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Friday's campaign round-up

06/29/12 12:00PM

Today's installment of campaign-related news items that won't necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:* In the latest NBC/Marist polling, President Obama leads Mitt Romney in North Carolina by two points (46% to 44%) and in Michigan by four points (47% to 43%). The two are tied, however,... read more

The future of healthcare will hinge on the election

The future of healthcare will hinge on the election

06/29/12 11:20AM

In light of yesterday's Supreme Court ruling, there are competing schools of thought on the law's future. Some credible, sensible observers believe "Obamacare" is now secure -- after having cleared this legal hurdle, it'd take an extraordinary and highly unlikely step from a future Congress and president to undo what&... read more

Wrong argument, wrong candidate

Wrong argument, wrong candidate

06/29/12 09:51AM

Remember the line Rick Santorum took against Mitt Romney in March? The race for the Republican nomination was not quite over, and the former senator, referencing health care policy, told voters in Wisconsin, "Pick any other Republican in the country. is the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama."Yesterday'... read more

Romney still palling around with Trump

Romney still palling around with Trump

06/29/12 09:18AM

Last month, reality-television personality Donald Trump reiterated his support for a ridiculous, borderline-racist conspiracy theory, but that didn't stop Mitt Romney from cozying up to him.As of last night, the Republican presidential hopeful is still palling around with the guy. ABC News reported yesterday afternoon that the Romney... read more

GOP governors have some decisions to make

GOP governors have some decisions to make

06/29/12 08:38AM

One of the more popular aspects of the Affordable Care Act has to do with "exchanges." The idea is, states are required to establish networks of health care plans, from which uninsured families and small businesses will choose regulated plans at affordable prices. read more

Even Colorado's wildfires can be politicized

Even Colorado's wildfires can be politicized

06/29/12 08:00AM

Following up on Rebekah's item earlier, deadly wildfires continue to spread in Colorado, and thousands are being forced from their homes. I'd hoped we could at least take some solace in the notion that the ongoing tragedy wouldn't become the latest political football. After all, while some natural disasters have more political... read more

An aerial photo taken Wednesday of burned homes in a residential area of Colorado Springs.

Morning Maddow

06/29/12 07:40AM

The Waldo Canyon wildfire in Colorado has officially turned deadly.President Obama is traveling to Colorado today to view damage caused by the fires and thank responders for fighting them.The Associated Press reports on the round-the-clock war rooms being staffed by officials fighting this season's record-breaking wildfires in the west... read more

Links for the 6/28 TRMS

Links for the 6/28 TRMS

06/28/12 11:13PM

Military stop brings health care to rural Alabama Supreme Court Year in Review - Entry 16: A historic day for John Roberts and the court. 'The highest court in the land has now spoken' Gary He - ‏@garyhe - Barack Obama looking at CNN on his iPad. http://yfrog.com/hw7ozrfj Gary He - @garyhe - My new Twitter followers will be... read more

Much to report

Much to report

06/28/12 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of Thursday’s show – much to say about the Supreme Court’s ruling today on health care reform, plus Rachel’s own thesis about the way insurance works in this country. watch

A victory for problem-solving policy

A victory for problem-solving policy

06/28/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow points out the role of the Affordable Care Act in solving the problem of America's terrible health care system, and talks with Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor and legal correspondent for Slate, about the bigger picture of Thursday's... watch

'A victory for the rule of law'

'A victory for the rule of law'

06/28/12 08:00PM

Neal Katyal, former acting U.S. solicitor general who successfully defended the Affordable Care Act in front of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, talks with Rachel Maddow about the Thursday's ruling from the Supreme Court and whether the decision may... watch

Dewey defeats health reform!

Dewey defeats health reform!

06/28/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow shares a viral, photoshopped image depicting President Obama as Harry Truman, holding up an inaccurate news report about the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act. watch

Can Democrats sell health reform over...

Can Democrats sell health reform over opposition noise?

06/28/12 08:00PM

Ezra Klein, columnist for the Washington Post and Bloomberg, talks with Rachel Maddow about why the Affordable Care Act has such a long (and politically inconvenient) roll-out and whether Democrats can inform Americans about the plan's benefits amid... watch

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