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Morning Maddow: October 21

10/21/11 07:13AM

Secret burial for Muammar Khaddafy?Before leaving for a long weekend, Senate Republicans found time last night to filibuster a jobs plan for teachers, cops, and firefighters64 sailors in the Navy started out the year burying Osama bin Laden at sea; ending the year getting kicked out for smoking fake potIn San Antonio courthouse break in, they weren't terrorists; they were just FrenchIf you want to show someone you're serious about something, send the Secretary of State, the head of the CIA and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs to deliver the messageIn an interview with NBC, Secretary Clinton sa read more

The man cave guide to lady parts - Romney edition

The man cave guide to lady parts - Romney edition

10/20/11 09:36PM

Ok, hopefully this isn't too upsetting. I made it look a little like a football play diagram. Sorry about all the pink.See also The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists FAQs on birth control pills and the intrauterine device (IUD).What we're talking about with both the pill and the IUD are two hormones either individually or in combination, estrogen and progestin (and also, in the case of some IUDs, copper, which I just learned tonight - see the FAQ link above). read more

Cain falls flat with tax plan

Cain falls flat with tax plan

10/20/11 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow shows how a flat tax like Herman Cain's (and now, apparently, also Rick Perry's) would change the tax rates for Americans, increasing the burden on the poor and middle class and drastically lightening the load for the extremely wealthy. watch

Why a flat tax fails

Why a flat tax fails

10/20/11 08:00PM

Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize-winning economist and columnist for the New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about why flat tax proposals are a poor solution for America's economic problems. watch

Ahead on the 10/20 Maddow show

10/20/11 07:57PM

Tonight's guests:Richard Engel, NBC News chief foreign correspondentPaul Krugman, Nobel Prize-winning economist, columnist for the New York TimesAnd here's senior producer Cory Gnazzo with a brief preview of the stories: read more

The death of ...

The death of ...

10/20/11 06:18PM

TRMS has long been fascinated by the various ways that you can spell the anglicized name of the now-deceased "Brotherly Leader" and "Guide of the Revolution" (as he liked to refer to himself).Even his death today failed to yield a consensus on exactly who was killed in Sirte, LibyaTo NBC News? He was Moammar Khaddafy.  To the Associated Press? Moammar Gadhafi. To the BBC? Muammar Gaddafi.And in Washington...House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), called him Muammar Qadhafi.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), called him Moammar Qaddafi.Sen. read more

Biden makes the case for the Libyan mission

10/20/11 05:53PM

Speaking today at an event in Plymouth, N.H., Vice President Joe Biden discussed the death of Moammar Gadhafi:You kind of see in what just happened in Libya. Now, I don't know, when I got off the plane, I was talking to the national security council to determine whether or not we in fact had proof that the TNC, this outfit, the rebels, and the government now, the acting government of Libya, had killed Khaddafy. I don't know the answer to that. I can't confirm that personally now. But look how that all came about.For years and years we've been talking about burden sharing in NATO. read more

Gov. Walker: Don't worry about voter ID law

10/20/11 04:36PM

The League of Women Voters sued the state of Wisconsin today over a new law that makes it harder to vote. Wisconsin voters will have to start showing state-approved photo IDs in order to cast a ballot.In response to the suit, Governor Scott Walker issued a four-sentence statement. This is sentence one:There are more photo ID’s currently issued than there are registered voters in Wisconsin.  If I remember correctly, logic class had a name for that particular brand of reasoning. Shout-out for naming it.UPDATE: You all are amazing. Round two of our logic class is now up and ready for your brains. read more

Our little show in Los Angeles

Our little show in Los Angeles

10/20/11 03:05PM

With Rachel in Los Angeles this week, our edit meetings have turned into a rally-around-the-conference-call deal. Just now, Julia and Bill sent over pictures so we can see what it looks like on the other side of the phone line. read more

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