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Maddow to conservatives: Your man-crush Putin is just not that into you

Friday night on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow lambasted conservatives who have suddenly found themselves enamored of Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin. She urged the right-wing figures who are currently slavering over the often-shirtless Russian president-for-life to “zip it up” and show some self-respect. The town of Rockford, IL,…

Maddow dings ‘Michele Bachmann Flying Circus’ for ridiculous Egypt video

On Monday night’s edition of “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow took a critical look at a press conference given in Egypt by Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Steve King (R-IA) and Louis Gohmert (R-TX) in which they made wild accusations against the Muslim Brotherhood, blaming them for the al…

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…

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