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Morning Maddow: September 8

09/08/11 07:46AM

Some Republicans are snubbing the President by skipping his jobs address tonight.And it sounds like the ones who will be there already don't like what he has to say.The deficit-reduction supercommittee meets today.Gore v. Obama.Spokane MLK Day bomber pleads guilty.Khaddafy says he's still in Libya. But the bigger question is: where are his surface-to-air missiles?Want to see a supernova with binoculars? read more

Post-game show tonight

Post-game show tonight

09/07/11 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's coverage of the NBC News-Politico Republican Candidates debate and... watch

A two man race?

A two man race?

09/07/11 08:00PM

Republican strategist Steve Schmidt explains whether the GOP race will be dominated by Mitt Romney and Rick Perry and discusses some of the issues that could... watch

The more Mitt Romney changes, the more he stays the same

09/07/11 07:04PM

Tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern right here on msnbc, eight Republicans running for the honor of being their party's presidential nominee will debate for the fourth time this year.  What you won't hear from the moderators or the commentators or even the candidates is much about the location of the event -- the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California. read more

Just in time for 9-11, Texas apocalyptarians

09/07/11 03:32PM

Whatever you're planning for the 10th anniversary of 9-11, these folks are getting ready for America's "last days." The Dallas preacher behind the new "Twilight's Last Gleaming" sermons has a book coming out with a foreword by Mike Huckabee in January, so we're good at least through then.Kyle Mantyla's got the goods over at Right Wing Watch. read more

Georgia sets new date to kill Troy Davis

Georgia sets new date to kill Troy Davis

09/07/11 02:05PM

I admit that I don't know as much as I should about the Troy Davis case. I know, as you might, that 20 years ago, Davis was convicted quickly and sentenced to die in Georgia for the killing of off-duty policeman Mark MacPhail two years earlier. I understand also that a significant movement believes that Mr. Davis may be as he maintains: innocent.As noted in this article about Mr. Davis' brief 2007 stay of execution, most of the witnesses have recanted or contradicted their earlier testimony (and some alleged that they were coerced into giving it). read more

A tale of two tweets

A tale of two tweets

09/07/11 11:05AM

This morning two tweets appeared within four minutes of each other in my news feed. First I saw this: And then this:Discuss. read more

We came in peace for all mankind

09/07/11 10:10AM

what I believe history will record. That America's challenge of today has forged man's destiny of tomorrow. And, as we leave the Moon at Taurus-Littrow, we leave as we came and, God willing, as we shall return: with peace and hope for all mankind..." read more

The light-blue chunks of deficit are mostly the Bush tax cuts.

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

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