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Morning Maddow: April 23

04/23/12 07:39AM

Is VA Gov (and VP hopeful) Bob McDonnell softening his stance on abortion?Jon Huntsman trashes the Republican party.The Gingrich campaign is imploding under a weight of all that costly private jet travel.Sen. Orrin Hatch forced into a primary fight.U.S. formally agrees to stay in Afghanistan after 2014.The John Edwards trial starts today.Nobel... read more

This Week in God

04/21/12 10:12AM

As "This Week in God" settles in on Saturday mornings, the God Machine has plenty to offer again this week.First up is a look at Bishop Daniel R. Jenky of the Roman Catholic diocese of Peoria, Illinois, who caused quite a stir with a homily last weekend, when he compared President Obama to Hitler. read more

Today in Hyperbole: Over the rainbow

Today in Hyperbole: Over the rainbow

04/21/12 01:30AM

Attention worldwide LGBT community: The religious right wants its rainbow symbol back. Now. And Dr. Ken Hutcherson, pastor and former linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys, is volunteering for the job. read more

'Silver' lining on Romney's bad poll news

'Silver' lining on Romney's bad poll news

04/20/12 08:00PM

E.J. Dionne, columnist for The Washington Post, and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, talks with Rachel Maddow about new polling data showing that Mitt Romney trails President Barack Obama in every demographic category except white men over 50. watch

Two years since BP disaster, Congress has...

Two years since BP disaster, Congress has done nothing

04/20/12 08:00PM

Bob Cavnar, author of “Disaster on the Horizon: The Story Behind the Deepwater Well Blowout,” and 30-year veteran of the oil and gas industry, talks with Rachel Maddow about the lack of any new oil spill strategies since the BP Deepwater Horizon spill... watch

Two years to the day

Two years to the day

04/20/12 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer of the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of Friday’s show – it is two years to the day since a Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico - what, if anything, has changed in terms of policy, and where are... watch

Ahead on the 4/20 Maddow show

04/20/12 06:12PM

Happy Friday! Here's our guest list for tonight:Bob Cavnar, author of “Disaster on the Horizon: The Story Behind the Deepwater Well Blowout” and 30-year veteran of the oil and gas industryE.J. Dionne, columnist for The Washington Post, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and msnbc contributorWhile executive producer, Bill Wolff gives... read more

Friday's Mini-Report

04/20/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* The Secret Service is expected to announce the departures of "as many as five more people implicated in the Colombian prostitution scandal."* From the witness stand, George Zimmerman apologized to Trayvon Martin's parents today, saying, "I wanted to say I am sorry for the loss of your son.... read more

Religious right leader's racially charged plagiarism

Religious right leader's racially charged plagiarism

04/20/12 04:30PM

When someone plagiarizes content that isn't theirs, it's wrong. When that person is a religious leader, who claims the moral high ground on "ethics" while routinely condemning others for their sins, it's worse.And that person is a religious leader in a denomination with an unfortunate racial history, and he's... read more

Student loans already feel like a millstone for millions of Americans.

Dems, GOP fight over student loan rates

04/20/12 03:45PM

The issue of student loan interest rates has been simmering for a while, but with a deadline looming in July, Democrats are moving quickly to put the issue to the front burner.At issue is a 2007 law, set to expire on July 1, that keeps the interest rate for federal Direct Stafford Loans at 3.4%. If Congress fails to act, the rate will double, so... read more

Chronicling Mitt's Mendacity, Vol. XIV

Chronicling Mitt's Mendacity, Vol. XIV

04/20/12 02:28PM

Campaigning in Ohio yesterday, Mitt Romney told supporters, without smirking or sounding sarcastic, "If I'm president of the United States, with your help, I will tell the truth."Ordinarily, those seeking national leadership positions don't vow to tell the truth if others help them, but since I am nothing if not helpful, I... read more

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