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Obama to extend health coverage to federal firefighters

07/11/12 08:00AM

I was surprised to learn two weeks ago that federal firefighters, including many combating brutal wildfires in Colorado, are considered temporary employees who are ineligible for health care coverage through the Forest Service. They're working incredibly dangerous jobs under life-threatening conditions, but many go without insurance... read more

Morning Maddow: July 11

Morning Maddow: July 11

07/11/12 06:51AM

Romney merch goes vintage.Romney speaks at the NAACP convention today.Ohio Governor Kasich grants clemency to another death-row inmate.Which House Democrats did not sign a brief asking a federal appeals court to overturn DOMA?BP abandons its ambitious plan for drilling off the coast of Alaska.A soldier's family sues a military contractor... read more

Links for the 7/10 TRMS

07/10/12 11:52PM

June 21, 2012 - Kalamazoo River reopens to the public, 2 years after Enbridge oil spill in MichiganFeds: Enbridge detected defect years before massive oil spillEnbridge, Inc. Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Rupture Enbridge says it met all regulatory standards at time of Kalamazoo River oil spill, has corrected problems Campaign aims to counter oil... read more

McQueen the caterpillar is moving on

McQueen the caterpillar is moving on

07/10/12 08:07PM

We barely had time to name our bigger caterpillar, McQueen, when we discovered s/he was ready to make the big transition. McQueen has attached him/herself to the lid of the shoebox and is hanging upside in a J-shape. Sometime tonight or tomorrow McQueen's skin will split open and reveal a jade green chrysalis with gold dots. read more

Busy night = Big show

Busy night = Big show

07/10/12 08:00PM

Cory Gnazzo, senior show producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of Tuesday’s show – the great James Carville is on the show to discuss his new book, “It’s the Economy, Stupid!” plus we’ve got updates on the oil spill in Michigan and we... watch

Ahead on the 7/10 Maddow show

07/10/12 07:00PM

Tonight's guests include:Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, representing the Jackson Women’s Health OrganizationJames Carville, Democratic strategist and author of “It’s the Middle Class, Stupid!”Here's senior producer Cory Gnazzo with tonight's stories: read more

Uncle Lionel Batiste 1931-2012

07/10/12 06:31PM

Uncle Lionel Batiste, vocalist and bass drummer for the Treme Brass Band—and the embodiment of a whole way of life-- died Sunday in New Orleans at the age of 81. Said the Times Picayune: "Inside Uncle Lionel's bass drum," said fellow drummer Herman LeBeaux, "is the pulse of the city."The blog Off Beat remembers this one... read more

Tuesday's Mini-Report

07/10/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Vice President Biden spoke to the National Council of La Raza today, and made a pointed jab at Mitt Romney: "He wants you to show your papers, but he won’t show us his." Ouch.* Will Assad reach a tipping point in Syria?* Hmm: "Russia, which seems intent on positioning itself as an increasingly... read more

Tax avoidance is not the American way

Tax avoidance is not the American way

07/10/12 04:32PM

We still don't know exactly why Mitt Romney set up a shell corporation in Bermuda, stashed cash in the Caymans, and opened a Swiss bank account. One running theory is that the Republican hoped to avoid paying U.S. taxes through offshore investments in notorious tax havens.But today one of Romney's allies stood up for him, arguing that... read more

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