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Typos an Amercian tradition

Typos an Amercian tradition

05/30/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow reviews some recent slips of spelling and stumbles of the tongue, including Mitt Romney's misspelling of "America" in his new iPhone app, in the course of teasing to an upcoming segment. watch

Mitt Romney unashamed to exploit 'birtherism'

Mitt Romney unashamed to exploit 'birtherism'

05/30/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow describes the tactic by the Mitt Romney campaign to challenge the qualifications of Barack Obama to be president of the United States, including entertaining the discredited "birtherism" embodied by lowbrow reality show performer Donald... watch

Call it a Koch Brothers coincidence

Call it a Koch Brothers coincidence

05/30/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow notes the funny coincidence that the Koch Brothers' "Americans for Prosperity" group that previously toured Wisconsin as the "Stand with Scott Walker" tour is touring Wisconsin again less than a week ahead of the recall election of that... watch

Ahead on the 5/30 Maddow show

05/30/12 07:16PM

Tonight's guests:Judith Browne-Dianis, co-director of the Advancement Project, sued Florida over voting rights violationsCongressman Bruce Braley, Democrat of IowaAnd here's executive producer Bill Wolff with a look ahead at what's to be covered (with accompaniment by recent Medal of Freedom honoree, Bob Dylan):  read more

Wednesday's Mini-Report

05/30/12 05:31PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* What's next in Syria? Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, spoke to Andrea Mitchell at some length this afternoon.* President Obama hosted a rare bill-signing ceremony today, reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank, and used the opportunity to reiterate his support for Congress acting on... read more

A spectacular failure of self-awareness

05/30/12 03:30PM

As attention shifts from Mitt Romney's private-sector work to his tenure as a one-term governor, the Republican campaign has a challenge: coming up with a compelling explanation for why Romney struggled so badly when applying his business background to government.Romney senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom was asked late last week, for example,... read more

McCotter's fail opens door for Democrats

McCotter's fail opens door for Democrats

05/30/12 03:01PM

Republican leaders in Congress are lining up to support Michigan Congressman Thaddeus McCotter's write-in campaign to keep his seat. McCotter turned in a couple thousand nominating signatures for the Republican primary, but only 244 of them were valid. Now Representatives John Boehner, Pete Sessions and Eric Cantor have said they'll... read more

Hoekstra panders to Birthers in Michigan

05/30/12 02:10PM

Though it's tempting to think the "Birther" garbage would be fading away, it actually seems to be getting more common in Republican circles. Just over the last couple of months, we've seen incidents involving a leading Romney campaign surrogate, the Arizona Secretary of State, and Reps. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), Cliff Stearns ... read more

Rantrum! Apoplectic pol tosses papers, cool

05/30/12 01:14PM

Now this is what passion for public service looks like! Illinois Republican State Rep. Mike Bost must have been saving up his supply of righteous indignation because he let it all out in one glorious burst in this soon-to-be-legendary rant against a pension reform bill.(No word yet as to whether that stack of papers will be pressing charges.) read more

Willie B. Gilmore, right, director of the Delta Health Partners Healthy Start Initiative, and social worker Debra McGee have been making the rounds of schools in Mississippi.

Hoping and praying for sex ed in Mississippi

05/30/12 12:59PM

Under a new law in Mississippi, school districts must decide by the end of June whether they'll teach an abstinence-only version of sex ed or whether they'll teach abstinence-plus, which includes information about contraception. Several schools around Jackson have chosen abstinence-only, to the dismay of one Democratic state lawmaker... read more

President Obama awards the Medal of Freedom to former Polish Foreign Minister Adam Daniel Rotfeld, accepting for Jan Karski.

A death camp in Poland, not a Polish death camp

05/30/12 12:37PM

It appears that one of the stories of the day in Washington has to do with President Obama misspeaking during yesterday's Medal of Freedom ceremony, sparking complaints from officials in Poland.The president was posthumously awarding the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, to Jan Karski, born Jan Kozielewski, a "... read more

Wednesday's campaign round-up

05/30/12 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 Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker (R), facing a recall election next week, has raised over $5 million in just the last month, and over $30 million over the last year.* The Planned... read more

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