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Chronicling Mitt's Mendacity, Vol. XXII

Chronicling Mitt's Mendacity, Vol. XXII

06/15/12 01:59PM

A New York Times editorial this morning noted, almost in passing, that Mitt Romney's "entire campaign rests on a foundation of short, utterly false sound bites." That's true, but the fact that such observations have become commonplace is itself rather jarring.It's equally jarring to appreciate why Romney does this. read more

That's how she rolls

That's how she rolls

06/15/12 11:26AM

If a doorman in central Berlin asks you to step aside with urgency in his voice, I've learned it's best not to assume he has done so merely because you are standing outside the city's snootiest hotel.You could be caught unaware only seconds later, when German Chancellor Angela Merkel exits the hotel -- passing right in front of... read more

Obama greets supporters after speaking on immigration policy in El Paso last year.

Obama moves on immigration, fulfils a DREAM

06/15/12 09:59AM

President Obama will announce today one of the biggest moves of his presidency on immigration policy, and in the process, will offer needed relief to hundreds of thousands of families.The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law... read more

OK, wow, it really got better

OK, wow, it really got better

06/15/12 09:32AM

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is celebrating Pride day by thanking LGBT servicemembers (and their "families!"). Video's after the jump. Towleroad runs the verbate:As we recognize Pride month, I want to personally thank all of our gay and lesbian service members, LGBT civilians, and their families for their dedicated service... read more

'They're rooting against the economy'

06/15/12 09:19AM

After last month's disappointing job numbers were released, and Republicans seemed a little too pleased, the Obama campaign argued that the GOP is, as Stephanie Cutter put it, is "rooting for failure." David Axelrod accused Republicans of "high-fiving each other" when bad economic news comes out.On Capitol Hill, GOP... read more

RNC website stock-photo fail.

Morning Maddow: June 15

06/15/12 07:46AM

The RNC Latino site makes an embarrassing stock-photo choice.Politics becomes Moneyball.Virginia may make those onerous abortion clinic regulations permanent today.Fl Gov. Rick Scott was once mistakenly kicked off the voter rolls himself.The Senate overcame a filibuster and actually confirmed an Obama nominee.For the first time, the Pentagon... read more

Par for the course?

Par for the course?

06/14/12 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of Thursday’s show – big speeches today from President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, plus Sheldon Adelson writes a nice check for the Romney Super... watch

Obama nails Romney for supporting failed...

Obama nails Romney for supporting failed Bush policies

06/14/12 08:00PM

Nicolle Wallace, former McCain-Palin campaign senior advisor, talks with Ezra Klein about whether voters will reject Mitt Romney for espousing an economic plan that was proven to be a failure under the Bush administration, and whether President Obama... watch

Republican money potentially 'limitless'...

Republican money potentially 'limitless' for Romney

06/14/12 08:00PM

True to the Rovian political attack style that bears his name, Karl Rove warned Republicans that President Obama would attempt to buy the election. Ezra Klein reports on the breathtaking, record-breaking quantities of money being raised by Republicans,... watch

Don't tell Republicans they like 'Obamacare'

Don't tell Republicans they like 'Obamacare'

06/14/12 08:00PM

Jonathan Gruber, MIT health economist who helped both Mitt Romney and the Obama administration to design their health care programs, talks with Ezra Klein about why an individual mandate is necessary to keep health insurance costs from spiraling out of... watch

A birthday party for the US Army

A birthday party for the US Army

06/14/12 07:31PM

Today in Times Square the U.S. Army celebrated its 237th birthday with music and ceremony, the swearing in of some new recruits and the cutting of a giant tank-shaped, TV-chef-made cake. As you know by now, Times Square is the photographic stomping ground of our own Andy Dallos, so naturally he was there for some pictures to share with us.After... read more

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