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Bachmann fears 'suicide-bomber conference'

Bachmann fears 'suicide-bomber conference'

06/12/12 11:25AM

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has kept a relatively low profile in recent months, following the end of her strange presidential campaign in January. But Molly Ball reports today that Bachmann is not only back, she's up to her old tricks.Remember when Michele Bachmann was the crazy right-wing congresswoman liberals loved to hate? The one... read more

Romney still stumbling on teachers, first responders

06/12/12 10:38AM

Four days after Mitt Romney endorsed layoffs of school teachers, police officers, and firefighters, the Republican and his campaign are struggling to keep their story straight.The first sign of trouble came over the weekend, when Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) distanced himself from Romney's argument. read more

House GOP threatens Holder with contempt

House GOP threatens Holder with contempt

06/12/12 10:00AM

For weeks, House Republican leaders were reluctant to push a political fight against Attorney General Eric Holder too far, but as of this week, it looks like House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is calling the shots.To briefly recap, Issa wants more information about the "Fast and Furious" controversy. Holder... read more

Polling the sabotage question

06/12/12 09:16AM

To varying degrees, the question of whether congressional Republicans are hurting the economy on purpose has been bandied about for a couple of years now, with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) bringing it back to the fore last week. read more

When context isn't king

06/12/12 08:35AM

In Mitt Romney's very first television ad of the 2012 campaign, released in November, the Republican blatantly deceived the public. In 2008, Barack Obama quoted John McCain's campaign, but the Romney camp took Obama's line, wrenched it from context, and misled voters.It was a cheap, deceitful move. It was also, apparently, a sign... read more

Florida GOP voter purge leads to litigation

06/12/12 08:00AM

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) recently launched an aggressive voter purge, ostensibly to remove non-citizens from the state's voter rolls. Scott's administration, however, used faulty data, targeted eligible voters, and ended up executing a voter-suppression scheme five months before an election.Two weeks ago, the Justice Department told... read more

Morning Maddow: June 12

06/12/12 07:44AM

Curious about Romney's energy adviser, Harold Hamm? He'll be testifying in the Senate today.In Romney's Massachusetts, anti-bullying guide was not allowed to include the words "bisexual" or "transgender".American families' median net worth plummets along with their home values.Commerce Secretary Bryson is... read more

Monday, Monday

Monday, Monday

06/11/12 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of Monday’s show – the politics behind hiring public sector workers over the last decade, plus Florida sues the Dept. of Homeland Security to over Gov. Rick Scott’s voter roll... watch

Time out for turtles

Time out for turtles

06/11/12 08:00PM

Ezra Klein reports the sad affair of two Giant Turtles who have apparently fallen out of love after 115 years of being together. watch

Europe's warning: Hire more public workers

Europe's warning: Hire more public workers

06/11/12 08:00PM

Jared Bernstein, a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, talks with Ezra Klein about why Europe's economic troubles are only a threat to the U.S. if the damage is allowed to happen by following demonstrably failed austerity... watch


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