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Morning Maddow: Labor Day

09/05/11 08:07AM

President Obama speaks to organized labor today.Senator Jim Demint hosts a forum for six of the GOP presidential hopefuls.A former longtime GOP Hill staffer leaves the "cult."The deficit-reduction supercommittee sets a meeting date.California's version of the "Dream Act" is heading to the Governor's desk.Conservative columnist: registering poor people to vote is 'like handing out burglary tools to criminals.'How close was the CIA to Khaddafy's spy unit? read more

Day of Destruction, Decade of War - Part 2

Day of Destruction, Decade of War - Part 2

09/03/11 01:06AM

The two-hour Part 2 of the Day of Destruction, Decade of War documentary has been added to yesterday first hour in the documentary's designated page.The clips should play in sequence, but, as I mentioned yesterday, the documentary is structured with chapters, so those are reflected in the video page's navigation. This is also useful if you plan to watch it in pieces. read more

This July 10 2007 file photo shows smog covering midtown Manhattan in New York.  The EPA on Friday, April 17, 2009, declared that carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases sent off by cars and many industrial plants "endanger public health and...

White House backs Big Oil over breathing

09/02/11 08:40PM

Setting the date for next week's presidential jobs speech became quite the exercise earlier this week, and a number of folks made a big kerfuffle about the President capitulating to House Speaker John Boehner. read more

Governor Sam Brownback

The states versus Planned Parenthood (federal court edition)

09/02/11 07:30PM

This week, a federal judge in Kansas ordered the state to resume its regular funding of Planned Parenthood while a lawsuit over funding continues.After Kansas' Republican-led legislature used the budget to defund Planned Parenthood -- to prevent the organization from being eligible for family planning funding -- Planned Parenthood sued and, on August 1, a judge blocked the law from taking effect. But Kansas Governor Sam Brownback didn't just give in and resume funding Planned Parenthood. read more

Being smart is for pretty people, too!

Being smart is for pretty people, too!

09/02/11 06:50PM

JC Penney removed this shirt from its website yesterday after it sparked huge negative public outcry.If the shirt itself wasn't bad enough, the online description read, "Who has time for homework when there's a new Justin Bieber album out? She'll love this tee that's just as cute and sassy as she is."But because of pressure from the public, JC Penney has apparently realized that telling little girls their looks are far more valuable than their brains and they should leave the thinking to the boys, might not be a good idea.The apology:J.C. read more