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Ahead on the 5/10 Maddow Show

05/10/12 07:40PM

Tonight's guests:Karen Finney, columnist for The Hill, former DNC communications director, msnbc political analystFrank Phillips, State House bureau chief, Boston GlobeHere's executive producer Bill Wolff with a (musically accompanied) look at tonight's stories. read more

Thursday's Mini-Report

05/10/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* President Obama was reportedly not pleased that Vice President Biden got "a little bit over his skis" on marriage equality, and the VP has apparently apologized for having created a controversy.* The Justice Department today filed a civil suit against radical Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, "... read more

The House GOP leadership is supposed to prevent votes like today's.

House GOP pits Pentagon vs. poor

05/10/12 03:40PM

Even by the standards of House Republicans, this was a rather extraordinary vote.The House voted Thursday to override steep cuts to the Pentagon's budget mandated by last summer's debt deal and replace them with spending reductions to food stamps and other mandatory social programs.While doomed in the Senate and opposed by the White... read more

Forecast: Reign

05/10/12 03:19PM

So what's it like to be royalty? What are the special perks of the One Percent of the One Percenters? Well, if you're Prince Charles, who made a side trip to the BBC while he was in Scotland ---one gets to deliver the local weather forecast. Prepare yourself: there's likely to be a soaking rain in Aberdeenshire. More shockingly,... read more

Christie plays games with health care 'exchanges'

Christie plays games with health care 'exchanges'

05/10/12 02:55PM

Those who've followed the health care fight closely have no doubt heard plenty about "exchanges." The idea is, the Affordable Care Act instructs states to establish networks of health care plans, from which uninsured families and small businesses will choose regulated plans at affordable prices. It's up to state legislatures... read more