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US democracy bought by tiny minority

US democracy bought by tiny minority

10/13/11 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow reviews the process by which a teeny, teeny, tiny, teeny, tiny minority of extremely wealthy individuals are essentially purchasing election victories by infusing campaigns with massive amounts of cash. watch

Jobs, jobs, jobs?

Jobs, jobs, jobs?

10/13/11 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer for the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show - in "Republicanland", priorities have shifted away from the initial plan to create "jobs, jobs, jobs", plus a possible solution arises to the campaign... watch

Occupy Wall Street facing showdown?

Occupy Wall Street facing showdown?

10/13/11 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow reports on a rallying cry from the AFL-CIO for members to join in support of the Occupy Wall Street protestors in Lower Manhattan on the night before an expected confrontation with Mayor Bloomberg over decamping from the park. watch

Robot swagger

10/13/11 08:00PM

Speaking of last night's segment with Congressman Holt, every time I see video of that creepy robot dog Rachel showed in the intro I think of this. read more

Ahead on the 10/13 Maddow show

10/13/11 07:33PM

Tonight's guests include:Sen. Sherrod Brown, (D) Ohio   Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law professor and author of the new book, "Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress -- And a Plan to Stop It"   Rep. Jackie Speier, (D) CaliforniaExecutive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show:  read more

The wonkiest #OccupyWallStreet sign yet?

The wonkiest #OccupyWallStreet sign yet?

10/13/11 05:47PM

I came across this tweet a short while ago from Jared Keller, an associate editor at The Atlantic magazine, reading simply:Probably the most effective protest sign I've ever seenand subsequently hashtagged #OccupyWallStreet and #OWS. I can't gauge how effective it'll be, but I'd venture to say that it's certainly the wonkiest sign we've seen since the protests began nearly one month ago. read more

NYPD: No more sleeping bags at Occupy Wall Street. Hello, Occupy everywhere

NYPD: No more sleeping bags at Occupy Wall Street. Hello, Occupy everywhere

10/13/11 03:28PM

 In New York City today, Occupy Wall Street organizers have been told by the NYPD to make way for a cleaning of the park they occupy. "These rules include, "no tarps or sleeping bags" and "no lying down," they write. "So, seems likely that this is their attempt to shut down #OWS for good." The standoff starts Friday morning (adding: at 7 a.m.)Meanwhile, Occupy everywhere keeps going. Above, Katherine Dassis sends a pic from an occupation Monday in Kamuela, Hawaii. read more

Congresswoman Foxx at left.

Virginia Foxx explains it all

10/13/11 01:46PM

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-North Carolina) explained today why House Republicans' Protect Life Act is not misogynist:And for my colleagues across the aisle who say this is a misogynist bill, nobody has ever fought more for the rights of women than I have. But 50 percent of the unborn babies that are being aborted are females, so the misogyny comes for those who promote the killing of unborn babies. That's where the misogyny comes in, Madam Speaker.The House plans to vote on the bill today. It would block women using a health reform subsidy from buying coverage for abortion. read more

Defiance, Ohio, made me cry

10/13/11 12:50PM

With great appreciation to the pioneering civil rights activist Frank Kameny for going first way back when, may I present what's described as Defiance, Ohio's first ever Gay Pride. Thanks to Michael Mitchell of nearby the town of Bryan for sending the video.(Got stuff to send?) read more

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