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'Drift' away

'Drift' away

03/27/12 08:00PM

Executive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight’s show – the latest on the ACA Supreme Court proceedings, plus we’ve got lawyer Bryan Stevenson on... watch

Ahead on the 3/27 Maddow show

03/27/12 07:30PM

Tonight's guests include:Dahlia Lithwick, legal correspondent and senior editor for SlateBryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, argued before the Supreme Court against life without parole for teenagersWhile watching tonight's video preview, take a listen to tonight's soundtrack. (Just be sure to allow the ad below to play out entirely before starting the song)Executive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show:  read more

Rachel on the road

03/27/12 06:11PM

If you follow Rachel Maddow's extracurriculars, this is going to be a busy, and maybe a little confusing, month. I'm going to try to offer highlights from the "Drift" book tour but it's becoming increasingly apparent that I'm going to miss some items. And obviously there's going to be a lot of redundancy anyway, so I'm not too hung up on catching every single thing. read more

What do these two things have in common?

What do these two things have in common?

03/27/12 05:39PM

Andrea Mitchell Reports is in Cuba, and so is "Drift: the Unmooring of American Military Power."  If you want both in your very own home, you can catch Andrea's superb show weekdays at 1pm ET on msnbc and, as of today, you can buy "Drift" here and here and at your local bookstore. read more

Tuesday's Mini-Report

03/27/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* International incident: "Russian President Dmitry Medvedev took aim at Mitt Romney on Tuesday, telling the GOP frontrunner to 'look at his watch,' and dismissing his comments that Russia was an enemy of the United States."* Legislating: "The House on Tuesday afternoon approved the final, Senate-passed version of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, sending the non-controversial bill aimed at helping small companies raise capital to the White House for President Obama's signature."* For the second straight day, the House GOP leadership is struggling to read more

Santorum, Gingrich open to VP slot

Santorum, Gingrich open to VP slot

03/27/12 04:47PM

In every presidential campaign, candidates in both parties are invariably asked whether they'd consider joining their party's ticket as vice president. The stock answer is generally the smart one: "I'm running for president, not vice president. I'm the best person for the job and I fully intend to be my party's nominee."When a candidate isn't taking this line or something close to it, as a rule, it's a strong hint that he or she believes the nominating race is effectively over. read more

Reading the tea leaves at the Supreme Court

03/27/12 01:50PM

Remember yesterday, when pretty much every legal expert agreed the Supreme Court wouldn't strike down the Affordable Care Act? When those who watch the high court closely explained it would take a radical departure from a century's worth of precedent for the Obama administration to lose this case?As of this afternoon, no one's saying that anymore.Here's NBC's Pete Williams reporting from the Supreme Court, arguing that it's "very doubtful" a majority of the justices will uphold the law.To be sure, I wasn't in the room, so I can't speak to this morning's arguments in any real detail. read more