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Maddow to Iraq War architects on TV: ‘Your opinion is no longer required on matters of war and peace’

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow asked viewers in a teaser segment which would be worse, hearing from the Bush administration’s Iraq War experts again or “sticking pins in your eyes. Think before you answer.” In a segment entitled “You Again?”, Maddow referred back to October…

Maddow on LGBT rights: ‘Thanks for nothing, Bill Clinton’

Thursday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow marveled at the changes in federal policy on same sex marriage and toward states that are legalizing marijuana. She said that the new laws are so significantly different from the norm that the situation is like “cats chasing dogs, like…

FBI called MLK ‘most dangerous Negro’ in the U.S. after ‘I Have a Dream’ speech

Wednesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow discussed the fact that not everyone in the U.S. government was happy about the March on Washington in 1963. The Federal Bureau of Investigation — under the leadership of ultra-conservative cross-dresser and closeted gay man J. Edgar Hoover — considered…

Maddow: GOP overreach has re-energized the civil rights movement

In the clip embedded below, Rachel Maddow discussed how Republican attempts to restrict voting access for traditionally Democratic constituencies has re-energized and given new focus to the civil rights movement. As the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom approaches, voting rights organizations and advocates are…

Dan Rather: NSA ‘is demolishing the trust in the government’

AXS TV anchor Dan Rather and MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Wednesday night said the National Security Agency couldn’t justify its sweeping surveillance powers. Maddow began her segment on MSNBC by noting that any government power was supposed to rely on the consent of the governed. “When the government wants…

Maddow: Meet the Republican who’s holding up all legislation in Congress

While MSNBC host Rachel Maddow admitted you couldn’t pick Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) out of a lineup, she identified him on Tuesday as the man responsible for stymying the “big kahuna” of President Barack Obama’s second term in immigration reform. “This seems like a process story and it’s not getting…

Former NC lawmaker and Maddow discuss Republican ‘warp speed’ assault on voting rights

A former North Carolina state lawmaker defended her decision to resign her position in order to fight the state’s new voter suppression measures in an interview with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow Monday night, calling it the best avenue. “I can’t accomplish anything in this next session,” former state Sen. Ellie…

Maddow mocks the idea of Limbaugh hosting a GOP debate: ‘Seem like a plan?’

A somewhat amused Rachel Maddow noted on Friday that the GOP’s move to ban CNN and NBC from its future presidential primary debates ran counter to its own advice from earlier this year to be more inclusive and to “stop listening to itself.” “That was the plan for the Republican…

Maddow searches eBay for Bob ‘Gov. Ultrasound’ McDonnell’s Rolex

Tuesday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow wondered aloud about the current whereabouts of the $6,500 Rolex watch that was among the gifts given to Virginia’s Gov. Bob McDonnell by Johnnie Williams Sr., a dietary supplement tycoon and friend of the McDonnell family. Maddow — who nicknamed…

Maddow laughs at the ‘cross-current of crazy’ taking over the Republican party

The sight of more fringe conservative elements stepping to the forefront brought a laugh to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Monday night. “For whatever reason, maybe because it is August, the cross-current of crazy in our national Republican party seems to be surfacing everywhere right now,” Maddow said, before highlighting…

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