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The party of no, illustrated

The party of no, illustrated

07/13/11 09:21PM

Last night's most asked-after graphic was the chart referenced in the above clip, seen below in its native format from a recent Economist/YouGov poll. I wonder how much this graph changes depending on what issue is in the news. I'm only thinking anecdotally but I remember a lot of progressives being really frustrated with compromise during the health reform debate. read more

Manatee mayhem: This aggression will not stand!

Manatee mayhem: This aggression will not stand!

07/13/11 08:18PM

Just look at him. Roaming OUR waters like he owns the place. Twelve hundred  pounds of soft, smug entitlement. Manatees. Face it, it’s us …or them.Luckily, some tea partiers in Florida are making a stand against these freeloading punks. Reports the St. Petersburg Times:“A Citrus County tea party group has announced that it's fighting new restrictions on boating and other human activities in Kings Bay that have been proposed by the U.S. read more

Burrito party

Burrito party

07/13/11 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - the debt ceiling debacle continues, what the Tea party means... watch

Miracle on Turf

Miracle on Turf

07/13/11 05:31PM

On July 10, 1999, the fate of the Women's World Cup final came down to a shootout between China and the U.S. Everyone watched as Briana Scurry made an incredible save, blocking China's third penalty kick and giving Team USA an incredible advantage in the shootout. With the tally 4-4, Brandi Chastain stepped up to the line for the fifth and final penalty kick for the US team; the most important kick in her life. To stay focused, Chastain avoided eye contact with China's goalie. She drilled the ball into the back of the net for the win. read more

Chart: Record number of abortion bills

Chart: Record number of abortion bills

07/13/11 03:03PM

 After Republicans made historic gains in state legislatures last year, Troy Newman of Operation Rescue said he felt like a kid at Christmas. "Which package do you open up first?" he told the New York Times.How about all of them at once? The Guttmacher Institute today reports that the states passed 162 new measures for reproductive rights in the first half of this year, including twice as many abortion restrictions as the last record number, in 2005. We'll have more on the show tonight. For now, the amazing chart.(h/t Think Progress) read more

Best noon thing*

07/13/11 01:19PM

@Joyce_Lynette tweeted us something that I haven't even watched all the way through. The first five seconds had me so hooked, I'm throwing it right up on the blog ASAP! Enjoy! *central time! read more

Herman Cain is so over that money thing

07/13/11 01:07PM

This morning, the Obama re-election campaign reported a record-setting fundraising haul of over $86 million in a three-month period, the combined total taken in both by them and by the Democratic National Committee. The Obama campaign says it brought in $47 million. That was enough to lap the entire Republican field, which has about $35 million in its collective coffers.It's hard to argue this is bad news for the Obama campaign. read more

Dim-possible

Dim-possible

07/13/11 11:09AM

Never mind that it was signed into law by President George W.  Bush, conservatives are in full squawk over a bill calling for light bulbs to become more efficient.  Also never mind that gradually phasing out the energy wasting incandescent bulb will save billions of dollars: This is an intolerable Obama outrage! Light, not Lite!! Last night Republicans failed to repeal this hated George W. Bush endorsed law. read more

'No sex with the sun god demon! Vote Perry! #Maddow'

07/13/11 10:01AM

Our own great and good Will Femia wins my vote for tweet of the night, about the folks with whom Texas Governor Rick Perry is putting on his national day of prayer and fasting. Governor Perry wants America to find in heaven answers to problems that are surely unsolvable on earth, like government debt.Among Governor Perry's partners in the endeavor is Peter Wagner, who at least knows what's wrong with Japan's economy. By way of Right Wing Watch:The Sun Goddess visits him in person and has sexual intercourse with the Emperor. It's a very, very powerful thing. read more

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