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02/29/12 11:59PM

Oklahoma Personhood Bill Ignites Feminist Movement McDonnell signs repeal of Virginia's one-gun-a-month law Senate Nears Showdown on Contraception Policy Excerpt from Santorum interview Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre, of Tulsa, protests anti-abortion bill with F-wordDow Jones Industrial Average (5 year view)NASDAQ Composite (since 2000)  Stocks Return More With Democrat in White House: BGOV Barometer Here's a better look at that chart 'What is it about working men and women they find so offensive?' (President Obama's UAW address) read more

Star-studded show

Star-studded show

02/29/12 07:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight’s show – Senator Olympia Snowe’s retirement and what it means for the future of the Senate, plus a look at why it might not be the best idea for Republican... watch

Occupy Wall Street returns

Occupy Wall Street returns

02/29/12 05:42PM

Occupy Wall Street turned out again in Manhattan today.Producer Andrew Dallos sends a couple of pics. Above, one of several clowns who took their message to the Bank of America. Below, a sign for the Common Cause group that wants to roll back Citizens United ruling that allows corporations to spend unlimited amounts for and against the candidates of their choice.  read more

Ahead on the 2/29 Maddow show

02/29/12 05:42PM

Happy Leap Day! Tonight's guests include:Rep. Chellie Pingree, (D) MaineSen. Jeanne Shaheen, (D) New HampshireSteve Kornacki, political news editor for SalonWhile watching tonight's video preview, take a listen to tonight's soundtrack. Executive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show: read more

Wednesday's Mini-Report

02/29/12 05:35PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Progress: "North Korea announced on Wednesday that it would suspend nuclear weapons tests and uranium enrichment and allow international inspectors to monitor activities at its main nuclear complex, a step that raised the possibility of ending a diplomatic impasse that has allowed the country's nuclear program to continue with no international oversight for years."* Ground offensive into Homs: "Despite mounting diplomatic pressure for a cease-fire, the Syrian military continued its bombardment of opposition strongholds on Wednesday."* Egypt: "At least seven Amer read more

Limbaugh takes aim at Sandra Fluke

Limbaugh takes aim at Sandra Fluke

02/29/12 04:33PM

Two weeks ago, the House Oversight Committee, led by Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), held a one-sided hearing on contraception access, featuring an opening panel of five conservative men -- and no one else. read more

A 'Eh, who cares' style of leadership

A 'Eh, who cares' style of leadership

02/29/12 03:54PM

As part of the ongoing examination of whether John Boehner is actually good at his job, there's fresh evidence of a lingering problem: As House Speakers go, this one is very weak.I don't mean that in a pejorative sense, necessarily. read more

We love this

02/29/12 03:25PM

A megapod of dolphins stampeding off the coast of Dana Point, California, not on Leap Day, but perfect for today anyway.(H/t io9, Discovery) read more

Stimulus 101

Stimulus 101

02/29/12 02:30PM

Valerie Jarrett, a senior aide to President Obama, argued the other day that unemployment benefits "stimulate the economy." The Romney campaign apparently didn't care for the remark."First they told us that borrowing $1 trillion from China was supposed to stimulate the economy," a campaign spokesperson said. "Then just yesterday, one of President Obama's top advisors said that unemployment stimulates the economy. That's like saying an iceberg stimulated the Titanic. read more

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