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U.S. economy slowly heals on prairie medicine

U.S. economy slowly heals on prairie medicine

11/04/11 09:19AM

Last night, with help from Democratic Senator Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Republicans blocked another jobs proposal from the White House. This one would have provided $50 billion for infrastructure like roads and rails, the kind of government spending that employed thousands during the Great Depression and built many of the parks and other public facilities that we enjoy today.Earlier in the week Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, a Bush appointee again sounded exasperated in saying it "would be helpful" if other parts of government would do something about jobs. read more

Morning Maddow: November 4

11/04/11 07:47AM

Now Americans for Prosperity is investigating its relationship to a Herman Cain-linked group.A federal judge allows a curfew at Occupy Sacramento.The CIA agrees to tighten its rules for drone attacks.Is the CIA following you on twitter?Man charged with making phone threats against Rep. Eric Cantor and his family.Japan will bail out the electric company that operates the nuclear plant in Fukushima.Tell Michele Bachmann! China enters the war on light bulbs!The crew of Mars 500 is "back" on Earth! read more

A promissory post

11/04/11 01:07AM

This blog post is the new destination of EmpathizeRightOnYourBehind.com and will serve as a placeholder until we get new registration information from Michael Steele and I read the instructions at Hover on how to transfer ownership of a domain.Explanation below in case you missed the end of Thursday's B block. read more

Links for the 11/3 TRMS

Links for the 11/3 TRMS

11/03/11 11:59PM

The Re-Emergence of Concentrated Poverty: Metropolitan Trends in the 2000s I will shout Youngstown Congressman Tim Ryan on Income Inequaity Occupy Youngstown The Tattered Cover bookstore Corporate Taxpayers & Corporate Tax Dodgers, 2008-2010 Archbishop calls for debate on Robin Hood Tax Capitol Police Defeat Members, 27-14 @RepGosar - Rep. Paul Gosar, DDS - Me, @RepGosar and Herschel Walker. #CharityFootball yfrog.com/h6xnycmj read more

Haley Barbour votes for Personhood

11/03/11 09:11PM

Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour spent yesterday nudging around the idea that he might, maybe, kinda, sorta object to a blanket ban on abortion in his state. Governor Barbour told msnbc:I am concerned about some of the ramifications on in vitro fertilization and the fallopian tubes. That concerns me, I have to just say it.He also told Fox that the Personhood campaign was hoping to get a challenge to Roe v. Wade before the Supreme Court, but that he didn't think theirs would be the best case.So much for that. Today Governor Barbour voted yes. From the AP:Mississippi Gov. read more

Attention: Pigeons

Attention: Pigeons

11/03/11 08:02PM

Earlier this week, a bronze statue of Ronald Reagan was unveiled at the Reagan Airport in Washington D.C. The Gipper is nine feet tall, plenty big, but is it big enough to adequately honor this metaphorical giant of modern conservativism? It made me wonder, when it comes to turning our icons into icons , does size matter?Richard Nixon in Rapid City, South Dakota ---4-5 feet tallJohn F. Kennedy in Ireland---- life size, so around 6 feet tallGeorge W. read more

Ahead on the 11/3 Maddow Show

11/03/11 07:50PM

Tonight's guests:Michael Steele, former Republican National Committee chairmanMichael Moore, filmmaker and author of "Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life"Here's senior producer Cory Gnazzo with a peek at the stories:  read more

Greetings from Youngstown, Ohio

Greetings from Youngstown, Ohio

11/03/11 04:49PM

 Ohio twitter pal @olevia sends this jarring news about a city in her state: "Youngstown leads nation with poverty rate of 49.7%." The reporting that goes into that number is a little more nuanced than the headline, but only a little.Above, the general assembly of the Occupy Youngstown, where they're not giving up or giving in. We'll have more on the show tonight. read more

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