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Jill Presti's shirt design here is similar to Tom Brown's equally winning suggestion, below.

Warning: Graphic Content --TRMS Contest Winners

06/12/12 07:23PM

A hundred thanks to all who sent in ideas for our Romney t-shirt contest, it was truly a tournament of champions.However, these masterworks of brevity and pith emerged triumphant. Again, our humble thanks.You're Fried (sic)--Jerry FisherI'm for it ..(on the other side).. I'm against it-- Doug SanfordThis shirt is reversible---Tom... read more

Ahead on the 6/12 Maddow show

06/12/12 06:55PM

Tonight's guests include:Sen. Bernie Sanders, (I) VermontYlan Mui, financial reporter for The Washington PostJosh Rogin, staff writer for The CableHere's tonight's soundtrack!And here's Bill Wolff, with a look at tonight's show:  read more

Tuesday's Mini-Report

06/12/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* As far as far as some United Nations officials are concerned, Syria is now in the midst of a civil war.* Speaking of Syria, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Russia today of supplying attack helicopters to the Syrian government, which if true, she said "will escalate the conflict quite... read more

The Wind Cries Koch Brothers

06/12/12 04:36PM

Karl Rove, of all people, voiced support for federal tax credits in support of wind energy last week. "We've got a growing economy that's increasing energy consumption and wind energy should be part of the solution," he argued.Any chance this might represent a larger shift in conservative opposition to alternative energy?... read more

Gingrich: Romney admin will lead to 'fewer teachers'

06/12/12 03:11PM

Mitt Romney argued this morning that it's "completely absurd" for Democrats to argue that, if elected, he'll allow more layoffs of school teachers, police officers, and firefighters, just because he said on Friday he opposes President Obama's plan to prevent layoffs of teachers, cops, and firefighters. read more

Romney's top energy adviser: subsidize Big Oil

Romney's top energy adviser: subsidize Big Oil

06/12/12 01:54PM

We talked last week about Harold Hamm, one of the planet's wealthiest billionaires, who was named Mitt Romney's top adviser on energy policy right around the time he contributed nearly $1 million to Romney's super PAC.Today, the conservative oilman was on Capitol Hill, making the case for -- what else? -- tax subsidies for oil... read more

'Nothing will ever taste good again'

06/12/12 01:12PM

Vanessa just sprang this famously horrible Scandinavian candy on us -- Lakrisal, which los Internets say is made almost entirely of sugar, liquorice and ammonium chloride. Her Norwegian friend says Lakrisal is as popular over there as Altoids are here. Think salty liquorice, and be brave.Me, I refuse to be defeated by food. I've met this... read more

A moment that produced lasting, beneficial changes to the health care system.

Win or lose, Obamacare has changed the game

06/12/12 12:39PM

The past few Monday mornings, at 10 a.m., those of us who obsess over such things wait with bated breath to see if the Supreme Court's ruling on the Affordable Care Act has been issued. Obviously, it hasn't happened yet.But there's still plenty of "Obamacare" news, and some of it's rather encouraging. We've... read more

Tuesday's campaign round-up

06/12/12 12:00PM

Today's installment of campaign-related news items that won't necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:* It's election day in Arizona's 8th congressional district, home to a special election to fill Gabrielle Giffords' former seat. For Republicans, the race is about blaming... read more

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

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