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Herman Cain's (other) scandal

Herman Cain's (other) scandal

11/01/11 08:00PM

Daniel Bice, columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, talks with Rachel Maddow about his reporting on questionable campaign financing by the Herman Cain... watch

In coal ash we trust

In coal ash we trust

11/01/11 08:00PM

John Stanton, reporter for Roll Call, talks with Rachel Maddow about the legislative activities of the Republican led House of Representatives, which seem to... watch

Ahead on the 11/1 Maddow show

11/01/11 06:29PM

Tonight's guests include:John Stanton, reporter for Roll Call   Daniel Bice, columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel   Ann McFall, supervisor of elections in Florida's Volusia CountySenior show producer Cory Gnazzo shares a preview of tonight's show: read more

The anti-Romney ad, just add candidate

11/01/11 05:21PM

Jon Huntsman has had a rough go of it so far. He's shamelessly pandered to the extreme right while simultaneously trying to be the Adult in the Room™, and this hasn't been the best strategy for a Republican primary in 2011. He's had months of awful polling that barely qualifies him for the debates. Despite a stated plan to focus everything on New Hampshire, his campaign reported raising a whopping $1000 from two donors there in the last quarter (and the former Utah governor was geeked about that). His dad commented that Jon, Jr. read more

Patients can't wait for the free market

Patients can't wait for the free market

11/01/11 03:30PM

President Obama yesterday signed an executive order intended to help the FDA deal with shortages of crucial drugs by spotting them as they develop.Legislation to do that has been stalled in Congress, despite bipartisan support. For people like Roxanne Cousins of Arkansas, the new directive means a lot:I am an ovarian cancer patient am currently able to get my chemotherapy but am uncertain about what is around the corner, as we often become resistant and have to switch drugs in order to get any benefit. read more

Today in meat

Today in meat

11/01/11 02:05PM

First: The Washington Post reports that an Army Lab is testing a super-special beef jerky. It "looks and tastes just like your average Slim Jim but contains an equivalent of a cup of coffee's worth of caffeine to give even the sleepiest soldier that up-and-at-'em boost."Caffeinated meat -- imagine the possibilities. This could end post-Thanksgiving-dinner napping as we know it.Second: in Alabama two visionaries have created a meat vending machine called SmartButcher. read more

Tale of the tomcat

Tale of the tomcat

11/01/11 12:41PM

"I grew up, I tell people, so far out in the country that everyone had their own tomcat. Some of you are not going to get that."-Governor Rick PerryI can be counted among those who didn't get the tomcat joke in the governor's goofy speech that Rachel highlighted last night. I grew up in relatively rural and even somewhat agrarian surroundings, but that particular expression is foreign to me. read more

Chart: Big oil, big bucks

Chart: Big oil, big bucks

11/01/11 10:42AM

By way of Think Progress, a chart of Big Oil's seriously big profits. We spent some time in the office yesterday talking about how more issues should be nonpartisan -- more a matter of common sense than political orthodoxy. Ending taxpayer subsidies for very wealthy oil companies may be getting a little closer to that. read more

Hugging a jug of maple syrup does not look presidential

11/01/11 09:59AM

Over the weekend in New Hampshire, Texas Governor Rick Perry gave the speech of his political career -- in the sense that it might well be the speech that comes to define his political career. It was, in a word, weird. Rachel argued that after you watch the clips from it, you can no longer envision Rick Perry as president. He simply can't be both the man hugging that jug of maple syrup and the leader of the free world.Our guest last night, Lou Dubose of the Washington Spectator, used to cover Governor Perry for the Texas Observer. read more

Morning Maddow: November 1

11/01/11 08:24AM

Eric Cantor denounces the "ire and hatred" of the Occupy protesters.Report: Hundreds of millions of dollars are missing from the investment firm run by ex-NJ Gov. Corzine.Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee want a hearing on all the new Voter ID laws.Climate scientists say: get used to crazy weather.Ed Rollins on why he really left the Bachmann campaign: "It was a mess."Awesome. The UN believes it has found a secret uranium enrichment facility in Syria.The Army runs on... caffeinated meat? read more

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