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From a Hart Research Associates strategy memo posted by Politico.

The Occupy Wall Street election

11/28/11 10:05AM

The competing visions of how to win in 2012 grew sharper over the Thanksgiving holiday. For an example of the first, outgoing Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour dropped this wisdom last night on the Republican Party of Sarasota County, Florida:"This election is about policy, it's about jobs and the economy and how they are affected by... read more

Wisconsin leads nation downhill

Wisconsin leads nation downhill

11/28/11 09:07AM

If your political platform is public austerity and stripping union rights in the name of creating jobs, then you need better numbers than these:In October, 14 states recorded statistically significant changes in employment, 13 of which were increases. The largest over-the-month statistically significant job gains occurred in Illinois (+30,000),... read more

West Virginia for "Elizabeth Warren."

Elizabeth Warren's aura has an aura

11/28/11 09:05AM

Sue Thorn, an organizer for the Obama '08 campaign, wants to represent West Virginia in the U.S. Congress, from a seat won by the Republicans last year. For now, she's running for the Democratic nomination, and she's looking a lot like another rookie candidate with Obama ties. From Ms. Thorn's website:Former West Virginia... read more

Morning Maddow: November 28

11/28/11 07:51AM

The New Hampshire Union Leader editorial board endorses Newt Gingrich. Is that a big deal? Ask Nate Silver.Evidence of another Romney flip-flop. Which makes the DNC happy.Is Rick Perry's campaign coordinating with a SuperPAC?Uh, Sarah Palin fans? It's kind of too late.Showdown at Occupy L.A.Guess who's running for President in... read more

Recyled Books, Records and CDs in Denton, Texas

An alternative to 'Buy Nothing'

11/26/11 10:40AM

Twenty years ago, Buy Nothing Day was introduced as an anti-consumerist response to Black Friday. But rather than buy nothing, supporters of Small Business Saturday argue that positive consumption can benefit the nation. read more

Harris-Perry: Don't dislike Romney because he's a Mormon

11/24/11 12:14AM

by Melissa Harris-PerryIn this election cycle, on the Republican side, just-about everyone who’s running a real campaign is getting a chance to be the front-runner for a while. Even though newspaper columnists and politicos have been using the word “inevitable” to describe Mitt Romney for weeks now, he is not leading in the polls.Given the cast... read more

Ahead on the 11/23 Maddow Show...

11/23/11 07:29PM

Tonight's guests include:Chris Hayes, Host of "Up with Chris Hayes" and editor-at-large at the Nation Steve Clemons, Washington editor-at-large, Atlantic Magazine and author of "The Washington Note" blogRinku Sen, president & executive director, Applied Research Center and publisher of Executive... read more

Recent scandals eroding faith in higher...

Recent scandals eroding faith in higher learning?

11/23/11 07:00PM

From a child sex abuse scandal at Penn State to pepper-spraying incidents at UC Davis, recent headlines seem to suggest that America’s institutions are experiencing challenges. Have Americans lost faith in their institutions of higher learning? MSNBC’s... watch

On tonight's show

On tonight's show

11/23/11 07:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - the neocons are back in action (did you see last night's debate?); Newt Gingrich weighs in on immigration and a very special Debunktion Junction. Melissa... watch