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03/14/12 11:45PM

Get ready for chaos if Congress can't agree on a highway billChuck Norris robocallChuck Norris facts Gingrich Cancels Travel to Kansas, Zeros In on Alabama, Mississippi How Romneycare Saves $ The birthday Mitt Romney wants you to forget Does universal coverage improve health? The Massachusetts experience (pdf) 07/30/2009 – Mr. President, What's the Rush? One million digits of pi read more

The dark art of delegate math

The dark art of delegate math

03/14/12 08:00PM

Jeffrey Berman, who served as President Obama’s national delegate director during the 2008 campaign, talks with TRMS guest host Ezra Klein about the delegate... watch

Happy Pi Day!

Happy Pi Day!

03/14/12 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight’s show – we’re taking a look at election delegate strategies for this... watch

Ahead on the 3/14 Maddow show

03/14/12 06:16PM

Tonight's guests include:Jeffrey Berman, served as President Obama’s national delegate director during the 2008 campaign, author of the book “The Magic Number” about that year’s tumultuous Clark County convention in NevadaSen. read more

When Rush Limbaugh turned the tide

03/14/12 06:12PM

Two years into President Clinton's first term, Republicans swept to power in the House and Senate both. The "Republican Revolution" of 1994 was led by Newt Gingrich, at least in political terms.In this video unearthed by James Carter, the women of the 1994 Republican freshman class then met at the Heritage Foundation and made a special presentation of gratitude to another hero of theirs, Rush Limbaugh. Congresswoman Barbara Cubin of Wyoming told Limbaugh:"Talk radio, with you in the lead, is what turned the tide, Rush, and we know that. read more

Wednesday's Mini-Report

03/14/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Afghanistan: "An Afghan civilian stole a military pickup truck, rammed through a fence and crashed into a ditch by a runway around the time that a plane carrying Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta landed at an airfield in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, U.S. officials said. read more

Tommy Thompson, professional politician.

You might be a politician if...

03/14/12 04:54PM

Campaigning in Alabama the other day, Mitt Romney initially told voters, "I'm not really a politician," before walking it back, adding, "I guess I kinda am.""Kinda" doesn't quite work. In 1994, Romney ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate. In 2002, Romney was elected governor. Two years later, he formed his first political action committee, and two years after that, he became chairman of the Republican Governors Association. In 2007, Romney ran for president, and in 2008, after failing, he created another political action committee. read more

Why the highway bill matters

Why the highway bill matters

03/14/12 03:43PM

It's been an unusually busy afternoon for the U.S. Senate. A deal was struck on judicial nominees; the "JOBS Act" is set to advance; and an important highway bill cleared the chamber with ease.A two-year, $109 billion measure providing federal funding for the nation's roads, rails bridges and airports for the next two years passed the Senate on a 74 to 22 vote Wednesday with broad bipartisan support. read more

Mostly cloudy, slight chance of inspiration

03/14/12 02:44PM

The Florida state legislature recently passed a bill that would allow Florida students to give "inspirational messages" at school assemblies and ceremonies. Because school should be an inspirational experience, yes? Except that critics see this as a thinly disguised Trojan horse (gator?) designed to squeeze aggressive Christian proselytizing inside the schoolhouse door. As Jack Romberg, a Rabbi, told WEAR TV: read more

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