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Backstage at the Emmy Awards (and completely out of our element)

09/30/11 11:20AM

This past Monday, The Rachel Maddow Show was awarded an Emmy for "Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis", for our shows from Afghanistan last year, entitled "Good Morning, Landlocked Central Asia". Keep in mind, we really never thought we were going to win, as we were alongside incredible nominees -- we were just excited to go to the ceremony! read more

'It's A Great Day At MaddowBlog!'

'It's A Great Day At MaddowBlog!'

09/30/11 10:15AM

Wednesday I posted about South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley ordering state workers to answer phones with the bubbly phrase "It's a great day in South Carolina."After offering a few phone answering suggestions of my own, I tossed the topic to you guys. And the results? An embarrassment of rich, snarky goodness! Here are some of your gems from both Facebook and MaddowBlog:Ali Cole Hi, thanks for calling Missouri, if you're here, you're family...seriously, we are related.Perry Sloane Thank you for calling the State of Ohio. read more

When everything is broken

09/30/11 09:15AM

 Our guest Chris Hayes last night on Occupy Wall Street:"Even if this is a cri de coeur, even if this is inchoate or unfocused, it feels like some sort of voice in the wilderness saying, 'Look, everything is broken right now.' And I feel that way every day waking up and coming into this building to go read the Internet or talk to people as a reporter, things are not working. read more

Morning Maddow: September 30

09/30/11 07:32AM

American-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki is dead.Democrats don't have enough votes to pass the American Jobs Act.CEOs continue to get paid big for failing.The latest, uber-important Darrell Issa investigation.Huntsman abandons Florida.Schwarzenegger says his run for California governor started as a joke.Tiny airport blames an Obama motorcade for ruining its runway.RIP, Tevatron particle accelerator. read more

Intimidation 101 for U. Maine students courtesy of state GOP

09/29/11 08:39PM

By Teresa GianottiEarlier this week, we documented the oddly hypocritical position of Maine Governor Paul LePage and several Maine congressmen regarding the termination of same-day registration in their state. Yet the strange attacks on voting rights from the Maine GOP haven't stopped there. Think Progress reported today that Maine Secretary of State, Charles Summers, sent letters to University of Maine college students, referencing their possible election law violations. read more

Let's play ball

Let's play ball

09/29/11 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - the future of the banking world looks grim, just as Elizabeth... watch

Never met this fellow

Never met this fellow

09/29/11 06:49PM

North Carolina already prohibits same-sex marriage, but this November, voters there will have a chance to add that discrimination to the state constitution. The amendment up for referendum was pushed to the ballot by Republican State Senator Jim Forrester, a medical doctor who argues that being gay poses a risk to your health.Today Pam's House Blend reports that Dr. Forrester has been misrepresenting himself as a fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine. And the American College of Preventive Medicine is not having it. read more

Ahead on the 9/29 Maddow show

09/29/11 05:38PM

Tonight's guests include:Chris Hayes, host of "Up with Chris Hayes" weekend mornings on msnbc, and editor-at-large of The Nation   Ken Burns, award-winning filmmaker and director of new PBS documentary, ProhibitionExecutive producer Bill Wolff gives the overview: read more