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Romney's early valentine to Big Business

Romney's early valentine to Big Business

02/10/12 03:27PM

Mitt Romney should probably be a little more aware of how remarks like these will appear to a mainstream audience."I know it seems like government doesn't like you," Mitt Romney told a group of about 900 business people Friday morning in a ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Hotel here. "I love you."The first part of the... read more

The Week in Geek

02/10/12 02:28PM

In a million years, I never thought I'd see someone play the guitar WITH A CAR (just before the 2:30 mark).3D printers can now print replacement body parts.Asia and North America to collide…in 50 million years, but still!Wikipedia has a list of unexplained sounds. Two of them are "Bloop" and "Julia."Everything you wanted... read more

Chronicling Mitt's mendacity

Chronicling Mitt's mendacity

02/10/12 01:45PM

Several weeks ago, I launched a new Friday afternoon feature, highlighting the most blatant Mitt Romney falsehoods of the week. It moved to Maddow Blog last week, and here's this week's installment. (It does not include mendacity from Romney's CPAC speech this afternoon.)1. Romney claimed, "We are the only people on the earth... read more

Friday's campaign round-up

02/10/12 01:16PM

Today's installment of campaign-related news items that won't necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:* Newt Gingrich has received $11 million in support from Sheldon Adelson and his family, but Bloomberg News reports that the Adelsons "don't plan to deliver another big check to... read more

That's a joke, son

That's a joke, son

02/10/12 12:29PM

Mississippi Democratic Representative – and wiseacre -- Steve Holland was fuming over the way Republicans' wasted valuable time on symbolic posturing. So, to illustrate, Holland proposed renaming the Gulf of Mexico the Gulf of America. You want posturing? I'll show you posturing -- that kind of thing.Holland explained, "I didn&... read more

'Common-sense solution' on contraception

'Common-sense solution' on contraception

02/10/12 11:40AM

Word leaked early this morning that the White House was poised to unveil a "compromise" on contraception coverage, and on a conference call at 10:30, two senior administration officials sketched out what they described as a "common-sense solution."The new policy effectively finds a work-around to address the concerns raised... read more

It's late in the game for him to try to "reconnect."

An awkward time to 'reconnect'

02/10/12 10:11AM

A week ago, Mitt Romney and his campaign were right where they wanted to be. The former governor had scored an impressive win in Florida, he was poised to score another victory in Nevada, and the race for the Republican presidential nomination looked to be effectively over.There was nary a whisper of internal dissension within the Romney camp.... read more

Romney distorts his contraception record

02/10/12 08:43AM

Like many of President Obama's critics, Mitt Romney has invested quite a bit of energy lately going after the administration on contraception coverage. The attacks have been a little awkward for the former governor because, not too long ago, Romney and Obama were largely in agreement on the issue.This inconvenient detail has not gone... read more

Mr. Bachus will apparently need a good lawyer.

Culture of corruption, redux

02/10/12 08:00AM

Congress' approval rating has already dropped to near-comical depths; new ethics allegations against a powerful House Republican probably won't help matters.CBS's "60 Minutes" ran a widely-noticed segment recently on the practice of federal lawmakers making investment decisions based on inside information that the public... read more

Morning Maddow: February 10

02/10/12 07:34AM

ABC News: White House to announce "accomodation" for religious organizations on contraception rule.Three state attorneys general threaten to sue the Obama administration over the contraception coverage mandate.How Catholic bishops prepared for the battle over birth control. And who's really upset about birth control if not... read more

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