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Morning Maddow: June 19

Morning Maddow: June 19

06/19/12 07:42AM

Another day, another disturbing story about campaign finance.Voting-rights groups to sue Florida today.Look who's going to play Romney in debate prep for Obama.The President's nominee for Ambassador to Iraq withdraws from consideration.Feds say a Kansas City businessman was part of an al Qaeda cell.Why the U.S. military is beefing up... read more

Guess what Mitt Romney did this weekend

Guess what Mitt Romney did this weekend

06/18/12 08:00PM

Frank Rich, writer-at-large for New York Magazine, talks with Rachel Maddow about why Democrats are so afraid to go negative against their Republican opponents like Mitt Romney, who spent his weekend pandering to extremists and radicals in the... watch

Women organize to resist GOP war on...

Women organize to resist GOP war on abortion rights

06/18/12 08:00PM

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about the Republican war on women, and particularly the attack on abortion rights, and how Democrats justify appealing to women when there are also... watch

Birther Kreep crawls past Peed

Birther Kreep crawls past Peed

06/18/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow updates the vote count in the California judicial race in which birther Gary Kreep is pulling away from San Diego prosecutor Garland Peed. watch

Ahead on the 6/18 Maddow show

06/18/12 07:31PM

Today's guests:Frank Rich, writer-at-large for New York MagazineRep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, (D-FL), chair of the Democratic National CommitteePaul Krugman, Nobel prize-winning economist, columnist for the New York Times and author of “End This Depression Now!”Here's executive producer Bill Wolff with a look at what's to be... read more

Monday's Mini-Report

06/18/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Greek voters threw their support behind the status quo yesterday, but Europe's problems are far from over.* The U.N. read more

I am the (70-year-old) walrus

06/18/12 05:10PM

A big TRMS Happy Birthday to Sir Paul McCartney, who turns 70 today. Go ahead, try to pick your favorite McCartney songs--either with The Beatles, with Wings or solo. Three hours later, you may find you're only up to 1967 or so. read more

Scalia's 'intellect and integrity'

Scalia's 'intellect and integrity'

06/18/12 01:50PM

While we wait for the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act, there's increasing speculation about how Justice Antonin Scalia will rule. The answer now appears rather obvious, with the far-right jurist starting to show his cards.Before we get to that, though, consider a little history. I often think about this op-ed... read more

Getting real in California: Birther Kreep leads prosecutor Peed

Getting real in California: Birther Kreep leads prosecutor Peed

06/18/12 01:27PM

San Diego birther attorney Gary Kreep, at left above, continues to lead his prosecutor Garland Peed for a local judgeship. With 4,000 absentee ballots still to count, Kreep is now head by 1,088 votes. Perhaps it's time to consider what Kreep promises voters:Arrogant judges who overstep their authority are a threat to society. They let... read more

Faith, Freedom, and Pandering

06/18/12 12:35PM

It didn't generate much attention, but disgraced Republican lobbyist Ralph Reed hosted a pretty big religious right gathering over the weekend, through his Faith & Freedom Coalition. Mitt Romney wasn't there in person -- he was busy avoiding critics on his bus tour -- but he appeared via video, and was introduced by his son,... read more

Monday's campaign round-up

06/18/12 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:* In the wake of last week's new immigration policy, President Obama has gotten a significant boost in support among Latino voters. A new Latino Decisions/America's Voice poll... read more

The Watergate in Washington, D.C.

In need of a new historical touchstone

06/18/12 11:30AM

With the 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal coming last week, it's worth pausing to appreciate the extent to which Republicans are still looking for the controversy's progeny.For example, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, told Fox News the other day that alleged... read more

These are being used in the Middle East, not the Midwest.

Game of Drones

06/18/12 11:00AM

A couple of weeks ago, "The Daily Show" had a fun segment noting Fox News' allegations that the Obama administration is using drones to spy on Midwestern farmers. Megyn Kelly told viewers the EPA "has been using aerial spy drones for years to spy on cattle ranchers.... read more


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