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06/11/12 06:46PM

The Romney campaign is soliciting help in the graphic design department*—let’s help him out, shall we?Send us your best Romney-centric slogans and/or designs and we’ll post the winners. (If you're feeling especially industrious and make a whole t-shirt image, you can upload it to us through the form here.)*If you don't want to "... read more

Ahead on the 6/11 Maddow show

06/11/12 06:27PM

Happy Monday!Tonight's guests include:Chris Hayes, host of “Up with Chris Hayes” on msnbc and author of “Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy”Jared Bernstein, former member of President Obama's economic team and former economic adviser to Vice President Biden, currently a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy... read more

The Cold War, now iced and venti

The Cold War, now iced and venti

06/11/12 06:00PM

Most are familiar with President Ronald Reagan's 1987 declaration from Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" Less remembered is how Mr. Reagan preceded that sentence with "Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate!"A quarter century later, the Eastern side of the gate has been opened to, among many... read more

Monday's Mini-Report

06/11/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Over the weekend, Spain agreed to accept a bailout for its cash-starved banks. What's all of this mean? John Cassidy's overview was helpful.* U.N. monitors finally gain access to Syrian victims.* Leak controversy: "Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. read more

What on earth is Bobby Jindal talking about?

What on earth is Bobby Jindal talking about?

06/11/12 03:19PM

The last we heard from Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), he was attacking President Obama -- eight years in state government, four years in the U.S. Senate, and four years as the president of the United States during a time of crisis -- as being inexperienced. He prefers Mitt Romney, the least-experienced major-party presidential nominee in more... read more

Romney camp doubles down on pro-layoffs agenda

06/11/12 02:05PM

On Friday, Mitt Romney argued policymakers can "help the American people" by laying off, not just public-sector workers in general, but specifically school teachers, police officers, and firefighters. The call for more public-sector austerity was immediately welcomed by President Obama's re-election team.Any chance the Romney camp... read more

This is what not listening looks like

06/11/12 01:32PM

Michigan Republicans say they need to pass a sweeping set of new regulations against abortion -- starting with criminalizing most abortions after 20 weeks -- to help women. If you watch tape from the House hearing last week, though, you can see that it's really about putting the constitutional right to abortion out of reach.Bonnie... read more

Rising sea levels threaten to swallow inhabited Virginia islands.

Conservative political correctness targets 'sea level rise'

06/11/12 12:30PM

Paul Krugman recently picked up on a trend that's quietly becoming more common: "right-wing political correctness." As Krugman explained it, the goal is "to make it impossible to talk, and possibly even think, about ideas that challenge the established order."There is, alas, a growing number of examples, but Rebecca... read more

Monday's campaign round-up

06/11/12 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:* Arizona's special election to replace Gabby Giffords in the U.S. read more

So much for the water's edge

06/11/12 11:29AM

American political norms, which are now in short supply, dictate that partisan disputes are supposed to end at Vandenberg's "water's edge" -- political actors are supposed to be mindful of taking our domestic disputes to an international level.Mitt Romney's campaign is apparently ignoring these norms in new ways. We saw... read more

Rick Scott vows to keep his voter purge going

Rick Scott vows to keep his voter purge going

06/11/12 09:24AM

Florida Gov. Rick Scott's (R) pre-election voter purge hasn't had much success lately, but that didn't stop him from going to a Tea Party Express event yesterday, urging far-right activists to help rally support for his scheme.Wearing khakis, a blue button-down shirt with the sleeves rolled up and his signature custom-made cowboy... read more

Obama camp focuses on Romney's pro-layoffs plan

06/11/12 08:36AM

Many in the media seem fascinated by President Obama's off-hand comment about the private sector doing "fine" relative to the public sector, but the more significant comment on Friday came a few hours later.Campaigning in Iowa, Mitt Romney adopted a pro-layoffs agenda when it comes to school teachers, police officers, and... read more

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