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Obama says Gitmo 'needs to be closed'The NRA's new women's channel: 'Armed and fabulous'Results: It's Markey vs Gomez for Mass. Senate seatThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 04/30/13Unemployment is due to drug use, says PA governorMarkey and Gomez will faceoff for Mass. Senate seat#click3 Happy 20 year anniversary internet!Bob McDonnell faces FBI probe into relationship with wealthy donorWhy #98 --Jason Collins' jersey-- made Matthew Shepard's mother cryCamp Hope: A way for families to connectLinks for the 4/30 TRMSDecryptomaddowlogical #46Morning Headlines: Wednesday, May 1What we're reading: Wednesday, May 1, 2013American job prospects make for dim May Day celebrationMorning Maddow: May 1Special election set for MassachusettsRyan's culture war agenda takes a detourChristie insists 'compromise isn't a dirty word' in first adLet Me Start: Gun Vote BacklashMitt Romney to grads: Get hitched and have a 'quiverful' of kids'The invisible become visible on May 1'Chris' list: Top companies for flexible workThe Company Memo: Wednesday, May 1, 2013NOW Today: Unfinished BusinessMust read: Guantánamo's former chief prosecutor speaks outA House divided against itselfVitter, Inhofe have curious standards for 'transparency'GOP adviser: Colbert Busch could win by a point or twoAn excerpt from Richard Haass' "Foreign Policy Begins at Home"Toomey's candor sheds light on post-policy partyWednesday's campaign round-upGun control: New push, new outcome?Three charged with obstruction in Boston bombing caseFirst Word: 3 taken into custody in connection with Boston bombingObama campaign nabs Webby awardReports of a 'train wreck' have been greatly exaggeratedRubio: My immigration bill 'probably can't pass the House'Email becomes new frontier in privacy fightSurvey: Many Republicans believe armed rebellion may be necessaryAs creationism law comes up for repeal, an appeal to Bobby JindalCongressman Steve Israel: 'Endless detention is not a good idea'Mass. GOP Senate nominee: I would have voted for background checksChina leads the way in eradicating extreme world povertyEvidence of South Carolina smear campaign emergesPoll: Most Americans believe sequester doesn't affect them10 years later: Mission accomplished?Obama doubles down to defend restrictions on the morning-after pillWhat Obama can do right now to close GuantanamoLindsey Graham, Tim Scott line up behind embattled Mark SanfordO'Donnell to libertarians: 'You deserve better spokesmen than Ron and Rand'Beltway assumptions are often hard to shakeCould you live on $1.50 a day?Guantanamo Bay -- What will President Obama do?'Fiscal policy is restraining economic growth'Senator Palin? Tea party PAC pushing Sarah back into officeNewtown daughter to Sen. Ayotte: 'Why doesn't my mother's murder matter?'Wednesday's Mini-ReportVery Last Word: Obama's press conference, the short versionFew House seats up for grabs in 2014New book: 'Being Latino means being from everywhere'Gay adoption: Paul Ryan's careful change of positionGitmo must goCarjacking victim details harrowing escape from Boston bombing suspectsAhead on the 5/1 Maddow showBackground checks: GOPer reveals why the gun bill failedChart Imitates Life: Who do you trust?Poll: Obama gets a low grade on immigration and gun controlThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 05/01/13Newtown daughter on Ayotte's gun vote: 'It's disgusting'#click3 Caterpillar looks like Donald Trump's hairAFL-CIO President: 'It's like we've become oblivious to the plight of workers'How the Chamber of Commerce conquered the Supreme CourtCruz, GOPers begin jockeying for 2016O'Donnell: 'It's not my Boston anymore...and that's a very, very good thing'Links for the 5/2 TRMSChoose your own misadventure at the Bush Presidential LibraryDecryptomaddowlogical #47Morning Headlines: Thursday, May 2What we're reading: Thursday, May 2, 2013Morning Maddow: May 2Obama admin appeals ruling on 'morning-after' pillWatch: Constituent blasts Congress over sequester cuts at town hallJobless claims improve again, reach five-year lowChris' list: Cheapest places to flyLet Me Start: How to weaken a presidentRNC takes the low roadThe Company Memo: Thursay, May 2, 2013Poll: Americans are OK being seen, but not heardAir war begins in Va. gubernatorial battlegroundWhat a rattled politician looks likeMust read: How to spot counterfeit moneyA Gollum-like approach to public policyThe Ted Cruz insta-pollFlorida teen faces felony charges for science experimentInclude LGBT families in the immigration billThe Republican War on DataThursday's campaign round-upHunger Games: Meals on Wheels chairman says sequester is 'hurting in a big way'Clinton 2016 cries intensifyMaryland governor repeals death penaltyTop Links: The arguments against expanding background checks are getting increasingly stupid and/or insultingThe National Day of PrayerPaul Ryan: Beware of 'anchor babies'Transit cop shot in Boston manhunt: I'm 'optimistic I'll recover back to 100%'House GOP: National Science Foundation grants should 'secure the national defense'Watch: Brzezinskis make Town & Country's most influential families listA woman in the White House?More lawmakers sign on to new background checks billFirst Word: NRA to convene for the first time since NewtownMinority districts aren't workingNullification campaign advances in multiple statesMay Day in BangladeshThe RNC blasts Obama for not passing gun reform billMarriage equality sweeps all of New EnglandCommerce Secretary nominee tied to ongoing labor union struggleNonprofit founder heals one child at a timeThe facts Ayotte doesn't want her constituents to knowAndrew Cuomo for President?Thursday's Mini-ReportVery Last Word: Is Christie 'more out of touch' than Romney?Barbara Buono challenges Chris Christie's recordWhy Hillary's competitors should jump in NOW!Ahead on the 5/2 Maddow showBoston bombers: Tsarnaev brothers planned attack for July 4thMcConnell accuses Obama of 'misleading' public on ObamacareMeet the NRA's new president, Jim PorterGoogle: North Korea and 'the new corruption'The Agenda: Obama arrives in Mexico to pitch immigration reformTighter security at the Kentucky DerbyOne Fund Boston: 'How do you play God?'The Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 05/02/13#click3 I am not a robotOhio GOP's new plan to suppress the youth voteBloomberg and NYPD struggle with 'stop and frisk' questionsArmed rebellion on the horizon? 29% say yes!Homeland insecurity: What is our new normal?Rifles for kids: A 5-year-old boy accidentally shot his 2-year-old sisterLinks for the 5/2 TRMSDecryptomaddowlogical #48Morning Headlines: Friday, May 3Living at the "Alpha House"Morning Maddow: May 3Rhode Island bends the arc towards justiceToo Young to Die: Vanessa WilsonNOW Today: The gun divideApril job figures beat expectationsU.S. job creation improves, unemployment rate dropsSenate rundown: Candidates still wantedLet Me Start: Biden's new gun pushChris' list: Greatest guitarists of all timeThe Company Memo: Friday, May 3, 2013Must read: Jane Fonda's home designThe lowest jobless rate since 2008Roses bestowed on McCain for background check voteNo harm in breaking bread'Yes' votes on background checks prove popular for red-state DemsSearching in vain for a scandal that isn't thereIs college worth the cost?Top Links: A few broad themes are emerging from another solid monthly jobs reportsUS execution strategy threatened by drug shortfallMcJobs recovery continues in latest job figuresPhilly to boost 'enhanced police presence' at weekend raceFlashback Friday: Up close to Iceland's erupting glacial volcanoClarence Thomas: Obama approved by 'elites and the media'Fringe festival: Beck, Palin, Cruz headline NRA eventOne of these things is not like the otherHello, world!Senator: NRA 'spread myths and misconceptions' 'artfully and aggressively'Spotlight on retail after 500 perish in Bangladesh factoryPseudo-science wins another round in LouisianaFleischer tackles Guantanamo, Nazis as only he canMay 4: Town Halls and guns, President Obama's speeches, and Jason CollinsTexas officials on fertilizer plant explosion: Nothing to see here'The science is undeniable'Guantanamo 'under lockdown' 'like we haven't seen since the Bush years'Mr. Forgetful strikes againNRA: Protestors plan a showdown at the gun showThe Green Lantern Theory runs rampantFriday's Mini-ReportTonight: An encore presentation of Hubris: Selling the Iraq War'What works': For a smarter approach to budgeting, embrace the evidenceWhy our enemies would welcome a US war with SyriaEven with a new NRA president, the same old thinkingThe NRA moves dangerously far to the rightCruz accuses 'Obama liberals' of violating the ConstitutionThe Syllabus: What you should know for the May 4 'MHP'Tales from Tribeca: Let us now praise famous catsDJ Spin CycleGitmo dilemma: Force-feeding violates international lawIsrael strikes Syria to keep 'game-changing weaponry' from reaching HezbollahCan Democrats buck history in the 2014 midterm elections?This Week in GodWhite House fully supportive of Israeli strikes inside SyriaPresident Bush, a library exhibit can't fix your Katrina decisionsApril jobs report signals slow and steady recoveryFmr. NBA players praise Jason Collins: He's a positive vanguardApril most deadly month for Iraq in nearly 5 yearsTwo woman helping other military families find workDemocrat calls out Washington's hypocrisy on 'sequester' cutsMay 5: Ted Cruz, Obama's coalition, SyriaJudicial confirmations grind to a haltThe Syllabus: What you should know for the May 5 'MHP'NRA chief: 'How many Bostonians wished they had a gun two weeks ago?'Feds press Tsarnaev family, friends for bombing intelThe NRA convention isn't really about gunsPersonality is Key in South Carolina House raceExcerpt: Ira Katznelson's 'Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time'Week in Geek: fun with atoms editionEscalation in Syria increases pressure on US to interveneSteve Case: Tech world needs comprehensive immigration reformFighting for social justice through spoken wordAnthony Weiner's forgotten scandalHouse intelligence chair: Hezbollah funding Syrian troopsObama delivers commencement speech at The Ohio State UniversityCemeteries refusing to bury body of Boston bombing suspectACLU alleges Detroit PD 'kidnapping' homeless and 'dumping' them outside the cityAs turmoil increases, Rep. urges cautious approach with SyriaWill the inclusion of LGBT couples threaten the immigration bill?Gabrielle Giffords awarded JFK Profile in Courage AwardAt Fox, derby hats trump job growthNavratilova 'passing the baton' to fellow LGBT athlete Jason CollinsMorning Headlines: Monday, May 6An excerpt from Mika Brzezinski's "Obsessed"What we're reading: Monday, May 6, 2013Morning Maddow: May 6When the NRA comes to townFlorida GOP puts politics over peopleLet Me Start: Syria strikes10 House seats Dems, GOP will spar over in 2014Morning Rundown: Candidates still matterWatch: Governor Rambo? Rick Perry styled as action hero in NRA videoAnyone want to be a senator?NOW Today: The Syria questionHow to break the budget processWatch: Google+ education Hangout Monday at 4 pm ETKansas, Justice Department on nullification collision courseNRA speaker advocates keeping guns in kids' bedroomsImmigration reform sets up for new battle#TDRGoodMorning from nursing students in KansasObama hopes to keep economy in national spotlightHarvard historian apologizes for homophobic remarkNew York plans to sue Bank of America, Wells Fargo over mortgage practicesMonday's campaign round-upFirst Word: Has the NRA become the National Republican Association?Look who's back! Sanford in dead heat with Colbert BuschHouse Republicans stuck in the past as they return to workObama administration rejects science in morning-after pill appealCan Cruz run? Canadian-born senator eyes 2016Cuban journalists exposing injustice merit more attentionOn immigration, it's Heritage vs. the GOP600,000 vets stuck in disability backlogNew concerns over homemade plastic gunsFilling in the blanks on the debt-ceiling hostage noteThe Big Question: Should Tamerlan Tsarnaev's body be buried in America?New York to sue major banks over mortgage settlementAn excerpt from Burt Bacharach's "Anyone Who Had a Heart"Elizabeth Smart: Abstinence-only education can make rape survivors feel 'dirty,' 'filthy'Pushing austerity, just a little too lateUnkindest cuts: How is the sequester hurting YOU?Health insurance mattersMedal of Honor Society honors six Newtown educatorsA solution to immigration: Open doorsWatch: NRA offers women bra holsters, new rhetoricTop Links: What you may have missed at the NRA's convention in HoustonMonday's Mini-ReportHead of Air Force sexual assault prevention charged with sexual batteryHow to achieve meaningful immigration reformObama the Zombie? Just a coincidence, says the companyAhead on the 5/6 Maddow showHeritage Foundation: Immigration plan will cost $6.3 trillion. Legit?The Daily Show, 17 years onCharter schools: The report cardFor NRA's new president, not his father's gun club#click3 You have the right to a lawyer, or, do you?The Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 05/06/13Ohio secretary of state's early-voting flip flopBack from the dead? Senate to scrape up votes on background checksNew York AG indicates Feds might 'go after' banks on mortgage settlementJustice Department to monitor South Carolina congressional electionLimbaugh's 'slut' comment continues to cost himLinks for the 5/6 TRMSCops--not NRA's armed citizenry--stopped terrorists in BostonDecryptomaddowlogical #49Morning Headlines: May 7, 2013What we're reading: Tuesday, May 7, 2013Morning Maddow: May 7Mark Sanford aims to surprise once againReid sees Cruz as a 'schoolyard bully'NOW Today: Better off?Let Me Start: Carolina on my mindToo Young to Die: A'Shaya MillerWhy Illinois' GOP chair was forced to resignWatch: Man I'm tired, Mark Sanford on election dayThe Sanford-Colbert Busch showdown: Especially 'special' special electionsThe politics of online sales taxesChris Christie reveals secret weight-loss surgeryBackground-check opponents on the defensiveDubious Heritage study pits right against itselfWhite House threatens veto of GOP working families bill#TDRGoodMorning from the staff at Huntington HospitalHouse GOP takes a new message to 'mommy blogs'Gina DeJesus' cousin says she's ready to return to her normal lifeFirst Word: All eyes on South Carolina's special electionManchin: The background check bill is coming backWatch: How the sequester threatens Head StartPortman struggles with ENDA supportCrooner Jon 'Bowzer' Bauman hits trail for Colbert BuschHeritage Foundation report takes fire from GOP over 'misleading' claims'We don't get to choose who they are'Louisiana Supreme Court strikes down Jindal's voucher planDelaware becomes 11th state to legalize gay marriage"Obsessed" week comes to Morning JoeRepublicans sing new tune on background checksRepublicans allege Benghazi 'cover up,' but of what exactly?Rep. Steve Israel: Plastic guns 'make it easier for terrorists'Illinois GOP chairman resigns after supporting gay marriageDefense: Hair sample in question in death row inmate's pending executionSouth Carolina Dem chair bashes governor: Nikki Haley is a 'fraud'TRMS Infoxication Challenge: Presidential golfing editionAyotte says she supports background checks, even though she voted 'no'When Reagan worship goes awry'Just let this kid get on with her life': Science tutor for arrested Florida teen speaks outSenators blast 'plague' of military sexual assault'That's absurd beyond the word absurd'Watch: Harry Reid calls Ted Cruz 'a schoolyard bully'Louisiana Supreme Court rules Jindal's voucher program unconstitutionalSecond acts and double standardsTwo months as an icebreakerWatch: In Arizona, education key to filling jobsObama: Those who engage in sexual assault in military are 'betraying the uniform'Tuesday's Mini-ReportRussia: Old foe or new friend?State Department witnesses will challenge official Benghazi attack accountWhy Gosnell's case offends usAl Gore has a Nobel, an Oscar, and a big empty houseSouth Carolina race means... nothingSurgery or no, Christie looks like he's gearing up for 2016Funny or Die takes on marriage equalityThe Agenda: Immigration reform ignites latest battle in GOP civil warAhead on the 5/7 Maddow showFormer Gov. Mark Sanford wins South Carolina race in stunning comeback#click3 Art genius draws Chris HayesThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 05/07/13Amanda Berry's former teacher not surprised she escaped: 'She was a tough kid'Obama: 'North Korea has failed again'Very Last Word: Merits of Obama's foreign policy styleLinks for the 5/7 TRMSDecryptomaddowlogical #50What we're reading: Wednesday, May 8, 2013Morning Headlines: Wednesday, May 8Morning Maddow: May 8From the Appalachian Trail to the halls of CongressFirst Read Flash: Redemption is sweetAnd then there were 11Watch: Mark Sanford's acceptance speechGun-toting protesters could face legal hurdles in march on WashingtonWatch: Elizabeth Colbert Busch's concession speechLet me start: A political RenaissanceNBC/Marist poll: Va. gubernatorial race in dead heatChris Christie cruising to re-election in NBC/Marist pollReduced gun violence doesn't mean the problem is solvedHouse background check bill won't advance soon, say sponsorsThe right's love/hate relationship with the CBOPoll: Americans want Congress to focus on jobs, not guns and immigrationWatch: Lindsey Graham slams administration for Benghazi 'spin'A classic Cheney modifierThe looming fight over 'debt prioritization''I feel like I know what happened in Benghazi'#TDRGoodmorning from Concordia CollegeWednesday's campaign round-upUS work-related deaths top 150 a day, finds AFL-CIO reportBiden jabs at GOP voter suppression effortsFirst Word: Mark Sanford, the comeback kidTop GOP senator 'fairly satisfied' on Benghazi answersJason Richwine and the wonk gapAmanda Berry was 'tough little girl' growing upWatch: Gov. Christie spoofs his trademark blue fleece in whodunit videoThe latest: Nine new details in Cleveland kidnapping caseGitmo: Stop Quran searches, say hunger strikersA deficit shift the GOP may struggle to explainMississippi execution halted after DOJ cites faulty evidenceBrian Shactman is your new 'Way Too Early' hostMcDonnell approval soars in Va. despite investigationObama's approval rating back over 50%Heritage immigration report co-author argued Hispanics are 'low-IQ' immigrantsRescue of Ohio women must be 'best Mother's Day gift,' says Michelle ObamaWhat guns and water resources have in commonKidnapping victims return home after years in captivityTop Clinton aide responds to House Benghazi testimonyMichigan town shuts schools, lays off all teachers over budget crisisMore GOP lawmakers balk at chained CPIWhat went wrong in South CarolinaBack to basics on nullificationWednesday's Mini-ReportWhy the War on Drugs continues to failKiller hospital rates: A new tool lets patients compare pricesVery Last Word: Should Christie have told constituents about weight-loss surgery?TRMS Infoxication Challenge: Presidential Golfing Edition RESULTSWelcome back to politics Mark SanfordGay marriage: Minnesota House set to voteBenghazi siege: New testimony, old political gamesJon Bon Jovi, Alec Baldwin, and SNL's Bobby Moynihan help Chris Christie search for his fleeceAhead on the 5/8 Maddow showCatholic Bishops call Prop 8 and DOMA the 'Roe v. Wade of marriage'Too big to care: Waddayagonnado?Unbelievable: Limbaugh finds the Obama connection in Cleveland kidnappingsWhy does the GOP keep digging into the Benghazi attacks?Cleveland kidnapping: Could police have found the women sooner?The Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 05/08/13Links for the 5/8 TRMS#click3: Goats hired for Chicago AirportElizabeth Warren: Students shouldn't pay a higher rate than banksGeorge Takei and Jesse Tyler Ferguson star in 'Gays Beware' PSADecryptomaddowlogical #51Yale's Dr. David Katz discusses the 'F-word'Morning Headlines: Thursday, May 9Morning Maddow: May 9With a whimperFirst Read Flash: Fine diningJobless claims still improving, reach another five-year lowSenate rundown top 10: Daunting map for DemsLet Me Start: The Benghazi blame gameWarren puts student loans in spotlightBlacks voted at higher rate than whites for first time in 2012As if the first 39 times left unanswered questionsGOP senator slams 'failure' Harry Reid for 'disaster' SenateGOP culture war threatens immigration reformTaking the politics of extortion past the breaking pointBoston bombing suspect says brother's widow not involvedAsked and answeredFirst Word: Senate Judiciary Committee begins markup of immigration bill#TDRGoodMorning from Children's Hospital in LAThursday's campaign round-upCleveland's Latino community in shock over kidnapping caseA familiar economic foeWave of fast food strikes hits St. LouisCharles Ramsey says he learned from past mistakesGun control advocates borrow old PR strategies for renewed issuesHouse Democrat pans debt bill as one of the worst the GOP has ever proposed'The next generation is starting their economic race 50 yards behind the starting line.'Ed Markey attempts youth appeal by touting legislation from the mid-90sBrian Shactman on becoming the new host of 'Way Too Early'New Dem Charlie Crist backs gay marriageMissouri governor considering bill that sidesteps federal gun lawsLeave President McKinley alone!'The Mission Continues' for Vets at homeRep. Jenkins may need a head start of her ownA year after Obama's gay marriage 'evolution'Mitt Romney to appear with Jay Leno next weekHeritage sure knows how to pick 'emWatch: John Kerry joins Andrea Mitchell in first State Dept Google HangoutHillary Clinton avoids politics in Beverly Hills speechBenghazi: Boehner calls on Obama to release docsMinnesota House passes same-sex marriage billRepublican vs. Republican battle lines drawn on immigration reformObama renews focus on jobs, education with Texas tripThe wrong solution to the wrong problemThursday's Mini-ReportThe tuition is too damn high (and other student loan scandals)WATCH: Emotional testimony from Gregory Hicks at Benghazi hearing'Poised for progress' on jobs, but with no urgency for actionPrince Harry gets a warm reception in Washington--mostly from the ladiesAmerica's most trusted? Hint: Not a politician'Great Gatsby' is one of the best American stories we haveSexual assault: Is the military capable of policing itself?Boston bombing: Martin Richard's family offers thanksUnlike the Irish, Latinos can't assimilate, says Heritage immigration study co-authorAhead on the 5/9 Maddow showIs anything we do private anymore?When Rachel visited JimmyThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 05/09/13The mind of Ariel Castro: Self-described 'sexual predator'Is Sallie Mae in bed with your college? Making money off student debtThe Sandy Hook Promise Mother's Day CardWhy military sex crimes aren't reported: 'They're afraid of retaliation'Manchin ready to bring back background checks billLinks for the 5/9 TRMSWhat happens if Iran and Israel go nuclear? We aren't preparedMorning Headlines: Friday, May 10What we're reading: Friday, May 10, 2013Morning Maddow: May 10The hunt for the GOP's white whale will never endFirst Read Flash: The 'Gang' hangs togetherBoehner, McConnell block their own Medicare goalsWatch: Spire installed atop One World Trade CenterToo Young to Die: Destiny McCordCrazy from the heatThe Benghazi attack ad Romney nixed and the one Rove airedWoman rescued from Bangladesh factory; death toll hits 1000Let Me Start: Benghazi FeverSame surgery, same city, $118K differenceObama, the EPA, and environmental opportunitiesMassachusetts' Gomez already struggling badly'That is the Texas way'Ella's advice to President Obama: Make your team work harder!Not skinny enough to be princess? Disney's 'Brave' character gets makeoverDems, White House blast GOP for blocking EPA nomineeVIDEO: Newtown father reveals 'we cry every day' in heartbreaking interviewWatch: Survivor found in Bangladesh factory collapseEric Cantor, misunderstoodLargest fast food strike yet as workers walk out in MichiganWomen's health plays central role in renewed Obamacare pitchTop Links: Benghazi ... heard of it?#click3 Girls can codePeggy Noonan and the 'implied question'A year without the Internet - One man's fastChris Christie vetoes early voting in New JerseyIRS flagged conservative groups for unfair scrutinyTime to wake up: Republicans boycott vote on EPA nomineeNYC lawmakers consider allowing non-citizen immigrants to voteGun vote spurs political ad storm in New HampshireShow some R-E-S-P-E-C-T for women in technologyImmigration fight just getting started: 5 takeawaysKerry on Benghazi hearings: 'I haven't learned anything new'An alarming milestoneCalif. Assembly passes transgender equality billsMay 11: Death Penalty, Austerity, Obamacare'The Ed Show' gets back to work on SaturdayPolice open criminal investigation into Texas fertilizer blastObama needs a Plan B on emergency contraceptionRichwine exits stage rightDennis Rodman: 'Obama can't do s***'Heritage analyst resigns after saying Hispanic immigrants have low IQsFriday's Mini-ReportThe Butterfly Project: 2013Military sexual assault: Is 'keeping it in the family' the right approach?The Cleveland kidnappings remind us that we're losing our sense of communityLennon or McCartney? A new poll on music and politicsThe Syllabus: What you need to know for the May 11 'MHP'Ahead on the 5/10 Maddow showCocktail Moment: Old Fashioned (the original way)Gitmo 'should never have come into existence,' says congressmanThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 05/10/13Earth in time lapse shows human wear and tearSandy Hook will build a new schoolLinks for the 5/10 TRMSHow prison keeps many Americans locked into povertyDecryptomaddowlogical #52Military sexual assault survivors need more than sound and furyHappy Mother's Day to all types of momsThis Week in GodMystery of the green spandex suit solved!Escaping death: Exonerated man vindicated as Maryland repeals death penaltyMay 12: Guns, nullification of federal laws, gay rightsMeet two Brooklyn designers fighting for gun reformA look at the Republican Benghazi talking points as they've been laid out so farTeens, sex and shame: What damage is being done?It's not charity-- it's community, says the founder of BenevolentRand Paul: Benghazi should preclude Hillary Clinton from higher office'ED Show' guest list: Saturday, May 11Nancy Pelosi blasts GOP 'obsession' with Benghazi'ED Show' poll: Should Democrats push for round two of health care?Talking points fuel Benghazi firestormBenghazi: Who knew what when?Report reveals cost of medical procedures vary widely between hospitals#click3 Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His CerealHow do we solve poverty? Honor thy motherThe Syllabus: What you need to know for the May 12 'MHP'Solutions to poverty are easy, but will politics get in the way?Moms gain political power and influenceUpdate: Mubarak interview story fabricated, NBC News reportsMichelle Obama celebrates quiet Mother's Day, tweets congratulationsRemembering Huey Long's radical vision for fixing povertyWant to know how to solve poverty? 'Ask me.'Week in Geek: Mother's Day edition'ED Show' guest list: Sunday, May 12Report: IRS knew of targets against Tea Party in 2011Abduction survivor uses story to help other victimsWhat are the political implications of the IRS targeting Tea Party groups?Luke Russert reveals how the Boston bombings affected himChief Benghazi investigator: GOP inquiry has drifted into 'political partisanship'Is sexism obscuring the cure to American poverty?Mother's Day shooting leaves 12 injured in New OrleansWhat we're reading: Monday, May 13, 2013Watch: Brian Shactman's wife, kids wish him luck on first dayMorning Maddow: May 13'We don't want to have some sort of a stage show'GOP state senator eyeing Iowa Senate bidGates laments 'cartoonish impression of military capabilities'First Read Flash: Fuzzy math?Let Me Start: Start of the second-term curse?Watch: Gingrich slams IRS profiling as 'almost madness'Chris' list: Weekend box office hitsThe Company Memo: Monday, May 13, 2013Chris' must read: Workers taking the most sick daysFrom bad to worse at the IRSMcCain avoids 'legitimate questions'NOW Today: "Great" relationship?When their sentence is up, ex-offenders stay in a prison of debtBenghazi investigator: We went after decision-makers, not ClintonSebelius forced to get creativeIssa goes after Petraeus in a serious wayPolicy problems plague GOP efforts to rebuild winning coalition#TDRGoodMorning from the Seattle Prep TeamOfficials who don't exist can't resignProject aims to track big city carbon footprintsMust-Read Op-Eds for Monday, May 13An excerpt from Rick Atkinson's "The Guns at Last Night"Monday's campaign round-upBest noon thing in the Universe todayObama on IRS targeting of Tea Party: 'I will not tolerate it'An excerpt from Leslie Woodhead's "How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin"Obstructionist tactics lead to procedural gamesSearch ends for Bangladesh garment factory workers, death toll at 1,127First Word: Obama faces tough questions on IRS, BenghaziDefiant Obama calls Benghazi controversy 'a political circus'An odd choice for Grand InquisitorEducation start-ups get lift from grant competitionBritish PM: We have not made decision to arm Syrian opposition'At any given moment, something can jump off.'Dems face tough Senate battle as Herseth Sandlin bows outAs some Michigan schools remain closed, many more face budget woesObama laments political 'sideshow'Rubio goes to bat for Ayotte over gun controlSecond-term crisis? Obama faces down critics on multiple frontsRep. Bachmann: 9/11, Benghazi are a 'judgment' from GodFox News host confronted over 'slanderous' remarks linking Obama daughters to BenghaziThe 7 other 'scandals' that didn't turn out to be Obama's WatergateThe 'diction' debatesThe heart of the immigration matter'The stars look very different today': Astronaut Chris Hadfield films Bowie cover video in spaceMarriage equality in Minnesota: A gay-rights victory in the MidwestMother's Day shooting: Handguns and urban violenceLiberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says Roe v. Wade went too farMonday's Mini-ReportGovernment secretly grabs AP's phone recordsChris Matthews to Obama on IRS scandal: 'Do something' or face 2014 backlashOn Benghazi, voters trust Hillary Clinton over congressional RepublicansWhy Hillary Clinton will come out on top on BenghaziRichwine on Hispanic IQ comments: 'I don't apologize'New Orleans shooting: Police identify a suspectAhead on the 5/13 Maddow showKermit Gosnell's case is closed. Will we draw the right lessons?The Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 05/13/13#click3: Ground Control to Major TomJustice Department secretly collected AP reporters' phone recordsWhy the real IRS scandal happened in 1959The IRS scandal effect on the midterm electionsLinks for the 5/13 TRMSFranken aims at reform of credit-rating systemDecryptomaddowlogical #53Morning Headlines: Tuesday, May 14What we're reading: Tuesday, May 14, 2013Watch: Associated Press editor finds Justice Dept. subpoena 'distressing'Morning Maddow: May 14Let Me Start: More trouble aheadJustice Department targets AP phone logsToo Young to Die: Alec McGloryFirst Read Flash: Listening InHeritage Foundation immigration study backfiresIRS mess isn't going away anytime soonNOW Today: Political footballsJustice Department seizes journalists' recordsChris' list: ASPCA's top 10 naughtiest petsThe Company Memo: Tuesday, May 14, 2013Must read: R rated movies that should have been rated PG-13Ayotte's allies scramble to undo damageRNC Latino outreach director now a DemocratRNC outreach efforts take another step backwardsAn excerpt from Olympia Snowe's "Fighting for Common Ground"A new book explains why political cartoons scared HitlerMust-Read Op-Eds for Tuesday, May 14Getting the old, failed gang back togetherVery Last Word: The politics of adulteryAngelina Jolie discloses her double mastectomy procedure#TDRGoodMorning from the Maple Syrup FarmIt's not 'even bigger' than Iran-ContraCarl Bernstein: Seizing phone records is designed to 'intimidate'Fmr. Sen. Olympia Snowe: President is the 'engine'Tuesday's campaign round-upWhy can't Latinos get elected to the US Senate?'Start by looking in the mirror'Obama administration faces full court press over scandalsRussian claim of CIA officer capture cracks Obama's foreign policyFirst Word: Pressure mounts on Obama adminstrationTalk of filibuster reform percolates among Senate DemsJournalists react to AP phone record seizureTwo IRS scandals hit Washington: One you've heard of, one you haven'tWatch: Chris Christie goes negative in re-election bidHolder recused from investigation into national security leaksReport slams lax IRS management as DOJ opens criminal probeStory on Benghazi leaks starts to unravelObama administration tries to distance itself from scandalsDeficit reduction picks up speedWatch: Fmr. NAACP chair calls Tea Party groups 'Taliban wing of American politics'Sen. Snowe from outside the Capitol looking inThe Plan B BattleWhat kind of country do we want to live in?Tuesday's Mini-ReportAn early comeback for Allen West?Progressives to president: Say it ain't soIRS used 'inappropriate criteria' and had 'ineffective management'Holder addresses AP, IRS controversiesAngelina Jolie's bold choiceJournalists beware: You could be nextIs Sebelius shaking down health-care execs to finance Obamacare?How Obama can solve his scandal problemMitch McConnell to voters: Please 'like' meAhead on the 5/14 Maddow showObama's political survival: Three things he should do nowMinnesota passes same-sex marriageAngelina Jolie's decision: What people need to know to protect themselvesAl Franken's financial reform proposal: A sampling of the reactionArmy prevention coordinator accused of 'abusive sexual contact'The Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 05/14/13Military sexual assault: Another prevention coordinator investigatedGOP prepares investigations of White House under siegeEmbattled White House: Another day, another controversy#click3: Gingrich perplexed by 'smart phone'Watertown police officers: How the Tsarnaev firefight went downMinnesota gov welcomes marriage equalityLinks for the 5/14 TRMSOn Benghazi, 'Obama's Watergate' claim too much even for some RepublicansDecryptomaddowlogical #54WikiLeaks and the information warMorning Headlines: Wednesday, May 15An excerpt from Jimmy Connors' "The Outsider"An excerpt from Dan Brown's "Inferno"Morning Maddow: May 15First Read Flash: White House woesInspector General finds a confused, mismanaged IRSLet Me Start: Damage controlThe flawed reporting that touched off a firestormMust read: Inside the Oscar Pistorius murder caseImmigration reform: New flashpoint for conservatives?Why the GOP is taking a pass on an Obama admin scandalThe Company Memo: Wednesday, May 15, 2013Gibbs criticizes White House as too slow to react to IRS targetingDeficit hawks unmoved by factsChris' list: Airline satisfaction surveyNOW Today: The Gitmo storyBush's Attorney General: You can investigate leaks without subpoenaing reportersImmigration unaffected by recent controversiesS.E.'s Tweet Bag with Luke RussertMedia letter to DOJ: Stronger laws needed to protect reportersIRS cases 'included organizations of all political views'Top Dem calls for IRS chief's ousterAlberto Gonzales returns from obscurityStriking Milwaukee workers demand $15 minimum wage'If he were a woman, they'd be calling him the weakest speaker in history'Special tax status played role in IRS 'mistakes'Federal officials push for lowering DUI limitSexual assault epidemic exposes shortfalls in military proposalsRNC jumps on Obama's bad week in fundraising videoHouse GOP pumped to vote to repeal Obamacare--for the 37th timeWhite House renews push for media shield lawTop Treasury lawyer: I had no knowledge of IRS Tea Party targetingHouse GOP hopes to find more than money in the 'Arrested Development' banana stand'Culture of intolerance?' More like 'sour grapes,' says RNC'To suggest in the 21st century that a woman could be prevented from having access to birth control, even as far to the right as I am, that's going off the cliff.'Cash-strapped Michigan school district to reopen with state fundsHolder blasts Issa's conduct as 'shameful'The Tea Party's new lease on lifeHolder attempts to dodge heat on AP phone probeCrisis at Guantanamo: 100 detainees on hunger strikeWhite House releases Benghazi emails as scandal growsCBO once again tells GOP what it doesn't want to hearDeficit shrinks faster than expected, undermining 'the austerity gang'Wednesday's Mini-ReportShield law moves forward in wake of AP intrusionCharges dropped against Florida teen over amateur science experimentFirst Word: White House releases Benghazi docsWatch: Holder smacks down Gohmert over Boston bombings--'You cannot know what I know'Obama boots out IRS commissioner amid scandalObama calls IRS misconduct is 'inexcusable'New WikiLeaks film discusses government secrecyVery Last Word: Top-down vs. Bottom-up political scandalsAhead on the 5/15 Maddow showMichele Bachmann meets Google GlassPresident Obama has finally taken charge, but there's more to be doneThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 05/15/13His second term at stake, Obama finally steps upImmigration control's Magic Kingdom: Should we use Disney's system?The military sexual assault crisis: Time to 'hold perpetrators accountable'The real IRS scandal: Reinterpreting the lawLinks for the 5/15 TRMSThe NRA helps Ayotte obscure her unpopular vote on background checks#click3: Rubber duckie, you're the one...A singlet affair at Grand Central's Vanderbilt HallDecryptomaddowlogical #55Find yourself with GeoguessrMorning Maddow: May 16Watching a 'scandal' evaporate before our very eyesFirst Read Flash: Damage controlJobless claims spike unexpectedlyIn defense of a 'firewall'Let Me Start: Taking back the White House?Chris' list: Highest-earning athletesMust read: Why you're addicted to TVThe Company Memo: Thursday, May 16, 2013They've 'truly lost their minds'Boston bombing suspect left note in the boat3 dead in roof collapse at Cambodian shoe plantWelcome to the three-ring circusRubio: Prosecutions should come from IRS scandalPerez nomination advancesWill the IRS scandal renew Tea Party clout?Top Links: Benghazi emails prove Republicans are wrong and Susan Rice deserves an apologyThursday's campaign round-upGOP Rep. on IRS scandal: 'We need to get to the bottom of this'VIDEO: Holder scolds Issa for 'shameful' commentThe health care wars, take 2'Not enough,' GOP tells ObamaHow to apply (or not) for tax-exempt statusWhy the GOP may regret its Obama scandal obsessionFirst Word: Containing scandal fever sweeping D.C.'Well, he's a man...' (Pat Robertson's advice, annotated)The Golden Rule of the White House briefing roomN.Y. attorney general investigating fast food industry wage theftObama vows accountability at IRS after targeting'Enough is enough': Gillibrand introduces bill on military sexual assaultSenate Republicans show up to oppose EPA nomineeDonny Deutsch: I 'would love' to run for mayorJames Carville outlines scandal-survival plan for President ObamaObama installs new IRS chief, continues offenseDistrict of Columbia considers mandatory $250K insurance for gun buyersSecretary of StylePickering still seeks his day on the Hill'It's. The. Law.'The real scandal of the week: Sexual assault in the militaryGillibrand on new bill to prevent sexual assault in militaryPick a narrative and go with itBig TV networks are not taking the summer offThursday's Mini-ReportVery Last Word: What it takes to book Lawrence O'DonnellCleveland kidnappings: 'There are no throwaway neighborhoods'Harry Reid says his niece is gay, raising hopes for ENDAWhy the GOP is a 'party of presidential destruction'Sharpton announces MSNBC's free clinic in New Orleans - we need your helpWashington's top women lobbyists trail male counterparts by $600KCause of Texas plant blast still uncertain, criminality is possibilityLook who's talking: Cheney and Rumsfeld take on BenghaziNew study suggests pot smokers are skinnier'Entirely appropriate' that Obama didn't know about AP probe, says CarneyAhead on the 5/16 Maddow showArmy sexual assault prevention officer arrested for stalking ex-wifeObama and Syria: What happened to the 'red line?'Links for the 5/16 TRMSThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 05/16/13#click3: 'Two Men Who Do-Si-Do'Putting the White House on the defensiveJay Carney on POTUS: 'When problems arise on his watch, he will act decisively to fix them'Where's the apology for Susan Rice?O'Donnell reminds politicians of the real IRS scandalDespite Bangladesh horror, US retailers won't sign safety accordMorning Headlines: Friday, May 17Morning Maddow: May 17Don't rule out repeal vote #38First Read Flash: Miller timeToo Young to Die: Sincere Tymere SmithImmigration deal comes into focus in HouseThere were meaningful Benghazi lies after allLet Me Start: The hearings beginWatch live: Fired IRS chief testifies at House hearingChris' list: The world's richest peopleThe Company Memo: Friday, May 17, 2013Must read: David Beckham: Style starHostage takers debate debt-ceiling hostage noteWatch: What to expect from IRS hearingsHeritage to Republicans: Don't rain on the paradePoll: Americans lack attention to IRS, Benghazi hearingsEx-IRS chief: Targeting Tea Party was 'mistake, not an act of partisanship'Let the inevitable GOP overreach commenceWATCH: The Gaggle breaks down IRS hearingFriday's campaign round-upHeritage warns GOP leadership to focus on scandal, while Obama focuses on jobsTop Lines: Heritage (Action) trying to kill two birds — IRS, immigration reform — with one obstructionBloomberg anti-gun group features Aurora family in targeting Sen. FlakeWatch: 2016 dominated by Benghazi this weekRepublicans accused of 'gamesmanship' in first hearing on IRS scandalWoodward and Bernstein agree: IRS scandal isn't Watergate…yetWho's who in the IRS scandal: 7 to knowRice's rehabilitated reputationMust-Read Op-Eds for Friday, May 17#ObamacareInThreeWords: GOP vs. White House editionSome Tea Party groups probed by IRS had close GOP tiesWatch: 'I'm concerned about the culture of the IRS,' says Rep. BuchananDonny Deutsch: I 'would love' to run for mayor of New YorkReid's 'nuclear' shot across the GOP's bowVideo: Sen. Snowe from outside the Capitol looking inHouse Committee OKs massive cuts to food stamps in farm billIn the South, a love of guns and a loss of lifeTwo presidents, one bad comparisonTwo Dems in top races voted with GOP on health care repealVideo: Obama visits schoolkids, talks animals and addition'Did you ever think about apologizing?'Want to break the poverty cycle? Trust families with resourcesObama's latest scandal? Umbrella-gateFriday's Mini-ReportMay 18: What makes a scandal, the AP, and military sexual assaultStudent voting rights seem 'peculiar' to Ohio GOPAttention to IRS law gaining steam in Congress (h/t Lawrence O'Donnell)Very Last Word: O'Donnell finally getting through on 501(c)(4)s'Scourge' of sexual assault hurts military effectiveness, says ObamaObama needs to 'adjust the way he does business'The scandals in Washington: Will they affect 2014?Michele Bachmann's 'great news' about Obamacare repealThe Syllabus: What you need to know for the May 18 'MHP'Fighting for gold in the Wounded Warrior GamesAhead on the 5/17 Maddow showProgressives solidify opposition to changes on Social Security, MedicareThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 05/17/13Links for the 5/17 TRMS#click 3: Semper Dry?Decryptomaddowlogical #56This Week in GodSlashing benefits for the hungry? Try focusing on jobs insteadTech, labor at odds in immigration fightMilitary rape survivor: 'I had to lose my career''ED Show' guest list: Saturday, May 18Proposed shield law tainted by AP investigationMay 19: The nature of scandals, the IRS, workers' rightsDiscovery takes on 'North America'The Syllabus: What you need to know for the May 19 'MHP'When will it stop? Sexual assault claims pile up in militaryCancer patient: 'I'm the model case for why Obamacare' is neededEx-Spy dishes on latest US-Russia espionage caseObama approval rating stays high despite bruising weekObama exhorts good deeds by Morehouse graduatesWill the global economy address labor standards?Conversation about breast cancer shifts to genesRichard Engel: After the Syria kidnappingDonald Rumsfeld calls for accountability on Benghazi, IRSRichard Engel explains 'stages of war' reporters go throughMy advice to graduates: Be ignorant, make mistakes'ED Show' guest list: Saturday, May 19'What the hell is going on?' Questioning gun culture in the SouthRep.: Military sexual assault rooted in cultureWill Obama 'scandals' help or hurt immigration reform?Obama addresses challenges of being a black man in Morehouse speechWeek in Geek: Black holes and revelationsMorning Maddow: May 20ABC's Karl expresses 'regret' over false Benghazi reportThe who-knew-what-when game and the IRS controversyFirst Read Flash: Tea Party Virginia?Big city turnovers: The 5 mayor races to watch in 2013The secret memo that only Rand Paul understandsLet Me Start: GOP ISO a White House scandalSen. Hagan: Service women live in debilitating fear of sexual assaultChris' list: Weekend box office editionThe Company Memo: Monday, May 20, 2013Must read: Should doctors be drug tested?Getting to know E.W. JacksonAP chief: Sources reluctant to talk in fear of being monitoredObama's support steady during firestormGov. Christie criticized for ad that promotes tourism in N.J.Top Links: GOP failing to make the IRS-Obamacare linkTreasury knew of IRS audit, but likely little moreSupreme Court agrees to hear major church-state caseWishful thinking? GOP searches for an IRS-Obama linkChicago teachers lead protest of proposed mass school closingsEssence and MSNBC unite for live coverage of the 2013 Essence FestivalDoes college loan debt endanger the economy?Star Trek's intergalactic war on terrorFlake hopes dissembling will solve his gun problemE.W. Jackson nomination shakes up Va. race for CuccinelliWhite House story on IRS targeting evolvesControversy, an immigration bill's best friend?The 'Fast and Furious' case: Untangling the IG reportFox News reporter named 'co-conspirator' in leak caseNYC hate crime rocks LGBT communityFirst Word: Massive tornado rips through OklahomaGOP keeps attacking, but Obama's approval rating is strongWatch: Toure explains why we should rid the country of the death penaltyNugent vs Nugent? Different takes on gun rightsMassive tornado rips through Oklahoma, dozens killedHuge tornado rips through Oklahoma, killing at least 51Oklahoma tornado disaster: How to helpThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 05/20/13'Hearts are broken' as Oklahoma parents wait for wordJournalism is heading for 'GOP-style problems,' says ChideyaAssisted suicide: Vermont governor signs 'death with dignity' measureMcConnell uses IRS scandal to woo Tea PartyOklahoma rescuers comb through tornado wreckage for survivorsMorning Headlines: Tragedy in OklahomaOklahoma's Coburn stakes out controversial position on federal aidRep. Tom Cole: Moore is my homeFirst Read Flash: Oklahoma TragedyLet Me Start: Disaster in OklahomaHundreds of low-wage workers go on strike in D.C.The Company Memo: Tuesday, May 21, 2013How to help: Oklahoma tornado victimsHouse GOP eyes major new anti-abortion measureGuatemala's top court overturns conviction in genocide caseWhy Virginia Republicans are 'panicking'Search for survivors continues in Oklahoma tornado disasterObama: We'll be in Oklahoma 'as long as it takes'Watch: Oklahoma governor promises 'we'll come back strong'Oklahoma Rep.: 'This is not a normal tornado'Obama to Oklahoma: 'You will not travel that path alone'Okla. tornado 'looks worse' than deadly 1999 Moore twisterVideo: Time-lapse of Oklahoma tornado's pathTop Lines: GOP may need disaster relief from Sens. Coburn's, Inhofe's tornado remarksMoore woman reunited with dog after home destroyedIn Oklahoma, safe rooms can save livesMoore, OK Mayor: 'We've been through it before'Senate panel hammers Apple on offshore moneyPhotos: Oklahoma after the tornadoCost of tornadoes puts conservative pols in a bindBoehner promises GOP cooperation to secure Oklahoma aidWATCH: Stories of loss, 'apocalyptic' damage, and courage in Moore, Okla.What James Inhofe sees as 'different'#PrayForOklahoma: Survivors, politicians share stories and supportAttention to women's diseases should reach beyond Angelina JolieAthletes offer their support to OklahomaTea party groups protest across the nation to 'rein in the IRS'Security, at what price? Privacy concerns abound in DOJ power moves'I love you. Please don't die with me,' - Heroes emerge in OklahomaCongrats, class of 2013! Debt and minimum wage awaits you'You've got to be on Mars to come up with some of this stuff'Appeals court strikes down Arizona abortion restrictionsObama launches panel to reduce long lines at pollsReaching the 'weather weapon' stageTeachers: Heroes in a crisis--but otherwise under fireApple's massive cash hoard, and the danger of soaring corporate profitsDaybreak in Moore, an eye-witness accountAfter the storm: Sights and soundsHelping those in need survive the aftermath of the stormFirst Word: Oklahoma, the day afterHero nurse protects newborn from tornado in Moore, OklahomaThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 05/21/13Immigration bill--minus LGBT provision--moves to full SenateUS says it is not bound by global rules on GITMO forced-feedingObama escapes bad week untouched with steady approval ratingNRA at the movies: The 'coolest gun movies' listMorning Headlines: Wednesday, May 22What we're reading: Wednesday, May 22, 2013Man tied to Boston suspect shot amid FBI questioningFirst Read Flash: Weiner's comeback begins'A little bit bizarre'Anthony Weiner makes NYC mayor bid official in videoExtreme weather: The new normal?Let Me Start: IRS hearings underwayWeiner launches NYC mayoral bid asking for 'second chance'The Company Memo: Wednesday, May 22, 2013Share your #MessageForMoore'The opposite of a cover-up'New mayor in LA: Eric GarcettiIRS official takes the 5th: 'I have not done anything wrong'Obama reframes counterterrorism policy with new rules on dronesOkla. lawmaker tours devastation: 'My emotions are going to have to wait a little bit'Inside the safe room that saved lives in OklahomaGOP conference chair: IRS 'smells of manipulation'Watch: Country singer Toby Keith vows Oklahoma will 'bounce back'Obama to outline counter-terrorism efforts in speechSenate bill to arm Syrian rebels must be rejectedObamas share tough love, inspiration with black graduatesWomens' underground network redrawing businessworldSergeant accused of secretly filming female West Point cadetsChicago Board of Education votes to shut down 50 'underutilized' schoolsFlashback: GOP has a history of blocking disaster aidVirginia: The candidate for Lt. Gov., in his own words'If we are going to mandate that our kids must be in school, then we need to mandate that they have somewhere safe to go when there's a tornado.'US killed four Americans with drone strikes, administration disclosesWhy America is 'Tornado Alley'Fla. teen faces felony charges for lesbian relationshipThe 'consummate unfairness' of the Benghazi fightFirst Word: IRS hearings heat upOklahoma relief funding splits GOPObama faces opportunity on Gitmo and drone strikesA polygamy problem? Rumsfeld on marriage equalityThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 05/22/13Ask Rev: Sharpton answers viewer questions on GOP, weight loss, scandals, and perseverancePennsylvania gov can't 'find' any Latinos to work for himWatch: No 'silver bullet' to solve sexual assault in the military, leaders sayA London attack raises fears of terrorismMorning Headlines: Thursday, May 23What we're reading: Thursday, May 23, 2013Chris' List: CEO PayFirst Read Flash: Defensive movesLet Me Start: Ending another war?State shopping? Not a successful strategy for polsQuestions about entrepreneurship? Ask Kmele FosterAdventures in Fox pollingMust read: 'Geography bee' has a new winnerRNC Chair accuses Obama administration of 'political warfare'Over a thousand activists sign full-page ad to close GuantanamoFirst Word: Obama to outline a new course against terrorWatch: Oklahoma Sen. Coburn argues for cuts to fuel disaster aidMcConnell's clumsy opportunism#TDRGoodMorning from Mike on a BikeMichelle Obama, Angela Merkel among world's most powerful womenRangel: Weiner won't have 'serious impact' on NYC mayoral raceDoes the culture in the military need to change?Time scores Obama's 1979 Hawaiian prom photosOhio GOP: Oops on bill to curb student votingSen. Ted Cruz: 'I don't trust Republicans'Former WH chief of staff: Obama admin 'made the right call' in IRS handlingAt the intersection of bad policy, bad theology, and hypocrisyObama speaks on drones, Gitmo at National Defense UniversityAbandon ship: Budget cuts force Fleet Week to skip NYCCleveland kidnapping hero Charles Ramsey gets burgers for lifeGOP congressman: Lerner waived Fifth Amendment rightWATCH: Heckler interrupts Obama drones speechAnti-abortion bill goes before all-male House panel. Déjà vu, anyone?Actor Penn Badgley talks about new film: 'Greetings from Tim Buckley'Pro-gun coalition sues Connecticut over landmark gun legislationAmerica's teen birthrate takes another diveObama defends drones: They are 'effective' and 'legal'Very Last Word: Joy Reid calls out so-called 'victims of IRS tyranny''This war, like all wars, must end'Gay high school senior thanks his class for their acceptance and compassionBike share heads to New York and critics raise the alarmThe teen scientist who faced jail time speaks outWill Obama counterterrorism transparency change anything?Gun safety: Progress—and then pushback'Exclusively' vs. 'primarily': IRS law a 'disaster waiting to happen'Right wing is weighing down GOP in VirginiaObama's speech leaves human rights questions unansweredBoy Scouts vote to let in gay kids, but not gay adultsGov. Cuomo: 'Shame on us' if we elect WeinerGitmo: Parsing what the president actually saidIRS official Lerner placed on administrative leaveThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 05/23/13Ask Rev: Sharpton answers viewer questions on sleep, contacting Congress, and supporting ObamaTrayvon Martin case: Martin family lawyer on defense team's photo releaseTrebek: 'Geography is neglected' in U.S. curriculumAtheism makes headway in two surprising placesThe woman who brought us the IRS scandalMorning Headlines: Friday, May 24Obama's national security strategy receives chilly GOP receptionChris' List: Top Cities for DogsFirst Read Flash: 'War on terror' redefinedBoy Scouts to end discrimination against gay kidsLet Me Start: Ending the banFriday, May 24: The Company MemoToo Young to Die: Nigel HardyBabies a career 'killer' to women, billionaire saysWhat 'packing the court' meansObama tries to refocus on legislative agendaObama: Sexual assault threatens trust in militaryTop House Republican calls sequester situation 'idiotic'How partisanship matters in political comeback attemptsListen: An audio excerpt from George Packer's "The Unwinding"Must read: It's almost summer!Top Democrat: 'Fresh leadership' needed at IRSObama condemns sexual assault in Naval Academy speechFlashback Friday: Pullman PorterWall Street billionaire: Babies kill women's focusFlawed premises, broken promises: What Obama gets wrong on Gitmo and dronesNew Jersey boardwalk makes comeback in time for Memorial DayHolder greenlit search warrant for Fox reporter's emailsWatch: Actor Jeffrey Tambor on why people love 'Arrested Development'How entrepreneurs can get aheadSexual assault 'has no place in the greatest military on Earth'Girl tells McDonald's CEO: Stop advertising to meWatch: How entrepreneurs can get aheadRepublicans begin early state stops ahead of 2016'Decades old problem' exacerbates benefits backlog for veteransDispute over Labor Board demonstrates Republican obstructionMay 25: Obama's speech, Virginia Politics, ObamaphobiaSupport for gun reforms remains strongHappy national burger monthTommy was a Boy ScoutThe Syllabus: What you need to know for the May 25 'MHP'No food stamps for people convicted of violent crimesObama signs bill honoring four little girls killed in Birmingham bombingVery Last Word: Will the GOP give up the IRS talking point?Gitmo: Examine chief's 'fitness for command,' DoD attorneys tell HagelRep. King: Obama elected because of ReaganWhy Ted Cruz is a 'disaster'WATCH: Michelle Obama dances to James Brown (plus: cute kids)Common types of truss bridgesAsk Rev: Sharpton reveals his favorite Bible verse, answers other viewer questionsCarole King plays HardballThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 05/24/13Links for the 5/24 TRMSThis Week in GodFinally, an exit strategy to the war on terrorObama to 'Morehouse men': No time for excusesMay 26: Oklahoma and disaster aid, immigration, Apple and taxesHagel to West Point cadets: Sexual assault is a 'profound betrayal' of trust'ED Show' guest list: Saturday, May 25Really, Virginia GOP? E.W. Jackson is your nominee?Obama admin offers strong words, few solutions on sexual assaultAriz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio profiled Latinos, judge rules'We're being avoided,' says Hurricane Sandy survivorThe Syllabus: What you need to know for the May 26 'MHP'Military families have no better ally than Tom PerezWhy Orrin Hatch's support of immigration reform is a bad sign'ED Show' guest list: Saturday, May 26Bob Dole counsels GOP to put up 'closed for repairs' signWeek in Geek: Dance of the planets editionHomeless Georgia teen graduates as valedictorianMeet the 36 politicians that would let millions go hungry9-year-old activist saves Chicago school, dreams bigObama tours destruction in Oklahoma, vows nation 'has your back'Obama to Oklahoma tornado survivors: 'We've got your back'GOP Rep: 'No crisis' at Gitmo, detainees 'have put on weight'Boy Scouts should be better prepared for changeDisabled veterans struggle with broken claims systemGOP struggles to contain Tea Party in budget fightMemorial Day 2013Kerry backs $4 billion Palestinian investmentOregon teen's bomb plot thwarted, police sayTrending: Politicians thank veterans via Twitter'Be worthy of the sacrifice,' Obama says on Memorial DayWhat we're reading: Tuesday, May 28, 2013Tuesday May 28, 2013: The Company MemoChris' List: Weekend Box OfficeMust read: Yet another death stemming from gun violenceNOW Today: Back at the shoreDole laments GOP's move to the far rightFirst Read Flash: Venture into SyriaLet Me Start: Too far to the right?McCain goes to Syria; Graham 'calls dibs' on his officeAmericans still don't like Obamacare, but Dems doSCOTUS declines abortion, Planned Parenthood funding caseObama is clearly the worst socialist everJudge bars some evidence in Zimmerman trialCleveland kidnapping hero Charles Ramsey rejects free burger rewardThe march for equality doesn't follow a linear pathNJ mayor weighs in Snooki, former MTV reality showTop Links: McCain's Syria visit, possible Russian missile sales just two more examples of a civil war turning 'cold'Dem senator: Time to give weapons to rebels in SyriaWhite House was aware of McCain's Syria tripFirst Word: Obama tours Jersey Shore with ChristieStudy: Immigration lowers crimeThe nature of Obamacare 'opposition'Obama finds friendly territory on Jersey shoreSnowe: GOP needs to 'rethink their approach'Greetings from Asbury ParkWill President Obama use his power to end perpetual war?Rutgers' new athletic director under scrutiny for allegations of verbal abuseRutgers draws fire over athletic director's alleged history of abuseWalmart employees kick off longest strike yetA 'bromance' with Obama can help Chris Christie now, but hurt him laterCould this Democrat beat Mitch McConnell in Kentucky?NYC mayoral candidate pushes for undocumented worker licenses, IDsJohn McCain crosses the Syrian borderPEPFAR: Celebrating 10 years working toward AIDS-free generationMichelle Obama gardens with Hurricane Sandy kids at White HouseAnthony Weiner running a strong second in NYC raceObama's 'daring' court planSecret diplomacy: Why did McCain go to Syria?Why the U.S. should be wary of war in SyriaThe Redskins: Lawmakers pressure owner to change the team nameLessons learnedThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 05/28/13Trayvon Martin case: Judge says no to defense requests, for nowAsk Rev: Sharpton on GOP obstructionism, same-sex marriage, and dancing#click3: Hitler pours my coffeeGun manufacturer: 'I don't even know what a gun trafficker is'Recreational marijuana: How Colorado plans to regulate the pot marketMorning Headlines: Wednesday, May 29The Company Memo: Tuesday, May 29What we're reading: Wednesday, May 29, 2013Chris' List: America's Most Fit CitiesMichele Bachmann won't seek re-election in 2014