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Stop Colbert (Disclose, Reform, Amend)

02/22/12 09:26PM

As Rachel mentioned on the show tonight, Nancy Pelosi's effort to push the DISCLOSE Act in Congress, includes this satirical ad about Steven Colbert's Super-PAC:The link is read more

News and newsmakers

News and newsmakers

02/22/12 07:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight’s show – the latest on the ultrasound bill in Virginia, plus an... watch

Ahead on the 2/22 Maddow show

02/22/12 06:12PM

Tonight's guests include:Del. David Englin, (D) VirginiaHouse Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) CaliforniaWhile watching tonight's video preview, take a listen to tonight's soundtrack. (Just be sure to let the ad below play out entirely before starting the song) read more

Wednesday's Mini-Report

02/22/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Brutal violence in Syria: "Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces rained rockets and bombs down on opposition-held neighborhoods of the city of Homs on Wednesday, reducing buildings to rubble and killing more than 80 people, including two Western journalists."* Afghan riots: "Armed with rocks, bricks, pistols and wooden sticks, protesters angry over the burning of Korans at the largest American base in Afghanistan this week took to the streets in sometimes lethal demonstrations in a half dozen provinces Wednesday that left at least seven dead and many more in read more

Geithner unveiled the administration's tax-reform blueprint at a briefing today.

Obama plan cuts corporate tax rate

02/22/12 04:35PM

At first blush, headlines such as "Obama Unveils Plan to Cut Corporate Tax Rate" seem out of place. Isn't it more likely that Republicans would push for a corporate tax cut? With all of President Obama's recent economic populism, does this signal a move to the right?Not really, no. read more

Romney tries again on tax policy

02/22/12 03:50PM

A few days before the New Hampshire primary, Mitt Romney officially unveiled his tax plan, which was immediately labeled "Bush Tax Cuts on steroids." In an unexpected twist, Romney, by scrapping existing tax breaks for working families, actually proposed raising taxes on the bottom 20%, while offering the wealthy another windfall.The left was disgusted, but the right wasn't impressed either, dismissing Romney's tax agenda as too "timid." So, calling a mulligan, the Romney campaign presented a brand new tax plan today.Former Massachusetts Gov. read more

Virginia Governor McDonnell backs away from transvaginal ultrasound bill

Virginia Governor McDonnell backs away from transvaginal ultrasound bill

02/22/12 02:58PM

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell -- and Republican vice presidential hopeful -- is giving up on requiring medically unnecessary transvaginal ultrasounds in a bill he previously said he would support. He released this statement moments ago:Mandating an invasive procedure in order to give informed consent is not a proper role for the state. No person should be directed to undergo an invasive procedure by the state, without their consent, as a precondition to another medical procedure.For this reason, I have recommended to the General Assembly a series of amendments to this bill. read more