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Newt Gingrich called to say you love him

11/23/11 09:06AM

For reasons not entirely clear to me, I just got the same Newt Gingrich robocall captured in the YouTube clip above. My favorite part is where he says, "Barack Obama has used his radical ideology to turn America from a beacon of hope, growth and opportunity, to a failed version of a European secular socialist state."Also this:"The debates have gone exceedingly well, and I can tell you more than a few conservatives can't wait to see me versus President Obama in a one-on-one debate. read more

Morning Maddow: November 23

11/23/11 07:50AM

Newt Gingrich "clarifies" his stance on child labor: he only wants 9 to 14 year olds to be janitors part time.The NLRB's only Republican member threatens quitting to deny it a quorum.Meet one of Herman Cain's most interesting campaign aides.Yemen's president is reportedly really going to step down this time.Will military budget woes ground the Navy's Blue Angels?The other Nixon pardon (the one with a turkey and a nail).A sign of life from Russia's maybe-not-completely-doomed Phobos-Grunt probe. read more

Oregon governor on executions: 'I simply cannot participate once again in something I believe to be morally wrong'

Oregon governor on executions: 'I simply cannot participate once again in something I believe to be morally wrong'

11/22/11 08:35PM

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber announced today that he was stopping all executions in Oregon. An excerpt from his letter here: has been carried out just twice in last 49 years in Oregon. Both were during my first administration as Governor, one in 1996 and the other in 1997. I allowed those sentences to be carried out despite my personal opposition to the death penalty. read more

Helping the 99 percent

Helping the 99 percent

11/22/11 07:00PM

The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein talks about the payroll tax cut and discusses whether President Barack Obama and Congress will be able to decide upon a concrete economic policy to turn the country’s economy around. watch

Ahead on the 11/22 Maddow show

11/22/11 06:58PM

Tonight's guests include:Ezra Klein, columnist for The Washington Post and Bloomberg and msnbc policy analystDeborah Blum, author of The Poisoner's Handbook and professor at the University of WisconsinExecutive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show:   read more

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'Income inequality' meets 'corporate greed'

11/22/11 03:35PM

Rachel spots this chart and report from Pew journalism center:Last week, the U.S. economy was the No. 1 story at 22% of the newshole, with the majority of that coverage focused on the confrontations between protesters, law enforcement, and the city governments that preside over the public spaces that have become encampments.We've also been tracking the prevalence of "income inequality" and "corporate greed" in the news. Yesterday, Congressman Paul Ryan's chart about poor people owning TVs, air conditioners and cars drew this response from @Tracypaints:My tv? read more

Occupy's message to President Obama

11/22/11 01:37PM

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sent out a fundraising pitch today that casts Republicans as opposing Democrats and Occupy Wall Street, Greg Sargent reports (adding: without mentioning OWS). The former speaker draws a memo obtained by Chris Hayes that shows Republican strategists offering their help in taking down the movement.Also today, a group of Occupiers mic checked a speech by President Obama in New Hampshire. They didn't get all the way through their message, so they gave written copies of it to the press outside. The White House pool report sends this over:"Mr. read more

Jackson City Councilor Quentin Whitwell will let you know when it's OK to occupy.

Occupy, with their permission

11/22/11 12:43PM

Best example today, so far, of not getting the Occupy movement:Ward 1 Councilman Quentin Whitwell opposed allowing the group to stay and said keeping Occupy Jackson from being in the park 24 hours per day was about law and order, rather than free speech."We don't know what's going on in those tents, we don't know what's going on in that encampment, we don't need an encampment," he said. "... read more