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Palin Putin-esque

Palin Putin-esque

05/31/11 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow compares the tough guy, rugged outdoorsman photo-ops of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to those of Sarah Palin. watch

TEPCO photo of Fukushima reactor No. 1.

Fukushima's disaster plan? One page long

05/27/11 12:36PM

I'm so awestruck by this AP report on Salon that it's best that I just quote it:Japanese nuclear regulators trusted that the reactors at Fukushima Dai-ichi were safe from the worst waves an earthquake could muster based on a single-page memo from the plant operator nearly a decade ago.In the Dec. 19, 2001 document -- one double-sized page obtained by The Associated Press under Japan's public records law -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. read more

Master of redirection strikes again

Master of redirection strikes again

05/26/11 10:28AM

The mysterious prankster who snapped up a Newt-alike URL has struck again. Used to be, when you typed explorenewt2012.com you got redirected to the website for GOP presidential hopeful Buddy Roemer. Then, it sent you to a video of newts (the amphibious kind). Now it hits Newt in a newly exposed weak spot: his six-figure line of credit at Tiffany&Co, which is starting to seem possibly more sinister than just a sign of a lavish lifestyle. read more

Defending Medicare to victory

Defending Medicare to victory

05/25/11 08:00PM

Congresswoman-elect Kathy Hochul, Democrat of New York's 26th district, talks with Rachel Maddow about her upset victory in a traditionally Republican district. watch

Why don't Oklahoma houses have basements?

Why don't Oklahoma houses have basements?

05/25/11 05:45PM

Watching the destruction left behind from yesterday's storms, my colleague Keva wondered aloud what I'm sure many people were thinking: "Out of curiosity, is there something about the ground in those areas that makes basements impractical?" Surely people living in tornado-prone areas would want to have basements to take shelter in. Why does it seem like every time we see a destroyed house it only has a cement slab beneath it? read more

Hey Android users...

Hey Android users...

05/24/11 03:28AM

Back when we announced the TRMS iPad app a lot of people asked about an Android app. While we don't have an app exactly yet, but we do have a process that makes TRMS clips playable on mobile devices including Android. If you go to http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/ on your phone you should be able to play the most recent set of show clips. You may recognize that's the link that Rachel.msnbc.com resolves to. read more

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