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Komen backs down, apologizes

Komen backs down, apologizes

02/03/12 11:22AM

In a stunning reversal, just three days after announcing it was ending Planned Parenthood grants, and one day after giving contradictory explanations for the decision, Komen for the Cure has apparently reversed course, apologized, and abandoned its controversial decision.The Dallas Morning News published this statement from Nancy Brinker and the Susan G. read more

Romney vs. Romney vs. Reality

Romney vs. Romney vs. Reality

02/03/12 10:36AM

While accepting Donald Trump's endorsement yesterday, Mitt Romney repeated one of the central arguments of his entire candidacy: " The question reporters might want to pose to Romney is simple; in what universe did Obama make the recession "worse"? read more

He didn't 'misspeak'

He didn't 'misspeak'

02/03/12 10:00AM

Mitt Romney caused some trouble for himself this week when he told a national television audience, "I'm not concerned about the very poor." He added there's already a "safety net" for those struggling most, so he'll focus his attention elsewhere.Yesterday in Nevada, the Republican frontrunner walked it back, telling a reporter, "When you do I don't know how many thousands of interviews, now and then you may get it wrong, and I misspoke."Expressions of regret are always welcome, but in this case, Romney had it right the first time -- he didn't misspeak on Wednesday morning; he engaged in accide read more

Job growth picks up steam, reaches 2-year high

Job growth picks up steam, reaches 2-year high

02/03/12 08:54AM

Expectations for today's new jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics were modest, at best. The most optimistic forecasts projected growth of about 155,000.The nation did much better than that, adding 243,000 jobs in January, as the overall unemployment rate dropped to 8.3%. The job totals are the best we've seen in two years, and the jobless rate has reached its lowest level in three years.As is always the case, there was a gap between the private and public sectors. read more

Morning Maddow: February 3

02/03/12 07:40AM

Mitt Romney: "I misspoke" about the poor. Apparently he also "misspoke" about a symbol of patriotism.Newt Gingrich doesn't connect with Las Vegans.A look at the Gingrich campaign's edits to Callista Gingrich's wikipedia page.Blue-Dog Democrat and C-Street House resident Rep. Heath Shuler to retire.Susan G. Komen website is hacked.2 American tourists kidnapped in Egypt. read more

Apps schmapps

Apps schmapps

02/02/12 07:52PM

Every now and then someone asks about a Rachel Maddow Show Android app. We've got an iPhone/iPod app and an iPad app, so Android users are understandably feeling left out. But did you know that both this blog and the video page automatically sense when they're being viewed on a phone and give you a view that is adjusted accordingly? read more

So much to say

So much to say

02/02/12 07:00PM

Cory Gnazzo, senior show producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight’s show – where the lines of religion and politics meet in the... watch

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