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Not your mother's women's rights movement...

Not your mother's women's rights movement anymore

05/14/12 08:00PM

Nancy Keenan, NARAL Pro-Choice America president, talks with Rachel Maddow about her decision to step down from the organization to make room for a younger generation of women leaders in the midst of an unprecedented attack of women's reproductive rights. watch

Romney's bane: Bain

Romney's bane: Bain

05/14/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow describes how Mitt Romney's opponents are using his time at Bain Capital against him, to paint him as heartless and greedy at the expense of American taxpayers drawing parallels with bailout of the collapsed financial industry. watch

Elizabeth Warren on risk and regulation

Elizabeth Warren on risk and regulation

05/14/12 08:00PM

Elizabeth Warren, Democratic candidate for Senate from Massachusetts, who helped create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, talks with Rachel Maddow about why the $2 billion dollar loss by J.P. Morgan is a sign that the banking industry is still... watch

A gas gas gas

A gas gas gas

05/14/12 06:55PM

In Friday's opening segment, Rachel talked about changing regulations to do with gas pump nozzles and vapor recovery.From the transcript:But now, because auto manufacturers are taking account of it, they are taking care of that problem inside the car.  They have rebuilt gas tanks so the gas tanks themselves, in the car, actually deal with most of the problem.  Because of that, those big, black, plastic, rubbery hood things that go over the gas pump nozzle ... are going to go away.Like Ms. read more

Ahead on the 5/14 Maddow show

05/14/12 06:27PM

Tonight's guests include:Elizabeth Warren, Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate, helped create the Consumer Financial Protection BureauNancy Keenan, NARAL Pro-Choice America presidentWhile watching tonight's video preview, take a listen to tonight's soundtrack. (Just be sure to allow the ad below to play out entirely, before starting the song.)Executive producer Bill Wolff shares a preview of tonight's show:  read more

Mississippi lawmaker: Coat hanger abortions might come back. 'But hey...'

05/14/12 06:00PM

Last month, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed a law requiring doctors at abortion clinics to have admitting privileges in a local hospital. Mississippi has one clinic left, where, because of the state's anti-abortion climate, they commute to work from Alabama. It's no secret that Mississippi Republicans, in particular, are delighted by the prospect that they might put the state's one and only clinic out of business.Mississippi State Representative Bubba Carpenter, speaking to the Alcorn County GOP on Thursday, said as much:"We have literally stopped abortion in the state of Mississippi. read more

Monday's Mini-Report

05/14/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* Problems persist in Greece: "Political deadlock in Greece on Monday stoked a renewed sense of crisis about the fate of the European economy as new data confirmed a downturn in one of the world's major trading blocks."* Are sanctions taking a toll on Iran? Yep.* Gay marriage is not yet legal in Rhode Island, but Gov. read more

Culture of Corruption Watch

Culture of Corruption Watch

05/14/12 04:55PM

Following up on a report from February, Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.) has been in quite a bit of hot water over alleged misdeeds, and last week, the House Ethics Committee offered the conservative Floridian a little good news and a little bad news.The good news for Buchanan is, the ethics panel has decided to narrow the focus of its investigation. read more

The wrong message, the wrong messenger

05/14/12 03:56PM

In the wake of the JPMorgan fiasco, and with growing discussion about how best to regulate Wall Street, the secretive, far-right American Future Fund is reportedly investing $3.4 million in this attack ad, which will air in seven 2012 battlegrounds. I'm not sure if AFF has thought this one through.The gist of the minute-long ad is that while President Obama says he's helped crack down on financial-industry excesses, American Future Fund would have voters believe he's actually a close Wall Street ally. read more

Is the RNC OK with ENDA or is it DOA?

05/14/12 03:01PM

Senate Democrats know the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) faces long odds, but they're moving forward on the pending legislation anyway. Aside from a modicum of moderate Republican support, the bill appears to have no realistic shot of success anytime soon.Or does it? read more

'Make no mistake about it, you are dumb'

05/14/12 01:58PM

Among all the big names sharing their sagacity with America's freshly minted  college grads this week (President Obama, Mitt Romney, Michelle Obama, Colin Powell et al.)  was award-harvesting film/TV writer Aaron Sorkin, who spoke at his alma mater, Syracuse, yesterday.For anyone weary of the usual commencement if-you-can-dream-it-you-can-do-it uplift, Mr. Sorkin's remarks will come as a welcome antidote:"Make no mistake about it, you are dumb. You're a group of incredibly well-educated dumb people. I was there. read more

Monday's campaign round-up

05/14/12 12:00PM

Today's installment of campaign-related news items that won't necessarily generate a post of their own, but may be of interest to political observers:* Following President Obama's endorsement last week of marriage equality, new polling shows most Americans support at least some legal recognition of same-sex unions.* Rick Santorum, meanwhile, wants Mitt Romney to go on the attack on marriage rights, calling Obama's comments "a very potent weapon" Republicans can use against him.* The Detroit News published a new poll showing Obama leading Romney in Michigan, where the Republican was born, 45.1% read more

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