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Closing the climategate

Closing the climategate

03/15/12 10:43PM

Rachel Maddow reviews the history of climate change denialist hysteria over "climategate" and explains why the scandal is largely invented. watch

Senator James Inhofe talks with Rachel...

Senator James Inhofe talks with Rachel Maddow, part 2

03/15/12 10:41PM

Senator James Inhofe, ranking Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee and author of the new book “The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future,” talks with Rachel Maddow about describing a segment from The... watch

Epic show

Epic show

03/15/12 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight’s show – we’ve got an interview with Republican Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma to discuss his new book, “The Greatest Hoax”, plus Santorum campaign senior... watch

Reagan's '82 tax hike biggest ever

Reagan's '82 tax hike biggest ever

03/15/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow corrects Senator James Inhofe's claim that a tax increase by President Clinton was the biggest in three decades (and in U.S. history). In fact, that record belongs to Ronald Reagan. watch

Wisconsin sets dates for recall votes

Wisconsin sets dates for recall votes

03/15/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow reports that Wisconsin has set May 8th and June 5th as the possible dates for the votes to recall Governor Scott Walker, the lieutenant governor and four Republican state senators. watch

Surmounting Santorum's shortcomings

Surmounting Santorum's shortcomings

03/15/12 08:00PM

John Brabender, senior strategist for the Santorum campaign, explains to Rachel Maddow how the Santorum campaign failed to get on so many ballots and how they plan to overcome the fundraising gap with Romney (and potentially, eventually President Obama). watch

Ahead on the 3/15 Maddow show

03/15/12 07:16PM

Tonight's guests include:John Brabender, senior strategist for the Santorum campaignSenator James Inhofe, (R) Oklahoma, ranking Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, author of the new book “The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future”While watching tonight's video preview, take a listen to tonight's soundtrack. (Just make sure the ad below plays out entirely before starting the song)Executive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show:  read more

Thursday's Mini-Report

03/15/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* What Karzai wants: "President Hamid Karzai demanded Thursday that the United States pull back from combat outposts and confine its troops to military bases in Afghanistan, an apparent response to Sunday's shooting rampage by a U.S. read more

North Carolina county possibly sorry about turning down state money for birth control

03/15/12 04:35PM

Commissioners in New Hanover County, North Carolina voted this week to refuse state grant money for family planning.  The money -- around $9,000 -- would have gone to the county's health department, which had initially planned to use it to buy IUDs but, since the commission vote, has said it could be used for other family planning-related expenses.Here's video of the brief discussion surrounding Monday’s decision from NC Policy Watch (excerpted transcript below): BARFIELD: I guess this is one of those kinda hot-button topics. read more

Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) may want to read CBO reports more carefully.

What the CBO said (and didn't say) about the Affordable Care Act

03/15/12 03:49PM

The Congressional Budget Office released a new report this morning on the costs of the Affordable Care Act, and ever since, Fox News, congressional Republicans, the conservative Washington Times, and a variety of conservative blogs have been pretty worked up about the CBO findings.They may want to take another look at it.In the right's defense, CBO reports can get a little tricky if you're not used to looking at them -- they're not light reading for lay audiences -- but that doesn't excuse folks like Rep. read more

In the Mississippi Delta, 2009.

Mr. Romney, have you been to Mississippi?

03/15/12 03:03PM

One factor in Mitt Romney's underwhelming performance in Tuesday night's Deep South primaries could be his habit of blurting out pandering whoppers like this one, (in front of a crowd at Pascagoula, Mississippi): "If the federal government were run more like here in Mississippi, the whole country would be a lot better off."Insert spit take here. read more

A crack in the GOP's anti-tax wall

A crack in the GOP's anti-tax wall

03/15/12 01:56PM

About five months ago, during Senate debate over the proposed American Jobs Act, the White House and nearly all congressional Democrats rallied behind a popular financing option: invest in job creation and create a surtax on millionaires and billionaires to pay for it.Senate Republicans, not surprisingly, ignored polls showing broad national support for the idea. The Democratic surtax measures died at the hands of a GOP filibuster.In an unexpected development, however, a conservative House Republican has apparently decided to break ranks on the issue.Freshman Republican Rep. read more

It's all about priorities

It's all about priorities

03/15/12 01:03PM

Mitt Romney caused a stir this week when he told the NBC affiliate in St. Louis that he would "get rid of" Planned Parenthood if he's elected president. The candidate and his campaign are now pushing the context of the comment."Planned Parenthood is a private organization. What I want to get rid of is the federal funding of Planned Parenthood," he told Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times. His spokesperson, Eric Fehrnstrom, soon clarified that Romney did not mean to eliminate the organization altogether."It would not be getting rid of the organization," Fehrnstrom said. read more

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