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09/14/11 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - Sen. Scott Brown has new competition for his Senate seat, in... watch

Ahead on the 9/14 Maddow show

09/14/11 05:47PM

Elizabeth Warren, former Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. As of today, she is running as a Democrat for U.S. Senate in MassachusettsEd Rendell, former governor of Pennsylvania and current NBC News political analyst   Spencer Ackerman, senior reporter for's Danger RoomRichard Engel, NBC News chief foreign correspondentExecutive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show:  read more

The words from Elizabeth Warren's "priorities."

The Elizabeth Warren wordcloud

09/14/11 04:52PM

Elizabeth Warren is coming on our show tonight, her first live national interview since announcing that she's running in the Democratic primary for Senate from Massachusetts. Her campaign website features a single page of "priorities," which makes it easy to feed into the wordcloud machine. The result's below.After the jump, the Scott Brown wordcloud.Senator Scott Brown, the Republican incumbent, puts his positions under "issues," again in a single page.   read more

Huntsman gets to negative one

Huntsman gets to negative one

09/14/11 04:05PM

 Jon Huntsman's presidential campaign had been drawing a one -- uno -- in Gallup's intensity tracker. Today, the former Utah governor got a little lower than that. His newly minted negative one is the result of subtracting people who expressed a strongly negative view of him from those who expressed a strongly favorable view.Subzero or slightly above, Jon Huntsman keeps going. read more

U.S. official: attack on American embassy in Kabul 'not a very big deal'

09/14/11 02:48PM

The American Ambassador to Afghanistan today blamed the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul on the Haqqani network and made a particular point to downplay its significance. From The New York Times' coverage this morning:“This really is not a very big deal, a hard day for the embassy and my staff, who behaved with enormous courage and dedication,” the ambassador, Ryan C. Crocker, said. Mr. Crocker brushed off the significance of the attack, which began Tuesday afternoon and stretched into the next day, calling it “a half a dozen R.P.G. read more

Chart: Health reform is good for you

Chart: Health reform is good for you

09/14/11 01:06PM

Yesterday, Census news that record numbers of Americans are poor and that more of them are going without health insurance. Today, rescued by Jonathan Cohn at the New Republic, news from the same Census report that fewer young adults are uninsured -- half a million fewer.Cohn asks whether this is evidence that "Obamacare" could already be working, since it allows people 26 and under to stay on their parents' insurance policies. Followup question: Could Democrats convert this graph into votes? read more

Best noon thing

09/14/11 12:07PM

Full disclosure: except for the theme song, I am not a fan of the Berenstain Bears t.v. show. But I am now kind of a fan of the new version of the show translated into the endangered language of the Lakota Sioux people.  read more