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Wisconsin boils down to ‘people politics’

Wisconsin boils down to ‘people politics’

06/04/12 08:00PM

Mordecai Lee, professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and former WI state senator, talks with Rachel Maddow about the campaign conditions in Wisconsin, the day before the election that could recall Governor Scott Walker, his lieutenant... watch

The far-reaching impact of a Texas-sized mess

The far-reaching impact of a Texas-sized mess

06/04/12 08:00PM

Gail Collins, columnist for the New York Times, talks with Rachel Maddow about her new book, “As Texas Goes: How the Lone Star State Hijacked the American Agenda," and how the size and influence of Texas on national politics and policy means that when... watch

Ahead on the 6/4 Maddow show

06/04/12 07:39PM

Tonight's guests include:Mordecai Lee, professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, former WI state senatorLilly Ledbetter, namesake of the “Ledbetter Fair Pay Act”, supports current equal-pay legislation before CongressGail Collins, columnist for the New York Times and author of the new book, “As Texas Goes: How the Lone Star State... read more

Monday's Mini-Report

06/04/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Eurozone: "European Union and French officials squared off against Germany on Monday over how best to help Spain's ailing banks, drawing lines in the debate over the latest challenge to the euro zone."* Syria: Syrian President Bashar Assad has said that his country is engaged in a 'real... read more

Mann, Ornstein get some airtime

06/04/12 05:15PM

After all the complaining I've done about the media ignoring Thomas Mann and Norm Ornstein of late, it's only fair to note that the two respected political scientists finally got some must-see airtime on a Sunday show over the weekend. read more

Amercia, agian

Amercia, agian

06/04/12 04:45PM

Andrew Kaczynski of Buzzfeed finds another typo from the Romney campaign, continuing the story we will now call  'Amercia-gate'.(h/t BuzzfeedAndrew) read more

Live by the loan guarantees, die by the loan guarantees

Live by the loan guarantees, die by the loan guarantees

06/04/12 04:04PM

Mitt Romney and his allies invested quite a bit of energy last week attacking Solyndra and Solyndra-related investments, which they see as inherently wasteful. As the Romney campaign put it, President Obama "has given billions of taxpayer dollars to companies that later failed," which is scandalous because the White House has tried to... read more

Attacking the problem that doesn't exist

06/04/12 03:34PM

msnbc's Chuck Todd hosted a great discussion on new GOP voting restrictions on The Daily Rundown this morning, and as Josh Israel noted, it was particularly interesting to see the Heritage Foundation's Brian Darling struggle to cite real-world examples of voter fraud.Given the severity of this alleged scourge, backing up claims of... read more

Entire Wisconsin recall in one picture

Entire Wisconsin recall in one picture

06/04/12 03:13PM

See also the Marquette Law poll (pdf), Question 47, showing a third of Wisconsin voters have stopped talking about politics because of disagreements about the recall or Scott Walker. At least you can still borrow your parents' truck.(Image tweeted by @triumph68, by way of 97.3 Radio Now) read more

Misperceptions about 2012 attack ads

Misperceptions about 2012 attack ads

06/04/12 01:00PM

Several major media figures have already complained about the tone of the 2012 presidential race, with much of the criticism directed at President Obama's re-election campaign. For example, Karl Rove, without acknowledging the irony, has frequently condemned Team Obama for relying on "fear"-based attack ads.Among more mainstream... read more

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