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New questions arise on Kirk controversy

New questions arise on Kirk controversy

06/04/12 10:10AM

As Sen. Mark Kirk's post-stroke rehabilitation continues, the Illinois Republican appears to have an unfortunate controversy awaiting his return to Capitol Hill.Last week, Kirk's ex-wife filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging that, during his 2010 campaign, the Republican hid campaign funds he directed to his... read more

A tale of two standards

06/04/12 09:20AM

Mitt Romney's failure to create jobs in Massachusetts during his one term is becoming an increasingly important point in the 2012 campaign, with the Republican campaign struggling to think of an excuse, and President Obama's re-election team eager to shine a spotlight on Romney's record.Indeed, Obama's campaign released this... read more

'My message to Congress is, get to work'

06/04/12 08:40AM

On Friday, responding to the deeply discouraging jobs report, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) shouted to reporters, "Why don`t they pick up the bills and pass them and help the American people, instead of playing politics over there?""They," in this context, was in reference to senators who've largely ignored small... read more

McDonnell's accidental candor credits Obama

McDonnell's accidental candor credits Obama

06/04/12 08:00AM

Gov. Bob McDonnell's audition for the Republican 2012 ticket probably took another hit yesterday when the Virginia Republican accidentally told the truth about the effects of the Obama administration's economic policies.CNN's Candy Crowley and McDonnell discussed the state of Virginia's economy, which is actually quite good,... read more

Morning Maddow: June 4

06/04/12 07:43AM

Chaos at the Louisiana Republican convention makes the local paper's police blotter. Here's the Ron Paul camp's side of the story.VA Gov. Bob McDonnell praises stimulus spending.Tomorrow's recall election in Wisconsin isn't just about Gov. Scott Walker.Rep. Thaddeus McCotter won't campaign as a write-in candidate... read more

This Week in God

06/02/12 10:33AM

First up from the God Machine this week is a closer look at the recently-filed lawsuit, brought by 43 Roman Catholic plaintiffs, challenging the Obama administration's health care policy that includes contraceptives in basic health care coverage for female employees. read more

Links for the 6/1 TRMS

Links for the 6/1 TRMS

06/01/12 09:18PM

The Ed Show doesn't really need a link since it's just Ed.msnbc.com, but since Rachel said you could find that link here, here it is. There's more info here. :)Here are the rest of tonight's citations: read more

Ahead on the 6/1 Maddow show

06/01/12 07:29PM

Tonight's guests include:Ed Schultz, host of “The Ed Show” on msnbcSteve Bullock, (D) Montana Attorney GeneralWhile watching tonight's video preview, take a listen to tonight's soundtrack. (Be sure to allow the ad below to play out before starting the song.)Senior show producer Cory Gnazzo shares a preview of tonight's show: read more

Friday's Mini-Report

06/01/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* After a day of awful economic news, are you looking for someone who's found some silver linings? Dan Gross has you covered: "here was plenty of other news to digest. It was all pretty much non-tragic. read more

Clinton makes the progressive case in Wisconsin

06/01/12 03:38PM

The gubernatorial recall election in Wisconsin is now just four days away, and with most polls showing Gov. Scott Walker (R) with a slight edge, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (D) is looking for an 11th-hour boost. Former President Bill Clinton visited today in the hopes of giving him one.The clip shows the entirety of Clinton's speech, but... read more

Chronicling Mitt's Mendacity, Vol. XX

06/01/12 02:36PM

On last night's show, Rachel talked at some length about a subject I follow with great interest: Mitt Romney's habit of saying things that aren't true. Summarizing some of yesterday's big political headlines, Rachel explained, "Just like Mitt Romney lied in his very first ad, in a really blunt, schoolyard kind of way. read more

Hoekstra trims proposed birther agency

06/01/12 02:04PM

After the world got a look at him advocating for a national birther agency, former Michigan Congressman Pete Hoekstra told the conservative Mackinac Policy Conference that the whole birther discussion is just so ridiculous. There must be a term for this kind of response -- something like passive-aggressive, but I don't think that's... read more

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