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Anti-Obama judge to face misconduct review

Anti-Obama judge to face misconduct review

03/02/12 08:40AM

U.S. District Chief Judge Richard Cebull, Montana's chief federal judge, admitted this week he sent a racist email attacking President Obama and his mother from his courthouse chambers. Yesterday, the story took an even more serious turn.The Judicial Council of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals opened a misconduct review of Montana's chief federal District Court judge for forwarding a racially charged email about President Obama from his courthouse computer.Judge Richard F. Cebull asked for the review as calls mounted Thursday for his immediate resignation. read more

Ignoring the 'acceptable bounds of civil discourse'

03/02/12 08:00AM

When it comes to the "war on women," the culture-war crusade isn't limited to a single front. As we've seen of late, there are anti-contraception efforts underway on Capitol Hill, which run parallel to measures such as forced ultrasounds in the states.But as Rush Limbaugh is helping demonstrate, there's a rhetorical front to the war, too.This week, the right-wing host targeted Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown law student, who Republicans rejected as a witness at a recent hearing on contraception access. read more

Morning Maddow: March 2

03/02/12 07:51AM

Mitt Romney gets an extra Michigan delegate; Santorum cries foul.VP Biden: we 'screwed up' on the contraception-coverage mandate.A stunt to expose voter fraud backfires.The Obama team makes fun of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.Maryland's Governor signs same-sex marriage into law--but don't buy the wedding cake yet.The Florida House votes to ban Sharia law.Occupy Riverdale? read more

We’re on our way

We’re on our way

03/01/12 07:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight’s show – the Blunt amendment fails in the Senate by a narrow margin, plus an update on the Michigan Emergency Manager law. watch

Ahead on the 3/1 Maddow show

03/01/12 06:18PM

Tonight's guests include:Gene Robinson, columnist for The Washington Post and msnbc political analystDan Dicker, author of “Oil’s Endless Bid”, commodities trader and CNBC contributorWhile watching tonight's video preview, take a listen to tonight's soundtrack. (Just make sure the ad below plays out entirely before starting the video preview.) read more

Voting on rights, Ohio edition

03/01/12 06:06PM

We talk a lot around here about voting on rights – basically, rights are rights because you are born to them; you don't vote on rights. That's a principle, but there's also the practice. In January, activists in Maine decided to ask voters directly for marriage equality. They had already gathered the signatures needed for a referendum, and then they decided to go for it.Now comes Ohio, where activists for marriage equality say they've finished the first step for getting a constitutional amendment on the ballot. read more