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Chronicling Mitt's mendacity

Chronicling Mitt's mendacity

02/03/12 02:07PM

Several weeks ago, I launched a Friday afternoon feature, highlighting the most offensive Mitt Romney falsehoods of the week. I was off last week, but let's get it started again.1. Romney claimed President Obama "went before the United Nations" and "said nothing about thousands of rockets being rained in on Israel from the... read more

In Virginia, the power of one woman's story

In Virginia, the power of one woman's story

02/03/12 01:13PM

@synergy3k sends a story from Virginia, where Republicans now control both chambers of the Legislature and abortion is at the top of the agenda. Yesterday, one woman's public testimony seems to have turned back a bill that would have taken away abortion rights. Tara Schleifer told a Virginia Senate committee about the agony of deciding to... read more

GOP changes its mind on debt 'trigger'

GOP changes its mind on debt 'trigger'

02/03/12 12:44PM

Remember the "triggers" in the debt-ceiling agreement? At this point, congressional Republicans would like to forget them, at least the parts they came up with.Let's take a moment to review. GOP lawmakers, in a move without precedent in American history, held the full faith and credit of the United States hostage. read more

Friday's campaign round-up

02/03/12 12:00PM

Today's installment of campaign-related news items that won't necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:* Going into the Nevada caucuses, Public Policy Polling shows Mitt Romney cruising to an easy win, leading Newt Gingrich by a whopping 25 points.* Rep. Heath Shuler (D-N.C.), one of... read more

Komen backs down, apologizes

Komen backs down, apologizes

02/03/12 11:22AM

In a stunning reversal, just three days after announcing it was ending Planned Parenthood grants, and one day after giving contradictory explanations for the decision, Komen for the Cure has apparently reversed course, apologized, and abandoned its controversial decision.The Dallas Morning News published this statement from Nancy Brinker and the... read more

Romney vs. Romney vs. Reality

Romney vs. Romney vs. Reality

02/03/12 10:36AM

While accepting Donald Trump's endorsement yesterday, Mitt Romney repeated one of the central arguments of his entire candidacy: " The question reporters might want to pose to Romney is simple; in what universe did Obama make the recession "worse"? read more

He didn't 'misspeak'

He didn't 'misspeak'

02/03/12 10:00AM

Mitt Romney caused some trouble for himself this week when he told a national television audience, "I'm not concerned about the very poor." He added there's already a "safety net" for those struggling most, so he'll focus his attention elsewhere.Yesterday in Nevada, the Republican frontrunner walked it back,... read more

Job growth picks up steam, reaches 2-year high

Job growth picks up steam, reaches 2-year high

02/03/12 08:54AM

Expectations for today's new jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics were modest, at best. The most optimistic forecasts projected growth of about 155,000.The nation did much better than that, adding 243,000 jobs in January, as the overall unemployment rate dropped to 8.3%. The job totals are the best we've seen in two years,... read more

Morning Maddow: February 3

02/03/12 07:40AM

Mitt Romney: "I misspoke" about the poor. Apparently he also "misspoke" about a symbol of patriotism.Newt Gingrich doesn't connect with Las Vegans.A look at the Gingrich campaign's edits to Callista Gingrich's wikipedia page.Blue-Dog Democrat and C-Street House resident Rep. Heath Shuler to retire.Susan G.... read more

Apps schmapps

Apps schmapps

02/02/12 07:52PM

Every now and then someone asks about a Rachel Maddow Show Android app. We've got an iPhone/iPod app and an iPad app, so Android users are understandably feeling left out. But did you know that both this blog and the video page automatically sense when they're being viewed on a phone and give you a view that is adjusted accordingly? read more

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