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Pulling off 'an unconscionable crime'

07/10/12 11:27AM

Though the story was largely overlooked due to the July 4th holiday, we learned last week that Pennsylvania's voter-ID law is poised to disenfranchise more than 758,000 registered voters this year. In other words, 9.2% of the state's 8.2 million voters will be blocked from participating in their own democracy because Republicans are... read more

Romney's plan to move backwards on education

07/10/12 10:43AM

The New York Times ran a report last week on President Obama, who enjoyed the enthusiastic backing of most young voters four years ago, having more trouble rallying support this year. The combination of a weak recovery and dysfunctional mess in Washington has tempered the youthful passion that helped propel Obama into office in the last election... read more

How Rick Scott handles a TB outbreak

How Rick Scott handles a TB outbreak

07/10/12 10:09AM

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has, to be sure, seen his share of scandals. Indeed, his most notable accomplishment in public life before becoming governor was getting caught defrauding the government. It stands to reason that if voters elect an alleged criminal to run a state government, there will be consequences.But it's the scope of those... read more

Perry blows off Texas' uninsured, hospitals

07/10/12 09:15AM

Texas has more residents without access to basic medical care than any other state in the country -- by a fairly significant margin. Gov. Rick Perry (R), for reasons that defy comprehension, is eager to keep it that way.After writing a letter to the Obama administration declaring his intention to ignore the Affordable Care Act, the right-wing... read more

Tax fight taking shape

Tax fight taking shape

07/10/12 08:39AM

For months, the argument within Democratic circles hasn't been whether to let tax breaks for the wealthy expire, it's been a debate over where to draw the line at "wealthy." President Obama's original position from 2008 was to set the level at $250,000 (the top 2% of income earners), but over the last year or so, some... read more

Barbour undercuts Romney on tax returns

07/10/12 08:00AM

Back in January, Mitt Romney drew a hard line in response to questions about releasing his tax returns: no. He might "consider" it after the election, but not before.The winds shifted a bit when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), one of Romney's most notable surrogates, sold him out. read more

Morning Maddow: July 10

07/10/12 07:30AM

Republicans will try to paint President Obama with the outsourcing brush today.Seasonal firefighters want federal health insurance.TX Gov. Rick Perry compares Medicaid to the Titanic.Report calls for reforming system that lets people lose their homes over small tax debts.The Pentagon is thinking of awarding medals to drone pilots.NYC is testing... read more

Say the word

Say the word

07/09/12 08:00PM

Cory Gnazzo, senior show producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of Monday’s show – why it is difficult for Democrats and the Obama campaign to criticize candidate Mitt Romney’s positions on big issues (positions which some find... watch

GOP fear of Ron Paul supporters creates rift

GOP fear of Ron Paul supporters creates rift

07/09/12 08:00PM

Evan Kenney, former Massachusetts Republican delegate and Ron Paul supporter who removed by the state GOP from the Republican delegation to Tampa, talks with Rachel Maddow about his support for Ron Paul and his desire to represent "real Republicans" at... watch

Ahead on the 7/9 Maddow show

07/09/12 07:05PM

Tonight's guests include:Richard Engel, NBC News chief foreign correspondentEvan Kenney, former Massachusetts Republican delegate, Ron Paul supporter removed from the Republican delegation to Tampa, FLHere's tonight's soundtrack.And here's senior producer Cory Gnazzo with a look at tonight's show:   read more

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