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What Republicans want, and why

What Republicans want, and why

07/07/11 09:38AM

America keeps the taxes on corporations very low -- in 2009, U.S. corporate taxes were saved from being in the basement only by Iceland. The argument from Republicans is that rates have to stay low in order for businesses to hire people.But as Rachel talked about on the show last night, the same corporations that have been getting tax breaks have been laying off workers, not hiring. Citigroup, for example, paid just at 16.9 percent on its supposed rate of 35 percent last year, and sent 5,000 employees home. read more

Morning Maddow: July 7

07/07/11 07:32AM

Michele Bachmann's first Iowa ad.President Obama is putting social security cuts on the table.Republicans say they're okay with revenue increases, but not if they're taxes.And Ron Paul has a completely different idea (hint: it involves the Fed).Assistance to unemployed workers becomes a sticking point for Republicans in 3 trade pacts.Formerly Communist nation is about to show it's pretty good at the whole supply-and-demand thing.Did you know there's another nuclear power plant complex at Fukushima? Did you know electrical problems forced them to shut the cooling system down at one reactor? read more

Haboob is the word

Haboob is the word

07/06/11 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow notes with glee the number of times members of the media were made to say the word "haboob" in reporting on a massive dust storm in Arizona. watch

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

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