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Over the moon

Over the moon

01/26/12 07:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight’s show – Newt Gingrich’s big ideas for the moon, plus Mitt Romney’s tax returns reveal some surprising new knowledge and we pay a visit to the Department of... watch

Voter ID bill advances in Iowa

01/26/12 06:36PM

Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz has introduced a new voter I.D. bill for consideration by the Iowa legislature. Should this bill pass the Republican-controlled Iowa House, it will be the second Voter I.D. bill awaiting attention from the Democratic-controlled Iowa Senate, but Schultz expects his bill will have a better chance than the one... read more

Political metaphor waits to happen: The snoring dormouse

Political metaphor waits to happen: The snoring dormouse

01/26/12 04:38PM

The "dor" in dormouse comes from the Latin for sleeping. We're pretty sure this snoring dormouse is not dreaming of politics. We're also pretty sure this snoring dormouse could be a metaphor for something.After the jump, the targeted advertising on YouTube, on account of Googling a certain someone so often.(H/t Sam Maser)... read more

Name that cocktail

Name that cocktail

01/26/12 02:30PM

First correct guess wins praise and glory.UPDATE: Full credit and celebrity to commenter Hoosierville. It's a "Lemony Daniels" of course! Honorable mention to Stephanie Dunn Hightower, who was first on the Facebook thread but not faster than Hoosierville.  read more

Voting on rights, from New Jersey to Maine, day 2

01/26/12 01:41PM

 One way of reading New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's call to put marriage equality on the ballot is to say that he "avoids all the thorns in the thicket." Another, as expressed by Newark Mayor Cory Booker, is that it is plain "infuriating." Put fiscal issues up for a referendum, Mayor Booker said. Ask people to vote... read more

Happy Feet 3 (Kentucky variation)

Happy Feet 3 (Kentucky variation)

01/26/12 12:50PM

Submitted without comment, from Kentucky:A penguin pooped Tuesday on the Senate floor near the desk of Senate President David Williams.The penguin, from Newport Aquarium, was in the chamber as Senate President Pro Tem Katie Stine, R-Southgate, presented Senate Resolution 92, a measure to honor the aquarium for its contributions to the "... read more

Ohio governor on Right to Work: Remember the sharks

01/26/12 11:42AM

Before the show last night, I got a chance to ask our guest from Indiana, State Representative Scott Pelath, what the effect will be in five or 10 years of the new Right to Work bill charging through the Indiana legislature. "Lower wages," he told me. That's because union wages lift wages for everyone -- union or not.  They force... read more

Maddow to PolitiFact: What is wrong with you? Also, you're fired.

01/26/12 08:59AM

This post is adapted from Rachel's script last night.America, behold! An empirical statement of fact from the president of the United States.President Obama: In the six months before I took office, we lost nearly 4 million jobs. And we lost another 4 million before our policies were in full effect. Those are the facts.But so are these -- in... read more

Morning Maddow: January 26

01/26/12 07:54AM

Another unsubstantiated claim of dead people voting.The President's lawyer is boycotting a hearing on a birther lawsuit in Georgia.Is Newtmentum slowing down?To the moon, Newt!The son of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is barred from leaving Egypt.NYC Police Commissioner apologizes for participating in an anti-Muslim movie.Alaska... read more

Shine on you crazy city

01/26/12 02:32AM

It's funny that Rachel revisited her Tuesday night exchange with Chris Matthews tonight. I've been stuck on that segment as well- though not exactly the same part. Rachel caught Matthews a little off guard as she introduced him for his reaction to the GOP response to the State of the Union Address. See the video above, but her... read more

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