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Snapshot: Yemen

Snapshot: Yemen

04/30/12 07:53PM

Yemeni artist, Boushra Almutawakel, knows what you probably think about Yemen. "I want the wider world to understand that Yemen is so much more that the terrorist haven, foreigner kidnapping, poor and unstable country that is portrayed in the media." Indeed, the past few years have seen Yemen catapulted into the international media as... read more

Ahead on the 4/30 Maddow show

04/30/12 07:09PM

Tonight's guests include:Heidi Hartmann, founder of the Institute for Women’s Policy ResearchJohn Harwood, CNBC chief Washington correspondent and political writer for The New York TimesWhile watching tonight's video preview, take a listen to tonight's soundtrack. (Just be sure to allow the ad below to play out entirely before... read more

Tribeca Film Festival: Without Borders

Tribeca Film Festival: Without Borders

04/30/12 06:09PM

One of the knockouts in a very strong field at this year's Tribeca Film Festival here in New York was Una Noche, a remarkable, harrowing film about teenagers in Havana dreaming of starting over in Miami. The film won Best New Narrative Director, Best Cinematography (which is best described as rapturous) and Best Actor for Javier Nunez... read more

Monday's Mini-Report

04/30/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* The Obama administration made its first formal acknowledgement today of "its use of drone strikes against terrorism suspects, lifting but not removing the shroud of secrecy that surrounds the nation's expanding use of targeted killing operations overseas."* A win for women's health, Part I... read more

Always choose wealthy parents

04/30/12 04:46PM

It didn't as generate much attention as some of his other wealth-related gaffes, probably because it came on a Friday afternoon, but Mitt Romney's latest gem comes with a larger significance.The presumptive Republican presidential nominee was telling students at Otterbein University in Ohio about the virtues of starting new businesses. read more

Obama stays on offense on OBL, 2012

04/30/12 03:38PM

Republicans have spent the last few days trying an odd sort of bullying tactic, effectively telling President Obama, "If you boast about your successful mission to kill bin Laden, we'll slam you for politicizing national security."Watching Obama this morning, I get the sense he doesn't mind the fight (via Jed Lewison).For... read more

Running against a party, not an opponent

04/30/12 02:17PM

Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) recently said she has "very little tolerance" for students drowning in student-loan debt, because young people seem to want opportunities "dumped in your lap." Soon after, President Obama was in North Carolina, reminding students of the lawmaker's rhetoric.When Rep. read more

Would Romney have been in this meeting?

Romney struggles with bin Laden line

04/30/12 01:34PM

Late last week, as part of the anniversary of the mission that killed Osama bin Laden, President Obama's campaign unveiled an ad that celebrated the successful strike, while asking, "Which path would Romney have taken?" Today, the presumptive Republican nominee tried to answer the question.Seeking to neutralize one of President... read more

Detroit kids start 'Freedom School'

Detroit kids start 'Freedom School'

04/30/12 12:54PM

Part of what you're supposed to do in high school is re-create the world. You start breaking away from the rules adults put on you, and you make the world new. That's your job. Your community, meanwhile, is supposed to give you a safe place to go to school and a decent education when you get there. You study, and they make it possible... read more

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