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A decade of jobs numbers

A decade of jobs numbers

08/03/12 09:21AM

Just for fun, I thought I'd post one more jobs chart, following up on the earlier item. This one shows job growth by year going back to 2001. The blue columns point to President Obama's term, while the red columns point to the Bush/Cheney era, and just as importantly, the lighter color refers to the overall jobs picture, while the... read more

'Put up or shut up'

'Put up or shut up'

08/03/12 08:00AM

Sometimes, it's possible to gain and lose the moral high ground very quickly.When reporters shout intemperate questions at a candidate near Pilsudski Square in Warsaw, the candidate has gained the high ground. When the candidate's aide tells the reporters, "Kiss my ass" and "Shove it," the candidate has lost the... read more

Morning Maddow: August 3

08/03/12 07:57AM

The Obama administration will consider gay couples' marriages in deportation decisions. "Fast and Furious" claims one ATF scalp.The fight over sending Ron Paul delegates to Tampa widens.Protesters (including an elderly nun) breach security at Oak Ridge uranium plant.1,000 Syrians, including a defecting General, flee to Turkey.I... read more

Power lost or powerless?

Power lost or powerless?

08/02/12 10:27PM

UPDATE: Turns out there is a map for that. Thanks to Seth Flaxman for the tip.I was explaining the India blackout to my young son yesterday when he told me that the people in India live in the jungle because they have elephants. Setting aside that Indian elephants are probably more likely to live on grasslands than jungle, I pointed out to him... read more

Crisis management

Crisis management

08/02/12 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer of the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of Thursday’s show – when politicians need crisis management, it makes for an excellent story; plus, a House of Representatives hearing today once again has absolutely nothing... watch

House GOP wants you to speak English only

House GOP wants you to speak English only

08/02/12 08:00PM

The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson talks about the House Republicans’ hearing to create a bill which would establish English as the official language of America and comments on the latest Latino Decisions poll, which has President Barack Obama... watch

Did Romney make a bad PR move?

Did Romney make a bad PR move?

08/02/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow talks about the Romney campaign’s decision to hire lobbyist Michele Davis to help craft a political response to the attacks on the GOP presidential candidate’s time at Bain Capital. Davis previously helped BP “fix” their image after the... watch

Fixing Ohio’s voting problems

Fixing Ohio’s voting problems

08/02/12 08:00PM

Michael Waldman of the Brennan Center for Justice talks about the Obama campaign’s suit against Ohio officials over changes to early voting for some people and not others. He also shares his thoughts on the fight for voter ID rights, explaining why... watch

Ahead on the 8/2 Maddow show

08/02/12 06:45PM

Tonight's guests include:Gene Robinson, columnist for The Washington Post and msnbc political analystMichael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for JusticeHere's tonight's soundtrack.Executive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show:  read more

Thursday's Mini-Report

08/02/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Annan was making no progress: "Frustrated by the seemingly intractable Syrian conflict, Kofi Annan announced his resignation on Thursday as the special peace envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League, throwing new doubts on whether a diplomatic solution is possible."* On a related note,... read more

She really didn't.

'We can do better'

08/02/12 04:55PM

Earlier, we talked about Elizabeth Warren's new ad in Massachusetts, which stresses the importance of investing in American infrastructure. What I didn't realize is how much the right hates this particular spot.In the ad, the Democratic Senate hopeful notes, "Why aren't we rebuilding America? Our competitors are putting... read more

When Boehner loses his cool

When Boehner loses his cool

08/02/12 03:55PM

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appeared on Fox News Radio this afternoon, and apparently had a little trouble keeping his composure.The Republican leader was asked about President Obama's recent comments that he believes in an economy the works "from the middle class out," not "from the top down." This apparently... read more

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