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Independence Day 2012

07/04/12 08:00AM

To honor the 4th of July, Maddow Blog will likely be pretty quiet today (even if John Adams thinks we're celebrating on the wrong day). If there's some major news development, I'll be around, but assuming it's a slow news day, don't expect any new content until tomorrow.In the meantime, here's a musical interlude: ... read more

Romney campaign fails at charts

Romney campaign fails at charts

07/03/12 08:00PM

Ezra Klein explains to the Mitt Romney campaign that a Venn diagram is meant to show what two groups have in common through overlapping circles, and shows why the Romney campaign's attempt to show a gap is a chart failure. watch

The most honest politician

The most honest politician

07/03/12 08:00PM

Cory Gnazzo, senior show producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of Tuesday’s show – the most honest politician in Washington, D.C., plus how one vote caused a huge splash in the North Carolina legislature, plus an update on voter I.D.... watch

Michigan governor defies GOP in war on voting

Michigan governor defies GOP in war on voting

07/03/12 08:00PM

Ezra Klein reviews the pattern of Republican efforts to making voting more difficult, particularly for traditionally Democratic-leaning voters, and highlights the defiance of that pattern by Republican governor of Michigan Rick Snyder, who vetoed such... watch

Ahead on the 7/3 Maddow show

07/03/12 07:15PM

Tonight's guests include:Steve Kornacki, co-host of msnbc's new show The Cycle, also a senior writer for Salon Dave Weigel, political reporter for Slate and msnbc contributorThomas Giovanni, counsel in the Justice Program at the Brennan Center for Justice Here's tonight's soundtrack.And here's senior show producer Cory... read more

Impress your friends while watching the fireworks

Impress your friends while watching the fireworks

07/03/12 06:00PM

Do you geek out over the the light-sparkle-boom show we enjoy each Fourth of July? Our friends over at Boing Boing share the above chart posted by The Works, which shows us the chemicals that make each firework color. And if you want to know more about how fireworks work, PBS has a pretty great interactive site.What's your favorite kind of... read more

Tuesday's Mini-Report

07/03/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* A diplomatic breakthrough: "Pakistan said it will reopen land routes that the United States and other NATO nations use to supply troops in Afghanistan, seven months after the roads were closed in response to an attack by U.S. read more

Keeping up (or not) with the news

Keeping up (or not) with the news

07/03/12 04:08PM

If you're reading this text, you know the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act was an extremely important development. Whether you agreed with the decision or not, it was a historic moment that will have enormous implications for millions of Americans seeking basic medical care.And yet, a pretty large chunk of the country... read more

The story behind the semantics debate

07/03/12 03:16PM

The Supreme Court's decision upholding the Affordable Care Act was bound to cause extensive discussion, but the debate of the last several days has been oddly detached from what matters most.The questions that seem to have the most relevance relate to Medicaid expansion, the future of the Commerce Clause, the positions of Republican... read more

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