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Details of Tucson's Welcome Home Veterans Parade

Details of Tucson's Welcome Home Veterans Parade

03/30/12 09:49PM

Tucson's Welcome Home Veterans Parade is tomorrow, Saturday, March 31 beginning at 10:30 a.m. in downtown Tucson. Full details are here on the Downtown Tucson site (which might want to consider updating the photo on that page unless they want this to be a really weird parade). There's also a Facebook page for the event.ADDING: Sorry for the link dump, but the official site for the event appears to be ThankYouAZVets.org. They've got a clearer map on that site and other useful materials. read more

KISS seeks vet to serve in KISS crew

KISS seeks vet to serve in KISS crew

03/30/12 09:30PM

As Rachel mentioned on the air, KISS is looking to hire a roadie for their upcoming summer tour with Motley Crue. From the KISS site: The lucky veteran who gets the gig will be part of the team that assembles the KISS stage set, helps run effects during the show and takes down the set afterwards. Applicants do not need to be a trained carpenter, but will work long hours.The official Hiring Our Heroes site is here, but NBC has been doing a lot of work with the program as well, so you'll want to check out that site as well.  read more

You just never know

You just never know

03/30/12 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show – some of Mitt Romney’s surrogates go rogue, plus Republican politicians and strategists prepare to launch into President Obama’s credibility on foreign... watch

KISS seeks vet for stage crew

KISS seeks vet for stage crew

03/30/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow shares the detail of a job opening through the Hiring Our Heroes program in which the rock band KISS is looking for a veteran to work as part of the stage crew on their summer tour with Motley Crue. watch

Romney surrogates: Friends with detriments

Romney surrogates: Friends with detriments

03/30/12 08:00PM

Steve Schmidt, former McCain-Palin campaign senior strategist, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether it's normal for a front running candidate to suffer as many embarrassments via off-message surrogates as Mitt Romney has in the 2012 campaign so far. watch

Ahead on the 3/30 Maddow show

03/30/12 06:54PM

Friday's guests include:Steve Schmidt, McCain-Palin campaign senior strategist and msnbc political strategistDavid Corn, Washington DC bureau chief for Mother Jones, author of “Showdown” and msnbc contributorIn honor of Disco Friday, here's tonight's soundtrack. (Just be sure to allow the ad below to play out entirely before starting the video!)Executive producer Bill Wolff tells us what to expect on Friday's show:  read more

Friday's Mini-Report

03/30/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Squeezing Tehran: "President Barack Obama said Friday he was plowing ahead with potential sanctions against countries that keep buying oil from Iran, including allies of the United States, in a deepening campaign to starve Iran of money for its disputed nuclear program."* Will that send oil prices soaring? Maybe not: "President Barack Obama determined there is enough crude on world markets to take the step without harming U.S. read more

Gen. Dempsey doesn't seem impressed with Paul Ryan.

Quote of the Day

03/30/12 05:09PM

We talked earlier about Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), chairman of the House Budget Committee, who insisted yesterday that he, not America's military leadership, should be trusted when it comes to Pentagon spending levels. Ryan went on to say that he believes Pentagon leaders may be deliberately misleading Congress about spending cuts that they've requested, but which Ryan does not want to make.Today, the highest ranking military officer in the United States Armed Forces responded to the congressman's unfounded accusations. read more

Chambliss' poor excuse

Chambliss' poor excuse

03/30/12 03:28PM

I was glad to see Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R) of Georgia acknowledge this morning that partisanship on Capitol Hill is intensifying and undermining American governing. I was much less glad to see his explanation for this development (via David Taintor).Of particular interest was this line about partisanship in D.C.: "I don't think there's any question that it's worse. I think one thing that's made it that way is C-SPAN, very honestly. read more

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