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Morning Maddow: July 27

07/27/11 07:20AM

Boehner rewriting debt-ceiling plan that didn't save enoughAnd worrying about his caucus and his leverageWall Street not putting up with itReid rewriting, too?The talk in Iowa: Chris Christie for VPSuicide bomber kills mayor of KandaharUK recognizes Libyan rebels as country's governmentHappy Meals now with less and moreYour summer vacation in CubaNew York joins DOMA challengeOhio gets a new referendum, to opt out of health reformWisconsin opens tiny, virtual door to anti-abortion groupNorth Korea: End this war!Cougar! read more

Pew Research Center

Chart: Record income gap by race

07/26/11 03:59PM

From the Pew Research Center:The median wealth of white households is 20 times that of black households and 18 times that of Hispanic households, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of newly available government data from 2009.Those are unsettling numbers. From 1984 to 2009, Pew reports, the closest ratio of white wealth to black or Hispanic wealth was 7:1. That happened in each category in 1995. We'll have more on the show tonight. read more

It was funny until it wasn't anymore

It was funny until it wasn't anymore

07/26/11 02:35PM

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, not having it with the Republicans' no-revenue, all-cuts proposals for the debt ceiling:"This isn't just about them saying we should reduce the deficit," she said, adding: "This is an excuse. The budget deficit is an excuse for the Republicans to undermine government plain and simple. They don't just want to make cuts, they want to destroy. They want to destroy food safety, clean air, clean water, the department of education. read more

Best noon thing

Best noon thing

07/26/11 12:52PM

Fond of bad writing? The winner of the annual Bulwer-Lytton contest for the (intentionally) worst first line of a (not actually totally written) novel has been announced.  read more

From the Norwegian Foreign Ministry's plan for women's rights in developing nations.

Norwegian attacker blamed women

07/26/11 11:30AM

As she analyzed the 1,500-page manifesto and videos produced by Anders Breivik, the man who has confessed to Friday's attacks in Norway, journalist and GOOD associate editor Nona Willis Aronowitz spotted something really odd: Anders Breivik had it out for her mom.Her late mother, the feminist activist, writer and icon Ellen Willis, was singled out, she writes:Breivik mentions her in the same breath as Simone de Beauvoir (go Mama!) and blames them for the "skyrocketing divorce rates" and "plummeting birth rates" that created a "cultural and demographic vacuum" in the West. read more

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Charts: Seriously, it's the Bush tax cuts

07/26/11 10:08AM

Roll Call reporter John Stanton is tweeting that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is whipping votes this morning for House Speaker John Boehner's no-taxes plan for a debt ceiling deal. President Obama made his case to the American people last night, explaining why we're so much in the red:In the year 2000, the government had a budget surplus. read more

Morning Maddow: July 26

07/26/11 07:42AM

Glenn Beck has strange ideas about what constitutes disturbing.Another day, another debt-ceiling impasse.Newt Gingrich's account at Tiffany's has been closed.The wealth gap between whites and non-whites gets bigger.Rep. Darrell Issa holds a hearing on Operation Fast and Furious today.House Democrats come up with a way to keep the unemployed from being shut out of new jobs.Will your post office be on the closures list? read more