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Ahead on the 11/22 Maddow show

11/22/11 06:58PM

Tonight's guests include:Ezra Klein, columnist for The Washington Post and Bloomberg and msnbc policy analystDeborah Blum, author of The Poisoner's Handbook and professor at the University of WisconsinExecutive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show:   read more

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'Income inequality' meets 'corporate greed'

11/22/11 03:35PM

Rachel spots this chart and report from Pew journalism center:Last week, the U.S. economy was the No. 1 story at 22% of the newshole, with the majority of that coverage focused on the confrontations between protesters, law enforcement, and the city governments that preside over the public spaces that have become encampments.We've also been tracking the prevalence of "income inequality" and "corporate greed" in the news. Yesterday, Congressman Paul Ryan's chart about poor people owning TVs, air conditioners and cars drew this response from @Tracypaints:My tv? read more

Occupy's message to President Obama

11/22/11 01:37PM

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sent out a fundraising pitch today that casts Republicans as opposing Democrats and Occupy Wall Street, Greg Sargent reports (adding: without mentioning OWS). The former speaker draws a memo obtained by Chris Hayes that shows Republican strategists offering their help in taking down the movement.Also today, a group of Occupiers mic checked a speech by President Obama in New Hampshire. They didn't get all the way through their message, so they gave written copies of it to the press outside. The White House pool report sends this over:"Mr. read more

Jackson City Councilor Quentin Whitwell will let you know when it's OK to occupy.

Occupy, with their permission

11/22/11 12:43PM

Best example today, so far, of not getting the Occupy movement:Ward 1 Councilman Quentin Whitwell opposed allowing the group to stay and said keeping Occupy Jackson from being in the park 24 hours per day was about law and order, rather than free speech."We don't know what's going on in those tents, we don't know what's going on in that encampment, we don't need an encampment," he said. "... read more

Best noon thing

11/22/11 12:00PM

Somebody released the Kraken at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve in California. For a cephalopod lover like me, this video is 3:26 of bliss. Enjoy! (h/t: Ali Davis) read more

An America going backward

An America going backward

11/22/11 09:37AM

The idea behind economic development is that growing the economy makes life better for each successive generation. The boy who worked in unregulated coal mines as a child becomes the father of unionized coal workers with federal safety protections, for instance. The country grows, and so does the standard of living.This year we're seeing that Republicans have a different view of the bad old days. read more

Morning Maddow: November 22

11/22/11 07:53AM

So not shocking: Speaker Boehner blames Democrats for the Supercommittee's failure.  The next fight: saving the payroll tax cut.Romney floats the name of a possible running mate.Even after the overwhelming recall of SB5, Ohio conservatives want to go after unions. In Indiana, too.A Virginia lawmaker files a personhood bill.Delaware lets Neo-Nazis adopt a highway, but won't put "Nazi" on the sign.Occupy the Highway makes it to Washington, DC today. read more

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