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Court DADT ruling: End it

Court DADT ruling: End it

07/06/11 08:00PM

Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach, U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, talks with Rachel Maddow about a new 9th Circuit Court ruling insisting the U.S. military stop... watch

Best new WORD

Best new WORD

07/06/11 08:00PM

Cory Gnazzo, senior show producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - the latest on the fight in Washington over the debt, some... watch

Don't thread on me

Don't thread on me

07/06/11 07:09PM

Good news for the fashion forward tea patriot in your life: Glenn Beck is launching his own clothing line.Says the Mother Nature News:Called "1791: The Original Blueprint," the collection will include polo shirts and long-sleeved button downs all manufactured in the United States. read more

Ahead on the 7/6 Maddow show

07/06/11 06:21PM

Tonight's guests include:Sen. Chuck Schumer, (D) New York, member of the Senate Committee on Finance   Eugene Robinson, columnist for The Washington Post and msnbc political analyst  Lt. Col. Victor Fehrenbach, U.S. Air Force fighter pilotSenior show producer Cory Gnazzo shares a preview of tonight's show: read more

'Hostilities' work environment

'Hostilities' work environment

07/06/11 06:13PM

President Obama wanted law professor Dawn Johnsen to run the Office of Legal Counsel, a role that would have her advising the administration on whether its policies were legal. Senate Republicans objected to her nomination because she'd been critical of the Bush torture policy, and she eventually withdrew from the process. read more

Appeals Court: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ends now

Appeals Court: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" ends now

07/06/11 04:28PM

The latest ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" just came down. A three-judge panel is lifting the stay on its previous ruling, which declared  DADT unconstitutional and ordered the U.S. military to stop enforcing it.But Servicemembers Legal Defense Network is warning LGBT service personnel not to celebrate too openly just yet. Their advice?The bottom line is DADT is still in effect and it is NOT safe to come out.Much more to come. read more

Anthony Terrell (left) and Mike Yarvitz, two TRMS producers, enjoying the Volcano that was just made on the show

The perks of a Friday night cooking segment

07/06/11 04:04PM

This past Friday, both the owner and manager of Ross' Restaurant in Bettendorf, Iowa stopped by The Rachel Maddow Show to share their now-famous dish that President Obama sampled during his Iowa trip last Tuesday. Mother-and-daughter team Cynthia Freidhof and Melissa Freidhof-Rodgers made their Magic Mountain as part of Friday's "Best New Thing" segment, and luckily they had leftovers.  As soon as we were off-air, the entire Rachel Maddow Show staff swarmed the set and made sure the Ross' Restaurant owners weren't going home with any food.After the jump, feast photos!  read more

Saturn is so never mind on your haboob

Saturn is so never mind on your haboob

07/06/11 03:30PM

Our astrophysicist friend, Summer Ash, points us to news from NASA's Cassini mission. The spacecraft is sending back images of a storm that has engulfed Saturn:Pictures from Cassini's imaging cameras show the storm wrapping around the entire planet covering approximately 2 billion square miles (4 billion square kilometers).To Cassini, it sounds like static on a radio. read more

For #Montana governor, more pipeline promises

For #Montana governor, more pipeline promises

07/06/11 01:43PM

Almost exactly a year before ExxonMobil's pipeline burst in the Yellowstone River, Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer says he called the state agencies together to make sure they were ready for a potential spill. Last night he told us:I was assured that these private pipelines companies and oil companies, they all work together and they strategically place equipment around the country, near these pipelines, and when there's an emergency, they all come together and they work together until the disaster is fixed.Nope, it didn't turn out that way. Actually, the crew came in from Salt Lake City. read more

What happened to 'repeal and replace'?

07/06/11 10:58AM

Steve Benen would like to know:Going into the 112th Congress, more than a few Republican leaders, including House Speaker John Boehner, said the party’s top goal wasn’t job creation or deficit reduction, but rather, repealing “Obamacare” and replacing it with a GOP alternative. read more

Dust storm over Phoenix

07/06/11 10:31AM

A dust storm known as a "haboob" knocked out the power for nearly 10,000 customers in the Phoenix sprawl yesterday.UPDATE: HuffPo has a slew of haboob videos. Big love for number three. read more

National Dems spending in #Wisconsin

07/06/11 10:03AM

 One of the strongest Democrats facing a recall in Wisconsin is the beneficiary of the first ad buy from the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee in that state. The television ad goes after State Senator David Hansen's opponent : "hat’s most troubling about David VanderLeest’s record are the accusations of domestic abuse. Reports claim VanderLeest’s violent outbursts caused serious injuries to his family members." Mr. VanderLeest was not Republicans' candidate of choice. read more

Morning Maddow: July 6

07/06/11 07:42AM

The NY Times looks at how spent nuclear fuel rods are stored.Exxon Mobil calls it "clarification." The rest of us might be tempted to call it something else.Remember when Speaker Boehner said Republicans would have to be adults about raising the debt ceiling? He doesn't seem to.So, about that whole pulling out of Iraq thing...This is what House Republicans care about.Stating the obvious: California is the exact opposite of Texas.Sure, why not? Cross-dressing Civil War reenactors. read more

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