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Turning in the signatures to force a referendum on the voting bill.

Ohio cuts early voting this year, and never mind the citizens' repeal

10/18/11 10:09AM

Activists in Ohio last month thought they'd managed to put on hold a law that cuts early voting. With help from the Obama campaign, they collected 318,460 signatures -- enough to force a referendum on HB 194. The law would reduce the time for early voting by half, and absentee voting by almost that much.They thought they'd put those restrictions on the shelf until voters decide the law's fate in November 2012. read more

Barney Frank to Occupy Wall Street: Vote, darn it

10/18/11 09:41AM

Congressman Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts) had this message last night for Occupy Wall Street:imply being in a public place and voicing your opinion in and of itself doesn't do anything politically. It is the prerequisite, I hope, for people getting together and voting and engaging things.And I understand some of the people on Occupy Wall Street are kind of critical of that. They think that's conventional politics.Well, you know, the most successful organization in America in getting its views adopted is the National Rifle Association. They are in many cases a minority. read more

Morning Maddow: October 18

10/18/11 07:19AM

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton makes a surprise visit to LibyaAnd speaking of the war in Libya, we almost tried out our new cyberwarfare muscles On his conference call with Michele Bachmann, Donald Trump bragged about not just being a birtherConsidering the hold-on-to-your-hat things Republican presidential candidates have said about foreign policy, I am really looking forward to thisI'm no Twitter historian but I think this may be the first time Africom has tweeted in ArabicGet your tinfoil hat ready! read more

Localities embrace federal help for police...

Localities embrace federal help for police hiring

10/17/11 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow shows how federal aid has been appreciated by local governments (even Republican governments) to enable them to hire police and teachers - something Senate Democrats are fighting to continue despite Republican political obstruction. watch

Live from L.A. tonight

Live from L.A. tonight

10/17/11 08:00PM

TRMS senior producer Cory Gnazzo previews some of the stories on Monday night's show while Rachel is in Los Angeles, preparing for the show from the other side of the country. watch

Power to the pizza

Power to the pizza

10/17/11 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow shares newly discovered video of Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain singing a pizza lyric version of a John Lennon song - still not funnier than today's Best New Thing. watch

Ahead on the 10/17 Maddow Show

10/17/11 07:39PM

Tonight's guests:Congressman Barney Frank, Democrat from MassachusettsMichael Hastings, contributing editor for Rolling Stone magazineJose Antonio Vargas, former Washington Post reporter and Pulitzer Prize winner, author of "My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant" for New York Times magazine, and founder of DefineAmerican.com read more

The giving whale

10/17/11 05:40PM

One whale can live for 50-75 years.One whale can support a community of organisms for 50-75 years after death.Not only is this the coolest video of the day, it's also the best puppet show.(Sweet Fern Productions for Radio Lab.) read more

American Jobs Act, piece by piece

American Jobs Act, piece by piece

10/17/11 02:58PM

President Obama promised to make Republicans vote, piece by piece, on the American Jobs Act they rejected. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has picked out the first couple of pieces:"Democrats will pursue the President's plan to keep nearly 400,000 teachers and support staff where they belong - in the classroom. read more

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