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Good times ahead

Good times ahead

08/11/11 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - updates on the GOP presidential field along with Gov. Rick... watch

Peter King's latest target? Hollywood

Peter King's latest target? Hollywood

08/11/11 07:28PM

Perhaps Rep. Peter King (R-NY) is feeling a bit hearing-impaired. The Republican congressman who attracted a lot of attention (and heat) for his trilogy of Very Important Hearings™ on Muslim-American "radicalization" yesterday called for an investigation into a movie that no one has seen:(Rep. King) said too much information already has leaked out about the Navy SEALs’ raid that killed bin Laden in Pakistan in May, and Pentagon officials have cautioned against discussing details of the mission. Mr. read more

Mitt Romney back in his days working at Bain Capital

Corporations are people, my friends

08/11/11 05:55PM

If you are curious about the veracity of Mitt Romney's statement, I highly recommend the informative will be further analysis (even more than one word!) of the matter tonight on The Rachel Maddow Show. Meanwhile, enjoy this photo of Romney (center) back in his days at Bain Capital.How would you help ol' Mitt understand the difference between corporations and people? Comment away!  read more

Ahead on the 8/11 Maddow show

08/11/11 05:44PM

Tonight's guests include:Chris Hayes, editor-at-large of The Nation and host of msnbc weekend show beginning in September  Rep. Jan Schakowsky, (D) Illinois, member of the House Progressive CaucusExecutive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show: read more

What crayon colors would you pick?

9/11 in black and white

08/11/11 04:27PM

With just one month to go before the 10th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks, I got an interesting package in the mail. It's a new coloring book called "We Shall Never Forget 9/11", and it comes from the publisher who last year brought us the "Tea Party Coloring Book" that Rachel so enjoyed reading to you all. This one retells the story of 9/11, because who wouldn't want to color in a picture of the Twin Towers on fire, right? It also includes the successful mission to find and kill Osama bin Laden this spring. All for only $6.99! read more

Standard and Poor's view of the world

Earth, through the eyes of credit agencies

08/11/11 04:09PM

Wondering how the U.S. now rates economically among the rest of the world, in the eyes of Standard and Poor's? Wonder no more! (Click the picture for link to full interactive map at the awesome ChartsBin.)Turns out the great country of New Zealand shares our newly implemented AA+ status. (Shout out to all you Lord of the Rings fans!)h/t Charts Bin via BoingBoing read more

Pausing for a minute to understand that Nate Silver chart on Democratic momentum against Scott Walker in Wisconsin

Pausing for a minute to understand that Nate Silver chart on Democratic momentum against Scott Walker in Wisconsin

08/11/11 11:19AM

In last night's follow-up segment to Tuesday's recall election in Wisconsin, Rachel explained why the results in those six districts suggest that a recall effort against Governor Scott Walker might be more feasible than Walker is comfortable with. Rachel's explanation was clear enough, with red circles and all of that, but sometimes I just need to sit and stare at a chart like this in order to get it.What we're looking at is a comparison of the election results in those six districts from when Scott Walker was running for governor in November, and Tuesday's recall elections. read more