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Morning Maddow: December 28

12/28/11 07:51AM

Rick Perry shifts, now opposes abortion without exceptions.If it walks like a lobbyist, and talks like a lobbyist...Occupy Iowa to protest at candidates' campaign offices today.Democrats lag in new voter registrations (sorry, paywall, but there's enough there for you to get the gist).Newt Gingrich's New Hampshire volunteers can't sing. Or breakdance. North Koreans begin a long, theatrical goodbye to Kim Jong-il.Occupy geeks are building a facebook for the 99%.RIP, Cheetah the Chimp.The world's cleanest museum? read more

Links for the 12/27 TRMS

Links for the 12/27 TRMS

12/28/11 12:21AM

Thank God it's Friday (1978) That awesome Wrong Way Corrigan headlineA parade for our heroes Soldiers just back from Iraq get new orders: Afghanistan Iran threatens to stop Gulf oil if sanctions widened U.S. Joins EU Push to Embargo Iran Oil Over Nuclear Effort Dem: Iran sanctions bill worth the risk of oil market disruption read more

Sanctions risk pushing Iran too far

Sanctions risk pushing Iran too far

12/27/11 07:00PM

Josh Rogin, staff writer for Foreign Policy magazine and author of the blog “The Cable,” talks with Rachel Maddow about the tough new sanctions that could back Iran into a very dangerous and economically disruptive corner. watch

What the heck is going on with the...

What the heck is going on with the Virginia GOP?

12/27/11 07:00PM

Anita Kumar, Virginia politics and government reporter for the Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about the confusing mix of state laws, party rules and political interests that have made a mess of the Virginia Republican primary. watch

GOP also-rans still in the running

GOP also-rans still in the running

12/27/11 07:00PM

David Yepsen, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University, talks with Rachel Maddow about the significance of the Iowa Republican primary and why no clear frontrunner makes for a more exciting race. watch

TGI(N)F

TGI(N)F

12/27/11 07:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show – the reasons behind Ron Paul’s popularity, plus why so few GOP candidates made the cut on the Virginia ballot and a country cancels Friday. watch

Never on a Friday in Samoa

Never on a Friday in Samoa

12/27/11 07:00PM

Rachel Maddow reports on a peculiar switch in the calendar for Samoa as they move to the other side of the International Date Line and lose a Friday in order to be better aligned with their trading partners. watch

Ahead on the 12/27 Maddow show

12/27/11 06:17PM

Tonight's guests include:David Yepsen, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University and former political writer for the Des Moines Register Anita Kumar, Virginia politics and government reporter for the Washington PostJosh Rogin, staff writer for Foreign Policy magazine and author of the blog “The Cable”Executive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show: If you want to enjoy tonight's soundtrack in tandem with the preview, check it out here. read more

W-E-I-R-D

W-E-I-R-D

12/27/11 04:28PM

I spent the day after Christmas in a house with a television perpetually tuned to the Game Show Network, when what to my wondering eyes did appear but a familiar face. I thought, "How do I know the one on the right?" Then I realized she was familiar because of the relentless television coverage of the John-Edwards-campaign-trail-affair scandal.Yes, the blonde woman on the right is Rielle Hunter. I quickly snapped some pix of the screen, thinking I had a great scoop. Then of course a quick Google showed me I was late to yet another party. read more

Newt Gingrich, health reform visionary

12/27/11 01:33PM

Today's find from Andrew Kaczynski shows Newt Gingrich again extolling the virtues of the individual mandate. "I think you’ve got to require everybody to either have insurance or to post a bond," Mr. Gingrich told a crowd at a health clinic in Bellevue, Nebraska, in 2008. "The fastest-growing section of the uninsured is people over $75,00 income who are making a calculated gamble that if they get sick, you’ll take care of them. read more

Best noon thing

12/27/11 12:04PM

From the New York Times today, the story of how a city saved the last "civic organist" in the United States. Click on the video above. Worth paying for? read more

Global searches for "panettone."

Map: Italian Christmas cake

12/27/11 11:30AM

In my Italian neighborhood, we have panettone everywhere. The Christmas cake sits in large red or blue boxes by the cash register, or hangs from the ceiling in the deli. What you'd do if you were looking for panettone in Wyoming or the far north of Canada, I dunno. I mean, I know the lengths I'd go to for a regional treat like a decent gumbo, but panettone in the near Arctic Circle? God bless 'em.(Map: Floating Sheep) read more

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