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The Nevada GOP crack-up continues

The Nevada GOP crack-up continues

06/06/12 10:06AM

The Las Vegas Sun's Jon Ralston tweeted this rather remarkable photo this week, showing a new billboard in Las Vegas, which offers "a stark reminder of the Ron Paul takeover of the Republican Party in the state's largest county."The message is unmistakable: Ron Paul is like Ronald Reagan and Mitt Romney is like George W. Bush... read more

Romney in 1965, seen on the far right, protesting in support of the Vietnam War.

The war Romney 'longed' for

06/06/12 09:29AM

At this point in American politics, whether a presidential candidate avoided service in Vietnam is probably an issue that has lost its electoral salience. While the controversy undercut Bill Clinton -- and to a lesser extent, George W. Bush -- its relevance in national campaigns seems to have come and gone.So, when the AP ran a 1,200-word piece... read more

Clinton didn't side with GOP on taxes

Clinton didn't side with GOP on taxes

06/06/12 08:41AM

After a handful of off-message comments from Bill Clinton, much of the political establishment has decided that the former president has become a thorn in the White House's side, taking positions that undercut the Democratic agenda. Most of this has been overblown, but it's a meme now, and the political establishment seems to like it... read more

The lasting impact of the Wisconsin recall

The lasting impact of the Wisconsin recall

06/06/12 07:59AM

As the dust settles in Wisconsin, and the right basks in Gov. Scott Walker's (R) recall victory, the obvious question is coming to terms with how the incumbent managed to overcome the extensive grassroots opposition to his agenda and candidacy. There is, however, no great mystery here -- consider this chart we aired on last night's... read more

Morning Maddow: June 6

Morning Maddow: June 6

06/06/12 07:42AM

Wisconsin recall results by county. Tom Barrett gets slapped by an angry supporter. What the Walker victory may mean for the Left.One bright spot for Wisconsin Democrats: they may have taken the Wisconsin Senate.Other election results to note: dueling Democrats in New Jersey, Birther Orly Taitz's dashed hopes in California, Big Tobacco... read more

Wisconsin affirms preference for Walker

Wisconsin affirms preference for Walker

06/05/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow reviews the events of Tuesday night's recall election in Wisconsin and talks with Dan Bice, political columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, about what Walker will do with his higher profile and reinforced mandate. watch

On Wisconsin! And other big news

On Wisconsin! And other big news

06/05/12 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of Tuesday’s show – the recall election in the great state of Wisconsin is underway, plus the latest on other primary elections across the country and the big news of today... watch

Walker head start seals victory early

Walker head start seals victory early

06/05/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow points out how many Wisconsin voters report having made up their minds about the election months ago when Scott Walker did not yet have a recall opponent and but had millions of dollars with which to improve his image with the people of... watch

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