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Santorum making it up as he fails along

Santorum making it up as he fails along

04/02/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow corrects the latest wild falsehood from Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum and notes that his current standing in the polls heading into the Tuesday's primaries puts him far outside any reasonable expectation to win the... watch

Dinosaurs have feelings, too!

Dinosaurs have feelings, too!

04/02/12 08:00PM

Cory Gnazzo, senior show producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of Monday’s show – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum and his latest not-so-factual statement of fact, plus President Obama’s latest stance against the Supreme... watch

Ahead on the 4/2 Maddow show

04/02/12 06:40PM

Happy Monday! Here's the guest list for tonight:Jay Bookman, columnist for the Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionMichael Beschloss, NBC News presidential historianWhile watching tonight's video preview, here's tonight's soundtrack for your listening enjoyment. (Just be sure to allow the ad below to play out entirely before starting the song)Here's senior show producer Cory Gnazzo with a look at what's to come:  read more

Heard in Wisconsin: 'We can't replace me'

04/02/12 05:45PM

While it's big news that Republican Scott Walker is staring at recall as governor of Wisconsin, let's not overlook the fact that his right hand, Rebecca Kleefisch, appears to be the first lieutenant governor anywhere to ever face recall. Surprise! She's not happy about it.  Just last week Lt. Gov.  Kleefisch said former Dane County executive Kathleen Falk was "setting women back 50 years" for running against Gov. Walker in the recall election. And that Ms. Falk was using public employee unions as a "sugar daddy" to support her campaign. read more

Monday's Mini-Report

04/02/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* For the first time since last week's Supreme Court arguments, President Obama addressed the legal state of the Affordable Care Act today. read more

Rove draws parallel between NAACP, Crossroads

04/02/12 04:35PM

Poor Karl Rove is feeling picked on again. All he wants to do is receive millions in secret donations to lie about Democrats, without feeling aggravation about pesky concepts like "transparency" and "disclosure." Is that so wrong?Ryan J. Reilly reports today that Rove's comically-dishonest American Crossroads is facing pressure from state treasurers, which want to make "hedge funds that manage state pension funds disclose donations" to super PACs, including, presumably, Rove's.This predictably makes Rove feel like a persecuted victim ... read more

Pics: Great Virginia license plate challenge

04/02/12 01:26PM

As we were saying last week, the Commonwealth of Virginia offers a special license plate that benefits the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood. We discovered this when Karen Bohn of Spotsylvania wrote it to say that she'd just ordered the plate for herself. It comes with the message "Trust Women. Respect Choice."After that, you can personalize the plate, so long as you stay within a few rules about not discussing intimate body parts, not being profane, vulgar or sexually explicit, and not being socially offensive. read more