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A last stand for abortion rights in Mississippi

06/29/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow reports on how legal tricks and traps by the anti-abortion movement in Mississippi have made it essentially impossible to obtain an abortion in that state, prompting a lawsuit by the sole remaining clinic being force to shut down by yet... watch

Ahead on the 6/29 Maddow show

06/29/12 07:35PM

Happy Friday!Tonight's guests:Melissa Harris-Perry, host of “Melissa Harris-Perry” on msnbc and political science professor at Tulane UniversityAmna Nawaz, NBC News Islamabad bureau chiefHere's tonight's soundtrack!And here's executive producer Bill Wolff with a look at tonight's show:  read more

Friday's Mini-Report

06/29/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Rare progress in the Eurozone: "In the face of pressure from the embattled euro zone countries Italy and Spain, European leaders agreed early Friday to use the Continent's bailout funds to recapitalize struggling banks directly, cheering financial markets but prompting unease in Germany, whose... read more

Why Joe Olivo's name sounds familiar

06/29/12 04:00PM

If you listened to NPR this morning, you might have caught a segment on how the Affordable Care Act affects small businesses. It featured a quote from Joe Olivo, who runs a printing business in New Jersey, who made less than flattering comments about the law. NBC Nightly News ran a segment last night, featuring the exact same guy.What I didn&... read more

White House cursing is not a BFD

White House cursing is not a BFD

06/29/12 03:20PM

Two years ago, at the signing ceremony for the Affordable Care Act, Vice President Biden was overheard telling President Obama the historic occasion was a "big f**king deal." The comment wasn't intended for the public -- Biden didn't know the microphone would pick it up -- but once it was out there, the White House embraced... read more

Happy birthday, Cyclone!

06/29/12 03:17PM

Is there an American icon more evocative on a sizzling summer day than the Cyclone roller coaster at Coney Island? (That's rhetorical, not really looking for a rebuttal here.)This fabulous stomach turner turns 85-years-old this weekend. Thanks for the memories, the nausea and the unsolicited shrieks of joy, big guy. read more

Romney has had it up to here with people asking him to be more honest with voters.

Chronicling Mitt's Mendacity, Vol. XXIV

06/29/12 02:07PM

The NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll that came out this week included an interesting, open-ended question: "What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Mitt Romney as president?" Poll respondents weren't offered any choices; they could offer any response they wanted.The results weren't especially... read more


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