Last night on the show, Rachel called out former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty for saying on msnbc that she was ducking him, "bobbing, weaving," not having him back on the show. We'd in fact been calling Mr. Pawlenty's press people and asking for him to be our guest again, since we saw that he wanted to come on. "Stop talking smack if you can't back it up," Rachel said.
The Scott Walker recall campaign is halfway there.40,000 troops will leave Afghanistan by the end of 2012.The White House is spoiling for a payroll tax fight.Looks like Mitt Romney really is the candidate for the 1%.American Airlines files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.OK, sure, it's a list. But it's an interesting list. read more
The supercommittee failed because Democrats insisted on $1 trillion in new taxes An Editorial: For President, Newt Gingrich A 'Fat Cat' Strikes Back Schwarzman Backs Romney as Wall Street Turns Tim Pawlenty says he won't consider VP slot WMUR/UNH NH Primary Poll For Nov. 23, 2011 Roemer Announces Senator Lieberman as "First Choice" for VP Running Mate Game Changer: Roemer-Lieberman!? Americans Elect 2012 Occupy Wall Street, voting rights edition Egypt's weird political symbols read more
Tonight's guests include:Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for The Washington Post Bob Herbert, Distinguished senior fellow at Demos and former New York Times columnist Buddy Roemer, Republican presidential candidate and former governor of LouisianaSenior show producer Cory Gnazzo shares a preview of tonight's show: read more
Emma Sullivan of Prairie Village, Kansas, will not be apologizing to Governor Sam Brownback for tweeting on a school trip to the capital that he's not her kind of guy. Instead, Governor Sam Brownback has said he's sorry for his staff's overreaction to the high school senior's tweet. read more
This is what the newspaper expected in Cleveland on Saturday:Community activists and corporate sponsors will come together Saturday in a random act of kindness that celebrates the true spirit of the season with an event called Winterfest.You can see what else happened in the video above.(Occupy Cleveland's Bat Signal. H/t @stonermc) read more
Congressman Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts) is not running again, maybe, in part, because of redistricting. Mr. Frank has been a frequent guest on our show and a YouTube star. From a compilation of his responses to outraged Tea Party citizens:"On what planet do you spend most of your time? ... Ma'am, trying to have a conversation with you would be like trying to argue with a dining room table."Also:"Who do you think paid for the war? Santa Claus?"Also also:"Sir, it's been 21 years since I had a secret."And so on, and so on. Barney Frank has been one of a kind. read more