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Scott Brown stumbles on 'Obamacare' problem

Scott Brown stumbles on 'Obamacare' problem

05/04/12 09:26AM

We learned this week that Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) takes advantage of the Affordable Care Act to bring health care coverage to his own adult daughters. The problem, of course, is that Brown has also voted to kill the entirety of the law, and fully intends to keep trying until "Obamacare" and its benefits have been eliminated.The Republican senator wants the law to help his kids, but he also wants to destroy the law, no matter what it does to everyone else's kids.Pressed on this, Brown changed his story. read more

Job totals disappoint again, but overall rate inches lower

Job totals disappoint again, but overall rate inches lower

05/04/12 08:49AM

We were getting spoiled. After a terrific three-month stretch from December through February, it was tempting to think U.S. job creation was finally on track. But as we've seen before, the first few months of the year aren't always an indication of where things are headed.The U.S. economy added 115,000 jobs in April, which fell short of already-tepid expectations, while the overall unemployment rate dipped slightly to 8.1%. As has been the case, there was a big gap in the public vs. read more

Issa targets Holder with contempt memo

Issa targets Holder with contempt memo

05/04/12 08:00AM

As part of his ongoing fascination with the "Fast and Furious" controversy, House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) released a draft memo yesterday, making the case for holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. Is a major showdown brewing? It's possible, but it's unlikely to happen anytime soon.As Issa sees it, Holder and the Justice Department have not responded quickly enough to House Republicans' demands for materials. read more

Morning Maddow: May 4

05/04/12 07:42AM

China may be offering a way out of the Chen Guangcheng diplomatic crisis.Mitt Romney has the worst endorsers ever.Rep. Darrell Issa threatens to hold AG Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress.Five accused 9/11 plotters face a tribunal at Guantanamo this weekend.Japan is about to shut down its last working nuclear reactor.Canada mints its very last penny today.A story to make lovers of books and history happy. read more

Spies and spokesman ahead

Spies and spokesman ahead

05/03/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow alerts viewers to upcoming coverage of the resignation of Mitt Romney's new spokesman and the complicated story of a Chinese dissident. watch

The TRMS treatment

The TRMS treatment

05/03/12 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer of the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of Thursday’s show – the life of death of JT Ready was both tragic and important in terms of policy and state politics, plus the story behind Richard Grenell’s short-lived... watch

Ahead on the 5/3 Maddow show

05/03/12 07:11PM

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:  read more

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