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Advertisers save face by dropping Limbaugh

Advertisers save face by dropping Limbaugh

03/07/12 07:00PM

Rachel Maddow points out that while Rush Limbaugh may survive his latest scandal with only moderate damage to his bottom line, the advertisers abandoning his show are finding an opportunity for positive recognition for acting in good conscience. watch

Weary Wednesday = Superb Show

Weary Wednesday = Superb Show

03/07/12 07:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight’s show – what last night’s voting numbers say about the Republican presidential candidates, plus Republicans start to back away from their previous support of the... watch

Ahead on the 3/7 Maddow show

03/07/12 06:46PM

Tonight's guests include:John Harwood, chief Washington correspondent for CNBC and political writer for The New York TimesTracie McMillan, author of “The American Way of Eating” who was criticized by Rush Limbaugh this week  While watching tonight's video preview, take a listen to tonight's soundtrack. (Just make sure the ad below plays out entirely before starting the video)Executive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show: read more

Wednesday's Mini-Report

03/07/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Intervention in Syria? "President Obama has authorized initial U.S. planning for possible intervention in Syria, but the lack of unity within the Syrian opposition and the international community currently argue against such a mission, top U.S. defense officials said Wednesday."* Consumer credit: "U.S. consumer credit expanded sharply in January in a generally positive sign for the economy as people borrowed money to buy cars and go to school, Federal Reserve data showed on Wednesday."* Ohio Gov. read more

The kerfuffle in Virginia.

Virginia calling: An open letter to Bob McDonnell

03/07/12 04:39PM

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell signed the forced ultrasound bill today, saying that it ensured no one would have to undergo an "internal" ultrasound, by which he means the vaginal probe kind. More about that on the show tonight.For now, an open letter sent to us a couple days ago by Virginia lawyer Tara Louise Casey. She headlines it "What the Kerfuffle is Really About: An Open Letter to Governor McDonnell." read more

It's hard to live down Seamus

03/07/12 04:37PM

It's awfully tough for a politician who forces a dog to the ride on the roof of the family car to live it down. In her column today, Kathleen Parker extends some spirited advice to Mitt Romney, encouraging him to ignore pundits who assume he can't win, but she adds this gem:This is when friends are supposed to intervene and remind you of who you are. The problem is, a candidate doesn't have friends. He has advisers, consultants, contributors and All Those People out there -- Everyday Americans with their cellphones pointing, snapping and clicking. read more

Limbaugh can't help himself

Limbaugh can't help himself

03/07/12 03:19PM

The controversy surrounding Rush Limbaugh's attacks on Sandra Fluke appear to be moving from the front page, but the story is hardly finished. In fact, according to Media Matters' count, 45 advertisers -- and counting -- have now canceled their ads from the Republican host's radio show.What's more, it seems Limbaugh isn't quite done sharing his thoughts on women. read more

Pingree passes on Senate race in Maine

Pingree passes on Senate race in Maine

03/07/12 01:42PM

When she appeared on the show last week, Rep. Chellie Pingree (D) of Maine seemed very likely to launch a U.S. Senate, hoping to succeed retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe (R). It came as something of a surprise, and a disappointment to many on the left, when the congresswoman announced today she is passing on the race."After careful consideration I have decided to run for re-election to the U.S. House this year. This has been a very difficult decision and I will always be grateful for the tremendous support I've received from people all across Maine and around the country. read more

'It can't be scored'

03/07/12 12:35PM

For the second time in as many months, Mitt Romney unveiled another tax plan recently, and this one was intended to make his party's far-right base even happier. read more

Wednesday's campaign round-up

03/07/12 12:01PM

Today's installment of campaign-related news items that won't necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:* We don't know how much longer Newt Gingrich will be a presidential candidate, but for at least for now, he'll get Secret Service protection.* A new Public Policy Polling survey helps show why former Gov. Angus King (I) has shaken up Maine's Senate race so dramatically: in a three-way contest, he leads the pack with 36%, followed by Chellie Pingree (D) at 31%. read more