1. Rancher Cliven Bundy’s supporters have been distancing themselves since Bundy’s racist remarks surfaced Thursday. But Sean Hannity isn’t backing down:
“The ranch standoff that took place out in Nevada was not about a man named Cliven Bundy. At the heart of this issue was my belief that our government is simply out of control,” Hannity said.
For his part, Bundy says FOX News is standing by him:
“I don’t think I’ve been abandoned. I think maybe they misunderstood me a little bit,” Bundy said. “But I think Fox and I, I think, Hannity and I are just right on. I have no doubt that he would support me if he understood really what’s in my heart. And I think he does understand me.”
MSNBC Contributor and New York Times Domestic Correspondent Josh Barro and Buzzfeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton join us tonight to discuss.
2. Next up: The Invisible Welfare State, with a spotlight on the government’s food stamp program for cows:
We’ll talk it over with Steve Ellis, Vice President of the watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense.
3. Then: Despite millions of dollars from the federal government, not one person has been able to enroll in Oregon’s state health insurance exchange. We’ve got the story tonight.
4. Plus: We’re psyched to catch Chris’s episode of Years of Living Dangerously this Sunday night, where he has a fascinating exchange with recent climate change-embracer Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y. But we’re pretty sure Grimm’s got his mind on something else today. M. Sanjayan, Senior Scientist for Conservation International and a correspondent for Showtime’s Years of Living Dangerously joins us tonight. And TV critic Alan Sepinwall joins us to talk about how Sunday is the new Thursday when it comes to must-see TV.