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Thousands turn out for Wisconsin recall rally. Also, Arizona?

11/21/11 03:46PM

So they had this little rally in Madison, Wisconsin, on Saturday. The Wisconsin State Department of Administration says between 25,000 and 30,000 people turned out to cheer for the recall of Governor Scott Walker. From the Wisconsin State Journal:Asked about the rally Saturday, Walker's office chose to focus on another of his priorities. "The only campaign Gov. read more

From Egypt to Occupy, and back again

From Egypt to Occupy, and back again

11/21/11 01:24PM

Comparisons between Lower Manhattan and Tahrir Square seem overdrawn -- but the bond between the Occupy movement and protestors in Egypt has become quite real. To a large extent, that bond has been formed digitally: through media coverage, Twitter, blogs, Facebook and every manner of social media communication. read more

Chart: How Paul Ryan sees poverty

Chart: How Paul Ryan sees poverty

11/21/11 10:49AM

Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the Republicans' budget guru, released a paper (pdf) last week about income inequality. In the main, it's a treatise on what Republicans see as a choice between closing the gap and choking off growth, what Ezra Klein calls a false choice.Mr. Ryan's paper is also a glimpse into how Republicans like him see poverty. While expressing some sympathy for the poor, Mr. Ryan also draws on this chart from the Wall Street Journal that shows they have more cars and TVs than they used to. read more

Occupy change

Occupy change

11/21/11 09:47AM

The noisy, focused, tireless Keystone XL protest movement appears to have gotten somewhere, with a delay in a decision from the White House, the promise of an investigation into conflicts of interest, and the rerouting of the pipeline away from what might as well be our national aquifer. Jane Mayer of the New Yorker writes:he Occupy movement could do worse than to learn from the pipeline protest. read more

Morning Maddow: November 21

11/21/11 07:39AM

UC Davis Chancellor issues a statement about the pepper-spraying of protesters on campus.Did you all check out Chris Hayes' big scoop about a campaign to undermine Occupy Wall Street this weekend?Newt Gingrich will unveil his plan to privatize social security today. He also thinks children should work as school janitors. Oh, and, um, he's the new frontrunner.Aaaaaannnnd.... that's the end of the supercommittee.Alleged "Lone Wolf" terrorist arrested in NYC bomb plot.At least 22 killed in Cairo, Egypt's Tahrir Square.You stay classy, NASCAR fans.Meet the 2012 Rhodes Scholars. read more

Links for the 11/18 TRMS

Links for the 11/18 TRMS

11/19/11 04:17AM

 Poll: Romney, Gingrich in statistical dead heat in N.H. Minorities Drove Texas Growth, Census Figures ShowFederal court rejects Texas redistricting mapsTexas redistricting's bumpy roadArizona Governor Jan Brewer Removes Redistricting Chair, Calls Special Session (w/Addendum)Gov. Jan Brewer Can't Explain Her Partisan Political Tampering In Arizona's Redistricting ProcessARIZONA INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION v. JANICE K. read more

PL8R H8RS --- Your Version

PL8R H8RS --- Your Version

11/18/11 09:31PM

Yesterday we told you about a Republican state senator who filed a proposal mandating that all Georgia license plates manufactured after July 1 display the motto “In God We Trust.”  We figured it was time someone asked you, what should be on your own license plate and your responses were inspired. Here is a tiny fraction of our favorites.Got more? The comments are all yours! read more

The man behind the projection

The man behind the projection

11/18/11 07:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - a look at how Newt Gingrich makes a living and what it means... watch

Ahead on the 11/18 Maddow show

11/18/11 06:52PM

David Corn, Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones and msnbc political analyst   Linda McNulty, (D) Arizona Independent Redistricting Commissioner   Mark Read, organized Occupy Wall Street "bat-signal" Denise Vega,  her apartment was used for the Occupy Wall Street "bat-signal"  read more

Poll: Mississippi happy to be in America

Poll: Mississippi happy to be in America

11/18/11 02:11PM

Back on Election Night, when Mississippi voters defeated the Personhood Amendment, Rachel asked me why I had expected the opposite result. Meet the latest Public Policy Polling results:Mississippi remains one of the most conservative states in the country when it comes to gay marriage: only 13% of voters think it should be legal to 78% who believe it should remain illegal. Even among Democrats there's only 19% support for it. read more

Hulk like fracking vote delay

Hulk like fracking vote delay

11/18/11 12:35PM

Actor and activist Mark Ruffalo plays the Hulk in the forthcoming "Avengers" film, so it's probably best not to make him angry. It's a safe bet that he's pretty happy today.Rumors began circulating last night that the vote expected Monday on whether to allow oil companies to frack in the Delaware River Basin, the one that Mr. Ruffalo has been so vocal in opposing, may be delayed. read more

The Week in Geek

11/18/11 11:05AM

Aurora from space. Bigger, better, and more beautiful than you've ever seen before.The second coolest light show on Earth is not in our skies, but in our oceans. Amazing footage of bioluminescence from National Geographic.Apparently you can levitate a frog. And a grasshopper. read more

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Bullet with pterodactyl wings

11/18/11 09:51AM

After our segment last night on the guy who's accused of trying to assassinate the president by firing at the White House with a semi-automatic assault weapon, Rachel emailed me to ask if we got the size of the ammo right. We'd described it as 39-millimeter, based on the arrest warrant, which details the ammo as 7.62 X 39 mm cartridges."Ah! That's it," Rachel replied. "I think we call those 7.62mm rounds, not 39mm rounds. read more

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