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Ahead on the 2/1 Maddow show

02/01/12 07:02PM

Tonight's guests include:Lalo Alcaraz, satirist, cartoonist and editor-in-chief of Pocho.com, and creator of the term “self-deportation”Steve Schmidt, former senior strategist for the McCain-Palin campaign and msnbc political analystState Rep. Scott Pelath, (D) IndianaWhile watching tonight's video preview, take a listen to our soundtrack.Senior show producer Cory Gnazzo shares a preview of tonight's show:  read more

Virginia is for probing?

Virginia is for probing?

02/01/12 07:00PM

Rachel Maddow reports on an amendment that would require digital rectal exams of men seeking erection medicine to Virginia's bill requiring women seeking an... watch

Not so fast

Not so fast

02/01/12 07:00PM

Cory Gnazzo, senior show producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight’s show – the real story behind “self-deportation”, plus why voter... watch

The sign at Newt Gingrich's primary-night party in Florida

Wednesday's Mini-Report

02/01/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits: * Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said today that U.S. military forces would end their combat role in Afghanistan as early as mid-2013. If true, that would be a major breakthrough.* Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) abandoned his earlier promises and made his state the nation's 23rd "right-to-work" state.* Encouraging economic news: "U.S. factories grew in January at the fastest pace in seven months, boosted by a rise in new orders. read more

Vitter boasts about Komen move

Vitter boasts about Komen move

02/01/12 04:37PM

What can make the politics of Komen for the Cure's Planned Parenthood decision look worse? Have a scandal-plagued, right-wing senator take credit for the decision.Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) ... read more

A not-so-subtle shot

A not-so-subtle shot

02/01/12 03:26PM

President Obama traveled to Virginia today to talk up his mortgage refinancing plan, and included an interesting phrase."Now, the truth is, it will take more time than any of us would like for the housing market to recover from this crisis. Home prices started a pretty steady decline about five years ago now. And government certainly can't fix the entire problem on its own. But it is wrong for anyone to suggest that the only option for struggling, responsible homeowners is to sit and wait for the housing market to hit bottom. read more

Groundhog in Toronto

The groundhog and the introvert

02/01/12 02:04PM

Tomorrow, humble, placid groundhogs will be rousted from their quiet underground lairs and forced into the bright lights of a noisy, hyper-social world.Introverts? If this story makes you want to hug a groundhog and say, "I feel you, brother! Your burrow is my cubicle," you should check out Susan Cain's new book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking. In it, Cain strikes a blow for such antique concepts as privacy, introspection and working alone. read more

Putting the 'Buffett Rule' to the test

Putting the 'Buffett Rule' to the test

02/01/12 01:33PM

Seven members of the Senate Democratic caucus, led by Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), formally introduced the "Paying a Fair Share Act" this morning. It sets up an important election-year fight over the "Buffett Rule."Sahil Kapur has the latest from Capitol Hill:Whitehouse's office said it's still waiting for an official score but expects the legislation to produce tens of billions of dollars in deficit reduction. read more

The lessons out of Oregon

The lessons out of Oregon

02/01/12 12:34PM

For campaign watchers, Florida's Republican presidential primary was the big draw yesterday, but there was another noteworthy race on the other side of the country: a U.S. House special election in Oregon's 1st congressional district.Just two weeks ago, the National Republican Congressional Committee took an interest in the race, airing attack ads against Democratic candidate Suzanne Bonamici. read more

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