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The fight of your middle-class life

09/07/11 09:00AM

Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisconsin) had this to say last night about her new campaign for Senate:We're in an epic struggle. This is really, in my mind and many others, about the survival of the middle class. read more

Morning Maddow: September 7

09/07/11 07:39AM

There will be no formal Republican response to President Obama's jobs speech.The White House tries to save the Post Office.Would today's Republicans elect Ronald Reagan?Fmr. Pres. Bush (43) to speak at the 9/11 commemoration in Shanksville, PA.Nearly a third of middle class Americans are downwardly mobile.Ummm... okay, John Bolton. Thanks for your time.Charles Koch: Chris Christie is "my kind of guy." read more

Up for a game of Plan-o-poly?

Up for a game of Plan-o-poly?

09/06/11 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - the GOP presidential candidates release their own jobs plans... watch

Huntsman's four-day workweek ends

Huntsman's four-day workweek ends

09/06/11 06:09PM

While our four-day workweek is just beginning, Utah announced over the weekend that theirs will end. Former Utah Governor and current presidential candidate John Huntsman’s Friday-free experiment comes to a close this week.In 2008, state government agencies  (schools, court systems and prisons exempt) adjusted their hours to a 4-days-a week (Monday – Thursday), 10-hour-day schedule. The “4/10” experiment was an exercise in cutting energy costs, but is cut short just after three years. read more

Ahead on the 9/6 Maddow show

09/06/11 05:47PM

Tonight's guests include:Bob Herbert, distinguished senior fellow at Demos and former New York Times columnist   Rep. Tammy Baldwin, (D) Wisconsin, candidate for U.S. Senate   Buddy Roemer, Republican, candidate for U.S. President and former governor of LouisianaExecutive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show:  read more

Jay Smooth takes Rick Perry to Superman school

09/06/11 04:18PM

The inimitable Jay Smooth's latest Ill Doctrine post contains his thoughts on something Texas Governor Rick Perry said during a campaign event in New Hampshire last Saturday:Perhaps the best question came from a 9-year-old boy who asked Perry, “If you could be any superhero, who would you be and why?”Grinning, Perry said he doesn’t know the newer superheroes.“But there was one back in my day who was Superman,” he said. read more

On the show tonight, Tammy Baldwin

09/06/11 03:27PM

 Wisconsin has set the standard for Democrats running on economic populism. Next up, Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin. The Democrat says she's running for the seat held by Senator Herb Kohl, a fellow Democrat who's retiring. Her introductory campaign ad's big on empathy for working people, right down to people worrying about their student loans.The WaPo's Fix blog notes that "there could be some sparks over gay rights" in the race. Among the Republicans vying to run against Ms. read more