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Unanswered questions about Romney's offshore finances

07/09/12 09:07AM

If Sunday show watchers turned on their TVs yesterday, expecting to see Democrats on the offensive over Friday's jobs report, they may have been surprised. Prominent Democratic voices, displaying a level of message discipline that's highly unusual for their party, instead focused in on one lingering issue: what's with Mitt Romney&... read more

A subject George Will should avoid

07/09/12 08:30AM

The climate crisis is generally ignored on the major Sunday morning talk shows, so it was encouraging to see the subject come up on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." Far less encouraging, however, was George Will's take on the issue.E.J. Dionne Jr., a member of the media panel on yesterday's show, raised a... read more

To fix a problem, one must first understand it

07/09/12 08:00AM

After Friday's disappointing jobs report, it was hardly surprising that unemployment was at the center of President Obama's and the Republican Party's respective weekly addresses over the weekend. But the way in which the two sides presented the issue tells us a great deal about the nature of the debate.For his part, the president... read more

Morning Maddow: July 9

07/09/12 07:49AM

President Obama will call for extending the Bush tax cuts for the middle class.Romney donor: "We are V.I.P." Another: "lower income people... don't understand how it works."Texas' voter ID law is in court today.The RNC will attack Pres. Obama on the stimulus this week.Conservatives make it rough for business.Rep.... read more

This Week in God

This Week in God

07/07/12 10:05AM

First up from the God Machine this week is the end of the extraordinary Nuns On The Bus tour, which wrapped up in Washington this week, after a series of well-received events in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states. Suzy Khimm reported this week on the culmination of the successful tour."It's immoral!" The nuns were concluding a... read more

First responders: The Thaddeus McCotter sentence diagram challenge

First responders: The Thaddeus McCotter sentence diagram challenge

07/06/12 08:40PM

We challenged you to diagram this sentence from Congressman Thaddeus McCotter's resignation letter:"Thus, acutely aware one cannot rebuild their hearth of home amongst the ruins of their U.S. House office, for the sake of my loved ones I must 'strike another match, go start anew' by embracing the promotion back from public... read more

Ahead on the 7/6 Maddow show

07/06/12 06:40PM

Tonight's guests include:Harvey Weinstein, movie producer, co-founder of Miramax, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company and Obama fundraiserChristina Romer, professor of economics at University of California-Berkley and former chair of the Obama Council of Economic AdvisorsHere's tonight's soundtrack!And here's senior producer... read more

Novoselic vs. Lakrisal, round 1

07/06/12 06:00PM

Krist Novoselic, bassist and co-founder of Nirvana, stopped by the Rachel Maddow Show last night to talk voting rights and his organization FairVote. Turns out he is not only a righteous dude, he is also fearless – and psyched to try a Lakrisal (the weird Scandinavian "candy" that most of us here can't eat) in our green room... read more

Challenge: Diagram this Thaddeus McCotter sentence

Challenge: Diagram this Thaddeus McCotter sentence

07/06/12 05:53PM

Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (R-Michigan) has resigned. In May, McCotter failed spectacularly to qualify for the Republican primary in his district by turning in only a fraction of the required valid signatures along with a forest of fraudulent ones. He dropped out of the race and has asked the state to investigate what went wrong.You can read... read more

Friday's Mini-Report

07/06/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Conditions are clearly volatile in Syria, as a top Syrian general defects.* Tehran pointing fingers: "Iran's spy chief accused German and French intelligence agencies on Friday of involvement in assassinations of its nuclear scientists, sticking to a hard official line as sanctions imposed over its... read more

A simple defense

07/06/12 04:54PM

President Obama wasn't pleased with the new jobs numbers, but he urged Americans today to remember the mess he inherited and appreciate the progress.Using exactly the kind of rhetoric Republicans dismiss as "tired excuses," the president told reporters, "I came in and the jobs had been just falling off a cliff.... It takes a... read more

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

07/06/12 03:55PM

In trying to capture the significance of the radicalization of today's Republican Party, it's sometimes helpful to take note of who has been pushed from the GOP mainstream. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, for example, used to be considered a conservative Republican. read more

A tale of two jobs plans

A tale of two jobs plans

07/06/12 03:08PM

I have a radical idea. It'll never happen, and the American system of politics would never be able to accommodate such a thing, but I'll put it on the table anyway, and invite the mockery.Here's the idea: since jobs are the nation's most pressing issue, and there's an incredibly important presidential campaign coming up,... read more

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