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10/26/11 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin gets a helping hand, plus... watch

Ahead on the 10/26 Maddow show

10/26/11 05:41PM

State Rep. Cory Mason, (D) Wisconsin   Melissa Harris-Perry, professor of politics at Tulane University and msnbc contributor   Frank Rich, writer-at-large for New York magazineExecutive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show: read more

Chart: You're mad for a reason

Chart: You're mad for a reason

10/26/11 04:05PM

 From the Congressional Budget Office report on income inequality:CBO finds that, between 1979 and 2007, income grew by:275 percent for the top 1 percent of households,65 percent for the next 19 percent,Just under 40 percent for the next 60 percent, and18 percent for the bottom 20 percent. If you're looking for more, Wonkbook's got a great take. read more

What you do when you don't have friends in New Hampshire

What you do when you don't have friends in New Hampshire

10/26/11 03:10PM

On Monday's show, Rachel said that if the Bachmann campaign intends to run in New Hampshire, they are going to have to make some New Hampshire friends -- very, very fast. With the entire New Hampshire staff having quit, and having told their senior adviser in the state that she wasn't a viable person to represent the campaign, Bachmann and company seemed to have left themselves with few options to meet the end-of-the-month filing deadline.NBC's Jo Kent reports that the Bachmann campaign has found a way around that. read more

Romney invents new rhetorical device

Romney invents new rhetorical device

10/26/11 02:35PM

Mitt Romney went to Fairfax, Virginia, today, where he assured them, repeatedly, that he loves America and he loves the people of America. Also, he loves Ohio's unpopular union-stripping bill, the one he said he didn't know much about yesterday..Questioner: What do you say to Governor Perry and others who criticized you yesterday for not taking a position on the collective bargaining rights bill in Ohio?Romney: Oh, I'm sorry if I created any confusion in that regard. read more

Best noon thing

10/26/11 12:59PM

 There's a dam being demolished in Washington State today. It's one of three dams (two on the Elwha River and one on the White Salmon River) that are being destroyed because it's cheaper to do that than to retrofit them with ladders or stairs or whatever they would need to allow salmon to do their spawning. The video above is not of today's dam, but it's pretty cool to watch how you take a dam down. How, you ask? A bit at a time is the answer.   read more

Oakland mayor commends police for Occupy raid

10/26/11 12:24PM

The eviction that Occupy Wall Street protesters feared nearly two weeks ago never took place, but many of their fellow Occupiers in other cities haven't been so fortunate. Occupy Oakland began a protest yesterday afternoon to retake the public area (which some have unofficially renamed Oscar Grant Plaza) from which police had removed them from in the predawn hours.The police reaction was such that they were not successful. read more

What Rick Perry will do to get elected

10/26/11 09:30AM

If you've been watching Rick Perry toy around this week with the bait/toxin that is the birther conspiracy, you might reasonably wonder why he'd do such a thing. Last night columnist Wayne Slater of the Dallas Morning News, who knows from Rick Perry, said the Texas governor is a politician who will do what it takes to get elected. "He is a terrific campaigner," Mr. Slater told us.He pointed to an example from Mr. Perry's 2002 campaign for governor, in which Mr. read more

Morning Maddow: October 26

10/26/11 07:55AM

Arrests at Occupy Atlanta and more tear gas at Occupy Oakland.A federal judge strikes down part of a North Carolina anti-abortion law.The Congressional Black Caucus goes after new state voter ID laws.Guess what Rep. Joe Barton likes at least as much as Big Oil?Gun stores fight new requirements to tell the government who's buying lots of high-powered weapons.Non-shocker: Cheney thinks we should stay in Iraq.Another good thing about tsunami flotsam. (Bonus: do you know the difference between flotsam and jetsam? Now you do). read more

Links for the 10/25 TRMS

Links for the 10/25 TRMS

10/26/11 02:29AM

Photo: A mutant strain of NOM misrepresentation (Part 2) Cold war B-52s flew an icy northern route on alert for a Soviet missile strike Story of B-53 'bunker buster' is a lesson in managing nuclear weapons Scrapping the Unsafe Nuke NNSA Announces Special Tools & Processes for B53 Dismantlement Program read more