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Morning Maddow: December 29

Morning Maddow: December 29

12/29/11 08:01AM

Would you like your birthday to fall on the same day of the week every year?More fun with GOP-candidates' domain names.Romney wants commercials on PBS.Huntsman super PAC wants to keep its donors secret a little longer.The major donor of the campaign against restoring same-day voter registration in Maine.Sen. Scott Brown thinks the media isn't tough enough on "Professor" Warren.The Pentagon is trimming ranks of generals and admirals.Four months after Hurricane Irene, Vermont finishes fixing its last damaged highway.Was yesterday's Cheetah the Chimp story a hoax? read more

Links for the 12/28 TRMS

Links for the 12/28 TRMS

12/29/11 01:26AM

Great Day In SC? Maybe NotIn S.C.: Whether To Say 'It's A Great Day' Is Now A Political IssueS.C. Gov. Haley's Power To Help Romney Shrinks With Her Approval Ratings SC Gov. Haley dictated health panel finding Justice Department Rejects S.C. Voter ID Law Parts of Immigration Law Blocked in South Carolina South Carolina GOP rebuts Stephen Colbert on primary naming rights read more

Ron Paul site pulls Kayser press release

Ron Paul site pulls Kayser press release

12/28/11 10:39PM

Where once the Ron Paul 2012 web site boasted the endorsement of Rev. Phillip G. Kayser, a pastor at the Dominion Covenant Church and anti-gay extremist who supports the death penalty for homosexuals, now there is only a 404 "not found" page.Talking Points Memo linked to the page in its story about the endorsement earlier today. read more

99 percent making themselves heard in Iowa

99 percent making themselves heard in Iowa

12/28/11 07:00PM

Ed Fallon, radio talk show host at WOW-FM and activist with Occupy Des Moines, talks with Rachel Maddow about the purpose of Occupy Iowa set against the backdrop of Newt Gingrich trying to take credit for Ronald Reagan's economics of the 1%. watch

Ahead on the 12/28 Maddow show

12/28/11 06:30PM

Tonight's guests include:Nate Silver,  author of Five Thirty Eight electoral politics blog at the New York TimesBrian Hicks, columnist for the Charleston Post & CourierEd Fallon, radio talk show host at WOW-FM and activist with Occupy Des MoinesExecutive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show:While watching the video preview, take a listen to tonight's soundtrack. read more

Diss-Function

Diss-Function

12/28/11 03:37PM

We've reached the midpoint of the December holiday nexus, and no doubt some of you are counting down the hours until your belligerent Tea Party uncle/aunt/whatever is off your sofabed and waving goodbye from his/her Escalade.You're not alone. Fortunately, Salon's Alex Pareene offers some face-to-face advice. For instance, when a conservative kinsman throws out an ideologically incendiary topic like the New Black Panther Party, Pareene recommends:"Tell your relatives that you have recently joined the New Black Panther Party. read more

Occupy the manger

Occupy the manger

12/28/11 02:18PM

Andrew Hagen of Menomonie, Wisconsin, sends this picture and writes, "Even Jesus was kicked out and forced to stay adjacent to the inn."Below, and only tangentially connected, is my favorite story from Tricia's morning note. read more

Ticker-tape parades become a wedge issue

Ticker-tape parades become a wedge issue

12/28/11 01:21PM

Rick Perry is trying his darnedest to beat back sagging polls and get the attention of Iowa voters in advance of next Tuesday's caucus. Yesterday he released his 11th Iowa ad (and ninth just this month) hyping his idea for an (even more) part-time Congress. He also publicized that he now opposes abortion, even in cases of rape and incest. read more

Best noon thing

Best noon thing

12/28/11 12:41PM

When my daughter was an infant, I dressed her in non-gender-specific clothing as often as possible. No pink bow around her bald head, no "Daddy's little girl" bibs, no frills or furbelows. Well-meaning strangers would ask, "what's your son's name?" I would answer, "Her name is..." and they would stammer an embarrassed apology. read more

Meeting of the minds

Meeting of the minds

12/28/11 11:40AM

When you say, "I don't know what ended up airing in place of the Donald Trump/Newsmax debate tonight..." in front of a TV viewing audience sitting on the couch with laptops on their laps' tops, you won't not know for long. As many tweeters gleefully reported mere seconds after Rachel made the remark, Ion TV aired a "Criminal Minds" marathon instead.Psychodrama indeed. read more

One of these things is not like the other ones.

Challenge: Pick a human

12/28/11 10:15AM

The BBC released its list of Faces of the Year for 2011, which is one thing. Their choice for a woman to represent December is another. It's a panda. Named Sweetie.Sweetie, along with her fellow giant panda Sunshine, was welcomed at Edinburgh airport with cheers and bagpipes after the pair's 11-hour journey from Chengdu in western China. Their arrival is the culmination of five years of lobbying by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and the British government. Even the four pilots wore kilts in the pandas' honour. The pandas are on loan for a decade at a cost of £600,000 per year. read more

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