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National Dems spending in #Wisconsin

07/06/11 10:03AM

 One of the strongest Democrats facing a recall in Wisconsin is the beneficiary of the first ad buy from the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee in that state. The television ad goes after State Senator David Hansen's opponent : "hat’s most troubling about David VanderLeest’s record are the accusations of domestic abuse. Reports claim VanderLeest’s violent outbursts caused serious injuries to his family members." Mr. VanderLeest was not Republicans' candidate of choice. read more

Morning Maddow: July 6

07/06/11 07:42AM

The NY Times looks at how spent nuclear fuel rods are stored.Exxon Mobil calls it "clarification." The rest of us might be tempted to call it something else.Remember when Speaker Boehner said Republicans would have to be adults about raising the debt ceiling? He doesn't seem to.So, about that whole pulling out of Iraq thing...This is what House Republicans care about.Stating the obvious: California is the exact opposite of Texas.Sure, why not? Cross-dressing Civil War reenactors. read more

Kickflip to peace manual

Kickflip to peace manual

07/06/11 05:06AM

Did you know that June 21st was "Go Skateboarding Day" in Afghanistan? Actually, the 21st is Go Skateboarding Day everywhere, but I didn't realize there is a full-on skateboarding program in Afghanistan. I saw it mentioned in a photo caption in this slide show on the National Journal and ended up looping back to where my colleague John Makely had written it up on the Photoblog. And it's not just a day, but a skateboarding school, through a program called Skateistan. read more

Not a bad view from Brooklyn

Post 'em if you got 'em

07/05/11 07:21PM

 I saw you last night with the beach chair folded under one arm and a tripod folded under the other. Or were you the one squinting in the dark trying to figure out how the hell to turn off this damn flash?Either way, share what you're proud of and I'll post as many as I can tomorrow.*The age on that form is to make sure you're not an unsupervised child. We don't actually have an interest in your age. I tell you this so you don't accidentally set an age that's too young out of pique over a form asking more than it has a right to know. read more

Shatner + Shuttle = Awesome

07/05/11 06:57PM

Just posted on NASA's youtube channel... An 80-minute documentary about the Space Shuttle program. Narrated by James Tiberius Kirk William Shatner. Please enjoy.   read more

Ahead on the 7/5 Maddow show

07/05/11 06:12PM

Tonight's guests include:Gov. Brian Schweitzer, (D) Montana   Frank Rich, writer-at-large for New York MagazineAnd now, senior show producer Cory Gnazzo, with a preview of Tonight's Big Show:  read more

The Yellowstone is their river

07/05/11 04:01PM

From the Billings Gazette coverage of the oil spill on the Yellowstone River in Montana:Gov. Brian Schweitzer says statements from ExxonMobil officials that no injured wildlife had been found were premature."For somebody to say at this early stage that there's no damage to wildlife, that's pretty silly," Schweitzer told the Associated Press on Saturday. "The Yellowstone River is important to us. read more