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What passes for a Limbaugh apology

What passes for a Limbaugh apology

03/05/12 08:00AM

Rush Limbaugh doesn't apologize often, but with several of his show's advertisers abandoning him, the right-wing host issued a "statement" late Saturday, explaining that he "chose the wrong words," and "did not mean a personal attack" on Sandra Fluke. Limbaugh concluded that he was trying to be "humorous," adding, "I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices."But problems persist. read more

Morning Maddow: March 5

Morning Maddow: March 5

03/05/12 07:38AM

Super Tuesday is looking good for Romney.Eric Cantor gets on the Romney train.A gang of lawmakers is reportedly working in secret to cut spending and raise revenue.This is what happens when you respond to hard times with draconian budget cuts.Rush Limbaugh loses another advertiser.Larry Flynt is digging for dirt on lawmakers again.I guess these folks are going to miss the Alaska caucuses. read more

Romney scores easy win in Washington

Romney scores easy win in Washington

03/04/12 09:03AM

Mitt Romney wanted to head into Super Tuesday with some momentum, and after winning Michigan and Arizona earlier in the week, and beating Rick Santorum by double digits in Washington yesterday, he's arguably right where he wants to be.Romney and the other three remaining Republican presidential candidates waged a tougher-than-expected battle for Washington's votes, even though no delegates to the national convention were decided there.Each candidate has spent time and money in recent weeks in hopes of picking up a victory -- and political momentum -- in Washington, as a table-setter to Super T read more

This Week in God

03/03/12 10:36AM

About six years ago, inspired by "The Daily Show," I started a weekly feature called "This Week in God," covering news related to religion, politics, and government. Today, it returns to its traditional time slot: Saturday mornings.The God Machine has plenty to offer this week. First up is a high-profile reversal from the Rev. Franklin Graham, the controversial son of legendary evangelist Billy Graham, who recently appeared on msnbc and questioned the sincerity of President Obama's Christianity. read more

Links for the 3/2 TRMS

Links for the 3/2 TRMS

03/02/12 11:31PM

Hitting Limbaugh where it hurtsDetroit Historical EventsRomney attacks Santorum over earmarksRomney campaign turns to shallow pockets Wealthy would cash in under Romney tax plan Romney tax plan favors the richest of the rich Romney put in $42 million of his own fortune read more

On the corner in Ohio, with bagpipes

03/02/12 08:24PM

A  group called the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property stormed into Ohio this week, bagpipes bleating. As you can see from this video by Marc Kovac of Ohio Capital Blog, they're against everything -- contraception, Obamacare, socialism, everything.Protester: The underlying problem here is not the mandate itself, although that is very, very abusive. The main problem is socialism, because if this mandate gets passed, then what other mandates are coming down the pike? read more

Ahead on the 3/2 Maddow show

03/02/12 07:41PM

Tonight's guests:Rev. David Bullock, Michigan Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Highland Park NAACP, Greater St. Matthew Baptist ChurchPeter Tork, musician, The Monkees, Shoe Suede BluesAnd here's executive producer Bill Wolff with a preview. Here's tonight's musical accompaniment. Play the video, endure the ad, click the music link = musical pairing without the copyright peril. read more

Friday's Mini-Report

03/02/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Brutal tornadoes slice across Indiana, Kentucky, Alabama, and Tennessee.* Syria: "The Syrian authorities on Friday blocked without explanation an officially sanctioned Red Cross convoy laden with food and medical supplies from entering a devastated neighborhood in the central city of Homs, one day after the army overwhelmed the main rebel stronghold there following a brutal month-long siege."* Afghanistan: "Military investigators have concluded that five soldiers were involved in the incineration of a pile of Korans in Afghanistan last week, according to U.S. read more

Snowe's Senate

Snowe's Senate

03/02/12 04:41PM

Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) stunned much of the political world this week when she announced her retirement, and spent a fair amount of time explaining her decision ever since. read more

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