Show StoriesRSS

select from

E.g., 2/1/2015
E.g., 2/1/2015
Romney before he shakes the etch-a-sketch

Romney before he shakes the etch-a-sketch

04/18/12 08:00PM

Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for The Washington Post, joins Rachel Maddow to nail down exactly what Mitt Romney's positions on the issues are at this point in the campaign and predicts which he's likely to change first in trying to... watch

Virginia is for VAJAJAYs

Virginia is for VAJAJAYs

04/18/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow shares the highlights from viewer-submitted custom Virginia license plate ideas, including two that became real plates on actual cars. watch

'Curing homosexuality' totally baseless

'Curing homosexuality' totally baseless

04/18/12 08:00PM

Gabriel Arana, reporter and web editor at The American Prospect and author of the piece “My So Called Ex-Gay Life,” talks with Rachel Maddow about Dr. Robert Spitzer recanting the one paper that served as the basis for "scientific" justifications for... watch

McDonnell's ads for nothing

McDonnell's ads for nothing

04/18/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow reviews new polls showing that Virginia's "Governor Vaginal Probe," Bob McDonnell, would not be helpful to Mitt Romney as a vice presidential pick, and wonders why McDonnell is running campaign ads when he's not running for anything. watch

Ahead on the 4/18 Maddow show

04/18/12 07:00PM

Tonight's guests include:Karen Tumulty, national political correspondent for The Washington PostGabriel Arana, reporter and web editor at The American Prospect and author of the piece “My So Called Ex-Gay Life”While watching tonight's video preview, take a listen to tonight's soundtrack. (Just be sure to allow the ad below to play... read more

The goal in Michigan

The goal in Michigan

04/18/12 06:30PM

Regarding the idea that autocracy can't help Michigan's troubled towns, commenter @tra1215 writes from one town the state has taken over:I live in Flint, and I haven't seen anything - NOTHING - that makes this city better. Police are still slow to respond (they don't even come for robberies anymore, unless they're in... read more

Folks waiting outside the Saban Theatre for Writers Bloc with Rachel Maddow and Bill Maher.

Coast to coast love

04/18/12 06:00PM

 We may have snuck a palm tree or two back on the plane. Maybe.Stay tuned for more pictures this weekend and next weekend, as Rachel's book tour for "Drift" continues! Many thanks to our West Coast TRMS friends for the love. read more

Wednesday's Mini-Report

04/18/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* In an awful new controversy, some U.S. paratroopers took photographs of themselves posing with Afghan human body parts.* The Zimmerman trial: "The Florida judge overseeing the murder case against George Zimmerman stepped aside on Wednesday at the request of Mr. read more

Thomas Friedman's bad habits

Thomas Friedman's bad habits

04/18/12 04:50PM

If New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman hoped to get people talking with his column today, it was a sterling success -- I've lost count of how many pieces I've read today about Friedman's latest submission. The responses haven't exactly been positive, but at Friedman can at least take comfort in knowing his column is... read more

The growing importance of the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

04/18/12 02:22PM

Yesterday, as you may have heard, was Equal Pay Day. It's the day that marks how much longer American women have to work to earn the same amount of money American men make in the same positions -- so if we use Jan. 1, 2011 as a starting date, what men made as of Dec. read more

Kobach on Romney role: 'Nothing's changed'

04/18/12 01:26PM

In a rather blatant "Etch A Sketch" moment, the Romney campaign yesterday tried to distance the presumptive Republican nominee from Kris Kobach, the architect of harsh, right-wing immigration measures and a leading Romney advisor on immigration policy.It seemed like an odd move. Kobach has, after all, boasted several times about taking... read more

The 'Woman's Option to Raise Kids' Act

04/18/12 12:41PM

One of the overarching lessons of the last week, apparently, is that Democrats and Republicans agree that stay-at-home moms are, indeed, working and should be respected for it. Ryan Grim reports that Rep. Pete Stark of California, a top Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee, wants to put this agreement to the test.Under current law,... read more

Wednesday's campaign round-up

04/18/12 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:* In national polling, a Pew Research Center poll shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney, 49% to 45%; a Reuters poll shows Obama leading Romney, 47% to 43%; and a New York Times/CBS... read more

Pages