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07/10/12 07:00PM

Tonight's guests include:Nancy Northup, President and CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights, representing the Jackson Women’s Health OrganizationJames Carville, Democratic strategist and author of “It’s the Middle Class, Stupid!”Here's senior producer Cory Gnazzo with tonight's stories: read more

Uncle Lionel Batiste 1931-2012

07/10/12 06:31PM

Uncle Lionel Batiste, vocalist and bass drummer for the Treme Brass Band—and the embodiment of a whole way of life-- died Sunday in New Orleans at the age of 81. Said the Times Picayune: "Inside Uncle Lionel's bass drum," said fellow drummer Herman LeBeaux, "is the pulse of the city."The blog Off Beat remembers this one... read more

Tuesday's Mini-Report

07/10/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Vice President Biden spoke to the National Council of La Raza today, and made a pointed jab at Mitt Romney: "He wants you to show your papers, but he won’t show us his." Ouch.* Will Assad reach a tipping point in Syria?* Hmm: "Russia, which seems intent on positioning itself as an increasingly... read more

Tax avoidance is not the American way

Tax avoidance is not the American way

07/10/12 04:32PM

We still don't know exactly why Mitt Romney set up a shell corporation in Bermuda, stashed cash in the Caymans, and opened a Swiss bank account. One running theory is that the Republican hoped to avoid paying U.S. taxes through offshore investments in notorious tax havens.But today one of Romney's allies stood up for him, arguing that... read more

Caterpillar names revealed!

07/10/12 03:50PM

Yesterday I revealed the name of one of our two surviving monarch caterpillars: Garnish. Today, as promised, here is the name of the other caterpillar. The name was chosen by my 8-year-old daughter, Cassie, who ran a contest on my Facebook page. I'll let her tell you what it is. Caterpillar names revealed! from The Rachel Maddow Show on Vimeo. read more

The recursive rubber/glue game

07/10/12 03:31PM

I think a pattern is starting to emerge.Democrats note that Republicans are trying to buy the election, so Republicans accuse Democrats of trying to buy the election. Democrats point to Mitt Romney's vague agenda, so Romney accuses Democrats of having a vague agenda. read more

TRMS writing challenge: Romney Hamptons fundraiser fan fiction

TRMS writing challenge: Romney Hamptons fundraiser fan fiction

07/10/12 02:15PM

Last night, as Rachel was reporting on Mitt Romney's fantabulous fundraising in the Hamptons this weekend, I thought to myself, wow, I want to read THAT novel. All those Bentleys, all those blinged-out one percenters, that heady mix of entitlement and rage. Where's Jane Austen when you really need her? And the line "Is there a V.I... read more

LePage can't help himself

07/10/12 01:38PM

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R), a Tea Party favorite known for using intemperate and offensive language, delivered a speech over the weekend on the Supreme Court's health care ruling. Referencing the individual mandate, which his own party came up with, the far-right governor said, "We the people have been told there is no choice. read more

Tuesday's campaign round-up

07/10/12 12:00PM

Today's installment of campaign-related news items that won't necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:* A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows President Obama and Mitt Romney tied at 47% among likely voters. (Among registered voters, they're also tied at 46% each.)* Two new polls... read more


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