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What the Troy Davis witnesses said

09/22/11 10:15AM

Some of you've been asking about the seven witnesses who recanted their original testimony in the Troy Davis case -- you want to know what, exactly, they recanted. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution offered a summary of five of them who spoke at his 2010 evidentiary hearing. For example:Darrell “D.D.” CollinsTrial: He testified that he had told police he had seen Davis shoot at a car at a pool party on the evening before Officer Mark Allen MacPhail was shot and killed. read more

Theory A: John Boehner is bad at his job

Theory A: John Boehner is bad at his job

09/22/11 09:53AM

For anyone working off the theory that House Speaker John Boehner is bad at his job, the Washington Post and the New York Times each feature headlines today about Mr. Boehner and his leadership team being rebuked -- that's the actual verb -- by their own party. Mr. Boehner lost a vote yesterday on a measure to keep funding the government past the new shutdown date of September 30. read more

Morning Maddow: September 22

09/22/11 08:03AM

AFSCME shows Democrats how to make the case for more jobs.The House GOP rebukes its leaders.Mark McPhail's mother reacts to Troy Davis' execution. And someone else is scheduled to die today.Maine's secretary of state finds no evidence of voter fraud, but wants to change the system anyway.Let them eat carp.Analyze this handwriting. read more

Links for the 9/21 TRMS

Links for the 9/21 TRMS

09/22/11 12:21AM

Obviously there aren't many references to secondary material when we're covering live breaking news but a lot of people mentioned an interest in the anti-death penalty letters Rachel read on the air, so you'll find those below. Also, some people who didn't see Tuesday's Troy Davis segment were a little confused by the lethal injection drug story Rachel described for Ed in tonight's 11pm hour, so I've included the supporting links for that as well. read more

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09/21/11 10:44PM

"Family of #TroyDavis in prayer. Hugging. Execution will come soon." -- Kim Severson, Atlanta bureau chief for the New York Times  read more

Tense night in Georgia

Tense night in Georgia

09/21/11 08:00PM

NBC News' Thanh Truong reports live on the scene outside of the prison in Jackson, Georgia where protesters are gathered hoping for a last minute stay of the... watch

Great show ahead

Great show ahead

09/21/11 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - we've got Frank Rich on the show tonight, plus more important... watch

Ahead on the 9/21 Maddow show

09/21/11 07:17PM

Tonight's guests include:Pete Williams, NBC News justice correspondentDahlia Lithwick, legal editor, Slate.comThanh Truong, NBC NewsBenjamin Jealous, president and CEO, NAACPFrank Rich, writer-at-large for New York magazine  E.J. Dionne, columnist for The Washington Post and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and msnbc contributorHere's executive producer Bill Wolff with a look at what we're covering we were intending to cover before the breaking news in the Troy Davis case: read more

Oddfellows Local 151

09/21/11 05:07PM

After 31 years, and with great regret, R.E.M. has decided to call it quits.In a statement on their official website the band says, "We walk away with a great sense of gratitude, of finality, and of astonishment at all we have accomplished."Said bass player Mike Mills, "During our last tour, and while making Collapse Into Now and putting together this greatest hits retrospective, we started asking ourselves, 'what next'? Working through our music and memories from over three decades was a hell of a journey. read more

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