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A tale of two emergencies, real and imagined

A tale of two emergencies, real and imagined

11/18/14 09:39PM

Rachel Maddow reports on the deadly snow storm that had dumped feet of snow on upstate New York in a matter of hours and contrasts that emergency with the Missouri governor's pre-emptive panic over the potential for violence in St. Louis. watch

At least you don't have this guy's job

At least you don't have this guy's job

11/18/14 09:36PM

Rachel Maddow shares a photo of someone facing a daunting quantity of snow to clean up - a "state of emergency" amount of snow, and teases to and upcoming segment about another state of emergency over something less apparent. watch

Questions linger over deadly chemical leak

Questions linger over deadly Texas chemical leak

11/18/14 09:19PM

Mark Collette, investigative reporter at the Houston Chronicle, talks with Rachel Maddow about a deadly leak at a DuPont chemical plant in Texas and the alarming lack of information about the nature of the leak at the time and still today. watch

Keystone vote costs Democrats valuable time

Keystone vote costs Democrats valuable time

11/18/14 09:09PM

Rachel Maddow notes that the ultimate outcome of the Keystone XL pipeline bill was foreseeable, whether by vote or veto, and was not likely to help Mary Landrieu’s campaign either way, so why did Senate Democrats waste valuable time with it? watch

Diversity not a priority in House GOP picks

Diversity not a priority in House GOP picks

11/18/14 09:00PM

Rachel Maddow notes that the newly announced House Republican committee chairs have a remarkable consistency about them, suggesting that maybe Republicans no longer feel that diversity is important to electoral success. watch

Tuesday's Mini-Report, 11.18.14

11/18/14 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:
* Israel: "Two Palestinians stormed a Jerusalem synagogue, opening fire and using knives and axes to attack Jews praying inside, officials said Tuesday. Four rabbis were killed -- including three dual U.S.-Israeli nationals -- and six other people wounded."
* Afghanistan: "A suicide attack targeted a base for foreign contract workers in Kabul on Tuesday morning, killing at least two security guards, the authorities said. The attack involved a truck laden with gravel and explosives, which detonated near the gate of the base in the northeastern part of the capital around 6:30 a.m.... The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack."
* Not good: "Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) has declared a state of emergency and activated the state national guard in anticipation of a grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson. But when asked Monday night if he was ultimately responsible for the coming response to any protests that might follow the decision, Nixon emphatically and loquaciously demurred."
* Look for a Keystone vote in the Senate in the early evening, perhaps even within the next half-hour. With Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) opposed, proponents are struggling to get to 60.
* Third time's the charm?: "A lawyer has agreed to take on House Speaker John Boehner's lawsuit against President Barack Obama, though such a case has yet to be filed at all. George Washington University legal scholar Jonathan Turley agreed to represent Boehner and House Republicans in their possible future legal action against the president, NBC News' Mark Murray reported Tuesday afternoon. Turley is a frequent commentator on MSNBC and other news networks."
* Ebola: "The international effort to stamp out Ebola in West Africa is gaining ground, but the war is far from over. 'We are nowhere near out of the woods yet,' President Obama told reporters Tuesday at the White House as he met with national security and public health advisers, including Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain."
* Another vote to watch: "The Senate is scheduled to vote Tuesday night on whether to consider legislation to end a once-secret National Security Agency program that systematically collects records of Americans' phone calls in bulk. But opposition to the bill has been mounting, and there remains no guarantee that it will receive the 60 votes it needs to move forward."