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Federal judge struggles with allegations of racism

Federal judge struggles with allegations of racism

03/01/12 09:22AM

U.S. District Chief Judge Richard Cebull admitted yesterday to sending a racist email about President Obama from his courthouse chambers. His apology left much to be desired.The subject line of the e-mail, which Cebull sent from his official courthouse e-mail address on Feb. 20 at 3:42 p.m., reads: "A MOM'S MEMORY."The forwarded text reads as follow:"Normally I don't send or forward a lot of these, but even by my standards, it was a bit touching. I want all of my friends to feel what I felt when I read this. read more

Jobless claims remain at four-year low

Jobless claims remain at four-year low

03/01/12 08:40AM

The general trend on initial unemployment claims over the last few months has been largely encouraging, despite occasional setbacks, and today's report is consistent with all the recent data.Initial jobless claims reached a four-year low a few weeks ago, and have remained effectively unchanged since.The number of people who applied for U.S. unemployment benefits fell by 2,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 351,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch estimated claims would total 350,000. Claims from two weeks ago were revised up to 353,000 from 351,000. read more

'I'm not for the bill'

03/01/12 08:00AM

The Senate is likely to vote today on the anti-contraception Blunt Amendment, championed by Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt (R), which would allow all private-sector employers to deny any health services that businesses might find morally objectionable. Despite the controversy surrounding the measure, Mitt Romney hadn't taken a position on the bill.Yesterday, that changed. Jim Heath, a reporter with the Ohio News Network, asked the Republican presidential candidate about the anti-contraception proposal, and got an unexpected response.It was pretty straightforward. read more

Morning Maddow: March 1

03/01/12 07:32AM

Romney wins Wyoming.Santorum declares Michigan a tie. He also raises some decent money.In 2011 the U.S. exported more oil and gas than we imported.The failure of Alabama's experiment in self-deportation.Arctic oil driller beats environmentalists to court.Iowa makes it a crime to secretly videotape animal abuse.Sheriff Joe Arpaio will announce the results of his investigation into President Obama's birth certificate. read more

Links for the 2/29 TRMS

Links for the 2/29 TRMS

02/29/12 11:59PM

Oklahoma Personhood Bill Ignites Feminist Movement McDonnell signs repeal of Virginia's one-gun-a-month law Senate Nears Showdown on Contraception Policy Excerpt from Santorum interview Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre, of Tulsa, protests anti-abortion bill with F-wordDow Jones Industrial Average (5 year view)NASDAQ Composite (since 2000)  Stocks Return More With Democrat in White House: BGOV Barometer Here's a better look at that chart 'What is it about working men and women they find so offensive?' (President Obama's UAW address) read more

Star-studded show

Star-studded show

02/29/12 07:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight’s show – Senator Olympia Snowe’s retirement and what it means for the future of the Senate, plus a look at why it might not be the best idea for Republican... watch

Occupy Wall Street returns

Occupy Wall Street returns

02/29/12 05:42PM

Occupy Wall Street turned out again in Manhattan today.Producer Andrew Dallos sends a couple of pics. Above, one of several clowns who took their message to the Bank of America. Below, a sign for the Common Cause group that wants to roll back Citizens United ruling that allows corporations to spend unlimited amounts for and against the candidates of their choice.  read more

Ahead on the 2/29 Maddow show

02/29/12 05:42PM

Happy Leap Day! Tonight's guests include:Rep. Chellie Pingree, (D) MaineSen. Jeanne Shaheen, (D) New HampshireSteve Kornacki, political news editor for SalonWhile watching tonight's video preview, take a listen to tonight's soundtrack. Executive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show: read more

Wednesday's Mini-Report

02/29/12 05:35PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Progress: "North Korea announced on Wednesday that it would suspend nuclear weapons tests and uranium enrichment and allow international inspectors to monitor activities at its main nuclear complex, a step that raised the possibility of ending a diplomatic impasse that has allowed the country's nuclear program to continue with no international oversight for years."* Ground offensive into Homs: "Despite mounting diplomatic pressure for a cease-fire, the Syrian military continued its bombardment of opposition strongholds on Wednesday."* Egypt: "At least seven Amer read more

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