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100 years of hot-itude

100 years of hot-itude

02/14/12 07:02PM

Fanfare! Huzzah! 100 years ago today, the great state of Arizona joined these United States. Centennial felicitations seem to be in order—how about:Happy 100th Arizona! Here's to your harsh, unforgiving climate. (and the Sun's pretty bad, too) Happy 100th Arizona! May your good luck multiply like Scottsdale strip malls! Happy 100th Birthday to Arizona, America's weird, twitchy uncle. Happy 100 Years Arizona! Or in Grand Canyon terms, happy 26 seconds! Happy 100th Arizona! Stay prickly! read more

Iran/Israel tensions escalate

Iran/Israel tensions escalate

02/14/12 07:00PM

Josh Rogin, staff writer for Foreign Policy magazine and author of the blog “The Cable,” talks with Rachel Maddow about how the covert war between Israel and... watch

Maddow’s back!

Maddow’s back!

02/14/12 07:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight’s show – the Virginia House and Senate approve restrictions on... watch

Ahead on the 2/14 Maddow show

02/14/12 06:15PM

Tonight's guests include:Gene Robinson, columnist for the Washington Post and msnbc political analystDoug Wead, Ron Paul campaign senior advisorJosh Rogin, staff writer for Foreign Policy magazine and author of the blog “The Cable”While 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:Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy read more

Tuesday's Mini-Report

Tuesday's Mini-Report

02/14/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* How to match a headline with a photo:* Syria: "The Syrian government on Tuesday brushed aside a stern castigation from the top United Nations human rights official about its deadly attacks on civilians, calling her assessment propaganda as Syria's military resumed what one activist described as the 'brutal shelling' of the city of Homs."* Bangkok: "Israel renewed its accusations against Iran on Tuesday after a man identified as an Iranian national was involved in a string of explosions in Bangkok. read more

'Helping victims of domestic violence shouldn't be partisan'

02/14/12 04:53PM

When it comes to representing women's interests, the Republican Party hasn't exactly been impressive of late. In recent months, GOP officials, at a variety of levels, have launched aggressive campaigns targeting reproductive rights, access to contraception, and organizations like Planned Parenthood that play a critical role in women's health care.Amanda Terkel reports today on yet another Republican setback.Protecting women from violence and abuse has been an issue of bipartisan cooperation since President Clinton signed the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 1994. read more

Romney once told a fib this big.

An argument divided against itself cannot stand

02/14/12 03:37PM

It's not surprising that Mitt Romney's campaign was unimpressed with the new White House budget plan. What was surprising was how the campaign chose to express that dissatisfaction.Here's a statement Team Romney sent to reporters yesterday morning:"This week, President Obama will release a budget that won't take any meaningful steps toward solving our entitlement crisis. The president has failed to offer a single serious idea to save Social Security and is the only president in modern history to cut Medicare benefits for seniors."Notice, there are no ellipses between the sentences. read more

Still lacking a county's votes, Maine GOP sticks with Romney as winner

Still lacking a county's votes, Maine GOP sticks with Romney as winner

02/14/12 01:52PM

Maine Republicans, who've set themselves up as the state's guardians of electoral integrity, held their own electoral contest last weekend. As Steve noted on Sunday, Mitt Romney won the state GOP caucus by an underwhelming three points, beating Ron Paul 39 percent to 36 percent with a margin of 194 votes. The victory gave Romney the chance to look like a winner again after a string of losses to Rick Santorum the week before.Here comes the asterisk -- one county delayed its caucus until March this Saturday* because the forecast called for snow. read more

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