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New York same-sex marriage vote likely tonight!

New York same-sex marriage vote likely tonight!

06/24/11 06:00PM

UPDATE 5: 10:31 p.m. ET: 33-29 gay marriage bill passes the New York Senate. I'm going to take out the live video feed from this post since they've moved on to other business. We are encoding most of tonight's coverage, including the vote, so check back later for clips.6: Also, the podcast should include most of the coverage, which, be warned, will make it a very large download.UPDATE 3: Here's the live stream from the New York State Senate. As I mentioned below, the gay marriage vote is not expected until much later tonight. read more

The Friday Awesome

06/24/11 05:30PM

Now, there are some people out there who think you don't deserve to see small children re-enacting an R rated raunchfest. To those people I say: you're wrong. Whitey? Whitey Bulger? What are you doing under there?Remember the Del Taco!Buy New England a beer! read more

Annie Oakley had awesome stationery

Annie Oakley had awesome stationery

06/24/11 04:08PM

David S. Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, shares some of his favorite finds in the National Archives, including a letter from famed sharpshooter and show-woman Annie Oakley to then-President William McKinley. It reads:Hon Wm McKinley PresidentDear Sir I for one feel confident that your good judgment will carry America safely through without war. But in case of such an event I am ready to place a company of fifty lady sharpshooters at your disposal. read more

Conjunction Junction Debunktion

Conjunction Junction Debunktion

06/24/11 03:23PM

During our show meeting, up on twitter popped a mention of the passing of jazz trumpeter/Merv Griffin sidekick/Schoolhouse Rock vocalist Jack Sheldon. He is, of course, the guy who sings "Conjunction Junction," a favorite here at TRMS World HQ for what I hope are obvious reasons.Moments later, a second tweet with a link to the following:So, bad news in the form of a reporting fail. Good news? The singer of "Conjunction Junction" and "I'm Just a Bill" is "alive and well and in Los Angeles." And what more could anyone ask for? read more

¿Por qué, Rick?

¿Por qué, Rick?

06/24/11 10:43AM

 Yesterday some of Texas Gov. Rick Perry's jokes (Jose Cuevas sounds like Jose Cuervo? ¿En serio?) reportedly fell flat as he addressed the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials in San Antonio. I went hunting for the video, but the Governor's youtube page hasn't caught up with him yet. If anybody sees it, give us a link, will you?  read more

Morning Maddow: June 24

06/24/11 07:37AM

The House is likely to vote to defund the bombing of Libya today.For yet another day, gay marriage is on the brink of passage in New York.Why Whitey Bulger's capture is good for Mitt Romney.Thaddeus McCotter still might run?Osama bin Laden contemplated rebranding al Qaeda. Meanwhile, a cell phone (sort of) links him to Pakistani intelligenceKerfuffle over moon dust. read more

They went data way

They went data way

06/24/11 12:42AM

Today, in the case of Sorrell vs. IMS Health Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a Vermont law that banned the use of physician prescription drug records for marketing purposes, ruling 6-3 that free-speech rights are more important than medical privacy concerns. read more

Links for the 6/23 TRMS

Links for the 6/23 TRMS

06/23/11 11:57PM

Paul Frank (this is what that monkey was about)AN ACT concerning abortion; relating to licensure of abortion clinics. (pdf) APNewsBreak: Kan. sets new abortion rules quicklyLulzSec: CHINGA LA MIGRA BULLETIN #1 6/23/2011Arizona DPS system hacked: LulzSec group claims responsibilityUnited States of America v. Yonathan MelakuSuspects in Seattle military attack plot angry over Iraq, AfghanistanUnited States of America, Plaintiff, v. Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, Walli Mujahidh, Jr., DefendantsThe Bulger fedora mug shotScot Lehigh: 'Whitey Bulger arrested' -- the headline we never thought we'd see read more

Obama turns to gay community

Obama turns to gay community

06/23/11 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow considers the awkwardness of a gay fundraiser for President Obama who doesn't support gay marriage rights but wants the support of gays for... watch

Activists hack Arizona

Activists hack Arizona

06/23/11 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow reports on the hacking group Lulz Security publishing private and sensitive law enforcement documents from the state of Arizona in protest of... watch

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