Folks, we've got no live show tonight, so you'll have to let the ducks send you to prison. For everyone who's asking, Rachel has been a little under the weather, seriously nothing serious, and thank you for asking.(Photo: Andrew Dallos) read more
The Week in Geek will return in full next week after being waylaid by circumstances outside my control (despite my astrophysical powers). In the meantime, enjoy these amazing highlights from a Danish TV show entitled "Dumt & Farligt," which translates to "Stupid & Dangerous" AND AWESOME. read more
Following up on an earlier item, President Obama spoke this afternoon in the Rose Garden, explaining the importance of today's new immigration policy, effectively implementing the goals of the DREAM Act.You'll notice that, about half-way through the president's statement, a "reporter" began heckling. We've since... read more
Unjustly lost in the news mix yesterday was the Great Rabbit Sculpture Kerfuffel in Dedham, Massachusetts.
I'll leave WHDH Channel 7 to tell the story, but I'll say this: how can the opportunity for on-air talent to say the words "hopping mad," be anything but the purest gold?
Local news starts after the jump.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Michigan State Representative Lisa Brown talks with Ezra Klein about being censured by State House Republicans who apparently don't want to have to hear her objections to their abortion bill and are offended at her use of the word "vagina." watch
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
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