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Medvedev comes up short

Medvedev comes up short

08/18/11 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow compares her summer catch to that of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev while teasing an upcoming segment about presidential vacations. watch

'Day of Destruction, Decade of War' to air 9/1 at 9 p.m. ET

08/18/11 07:42PM

For months, Rachel has been essentially working two jobs. When she hasn't been working on the show, she's been researching and recording this documentary with Richard. It's a look at how the U.S. has responded to the events of 9/11 both domestically and internationally, and as you may have caught at the end of the commercial above, it takes two days to play the whole thing. Expect epic.Here's Rachel describing it last week:  read more

Ahead on the 8/18 Maddow show

08/18/11 05:44PM

Tonight's guests include:E.J. Dionne, columnist for The Washington Post and senior fellow at The Brookings Institution and msnbc contributorEugene Robinson, columnist for The Washington Post and msnbc political analyst  Michael Isikoff, NBC News national investigative correspondentExecutive producer Bill Wolff (and Rachel Maddow!) share a preview of tonight's show: read more

Governor Walker declares Wisconsin is open for business in January.

What goes up comes down in #Wisconsin

08/18/11 04:10PM

After Wisconsin gained 13,000 private sector jobs in June, Governor Walker's office put out a press release in which he cautioned that jobs numbers would rise and jobs numbers would fall. But the report suggested the rising jobs numbers had something to do with his policies:Between December 2007 and December 2010, Wisconsin lost over 153,600 private sector jobs. The state has netted over 39,000 new private sector jobs since the Governor called a special session to open Wisconsin for business. read more

Up from slavery metaphors

Up from slavery metaphors

08/18/11 02:54PM

Google "Congressman Allen West slavery," and you'll find a lengthy list of misused slavery metaphors (and not just the ones he's uttered). The Florida Republican added another last night when he discussed similarly hyperbolic criticisms of President Obama leveled yesterday in Detroit by his Congressional Black Caucus colleague Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA). From Politico:Rep. read more

Governor Christie at the Jersey Shore.

Pow! Thwack! Justice goes after S&P

08/18/11 11:08AM

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie keeps saying he's not running for president. If he changes his mind, it'll be interesting to watch him work with this -- news that Wall Street has downgraded the state's credit for the third time this year. From the Star-Ledger:Citing the state’s failure to make full pension payments and its sluggish economic recovery, Fitch Ratings downgraded New Jersey’s bond rating a notch, ranking it among the lowest in the nation. read more