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On tonight's show

05/11/12 08:00PM

Bill Wolff, executive producer of the Rachel Maddow Show, shares a preview of tonight's show. How the Affordable Care Act is helping to stimulate the economy, the GOP’s “war on women” and Michael Moore joins us to discuss the Pontiac Silverdome. It’s a... watch

Will voters connect the dots from policy...

Will voters connect the dots from policy to politics?

05/11/12 08:00PM

Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor, and former chairman of the DNC, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether President Obama and Democrats will ever match Republicans' skill at retail politics - making sure voters understand the benefits they're... watch

This landmark is your landmark

This landmark is your landmark

05/11/12 08:00PM

Rachel Maddow tells the story of how Pontiac, Michigan's unelected "emergency manager" sold the Silverdome at a discount price then, years later, went into business with the man who bought it. watch

"Given the involvement of individuals considered deities in some cultures (Thor, Loki), there is even the potential to classify the event as an 'Act of God', although that designation would be subject to strenuous theological and legal debate."

The high cost of thwarting alien invasion

05/11/12 07:38PM

The new Avengers movie may have been insufficiently realistic for the U.S. military to be willing to lend its resources but it's also apparently not so fantastic that it can't be subjected to real world damage assessment.The Hollywood Reporter enlisted a company called Kinetic Analysis Corporation to figure out the actual money cost of... read more

Ahead on the 5/11 Maddow Show

05/11/12 07:19PM

Tonight's guests:Ed Rendell, former Pennsylvania governor, former DNC chairman, current NBC News political analyst and cnbc contributorMichael Moore, Academy Award-winning filmmaker, writer, and Michigan residentHere's executive producer Bill Wolff with a look at what's on tonight's show. (And here's the mood.) read more

Friday's Mini-Report

05/11/12 05:30PM

Today's edition of quick hits:* The United States launched airstrikes in Yemen yesterday "that killed as many as seven militants, the second American missile attack in the country since the CIA and other spy agencies disrupted an al-Qaeda airline bomb plot."* Afghan officials are reporting that their own military commanders have ... read more

Happy Mother's Day, from Trayvon's mom

05/11/12 04:45PM

If you want to see strength and dignity in the face of devastating loss, check out the new ad from Trayvon Martin's mother, Sybrina Fulton:This will be my first Mother's Day without my son Trayvon. I know it will be hard, but my faith, family and friends will pull me through. On Sunday, I'm going to say a prayer for other mothers... read more

Chronicling Mitt's Mendacity, Vol. XVII

Chronicling Mitt's Mendacity, Vol. XVII

05/11/12 03:49PM

As the 2012 presidential campaign advances, impatience with Mitt Romney's penchant for falsehoods grows. Jamelle Bouie this week reflected on the the fact that "the former Massachusetts governor has no use for honesty in his campaign.""Constant mendacity is the norm for Romney and his campaign, and odds are good that he won&... read more

Terry Gross + Mike Birbiglia = LOL

05/11/12 03:14PM

The source of intermittent, choked giggles from inside our cubicle farm today? Is this 6:40 masterpiece starring comedian Mike Birbiglia and NPR's Terry Gross (h/t: All Things D):  read more

Proof of quiet compassion

05/11/12 02:22PM

As a matter of public policy, it's easy to characterize Mitt Romney's agenda as rather cruel towards struggling families: his platform calls for cutting food stamps, making it harder to afford college tuition, ending health care coverage for millions, etc.But this week, questions about Romney's personal cruelty have come to the... read more

Rubio's DREAM Act conspiracy theory

Rubio's DREAM Act conspiracy theory

05/11/12 01:04PM

Ironically, as Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) makes more of an effort to raise his national profile, it's getting far more difficult to take him seriously. Comments like the ones he made yesterday are just clownish.Sen. read more

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