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Viewer factchecks Mitt Romney

01/11/12 10:04AM

Commenter @MVP730 takes issue with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's victory speech in New Hampshire last night. A few excerpts, with Mr. Romney's remarks in bold and @MVP730 after.First point, from @MVP730:Mr. Romney: "The median income has dropped 10% in four years."@MVP730 writes: "First, Obama has only been... read more

Morning Maddow: January 11

Morning Maddow: January 11

01/11/12 07:43AM

Newt Gingrich did  "not break above 20 percent for any of the age, income, ideological or demographic groups that were identified in the exit poll sample."Even if a candidate won every single delegate in every single primary and caucus, he wouldn't secure the GOP nomination until mid-MarchA pro-Romney super PAC makes a $6 million... read more

Candidates running the New Hampshire gauntlet

Candidates running the New Hampshire gauntlet

01/10/12 09:13PM

I mentioned here once before that where I grew up in New Hampshire, every fourth grade class put(s?) on a musical play about the life of General John Stark (whose "Live free or die" declaration is probably the most famous thing about New Hampshire).Part of Stark's celebrated history is that he was captured by Native Americans and... read more

The NH Primary coverage plan

The NH Primary coverage plan

01/10/12 06:10PM

Like our Iowa coverage, the night begins at 6pm ET (now) with Rachel, Rev. Al Sharpton, Lawrence O'Donnell, Ed Schultz and Steve Schmidt on the set in New York City.Chris Matthews is live in Manchester, New Hampshire where he'll be joined again by Gene Robinson, Howard Fineman, Michael Steele and more.I've got an unofficial list... read more

Searching for Rick Perry

01/10/12 04:01PM

Rachel Maddow drives the streets of New Hampshire with Felice Belman, editor of the Concord Monitor, January 6th, the Friday before the New Hampshire Primary, remarking on Rick Perry's weak campaign effort in New Hampshire as indicated by his sparse campaign signage: Rachel Maddow: Rick Perry! Is that a rare, Rick Perry sign?Felice Belman:... read more

Challenge: Rule 2 of political ads

01/10/12 01:33PM

 Wonkette revels in this local ad out of Alabama, calling it "reatest campaign video of 2012, so far." And yes, we all know the candidate wants you to love it, if you support her, enough that you'll send the ad to all your friends. She's also happy if you hate it, so long as you hate it enough that you'll send it to all... read more

Backstage scenes

Backstage scenes

01/10/12 01:05PM

TRMS producer Andy Dallos had his camera handy off-set following a recent broadcast...Barney Frank browses Thomas Frank.Rachel meets Tim and Nina Zagat. (You know, the Zagats.) read more

'Privacy is often described as the "right to be left alone," but that's not a value that seems terribly important in the GOP right now'

01/10/12 11:30AM

Can the GOP really nominate a candidate who opposes contraception? Really? Truly? In 2012? Jeffrey Toobin writes on the New Yorker's new politics page:Over the years the modern Republican Party has reflected both libertarian and authoritarian tendencies. Both survive, in a way. When it comes to taxes and regulation, the libertarian side of... read more

What's missing for Jon Huntsman?

01/10/12 10:37AM

Jon Huntsman has gotten better at campaigning, Rachel argued last night, with ads like the one above that blunt frontrunner Mitt Romney's attacks. Our guest, Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post, argued that Mr. Huntsman still has a serious problem:I had a really interesting conversation today with a very prominent Republican here in New... read more

Indiana GOP advances anti-union bill

01/10/12 09:40AM

Indiana House Republicans shoved their anti-union bill through committee today in a scene that reporter Eric Bradner details for the Evansville Courier and Press:In less than six minutes and with no debate, an Indiana House committee passed a controversial “right to work” measure Tuesday morning.Majority Republicans who control the committee... read more

Morning Maddow: January 10

Morning Maddow: January 10

01/10/12 07:32AM

Voting began in Dixville Notch last night and the results are in: Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman are tied for first place!And yet, almost 60% of Republican voters STILL want more choicesRon Paul walks out on another CNN interviewWolfeboro is nervous about being Romney's CrawfordNew York state changes its answer to the question, When you are... read more

Links cited on the 1/9 TRMS

Links cited on the 1/9 TRMS

01/10/12 12:51AM

Mary Kaye Huntsman Calls Attack Ad Featuring Her Daughter 'Disgusting' Paul analysis floats Huntsman video link; spokesman rejects 'conspiracy theory' Rick Santorum is coming for your birth control Ron Paul Signs Personhood Pledge; Personhood USA Questions Commitment US election 2012: Mitt Romney's life as a poor Mormon... read more

Ahead on the 1/9 Maddow Show

01/09/12 07:55PM

Tonight's guests:Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for The Washington PostCecile Richards, president, Planned ParenthoodDylan Ratigan, host, msnbc's The Dylan Ratigan Show, and author of "Greedy Bastards! How we can stop Corporate Communists, Banksters, and other Vampires from sucking America dry"Here's... read more

Gear for the on-the-go journalist

01/09/12 07:03PM

When Rachel spoke on Friday with Jo Ling Kent, campaign embed reporter assigned to Jon Huntsman for NBC News, about the Huntsman campaign in New Hampshire, they also talked about the gear she uses to file her reports from the road. The web-only extension of that interview here: read more

Mitt Romney a model for a system gone bad

Mitt Romney a model for a system gone bad

01/09/12 07:00PM

Dylan Ratigan, host of MSNBC's The Dylan Ratigan Show, talks with Rachel Maddow about the subject of his new book, "Greedy Bastards! How we can stop Corporate Communists, Banksters, and other Vampires from sucking America dry." watch


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