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An outstanding edition

An outstanding edition

05/02/12 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer of the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of Wednesday’s show – news out of Mississippi regarding women’s reproductive health and how the government is getting involved, plus Steve Coll is on the show tonight to discuss... watch

No higher power than Exxon

No higher power than Exxon

05/02/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow shares stories of Exxon flexing its global political and economic muscles, and also asserting technological strength, though not necessarily in the field of oil spill clean-up. watch

How Exxon makes American energy policy

How Exxon makes American energy policy

05/02/12 08:00PM

Steve Coll, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the new book “Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power,” talks with Rachel Maddow about political power and the energy industry and the institutions that shape American energy policy. watch

Debunktion Junction

Debunktion Junction

05/02/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow sorts fact from fiction in the day's most debunkable stories, including whether President Obama invented a girlfriend and whether Florida governor, Rick Scott, thought better of allowing firearms at the Republican National Convention in... watch

Ahead on the 5/2 Maddow Show

05/02/12 07:46PM

Tonight's guests:Dr. Carl Reddix, OB-GYN based in Jackson, MS, blocked from serving on Mississippi Board of HealthSteve Coll, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the new book “Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power”And here's executive producer Bill Wolff with a look at what we're covering (best viewed with the specially selected soundtrack):   read more

Quote of the Day

05/02/12 04:41PM

As you may have heard, Newt Gingrich finally suspended his campaign presidential campaign today, prompting Mitt Romney to issue a gracious press release.But it was Fox News' Shep Smith's reaction to the news that I found memorable (via Markos).For those who can't watch clips online, Smith, with a deadpan expression, told viewers:"...Mitt Romney has released a statement on the departure of Newt Gingrich from the campaign. It reads in part, 'Ann and I are proud to call Newt and Calista friends. read more

Loaded guns around the Republican convention

Loaded guns around the Republican convention

05/02/12 03:47PM

Following up on an item from a month ago, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is taking several steps to ensure the safety of Republican National Convention attendees this summer, including a ban on all kinds of items that might be considered security threats.Such as? Everything from water pistols to masks to metal pipes will be restricted. Under state law, however, local officials can't prohibit guns around the convention site, even if they want to. RNC protestors won't be able to carry placards, but they will be able to carry concealed, loaded firearms.Buckhorn eventually appealed to Florida Gov. read more

The opposite of progress is regress.

Romney vows to do 'the opposite'

05/02/12 02:43PM

Mitt Romney shared a straightforward summary of his guiding economic principle at a campaign stop earlier today.Kicking off his Virginia campaign, Republican Mitt Romney said Wednesday he'll do "the opposite" of what President Barack Obama has done to help the economy. His wife, Ann, chipped in by appealing to women voters in a key region of a state both candidates will fight over until November's election."What I would do? People ask me, 'What would you to get the economy going'? read more

TRMS writing challenge: Newt's farewell address

TRMS writing challenge: Newt's farewell address

05/02/12 02:00PM

Let it be woven into the tapestry of human events that on this Second Day of May, in the year of our Lord Two Thousand and Twelve, American Colossus Newton Leroy Gingrich graciously bowed out of the race to become President of these United States. And a nation wept. Where else would it find such effortless erudition, such manly self regard, such tireless entrepreneurial zeal?Since Mr. Gingrich has generously authored a stack of books to enrich all of us, it seems only fitting that we write a few humble words for him to mark this important milestone. read more

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