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Maddow uses improv to explain Herman Cain’s sexual harassment defense

In a segment Thursday night, MSNBC’s liberal host Rachel Maddow used a bit of improv to analogize the defense being employed by Republican presidential candidate Hermcan Cain, whose history of grappling with sexual harassment allegations has become a national story in recent weeks. Explaining that he’s basically a driver who…

Maddow hails ‘signs of life’ from Democrats in DC on jobs and voting rights

In this clip from Wednesday’s Rachel Maddow Show, Rachel plays back video from the House floor of Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) criticizing the GOP for holding meaningless votes when the U.S. economy is in a state of emergency. Maddow then played a clip of the president making the same observation…

MIT economist: Wall Street created worst recession since WWII

MIT economics professor Simon Johnson said on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show on Wednesday night that Wall Street “blew itself up,” which lead to the “most severe recession since World War II.” The former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund added that the enormous economic damage was “a direct…

Bill Maher praises ‘Occupy Wall Street’ for being militantly vague

Comedian Bill Maher said Tuesday night on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show that the “Occupy Wall Street” movement could be “the wind at the back” of Barack Obama and other Democrats, who tend to lapse into “centrism.” “And this could be it,” he said. “So what that there message is…

VT Gov on Tea Party: They want to spend more overseas than here

Vermont governor Peter Shumlin (D) appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show Friday evening to express his concern over the possible government shutdown over FEMA funds. “Congress is scaring me to death,” Shumlin said. “You know, the fact that we’re at a point in this country where we could get hit…

VT Gov on Tea Party: They want to spend more overseas than here

Vermont governor Peter Shumlin (D) appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show Friday evening to express his concern over the possible government shutdown over FEMA funds. “Congress is scaring me to death,” Shumlin said. “You know, the fact that we’re at a point in this country where we could get hit…

Maddow: Supreme Court stops two Texas executions in one week

With the impending execution of Georgia death-row inmate Troy Davis dominating headlines in the U.S., sadly few have noticed that not one, but two executions in Texas have been put on hold by the U.S. Supreme Court in the last seven days. Discussing the politics of capital punishment in the…

Michael Moore: The media ignores Wall Street occupation

Filmmaker Michael Moore appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show Monday evening to discuss the media’s coverage towards the tea party being notably larger than coverage given to protests from the left. “A thousand people were arrested a couple weeks ago on the Tar Sands environmental issue,” Moore said to Maddow.…

Michael Moore: The media ignores Wall Street occupation

Filmmaker Michael Moore appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show Monday evening to discuss the media’s coverage towards the tea party being notably larger than coverage given to protests from the left. “A thousand people were arrested a couple weeks ago on the Tar Sands environmental issue,” Moore said to Maddow.…

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