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03/02/12 11:31PM

Hitting Limbaugh where it hurtsDetroit Historical EventsRomney attacks Santorum over earmarksRomney campaign turns to shallow pockets Wealthy would cash in under Romney tax plan Romney tax plan favors the richest of the rich Romney put in $42 million of his own fortune read more

On the corner in Ohio, with bagpipes

03/02/12 08:24PM

A  group called the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property stormed into Ohio this week, bagpipes bleating. As you can see from this video by Marc Kovac of Ohio Capital Blog, they're against everything -- contraception, Obamacare, socialism, everything.Protester: The underlying problem here is not the mandate itself, although that is very, very abusive. The main problem is socialism, because if this mandate gets passed, then what other mandates are coming down the pike? read more

Ahead on the 3/2 Maddow show

03/02/12 07:41PM

Tonight's guests:Rev. David Bullock, Michigan Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Highland Park NAACP, Greater St. Matthew Baptist ChurchPeter Tork, musician, The Monkees, Shoe Suede BluesAnd here's executive producer Bill Wolff with a preview. Here's tonight's musical accompaniment. Play the video, endure the ad, click the music link = musical pairing without the copyright peril. read more

Spare some change for Mitt Romney?

Spare some change for Mitt Romney?

03/02/12 07:00PM

Rachel Maddow notes that Mitt Romney's appeal for small donations through his web site is a unique turn away from his regular strategy of soliciting big donations from wealthy donors. watch

Friday's Mini-Report

03/02/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Brutal tornadoes slice across Indiana, Kentucky, Alabama, and Tennessee.* Syria: "The Syrian authorities on Friday blocked without explanation an officially sanctioned Red Cross convoy laden with food and medical supplies from entering a devastated neighborhood in the central city of Homs, one day after the army overwhelmed the main rebel stronghold there following a brutal month-long siege."* Afghanistan: "Military investigators have concluded that five soldiers were involved in the incineration of a pile of Korans in Afghanistan last week, according to U.S. read more

Snowe's Senate

Snowe's Senate

03/02/12 04:41PM

Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) stunned much of the political world this week when she announced her retirement, and spent a fair amount of time explaining her decision ever since. read more

Resistance takes genius

Resistance takes genius

03/02/12 04:28PM

James Dockstader writes about Occupy Oakland taking on the Inside Out art project, with giant photo protraits of occupiers all around the city:The young team in Oakland worked in the rain past midnight this week to erect more portraits in preparation for Oakland's Art Murmur event.Pictures like the large one taken at night were possible because neighbors and onlookers provided car lights and construction lights so that the work could continue.  This is good, BIG stuff. This is commitment, dedication, passion.Thanks for the pics; more on their Flickr page.(And here's how to send us stuff.) read more

Chronicling Mitt's Mendacity

Chronicling Mitt's Mendacity

03/02/12 03:55PM

A couple of months ago, I launched a Friday afternoon feature, highlighting the most offensive Mitt Romney falsehoods of the week, and it moved to Maddow Blog a month ago. Let's keep this going with another installment.1. Going after President Obama, Romney told voters this week, "Did you hear this? He believes he ranks among the top four presidents in American history. Can you believe that? I'd find a different spot for him."Obama never said this.2. Romney told Michigan voters about his presence at Detroit's Golden Jubilee, celebrating the American automobile's 50th anniversary. read more

The Week in Geek: Otherworldly Earth edition

03/02/12 01:59PM

Some amazing historical geek on how underwater telephone cables were laid across the San Francisco Bay. How's that for engineering?IBM researchers in Zurich are first to measure the charge on a single atom, image a single molecule, and now image the distribution of charge in a single molecule. read more

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