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An 'appalling' take on Trayvon Martin

03/26/12 08:00AM

On Friday, President Obama briefly addressed the Trayvon Martin killing, in response to a reporter's question. Though cautious because the matter is still under investigation, Obama said, "Obviously, this is a tragedy. I can only imagine what these parents are going through. And when I think about this boy, I think about my own kids.... read more

Morning Maddow: March 26

03/26/12 07:31AM

President Obama caught in a hot mic moment with Russia over missiles.The Supreme Court hears the arguments for and against Obamacare today. (Upset I used that term? Read this from Steve Benen.)The perils of delegate math.Life under austerity, part 319.Vice President Cheney is recovering from a heart transplant.An Iraqi woman is beaten to death in Southern California.The Pope visits Cuba today.James Cameron (yup, that one) is back on the surface after making the deepest solo dive ever.Helicopter parents ruin an Easter Egg hunt. read more

Rachel on Meet the Press this morning to talk about 'Drift'

03/25/12 01:26PM

Unlike previous appearances Rachel has made on Meet the Press, this time wasn't as part of a panel discussion. This morning she sat down with David Gregory exclusively to talk about the military policy themes in "Drift." In case you're a late riser on Sundays, or a Sunday morning churchgoer, or you were already previously committed to an appointment with Chris Hayes and Melissa Harris Perry, here it is: read more

Santorum cruises in Louisiana

Santorum cruises in Louisiana

03/25/12 11:00AM

In the wake of Mitt Romney's primary win in Illinois, Republicans spent much of the last few days coalescing behind the GOP frontrunner, signifying an effective end to the party's presidential nominating contest. Republican voters in Louisiana, however, didn't care.With all of the precincts reporting, Rick Santorum easily outpaced his rivals, winning yesterday's primary with 49% support. Romney, who has struggled badly in the South, was a distant second with just 26.7%. read more

This Week in God

This Week in God

03/24/12 11:11AM

As "This Week in God" settles in on Saturday mornings, the God Machine has plenty to offer again this week.First up is a fascinating report from the non-partisan Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, which found that the conventional wisdom about Americans' appreciation for religion/political rhetoric isn't quite right.A new survey finds signs of public uneasiness with the mixing of religion and politics. read more

Warren takes center stage in Obama campaign video

03/24/12 10:01AM

President Obama's re-election campaign unveiled a new video this morning, which has a similar look and feel to the recent "The Road We've Traveled" documentary, but features a different message and messenger.Note, for example, that aside from some brief narration at the beginning, the only voice in this video is Elizabeth Warren's, the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate in Massachusetts. read more

Katniss for Senate, 2016 (A 'Hunger Games' primer)

Katniss for Senate, 2016 (A 'Hunger Games' primer)

03/23/12 10:02PM

Full disclosure: I am a total "Hunger Games" newbie—I haven't read any of the books, and only had a vague notion of what it's about. Nonetheless, I just got back from seeing the new movie amid a good sized crowd on 42nd Street and here are a few impressions. Don't worry, I won't give away anything.For a blockbuster-y sci-fi teen fantasy, "Hunger Games" is fairly grim business. Life and death issues are dealt with in a snark free environment, for once. Any laughter heard was of the, why-aren't-there-any-laughs-in-this? nervous variety.Teenagers—adapt or die. read more

Callista Gingrich's book, "Sweet Land of Liberty."

A different kind of 'youth vote'

03/23/12 08:43PM

Searching for the elusive youth vote, Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign will dispatch Callista Gingrich to her home state of Wisconsin next week, making appearances at four elementary schools "to rally support for her husband."According to an official campaign release, students at two of those elementary schools will get to hear Mrs. Gingrich read from her book, "Sweet Land of Liberty."Mrs. read more

Count the reasons

Count the reasons

03/23/12 08:00PM

Executive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight’s show – President Obama makes his first public statement about the case of Trayvon Martin’s death... watch

Ahead on the 3/23 Maddow show

03/23/12 07:41PM

Tonight's guests include:Bob Herbert, senior distinguished fellow at Demos and a contributor to, former columnist for The New York TimesMark Segraves, lead reporter for the WTOP Investigative Unit in Washington, DC and host of “Ask the Governor”While watching tonight's video preview, take a listen to tonight's soundtrack. (Just be sure to allow the ad below to play out entirely, before starting the video)Executive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show: read more