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Cain: Buffett Rule picks my pocket

09/26/11 01:29PM

The Republican response to President Obama's deficit-reduction plan, announced a week ago, has centered on trying to make two words stick by repeating them often: "class warfare." The President braced for the line of attack in that same Rose Garden speech last Monday:This is not class warfare.  It’s math. The money is going to have to come from someplace.  And if we’re not willing to ask those who've done extraordinarily well to help America close the deficit and we are trying to reach that same target of $4 trillion, then the logic, the math says everybody else has to do a whole lot more. . read more

Best noon thing

09/26/11 12:00PM

Even if you are not a Space Shuttle junkie, you will be thrilled and riveted by this video of the final launch of Atlantis (STS-135) edited together from NASA footage. read more

Perry/Romney: 'Words have meaning'

09/26/11 11:01AM

Texas Governor Rick Perry is out with a new ad attacking Mitt Romney for careful editing about his health plan in Massachusetts. Specifically, former Governor Romney would like the world to forget he once he billed his plan as a national model. "Words have meaning," Mr. Romney said at last week's debate, and Mr. Perry tries to make him pay for it.Maybe the ad is too long -- if you can't do it in 30 seconds, you can't do it -- but it's not helped by Governor Perry's performance at that same debate. You'll remember that, when asked what he'd do with a 3 A.M. read more

Morning Maddow: September 26

09/26/11 07:50AM

FEMA runs out of disaster relief money as early as tomorrow.Rick Perry flops in Florida.Saudi Arabian King will let women vote.American citizen killed by Afghan Embassy worker.Medvedev and Putin to do the presidential shuffle (again).Diana Nyad's 2nd attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida ends after 40 hours.So what happened to that dead satellite, anyway?The descendants of explorer Clark right an old wrong done to Native Americans.  read more

Links for the 9/23 TRMS

Links for the 9/23 TRMS

09/23/11 09:54PM

I'll have the full list of links referenced on tonight's show a little later, but in case you're looking for that Voice of Choice link, it's I know the page itself seems to show, but that doesn't appear to go anywhere at the moment.OK, here we go: read more

Rainy Fridays don't stop us

Rainy Fridays don't stop us

09/23/11 08:00PM

Cory Gnazzo, senior show producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - the latest on the GOP presidential candidate field and insights from last night's debate, and updates on what's really falling from the sky. watch

Ahead on the 9/23 Maddow show

09/23/11 07:17PM

Tonight's guests include:Gov. Peter Shumlin of VermontTodd Stave, landlord of abortion clinic whose child's school was targeted by anti-abortion activistsSenior show producer Cory Gnazzo shares a preview of tonight's show:  read more

The Koch brothers graph

The Koch brothers graph

09/23/11 06:51PM

Several people wrote and/or tweeted after last night's show looking for the source data on the chart above showing the relationship between the Koch brothers' net worth and the number of people they employ. I didn't have a single link for it in the links list because I couldn't find a single source for the information. Luckily, however, I do have the advantage of a single secondary source. read more

The Friday Awesome

The Friday Awesome

09/23/11 04:55PM

Welcome, Friday Awesome-istas---All you need is a doodle and a dream…It's Fall and you don't have a Lionel Ritchie "Hello" teapot? Quelle horreur!I suppose we could have Fall without pictures of adorable cats peeking through the foliage…but that's not a reality I wish to be part of.Fine, but what about "A Naked Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's All-Nude Court"?I am Neutrino….the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.The Force is strange with this one......and this one. read more

Red, white and a little bit scary

Red, white and a little bit scary

09/23/11 04:02PM

 A referendum on the ballot in Mississippi this year would define personhood in the state constitution as beginning at the moment of fertilization. The proposal carries a bunch of perhaps surprising consequences, like outlawing popular forms of birth control and raising the question of inheritance rights for IVF embryos.Mississippians against this tell us they're hopeful, but it's easy to feel outnumbered. Both Republican and Democratic leaders tend to support the amendment (or at least keep quiet about their opposition). read more

Health reform still good for you

09/23/11 01:45PM

In terms of pure polling, pizza mogul Herman Cain has not been much of a factor in the Republican field. But he's a powerful purveyor of ideas, especially that under health reform he would not have survived his cancer diagnosis. "My surgeons and doctors have told me that because I was able to get the treatment as fast as I could, based upon my timetable and not the government’s timetable that’s what saved my life," Mr. Cain said in the debate last night.Dying of cancer while waiting for a government OK would be a scary thought, if it were true:Mr. read more

Prayers unanswered

Prayers unanswered

09/23/11 12:17PM

The self-delusions of Cindy Jacobs aside, the land in Texas does not appear to be "starting to rejoice." Click the photo for a remarkable slide show from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department illustrating the remarkable extent of the Texas drought of 2011. read more