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Must-see show tonight

Must-see show tonight

03/19/12 08:00PM

Tonight we’re reporting on a significant news story that you will literally not hear about from anyone else. As executive producer Bill Wolff explains here,... watch

The crowded senate hearing room as the Senate State Affairs Committee debated Idaho's mandatory ultrasound bill last week.

Mandatory ultrasound measure approved by Idaho senate

03/19/12 06:35PM

The state Senate in Idaho today passed a bill mandating an ultrasound for any woman seeking an abortion. The legislation prompted a protest on the capitol steps a couple of weeks ago, and last week a senate hearing room was packed as the State Affairs Committee approved the bill, 7-2, along party lines. But today's vote in the full senate wasn't entirely along party lines. All seven Democrats in the Idaho State Senate were joined by five Republicans in voting against the bill.State Sen. James Hammond was among the five Republicans to cross party lines. read more

Ahead on the 3/19 Maddow show

03/19/12 06:00PM

Our guest list tonight will remain under wraps until our special report airs tonight at 9pm ET.  Trust us, it’ll be worth the wait.While watching tonight's video preview, take a listen to tonight's soundtrack. (Just be sure to let the ad below play out entirely before starting the video)Executive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show: read more

Monday's Mini-Report

Monday's Mini-Report

03/19/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Tragedy in France: "Three children and a rabbi were shot dead by a gunman at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France, on Monday, and President Nicolas Sarkozy said the bullets from one of the two guns used match those in earlier attacks that killed three French soldiers."* Gaming out a confrontation: "A classified war game held this month to assess the American military's capabilities to respond to an Israeli attack on Iran forecast that the strike would lead to a wider regional war, which could draw in the United States and leave hundreds of Americans dead, accordi read more

What does Romney have against his alma mater?

Mitt Romney, Fair Harvard

03/19/12 04:49PM

For about a year now, Mitt Romney seems to have been preoccupied with the "faculty lounge" of a specific Ivy League school. The line is getting tiresome, but the former governor just can't seem to let go of it."My career was spent in the economy. I didn't learn about the economy just reading about it or hearing about it at the faculty lounge at Harvard or debating it in Congress."Some of the troubles with this are obvious. read more

Pennsylvania's Corbett takes a step backwards on voting rights.

112% wrong in Pennsylvania

03/19/12 03:48PM

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) made national news last week when he was asked about his support for a state Republican measure on forced, state-mandated, medically-unnecessary ultrasounds. "I don't know how you make anybody watch," the governor replied. read more

Crawford names his price

Crawford names his price

03/19/12 02:30PM

For quite a while, congressional Republicans have maintained, with unnerving unanimity, a simple response to Democratic budget requests: no tax increases on anyone at any time by any amount for any reason. Full stop.It came as something of a surprise, then, when Rep. read more