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Covering gas prices -- in 2008

03/06/12 09:28AM

With gas prices on the rise, Fox News has been pretty aggressive in trying to convince its audience that President Obama deserves the blame for pain at the pump. With that in mind, Media Matters put together a fascinating item that took a stroll down memory lane.In the early summer of 2008, when the average price of a gallon of gas in the U.S. read more

In Bob McDonnell's Virginia

In Bob McDonnell's Virginia

03/06/12 08:58AM

It's not entirely clear who's running the majority Republican Party in Virginia, the Richmond Style Weekly writes this week. Basic tasks like passing a budget are now in some jeopardy, state Senator John Watkins tells the paper. "Some of us warned about this very thing: social issues overcoming the practical aspects of governing,... read more

Another Romney surrogate undercuts campaign

Another Romney surrogate undercuts campaign

03/06/12 08:38AM

Former first lady Barbara Bush has not only endorsed Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, she's taken an active role in giving him a Super Tuesday boost, recording robocalls on behalf of the former governor.But like a surprising number of high-profile Romney supporters, Bush isn't sticking to the campaign script.The 2012... read more

Limbaugh loses favor with those who pay his bills

Limbaugh loses favor with those who pay his bills

03/06/12 08:00AM

During his lengthy career in broadcasting, Rush Limbaugh has ignored the boundaries of decency on countless occasions, but he's never lost so many sponsors, so quickly, as he has over the last week.Six days after the right-wing host's verbal assault on Sandra Fluke, Limbaugh no doubt enjoys the condemnations and attention, but can'... read more

Morning Maddow: March 6

03/06/12 07:44AM

If you have an iPad, you also have a ukeleleNBC's guide to Super TuesdayNot even Newt Gingrich is voting for Newt Gingrich todayThe Ron Paul Super Tuesday parallel campaignHas the GOP given up its White House dreams to focus on the hill?By election day in November, unemployment may be down to a nice round numberThis robot cheetah had a... read more

A MaddowBlog exclusive 'Drift' excerpt

A MaddowBlog exclusive 'Drift' excerpt

03/05/12 10:04PM

As promised, here is another excerpt from Rachel Maddow's soon-to-be-released "Drift." This one is exclusive to the MaddowBlog. You won't find it anywhere else. For this one, we take you to Chapter 8:An excerpt from Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power, by Rachel Maddow. On sale March 27th, 2012.The houbara bustard... read more

The meaning of 'Monkees'

03/05/12 07:31PM

Last week, we were fortunate to have Peter Tork of the Monkees visit for a talk about the passing of his bandmate, Davy Jones, and the meaning of the Monkees -- the group and the show. Afterward, Peter sent us this:When The Monkees first aired, it was the first time on network television (in the days when there were only three networks) that a... read more

The Monday after

The Monday after

03/05/12 07:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight’s show – the nominating process presents major problems for Republican presidential candidates, plus the latest on Rush Limbaugh’s recent comments and Mitt Romney’s... watch

Sprawl, the opposite.

Stop right there: The City 2.0

03/05/12 05:54PM

The TED prize is given annually to an individual TED thinks is worth $100,000 and a wish to change the world. In past years, recipients have included former President Bill Clinton, writer Karen Armstrong and environmentalist Sylvia Earle.This year, for the first time, the TED prize is going not to an individual, but to an idea, The City 2.0.... read more

Ahead on the 3/5 Maddow show

03/05/12 05:40PM

Tonight's guests include:Steve Kornacki, senior writer for SalonConnie Schultz, syndicated columnistLilly Ledbetter, author of “Grace and Grit”, filed an equal-pay lawsuit against Goodyear and helped pass the “Lilly Ledbetter” Act for equal-pay legislationWhile we wait for tonight's video preview to load, take a listen to tonight'... read more

Monday's Mini-Report

03/05/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Russian election: "A day after claiming an overwhelming victory in Russia's presidential elections, Vladimir V. read more

All is not well in House GOP Land.

A leadership team divided against itself

03/05/12 04:21PM

About a month ago, we learned that "behind-the-scenes fighting" between the offices of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and House Speaker John Boehner had grown so intense, senior aides had to organize a "truce."The fact that such a step was even necessary seems rather bizarre -- the Speaker's office and Majority Leader... read more


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