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So much for 'he made it worse'

03/16/12 08:00AM

For the better part of the last year, there was one claim Mitt Romney made more than any other: President Obama, he said, made the economy "worse."Reality makes clear that the dubious claim just isn't true, but the Republican presidential hopeful repeated it anyway, ad nauseam, in nearly every speech, interview, and public appearance. read more

Morning Maddow: March 16

03/16/12 07:23AM

The 17-minute Barack Obama movie.Look who likes Rick Santorum.Oh, and that Puerto Ricans should speak English thing? Santorum says he was misquoted.Win a burger with Mitt Romney.Will Orrin Hatch survive the Utah caucus process?The best comments from Kansas Gov. Brownback's Facebook page.Another case of an Afghan soldier shooting a U.S. Marine.A test jump in preparation for free-falling from the edge of space went well.Let's end on another video: Rep. Paul Ryan goes for the drama in a teaser for his budget proposal:  read more

Links for the 3/15 TRMS

Links for the 3/15 TRMS

03/15/12 11:58PM

In e-mails, science of warming is hot debateHacked E-Mail Is New Fodder for Climate DisputeStolen E-Mails Sharpen a Brawl Between Climate Scientists and SkepticsTrees tell of past climates: but are they speaking less clearly today? (pdf) What do the 'Climategate' hacked CRU emails tell us? The Independent Climate Change Email Review The disclosure of climate data from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia (pdf) Resentment Toward the West Bolsters Uganda's New Anti-Gay Bill read more

Epic show

Epic show

03/15/12 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight’s show – we’ve got an interview with Republican Senator James Inhofe... watch

Closing the climategate

Closing the climategate

03/15/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow reviews the history of climate change denialist hysteria over "climategate" and explains why the scandal is largely invented. watch

Ahead on the 3/15 Maddow show

03/15/12 07:16PM

Tonight's guests include:John Brabender, senior strategist for the Santorum campaignSenator James Inhofe, (R) Oklahoma, ranking Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, author of the new book “The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future”While watching tonight's video preview, take a listen to tonight's soundtrack. (Just make sure the ad below plays out entirely before starting the song)Executive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show:  read more

Thursday's Mini-Report

03/15/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* What Karzai wants: "President Hamid Karzai demanded Thursday that the United States pull back from combat outposts and confine its troops to military bases in Afghanistan, an apparent response to Sunday's shooting rampage by a U.S. read more

North Carolina county possibly sorry about turning down state money for birth control

03/15/12 04:35PM

Commissioners in New Hanover County, North Carolina voted this week to refuse state grant money for family planning.  The money -- around $9,000 -- would have gone to the county's health department, which had initially planned to use it to buy IUDs but, since the commission vote, has said it could be used for other family planning-related expenses.Here's video of the brief discussion surrounding Monday’s decision from NC Policy Watch (excerpted transcript below): BARFIELD: I guess this is one of those kinda hot-button topics. read more

Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) may want to read CBO reports more carefully.

What the CBO said (and didn't say) about the Affordable Care Act

03/15/12 03:49PM

The Congressional Budget Office released a new report this morning on the costs of the Affordable Care Act, and ever since, Fox News, congressional Republicans, the conservative Washington Times, and a variety of conservative blogs have been pretty worked up about the CBO findings.They may want to take another look at it.In the right's defense, CBO reports can get a little tricky if you're not used to looking at them -- they're not light reading for lay audiences -- but that doesn't excuse folks like Rep. read more