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Housekeeping note

06/13/12 08:15AM

A scheduling note for readers: I'll be posting irregularly for the rest of the week. I will, however, be around, and I still intend to publish content -- including the jobless-claims chart tomorrow and Chronicling Mitt's Mendacity on Friday -- but I'll be away from my desk this morning, and won't resume the usual schedule... read more

Morning Maddow: June 13

06/13/12 07:45AM

Democrat Ron Barber wins the special election to serve out fmr. Rep. Gabby Giffords' term.North Dakota voters overwhelmingly reject a ballot initiative that would have let people act or refuse to act because of religious beliefs. read more

Jill Presti's shirt design here is similar to Tom Brown's equally winning suggestion, below.

Warning: Graphic Content --TRMS Contest Winners

06/12/12 07:23PM

A hundred thanks to all who sent in ideas for our Romney t-shirt contest, it was truly a tournament of champions.However, these masterworks of brevity and pith emerged triumphant. Again, our humble thanks.You're Fried (sic)--Jerry FisherI'm for it ..(on the other side).. I'm against it-- Doug SanfordThis shirt is reversible---Tom... read more

Ahead on the 6/12 Maddow show

06/12/12 06:55PM

Tonight's guests include:Sen. Bernie Sanders, (I) VermontYlan Mui, financial reporter for The Washington PostJosh Rogin, staff writer for The CableHere's tonight's soundtrack!And here's Bill Wolff, with a look at tonight's show:  read more

Tuesday's Mini-Report

06/12/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* As far as far as some United Nations officials are concerned, Syria is now in the midst of a civil war.* Speaking of Syria, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Russia today of supplying attack helicopters to the Syrian government, which if true, she said "will escalate the conflict quite... read more

The Wind Cries Koch Brothers

06/12/12 04:36PM

Karl Rove, of all people, voiced support for federal tax credits in support of wind energy last week. "We've got a growing economy that's increasing energy consumption and wind energy should be part of the solution," he argued.Any chance this might represent a larger shift in conservative opposition to alternative energy?... read more

Gingrich: Romney admin will lead to 'fewer teachers'

06/12/12 03:11PM

Mitt Romney argued this morning that it's "completely absurd" for Democrats to argue that, if elected, he'll allow more layoffs of school teachers, police officers, and firefighters, just because he said on Friday he opposes President Obama's plan to prevent layoffs of teachers, cops, and firefighters. read more

Romney's top energy adviser: subsidize Big Oil

Romney's top energy adviser: subsidize Big Oil

06/12/12 01:54PM

We talked last week about Harold Hamm, one of the planet's wealthiest billionaires, who was named Mitt Romney's top adviser on energy policy right around the time he contributed nearly $1 million to Romney's super PAC.Today, the conservative oilman was on Capitol Hill, making the case for -- what else? -- tax subsidies for oil... read more

'Nothing will ever taste good again'

06/12/12 01:12PM

Vanessa just sprang this famously horrible Scandinavian candy on us -- Lakrisal, which los Internets say is made almost entirely of sugar, liquorice and ammonium chloride. Her Norwegian friend says Lakrisal is as popular over there as Altoids are here. Think salty liquorice, and be brave.Me, I refuse to be defeated by food. I've met this... read more

A moment that produced lasting, beneficial changes to the health care system.

Win or lose, Obamacare has changed the game

06/12/12 12:39PM

The past few Monday mornings, at 10 a.m., those of us who obsess over such things wait with bated breath to see if the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act has been issued. Obviously, it hasn't happened yet.But there's still plenty of "Obamacare" news, and some of it's rather encouraging. We've... read more


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