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Obama leaves GOP behind to pursue common...

Obama leaves GOP behind to pursue common sense policies

07/26/12 08:00PM

Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, talks with Ezra Klein about President Obama's apparent abandonment of efforts to make concessions to Republicans bent on fearing and obstructing him no matter what, and instead moving on to... watch

Ahead on the 7/26 Maddow show

07/26/12 07:02PM

Tonight's guests:Jared Bernstein, former chief economic adviser to Vice President Biden, now a senior fellow at Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and an msnbc contributorSteve Benen, columnist for the Maddowblog and msnbc contributorNeera Tanden, president, Center for American ProgressHere's tonight's soundtrack.And here'... read more

Thursday's Mini-Report

07/26/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Mario Draghi makes everyone feel better for an afternoon: "The European Central Bank appears increasingly willing to throw around its weight in bond markets to hold down borrowing costs for Spain -- or at least wants traders to worry that it will."* This is one hell of a drought.* On a related note,... read more

Meet the next GOP agenda; same as the old GOP agenda

Meet the next GOP agenda; same as the old GOP agenda

07/26/12 04:49PM

As awful as Mitt Romney's trip to the UK has been -- and it really has been cover-your-eyes terrible -- arguably the comments with the most domestic salience came last night, when the Republican candidate talked to NBC News' Brian Williams.The interview covered quite a bit of ground, but towards the end, the anchor wrapped up by asking... read more

Prosecutor: Felons duped into voter fraud in Virginia

07/26/12 04:16PM

The Romney campaign has asked the state of Virginia to investigate voter registration efforts by the nonprofit Voter Participation Center. The story has been playing out this week in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, with the Romney campaign making its request and the Voter Participation Center responding that it could discourage voter registration... read more

Department of Corrections: The great Greenland ice melt

Department of Corrections: The great Greenland ice melt

07/26/12 03:05PM

We got mail today from a climate scientist and oceanographer, correcting our segment about Greenland's ice sheet (video). Rebecca Dell writes:On yesterday's show, you put up a couple maps showing Greenland ice melt, including one where almost the entire island was red, and said that "Greenland's ice sheet is all but gone.... read more

The still-hidden tax returns

07/26/12 03:03PM

Reader Dan Sachar asked me via Twitter yesterday to tackle a good question: "Question for you to explore: Romney digs in on tax returns. Will press keep asking him or get bored and move on?"The latter possibility seems plausible, doesn't it? read more

Foxx connects Aurora massacre, typo

07/26/12 01:57PM

House Republicans are pushing a new anti-regulation bill, but have run into some trouble. An unfortunate typo, for example, means the bill would block all new major regulations until unemployment hits 94%.Today, the same bill stumbled again because of another typo -- the replacement references bill "H.Res. 783," when it should have... read more

All out of context, all the time

07/26/12 12:32PM

The Republican National Committee is excitedly sending around this clip today, showing 17 seconds of a speech President Obama delivered to supporters in Oakland on Tuesday. Some of the RNC's media allies are already on board with the attack.For those who can't watch clips online, the clip shows Obama saying, "Just like we've... read more

Thursday's campaign round-up

07/26/12 12:00PM

Today's installment of campaign-related news items that won't necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:* With Mitt Romney set to appear at UK fundraiser with scandal-plagued financiers, Americans United for Change released a tough new video this morning.* According to the latest NBC-Wall... read more


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