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A bit of time travel on the 'Drift' tour

04/23/12 08:00PM

The internet is surfacing bits and pieces of Rachel's weekend trip through Milwaukee (home of Harley Davidson) and Kansas City as the 'Drift' tour approaches its end. But the best interview, possibly of the whole tour so far, is last weekend's brief interview with her old high school's newspaper, The Olympian. Fun. (A few more details from the Castro Valley Patch.) read more

Ahead on the 4/23 Maddow show

04/23/12 07:29PM

Tonight's guests:Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice AmericaFrank Rich, an executive producer of HBO's "Veep," and a writer-at-large at New York Magazine. This week's piece: Sugar DaddiesAnd here's executive producer Bill Wolff (and musical accompaniment) with a quick look at what to expect  read more

Monday's Mini-Report

04/23/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist candidate Francois Hollande are headed for a May 6 runoff in the nation's closely-watched presidential election.* In the wake of the Secret Service prostitution controversy, the White House counsel's office conducted an internal investigation of White House advance staff personnel who arrived in Colombia before the president. read more

Grenell causes a stir

04/23/12 05:00PM

Ordinarily, a presidential campaign hiring a foreign policy spokesperson would generate very few headlines, but the Romney campaign's decision to add Richard Grenell to the team has proven to be a little more interesting.For some on the right, Grenell's sexual orientation is apparently supposed to be a dealbreaker.A leading anti-gay figure in the Republican Party attacked Governor Mitt Romney for hiring an openly gay spokesman, sending a shot from the GOP's socially-conservative base across the nominee's bow.Bryan Fischer, the director of issue analysis for the Tupelo, Miss.-based American Fam read more

The GOP 'orphan' that can't pay its rent

The GOP 'orphan' that can't pay its rent

04/23/12 03:50PM

Politico recently reported on the Republicans' "orphan states," home to GOP operations that are in complete disarray this election year, despite competitive races up and down the ballot. National Republican officials feel compelled to intervene, "seeking to head off the possibility that local mismanagement could cost the party control of Congress."Of particular interest was the Republican Party of Minnesota, which has found itself "so deep in debt it has stopped paying the lease on its headquarters."That was two weeks ago. read more

President Obama and his co-conspirators aren't on the same page.

So much for the vast left-wing conspiracy

04/23/12 02:02PM

Mitt Romney raised a few eyebrows last week when he told Breitbart TV that he's concerned about a "conspiracy" between journalists and the left that may derail his presidential campaign."There will be an effort by the quote 'vast left-wing conspiracy' to work together to put out their message and to attack me," the presumptive Republican presidential nominee said. read more