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Patients over party

Patients over party

07/06/12 11:22AM

Campaign "trackers" are just part of the process, at least in recent years. The idea is, someone is tasked with following a candidate around, literally everywhere in public, recording his or her comments, hoping to capture something damaging. It's an effective tactic, used by both sides.Not surprisingly, candidates and their... read more

Publicly funded religion for me, not for thee

Publicly funded religion for me, not for thee

07/06/12 10:40AM

I've been keeping an eye on Louisiana's new school voucher scheme this week, which is under fire for offering taxpayer money to sketchy, unaccountable private schools, some of which don't appear to have curricula at all.But that's not the only problem plaguing Gov. Bobby Jindal's (R) program. This week, a Republican... read more

The deliberate rejection of progress

The deliberate rejection of progress

07/06/12 10:02AM

If there's any state in the nation that should welcome the Medicaid expansion provisions in the Affordable Care Act, it's Kentucky. Ezra Klein published this chart the other day, highlighting which states benefit most, and least, from the policy. Take a look at which state was #1.With that in mind, one would assume that Kentucky... read more

The jobs agenda Congress should have passed, but didn't.

Misapplying the burden of proof

07/06/12 09:16AM

About a month ago, shortly after the last jobs report was released, The Daily Show ran a game-show-style segment called "Polish That Turd." The point was, after awful jobs news, Republicans were on the attack, and it was up to the Obama White House and its allies to put a positive spin on disheartening data.It was a funny bit, and it... read more

Stephanie Miller's sister

Stephanie Miller's sister

07/06/12 08:00AM

Those who followed the 2004 race closely may recall a campaign commercial called, "Ashley's Story." A far-right group blanketed the airwaves in swing states with the ad, featuring a photo of President George W. read more

Morning Maddow: July 6

07/06/12 06:50AM

Romney raised $100 million in June.And he is reportedly planning a foreign-policy tour.Another day, another House Republican bill cutting food stamps.The Mayor of Scranton PA wants to pay all public officials minimum wage.A senior Syrian military official has reportedly defected.Post-birtherism, which anti-Obama conspiracy theories are gaining... read more

This weekend's Iraq veterans parades

This weekend's Iraq veterans parades

07/05/12 10:01PM

The Portsmouth, New Hampshire parade route:Bigger version of the map and more details are the official site.The Austin, Texas parade route and schedule:The parade will travel up Congress Ave. from the bridge over Lady Bird Lake to the Capitol. read more

Citizens for Recycling First statement to TRMS

07/05/12 09:36PM

I have no idea how the Chinese signatures made their way onto the White House website. For all I know, some environmental group who wanted to embarrass Citizens for Recycling First could have done it as a prank.The implication of EIP’s news release is that Citizens for Recycling First or ACAA (two separate organizations – although I do work with... read more

Today’s challenge

Today’s challenge

07/05/12 08:00PM

Cory Gnazzo, senior show producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of Thursday’s show – Rachel returns! Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney takes different sides in the healthcare debate, plus Nirvana bassist and co-founder Krist... watch

Giving government back to voters

Giving government back to voters

07/05/12 08:00PM

Krist Novoselic, chairman of FairVote (and bassist and co-founder of Nirvana), talks with Rachel Maddow about the ideas his organization is advocating to increase voter participation and make government more representative of voters. watch

More parades this weekend to honor Iraq...

More parades this weekend to honor Iraq veterans

07/05/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow shares video of former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mike Mullen, describing the unimaginable sacrifice made by military families coping with multiple deployments, and provides the details of two more parades honoring returning... watch

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