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Ahead on the 1/26 Maddow Show

01/26/12 08:01PM

Tonight's guests:Michael Isikoff, NBC News national investigative correspondentWayne Besen, author, activist and executive director of Truth Wins OutMike Berlon, chairman of the Georgia Democratic PartyAnd here, executive producer Bill Wolff previews the stories we're covering: read more

Over the moon

Over the moon

01/26/12 07:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight’s show – Newt Gingrich’s big ideas for the moon, plus Mitt Romney’s... watch

Facts are facts

Facts are facts

01/26/12 07:00PM

Rachel Maddow corrects an error made in Wednesday night's show and offers the correction as an example to Politifact of how to properly identify true versus... watch

Voter ID bill advances in Iowa

01/26/12 06:36PM

Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz has introduced a new voter I.D. bill for consideration by the Iowa legislature. Should this bill pass the Republican-controlled Iowa House, it will be the second Voter I.D. bill awaiting attention from the Democratic-controlled Iowa Senate, but Schultz expects his bill will have a better chance than the one already there.On January third, the night of this year's Iowa Caucuses, Rachel Maddow spoke with Schultz about his bill and the Republican interest in voter I.D. read more

Political metaphor waits to happen: The snoring dormouse

Political metaphor waits to happen: The snoring dormouse

01/26/12 04:38PM

The "dor" in dormouse comes from the Latin for sleeping. We're pretty sure this snoring dormouse is not dreaming of politics. We're also pretty sure this snoring dormouse could be a metaphor for something.After the jump, the targeted advertising on YouTube, on account of Googling a certain someone so often.(H/t Sam Maser) Adventures in targeted Internet advertising. read more

Name that cocktail

Name that cocktail

01/26/12 02:30PM

First correct guess wins praise and glory.UPDATE: Full credit and celebrity to commenter Hoosierville. It's a "Lemony Daniels" of course! Honorable mention to Stephanie Dunn Hightower, who was first on the Facebook thread but not faster than Hoosierville.  read more

Voting on rights, from New Jersey to Maine, day 2

01/26/12 01:41PM

 One way of reading New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's call to put marriage equality on the ballot is to say that he "avoids all the thorns in the thicket." Another, as expressed by Newark Mayor Cory Booker, is that it is plain "infuriating." Put fiscal issues up for a referendum, Mayor Booker said. Ask people to vote on a millionaires tax to create more millionaires.But dear God, we should not be putting civil rights issues to a popular vote, to be subject to the sentiments, the passions of the day. read more

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