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So much for 'character assassination'

05/23/12 08:35AM

As recently as five days ago, Mitt Romney argued that any criticism of his controversial private-sector background was evidence "character assassination," and an attack on capitalism itself.It's a curious way to stifle debate, isn't it? To hear the Republican candidate tell it, he could make Bain Capital the centerpiece of... read more

Morning Maddow: May 23

05/23/12 07:33AM

The CBO warns Congress that extending the Bush tax cuts not taking fiscal action will likely send us into recession next year. Update: looks like I didn't have enough coffee this morning. I got this pretty well wrong the first time. read more

Mixed messages

Mixed messages

05/22/12 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of Tuesday’s show – Karl Rove’s super PAC makes a major political ad buy against the Obama campaign, and we’ve got David Axelrod on the show to talk campaign messaging. Plus,... watch

Ahead on the 5/22 Maddow show

05/22/12 05:58PM

Tonight's guests include:David Axelrod, senior political strategist for the Obama 2012 campaignRep. Diana DeGette, (D) Colorado, chief deputy whip and co-chair of the Pro-Choice CaucusWhile watching tonight's preview, take a listen to tonight's soundtrack. (Just be sure to allow the ad below to play out entirely, before starting... read more

Tuesday's Mini-Report

05/22/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Iran: "On the eve of international talks in Baghdad over Iran's disputed nuclear program, the leader of the United Nations nuclear monitoring arm announced what appeared to be a significant concession from Tehran, saying that, despite unspecified differences, he expected a deal 'quite soon'... read more

Outside-the-beltway extremism

05/22/12 04:56PM

The radicalism of Republican lawmakers in Washington tends to help explain the breakdown in American governance at the federal level. But to find breathtaking extremism, you'll have to look outside the Beltway.The new Iowa Republican Party platform raised some eyebrows overnight, as we learned that it "intentionally questions"... read more

The best lies money can buy

The best lies money can buy

05/22/12 03:48PM

The New York Times seems quite impressed with the latest attack ad from Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS, which is poised to blanket the airwaves in swing states. The Times calls it "deeply researched," "delicately worded," and "low key."The paper neglected to mention another phrase: misleading to an offensive degree... read more

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