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Rachel Maddow: Why has Chris Christie’s Port Authority chief kept quiet on bridge closures?

The silence from New York and New Jersey Port Authority chair David Samson — a key political ally of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) — regarding the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge last year is suspicious given his history, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow suggested on Wednesday. Maddow…

Maddow: Do not accept that we are helpless to stop gun violence against kids

Friday night on her show, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow pointed out that the U.S. could make significantly more effort to protect our children from guns. She issued an impassioned plea to the U.S. public not to accept the idea that Americans are helpless in the face of gun-happy politicians and wealthy…

Maddow: Republicans getting even more out of step with America on same sex marriage

On Tuesday night’s edition of her MSNBC show, Rachel Maddow added Hawaii to the list of U.S. states that have legalized same sex marriage. She also discussed how the spreading legalization of same sex marriage is alienating and infuriating many on the right. Hawaii’s state Senate ratified a bill on…

Maddow: George W. Bush really was trying to bring about the end of the world

Friday night on her MSNBC show, Rachel Maddow cast a critical eye toward former President George W. Bush’s decision to speak at the Messianic Bible Institute, the headquarters of the apocalyptic cult Jews for Jesus. She compared what we know about Jews for Jesus with evidence of meetings held during…

Rand Paul caught scrubbing transcripts from website after plagiarism charges

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has been accused of plagiarising Wikipedia and other sources and the evidence has started disappearing from his official Senate website. MSNBC Rachel Maddow recently noticed that Paul had taken the exact language from several Wikipedia pages and used it in several of his speeches without proper…

Democratic groups take shots at weakened GOP and set sights on the House in 2014

On Wednesday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the ways in which Democratic politicians and members of the U.S. House of Representatives are hoping to benefit from the Republican Party’s decision to shut down the federal government. Early in the segment, she discussed how at…

Maddow likens shutdown-era GOP to doomed, ‘Moby Dick’-style whaling crew

On Tuesday’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow compared the Republican Party’s shutdown madness to a 19th century whaling crew who have harpooned a whale but not killed it and are now being dragged through the water by a 60 ton animal. “The whale,” she said, “because…

Maddow guest: Republicans are ‘flying totally blind’ at this point

Monday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow examined the possibility of a Republican endgame in the shutdown of the U.S. government. The shutdown itself has revealed a fractured Republican caucus and shown Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) to be a weak and ineffective leader.…

Maddow marvels that Republicans don’t really know why they shut down the government

On Friday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow marveled at the fact that the Republicans who shut down the government don’t really even seem to know what they did it for. As hundreds of thousands of federal employees go without work and without pay, as hundreds…

Maddow: A history of Republican’s ‘cry-baby hurting the country as part of a tantrum’ narrative

On tonight’s Rachel Maddow Show, the MSNBC host mocked Republicans who respond to policy disputes by complaining that their feelings are hurt. She began by discussing the last government shutdown, in 1995, which was orchestrated by Newt Gingrinch, who apparently had had his feelings hurt when he’d been asked to…

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