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Now it's official!

Now it's official!

01/27/12 06:49PM

We received a happy surprise today – our Emmy awards arrived! Rachel helped unwrap and handed out the first award to a lucky staffer.Cory Gnazzo, our senior show producer, happily accepted - he was also the designated speaker when we (unexpectedly) won our Emmy for "Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis" this past September.And in case you were wondering what happened with the statue we received back in September, it lives on top of Rachel's bookshelf, next door to Adventure Team G.I. Joe: read more

Ahead on the 1/27 Maddow show

01/27/12 05:30PM

Tonight's guests include:Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for the Washington PostEric Schneiderman, New York Attorney GeneralPaul Rieckhoff, founder and executive director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of AmericaWhile watching the video preview below, take a listen to tonight's soundtrack. (Just be sure to let the ad play out below before playing the song.)Executive producer Bill Wolff, and the TRMS staff, share a preview of tonight's show:  read more

A lunar colony as imagined by American engineers, Sep. 26, 1969

Dark side of the Newt

01/27/12 02:11PM

I don't want to harp on the logistics of Newt Gingrich's moon colony proposal because, well, it's nutty for so many reasons and Rachel pretty much summed it last night just by appearing in a bad imitation space suit.  But in addition to being a really expensive idea (and a possible pander to Florida's "Space Coast"), building an American colony on the moon might also be illegal. read more

Economy shows signs of life

Economy shows signs of life

01/27/12 10:25AM

The newly released GDP numbers fell a little short of expectations, but given the larger trajectory, it was at least encouraging to see the domestic economy moving in the right direction in the final three months of 2011.The American economy picked up a little steam last quarter, with output growing at an annualized rate of 2.8 percent, the Commerce Department reported Friday.The pace of growth was faster than in the third quarter, when gross domestic product expanded at an annual rate of 1.8 percent.The fourth quarter was easily the best three-month period of 2011, and the strongest the U.S. read more

Morning Maddow: January 27

01/27/12 08:02AM

Romney's investment in a new debate coach appears to have paid off.Politico gets anonymous House Republicans to express their fear of Gingrich at the top of the ticket.On Pres. Obama's agenda today: lowering college tuition costs.Meet the next Solyndra.Prison = the new old-folks' home?So that's what goes in a diplomatic pouch.Activists report a "terrifying massacre" in Syria. read more

Ahead on the 1/26 Maddow Show

01/26/12 08:01PM

Tonight's guests:Michael Isikoff, NBC News national investigative correspondentWayne Besen, author, activist and executive director of Truth Wins OutMike Berlon, chairman of the Georgia Democratic PartyAnd here, executive producer Bill Wolff previews the stories we're covering: read more

Facts are facts

Facts are facts

01/26/12 07:00PM

Rachel Maddow corrects an error made in Wednesday night's show and offers the correction as an example to Politifact of how to properly identify true versus... watch