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KISS seeks vet for stage crew

KISS seeks vet for stage crew

03/30/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow shares the detail of a job opening through the Hiring Our Heroes program in which the rock band KISS is looking for a veteran to work as part of the stage crew on their summer tour with Motley Crue. watch

Romney surrogates: Friends with detriments

Romney surrogates: Friends with detriments

03/30/12 08:00PM

Steve Schmidt, former McCain-Palin campaign senior strategist, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether it's normal for a front running candidate to suffer as many embarrassments via off-message surrogates as Mitt Romney has in the 2012 campaign so far. watch

You just never know

You just never know

03/30/12 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show – some of Mitt Romney’s surrogates go rogue, plus Republican politicians and strategists prepare to launch into President Obama’s credibility on foreign... watch

Ahead on the 3/30 Maddow show

03/30/12 06:54PM

Friday's guests include:Steve Schmidt, McCain-Palin campaign senior strategist and msnbc political strategistDavid Corn, Washington DC bureau chief for Mother Jones, author of “Showdown” and msnbc contributorIn honor of Disco Friday, here's tonight's soundtrack. (Just be sure to allow the ad below to play out entirely before starting the video!)Executive producer Bill Wolff tells us what to expect on Friday's show:  read more

Friday's Mini-Report

03/30/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Squeezing Tehran: "President Barack Obama said Friday he was plowing ahead with potential sanctions against countries that keep buying oil from Iran, including allies of the United States, in a deepening campaign to starve Iran of money for its disputed nuclear program."* Will that send oil prices soaring? Maybe not: "President Barack Obama determined there is enough crude on world markets to take the step without harming U.S. read more

Gen. Dempsey doesn't seem impressed with Paul Ryan.

Quote of the Day

03/30/12 05:09PM

We talked earlier about Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), chairman of the House Budget Committee, who insisted yesterday that he, not America's military leadership, should be trusted when it comes to Pentagon spending levels. Ryan went on to say that he believes Pentagon leaders may be deliberately misleading Congress about spending cuts that they've requested, but which Ryan does not want to make.Today, the highest ranking military officer in the United States Armed Forces responded to the congressman's unfounded accusations. read more

Chambliss' poor excuse

Chambliss' poor excuse

03/30/12 03:28PM

I was glad to see Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R) of Georgia acknowledge this morning that partisanship on Capitol Hill is intensifying and undermining American governing. I was much less glad to see his explanation for this development (via David Taintor).Of particular interest was this line about partisanship in D.C.: "I don't think there's any question that it's worse. I think one thing that's made it that way is C-SPAN, very honestly. read more

Week in Geek, underwater edition

03/30/12 02:04PM

A little background on the Mariana Trench given its current prominence in the news. That second researcher featured in the video, Prof. Terry Plank? Yeah, I teach with her. An amazing new exhibit on bioluminescence opens this weekend at the American Museum of Natural History. (WITH VIDEO) Speaking of bioluminescence, check out these photos of glowing waves coming ashore in the Maldives. Jeff Bezos of Amazon fame has located the engines from first stage of the Saturn V rocket that launched Apollo 11 to the moon...at the bottom of the Atlantic. read more

Science need not be a partisan issue

Science need not be a partisan issue

03/30/12 01:00PM

If it seems as if, with increasing frequency and intensity, American conservatives are hostile towards science -- climate change, evolution, medical research, etc. -- it's not your imagination.This chart, as part of a study from Gordon Gauchat, made the rounds yesterday, and with good reason. It shows the trend over the last four decades of Americans' trust in science, as broken down by political ideology. read more

Wisconsin sets recalls for Walker, GOP state senators; Republican majority at stake

Wisconsin sets recalls for Walker, GOP state senators; Republican majority at stake

03/30/12 12:35PM

UPDATE: A federal judge in Wisconsin today struck part of the state's union-stripping bill (pdf of the ruling).EARLIER: As expected, the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board ordered recall elections for Governor Scott Walker, Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch and three Republican state Senators. The board also ordered a recall election for a fourth Republican state senator, Pam Galloway, but she resigned earlier this month. read more

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