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Maybe your rights matter after all

01/24/12 10:23AM

President Obama's re-election campaign has been preparing to run against Mitt Romney, only to watch Newt Gingrich surge. So maybe their opponent will be Mr. Romney. Maybe it'll be Mr. Gingrich. Maybe it'll be someone else. Who knows.On one issue, though, the Obama campaign can take on the entire Republican field already, at once: reproductive rights, since the Republicans have all come out against them. Last week, Obama for America sent out a letter talking about women's health and choices and rights like that's an issue that actually matters and that might attract actual voters. read more

Cry from the conservative soul: 'Draft Mitch Daniels'

Cry from the conservative soul: 'Draft Mitch Daniels'

01/24/12 09:41AM

If the Republican establishment is freaking out over the growing specter of a nominee named Newt Gingrich, then maybe they'd ought to find someone else to run. Hey, how about that guy in Indiana, the one who almost threw his hat in, Governor Mitch Daniels?“At this point it’s sort of water over the dam,” said Pat Kiely, president of the Indiana Manufacturers Association and a friend of Mr. Daniels. read more

Morning Maddow: January 24

01/24/12 07:33AM

 Romney v Newt at the Florida debateRomney releases tax returns: made $42.5 million, paid 13.9% in taxesState of the Union tonight"Touching a tar baby" congressman skipping SOTU in protestSupreme Courts not big SOTU fans eitherHere's another $5 million! Please "continue the pro-Newt message"Florida ad influx read more

Ahead on the 1/23 Maddow show

01/23/12 07:10PM

Tonight's guests include:Michael Isikoff, NBC News national investigative correspondentFormer Rep. Alan Grayson, (D) FloridaCraig Schneider, organizer of the St. Louis parade to welcome Iraq War veteransWhile watching the video you preview, you can listen to the soundtrack (just be sure to wait for the ad to play out first).Executive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show:  read more

Double feature

Double feature

01/23/12 07:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, and web producer extraordinaire Will Femia, share a preview of tonight's show – the latest on the... watch

Mr. and Ms. Gingrich explain this

Mr. and Ms. Gingrich explain this

01/23/12 04:52PM

 We wrestled last week with the possible explanation for the photo above. AP had sent this for a caption: "Republican presidential candidate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, pinches the nose of Bonnie Ellison, 78, of Easley, S.C. while shaking hands with supporters at Mutt’s Barbeque in Easley, S.C. Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012."Now Rachel sends over this from the Independent Mail of Anderson, South Carolina, where they saw your proposals. read more

Mitt Romney: 'These are the people, and you're the interrupters'

01/23/12 01:55PM

We know Mitt Romney likes the tactic of responding to Occupy Wall Street by suggesting they should go to North Korea. After he got challenged at an event in South Carolina last week, his campaign sent the video around. Mr. Romney got another chance yesterday in Florida, when he was mic-checked by protesters who said, "Corporations are not people. We are the people.""Actually, these are the people," Mr. Romney replied, pointing to his supporters. read more