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Governor Christie at the Jersey Shore.

Pow! Thwack! Justice goes after S&P

08/18/11 11:08AM

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie keeps saying he's not running for president. If he changes his mind, it'll be interesting to watch him work with this -- news that Wall Street has downgraded the state's credit for the third time this year. From the Star-Ledger:Citing the state’s failure to make full pension payments and its sluggish economic recovery, Fitch Ratings downgraded New Jersey’s bond rating a notch, ranking it among the lowest in the nation. read more

Gov. Kasich folds in #Ohio

Gov. Kasich folds in #Ohio

08/18/11 09:57AM

The people who organized a referendum against Ohio's union-stripping bill, SB5, say that if Governor John Kasich and company want to negotiate about it now, they should start by repealing it themselves. Governor Kasich called a press conference yesterday to say that he was ready to talk, that he's open to hearing the grievances of the people.On Monday, the Columbus Dispatch reported that key staffers for Mr. Kasich had taken leaves to work for the campaign against the referendum and preserve SB5. read more

Morning Maddow: August 18 (where did the summer go?)

08/18/11 07:51AM

Budget cuts threaten health care industry's status as reliable job creator.Organized labor will stand by President Obama.Gunmen attack buses in Southern Israel.BP investigates a new oil sheen in the Gulf of Mexico.The strange tale of Dr. Michele Bachmann.DARPA says: why ask for the moon when we have the stars? read more

Laocoon and His Sons, Rhodes Sculptors: 1st Century (with "situational" augmentation: 21st Century)

A-Peril

08/18/11 01:02AM

Doofus di tutti Doofi Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino has been asked by apparel chain Abercrombie & Fitch not to wear their clothes on MTV’s “The Jersey Shore.”  And they’re prepared to pay for the favor. Here’s their actual press release."We are deeply concerned that Mr. Sorrentino's association with our brand could cause significant damage to our image.  We understand that the show is for entertainment purposes, but believe this association is contrary to the aspirational nature of our brand, and may be distressing to many of our fans. read more

Ahead on the 8/17 Maddow show

08/17/11 07:04PM

Tonight's guests include:State Rep. Armond Budish, (D) Ohio,  general assembly minority leader  Rep. Ed Markey, (D) Massachusetts and member of the House Energy Committee  Michael Steele, former chair of the Republican National Committee and msnbc political analystHere's executive producer Bill Wolff with a preview of tonight's show: read more

T-Paw, Ron Paul would like his awesome back

08/17/11 04:35PM

Meet Congressman Ron Paul, action man, Republican candidate, the one who will save all of us and the dollar, too:One man has stood apart -- stood strong and true. Voting against every tax increase, every unbalanced budget every time. Standing up to the Washington machine, guided by principle. Ron Paul, the one who will stop the spending, save the dollar, create jobs, bring peace. The one who will restore liberty.Ron Paul, the one who can beat Obama and restore America now.Tim Pawlenty's blockbuster never had it so good. read more

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