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08/25/11 01:12AM

Obama's Got Plenty of Options to Right the Economy—He's Just Got to Fight for Them Enacted abortion restrictions by year Scott signs welfare drug testing bill Governor defends welfare drug tests Welfare drug-testing yields 2 percent positive results Rebel Discovers Qaddafi Passport, Real Spelling of Leader's Name Libya's deadliest weapons not yet corralled Animals reacting to the earthquake: Which one are you? read more

Supererogation to save 'succedaneum' from succedanea

08/24/11 08:25PM

Tricia today mentioned in an e-mail to the staff that "pyramidion" is a word. It's the tippy top, final piece on a pyramid - or, as in the case of Tricia's note, an obelisk, the Washington Monument.Anyway, that reminded me that even though no one actually asked, I'm sure you were all wondering about my use of "succedaneum" in the headline on the clip of the P.J. Crowley Libya interview from last night's show.It turns out, succedaneum is on a list of words in danger of going extinct. read more

Ahead on the 8/24 Maddow Show

08/24/11 08:01PM

Tonight's guests:Nicolle Wallace,  former White House communications director, senior advisor to McCain-Palin campaign, and author of "Eighteen Acres"Jared Bernstein, former economic adviser to Vice President Biden, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and msnbc contributorJoe Cirincione, president of Ploughshares Fund, member of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's International Security Advisory Board, and the Council on Foreign RelationsHere's executive producer Bill Wolff with the goods on tonight's show:   read more

How do you spell Kadaffy?

How do you spell Kadaffy?

08/24/11 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow reports on the discovery of Moammar Ghadafi's passport and the revelation of what is arguably the official Latin alphabet spelling of his name. watch

Hoo-rah, hoo-rah!

Hoo-rah, hoo-rah!

08/24/11 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - the status of the moderate GOP presidential field, plus new... watch

Let's hope this display case is secure...

What does not fly

08/24/11 03:52PM

Part intimidation tactic, part artwork, these knives, throwing stars, revolvers and what appears to be dynamite loomed over me and the other travelers in the security line of the Cleveland airport this week. A TSA agent told us the weapons were all confiscated at the airport in just one year.At least it was a good distraction from having to think about the body scanners we were all about to walk through. read more

Animals reacting to the earthquake: Which one are you?

Animals reacting to the earthquake: Which one are you?

08/24/11 02:05PM

ADDING: Last night's dramatic re-enactment of the National Zoo's brilliant press release.The National Zoo in Washington, D.C., sent out a really amazing, adorable press release cataloging the animals' reaction to yesterday's earthquake. A tiny taste, in the category of "Small Mammals":The red ruffed lemurs sounded an alarm call about 15 minutes before the quake and then again just after it occurred. The howler monkeys sounded an alarm call just after the earthquake. read more

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