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Poll: Mississippi happy to be in America

Poll: Mississippi happy to be in America

11/18/11 02:11PM

Back on Election Night, when Mississippi voters defeated the Personhood Amendment, Rachel asked me why I had expected the opposite result. Meet the latest Public Policy Polling results:Mississippi remains one of the most conservative states in the country when it comes to gay marriage: only 13% of voters think it should be legal to 78% who believe it should remain illegal. Even among Democrats there's only 19% support for it. read more

Hulk like fracking vote delay

Hulk like fracking vote delay

11/18/11 12:35PM

Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo plays the Hulk in the forthcoming "Avengers" film, so it's probably best not to make him angry. It's a safe bet that he's pretty happy today.Rumors began circulating last night that the vote expected Monday on whether to allow oil companies to frack in the Delaware River Basin, the one that Mr. Ruffalo has been so vocal in opposing, may be delayed. read more

The Week in Geek

11/18/11 11:05AM

Aurora from space. Bigger, better, and more beautiful than you've ever seen before.The second coolest light show on Earth is not in our skies, but in our oceans. Amazing footage of bioluminescence from National Geographic.Apparently you can levitate a frog. And a grasshopper. read more

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Bullet with pterodactyl wings

11/18/11 09:51AM

After our segment last night on the guy who's accused of trying to assassinate the president by firing at the White House with a semi-automatic assault weapon, Rachel emailed me to ask if we got the size of the ammo right. We'd described it as 39-millimeter, based on the arrest warrant, which details the ammo as 7.62 X 39 mm cartridges."Ah! That's it," Rachel replied. "I think we call those 7.62mm rounds, not 39mm rounds. read more

Morning Maddow: November 18

11/18/11 07:47AM

Xeni Jardin of Boing Boing talks to the activist behind the amazing Occupy Wall Street "Bat Signal" projections.Occupy San Francisco camp is declared a "public health nuisance."The House votes on a balanced budget amendment today.Reports of pranks and shenanigans in the effort to recall WI Gov. Scott Walker.Newt, Inc. and the healthcare industry.Pres. Obama announces our he's sending Sec. read more

Ahead on the 11/17 Maddow show

11/17/11 07:21PM

Tonight's guests include:Melissa Harris-Perry, professor at Tulane University and msnbc contributor   Rep. Diana DeGette, (D) ColoradoDaniel Bongino, veteran of the Secret ServiceExecutive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show:  read more