more

Subverting hate with 'Trojan t-shirts'

Subverting hate with 'Trojan t-shirts'

08/15/11 09:25PM

Via Boing Boing:Anti-racist activists snuck trick t-shirts into a music festival with a large neo-Nazi turnout; the shirts bore a crypto-racist slogan that faded on first washing to reveal a plea to reconsider "militant right-wing lifestyle." read more

A-maize-ing

A-maize-ing

08/15/11 08:25PM

Now that Michele Bachmann (!) has won (!) the Iowa straw poll, you can feel the tremors redounding through Conventional Wisdom Land.Recognizing the potential hazards Ms. Bachmann’s ascendancy might present for some of her fellow Republicans, the shadowy authorities at the Message Control Center issued this confidential, and highly fake, directive to its conservative minions:  read more

Obama's challenge

Obama's challenge

08/15/11 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow notes the difficulty President Barack Obama faces in trying to preach the virtues of compromise while seeming uncompromising; attacking... watch

Nazis punked, washed off

Nazis punked, washed off

08/15/11 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow reports on a clever trick played on German Nazi skinheads using t-shirts that change their printed message after they're washed. watch

Ahead on the 8/16 Maddow show

08/15/11 05:52PM

Tonight's guests include:Howard Dean, former Vermont governor and chairman of the DNC   Ed Rendell, NBC News political analyst and former Pennsylvania governor Here's executive producer Bill Wolff with a look at tonight's show: read more

Pages