MSNBC articles 2013 september


The Syllabus: What you need to know for the September 1 'MHP'Obama changed mind on Syria at 11th hourDavid Frost, British broadcaster and Nixon interviewer, dies at 74Kerry charges sarin used in Syria as Congress briefedPoor and at work on Labor DayThompson responds to report that some supporters benefitted from city pension dealsRand Paul calls involvement in Syria 'a mistake'Rep. Grayson on Syria: 'We're not the world's policemen'Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg officiates same-sex weddingIn Syria crisis, Hezbollah's future in questionCongress to amend Obama's 'broad' Syria strike planCol. Jack Jacobs outlines possible Syria targetsRep. Rangel: 'No such thing as a limited war'Being Arab or Muslim is not probable cause for NYPD spyingAmong the poorest paid, a new labor revivalReading the congressional tea leaves on SyriaWho's the war weariest of them all?Republican congressman urges Obama to make case on SyriaRand Paul's unique understanding of Syria'The draft resolution is very broad'42 years after Vietnam testimony, Kerry returns to Congress with Syria pleaMonday's Mini-ReportAssad threatens 'negative repercussions' from military strikesShe did it! Diana Nyad swims from Cuba to FloridaCan John Kerry deliver the 'peace baby' in the Middle East?In budget cuts, low-income students suffer more than wealthy onesIn Syria debate, little mention of rebelsMorning Headlines: Tuesday, September 3What we're reading: Tuesday, September 3, 2013Chris' List: Celebrities to Vacation WithMorning Maddow: September 3McCain says congressional inaction could prove 'catastrophic'First Read Flash: Syria fight moves to CongressRussia eyes U.S. lobbying campaignIsrael conducts missile test in Mediterranean amid Syria tensions'Soft on drugs' talking points go up in smokeWorld waits as US Congress prepares to debate action in SyriaWhen congressional homework and playtime are at oddsSyrian refugee crisis hits 2 million mark, says UNObama is a 'traitor,' Syrian group posts to Marine siteUnspoken prejudice in NYC? Quinn's sexuality a hurdle, says DeutschPredicting the GOP's course on Syria'The result will be more people without health insurance'Must-Read Op-Eds for Tuesday, September 3Tuesday's campaign round-upBoehner: 'I am going to support the president's call for action'Obama wins support from House leaders on SyriaSen. McCain wants 'details' before a vote on SyriaMembers of Congress want a 'clear case' for action in SyriaNorth Korea blames US for failed negotiations over American prisonerCongressman Ted Yoho: More proof necessary before a US strikeSwimmer describes epic Cuba-to-Florida trek: 'I thought I saw the Taj Mahal'Public not yet on board with intervention in SyriaUN suggests American attack on Syria would be illegalTrailing with women, Cuccinelli seeks softer imageDennis Rodman returns to North Korea to see 'my friend''Advancing the Dream: Live from the Apollo' on Sept. 6, 8 p.m. ETWomen will enjoy longer lives but not everywhere'We agree with the same red line, actually'Conservative speaker claims Obama not criticized because he's blackRep. Grayson blasts Kerry's 'Munich moment' metaphorAssad, allies take protest against war to social mediaThreat of prosecution looms over Virginia's McDonnellA 'no' vote in Congress should be 'decisive' for WHNorth Carolina student wins key victoryUN: Nearly one-third of Syrians displaced by civil warWill there be justice in 14-year-old rape victim's case?GOP congressman links Benghazi to SyriaTop Lines: President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, John McCain, and Rand PaulThe Apple [event] of everyone's eyeTuesday's Mini-ReportAll In agenda: Mitch McConnell, champion of women's rights?New poll finds nearly half of Americans oppose Syria strikeObama to meet with LGBT groups in RussiaOn Putin's turf: Obama to push Syria at G-20Support is growing in Congress on SyriaBusted! McCain plays iPhone poker during Syria hearingsAlzheimer's 'affects a family in every way there is'A 'lost year' for Philadelphia schoolkids: 'They deserve better'Some Republicans already politicizing Syria debateSacha Baron Cohen's 'Dictator' mocked U.N. 'brave inaction' in SyriaAhead on the 9/3 Maddow show#click3 Sen. McCain plays poker during Senate hearingThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 09/03/13Links for the 9/3 TRMSRumsfeld slams Obama as 'feckless and ineffective' on SyriaO'Donnell on the dangers of politicians straying from their talking pointsOhio kidnapper Ariel Castro dead, suicide suspectedMorning Headlines: Wednesday, September 4Chris' List: Congress' Most followed journalistsMorning Joe sits down with Fred Burton and Samuel M. Katz, authors of "Under Fire"Morning Maddow: September 4Senate eyes narrow, limited mission in SyriaMitch McConnell's muddleFirst Read Flash: Selling SyriaEnding a filibuster before it starts'It's a pointed way of saying, 'We don't like you''Bloomberg sues over law to file against NYPD for stop-and-friskWednesday Gut Check: Banning e-cigarettes from TVOne victory, one defeat for student voting rights in North CarolinaObamacare to get a boost from Super Bowl champsObama: 'I didn't set a red line, the world set a red line'Senate's Syria proposal contains broad powers for ObamaMcCain balks at Syrian resolutionNaval Academy sexual assault hearing underscores flaws in systemWhat could happen if we attack SyriaWednesday's campaign round-upBill de Blasio leads the pack for NYC mayorPoll: Americans oppose U.S. missile strikes against SyriaGo go Galaxy Watch!Rumsfeld just keeps talkingMichigan clears way for Obamacare Medicaid expansionIran's Rouhani tweets Rosh Hashanah blessing'ED Show' guest list: Wednesday, Sep. 4 (5p ET)Texas, Mississippi punt on same-sex benefitsAriel Castro's suicide is 'absolutely ironic'And behold, our 51st and 52nd statesJoe Scarborough: Assad thinks Obama is weakPast as prologue? How Senators voted on Iraq and KosovoPa. clerk who issued marriage licenses to gay couples at center of disputeSecretary of Explaining StuffMitch McConnell: Ladies' man?Pentagon spokesman: No boots on the ground in SyriaChelsea Manning asks for presidential pardonSyria remains tough sell after Senate committee approves strikePrivate school tax break 'traps' poor students, lawsuit claimsWhen unhinged conspiracy theories become self-defeatingProsecutor: Castro's suicide proves he's a 'coward'Bill Clinton chides states for opting out on ObamacareChafee won't run for re-election in Rhode IslandAction in Syria without a 'clear rationale' will haunt us'The reason we don't attack him'Obama on Syria: 'My credibility isn't on the line'Feds clear way for gay vets to get benefitsWednesday's Mini-ReportA 'war for credibility'? Experts voice Syria concerns on 'MHP'All In agenda: Senate resolution on action against SyriaObama's push to strike Syria clears first hurdle, but faces tougher ones aheadAhead on the 9/4 Maddow showNo surprise. Marco Rubio somersaults on SyriaSyria offers GOP a 'roadmap' for 2016Poll: Pretty much nobody wants Obamacare defunded'Married to an Arab': Weiner's fight with a Jewish voterThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 09/04/13What about immigration reform? Congress running out of timeIf I was in Congress, I'd vote against Syria strikesHow women's voices were excluded from the MarchBirtherism, cont.: Florida Rep. Yoho isn't sure Obama is AmericanWatch: Australian PM passionately defends marriage equalityLinks for the 9/4 TRMSGOP official calls McConnell's opponent an 'empty dress'Morning Headlines: Thursday, September 5Morning Joe sits down with Ray Suarez, author of "Latino Americans"Morning Joe sits down with Lee Child, author of "Never Go Back"Morning Maddow: September 5'It is like night and day'Jobless claims improve, remain near six-year lowFirst Read Flash: Coaxing CongressLiberals see no good choices in Syria crisisWatching Chris Christie abandon his tough-guy personaPope Francis calls military solution 'futile' in SyriaWATCH: Presidents Putin, Obama greet each other as G-20 convenesGen. Hayden: Strikes in Syria 'could fail'Boehner rejects meeting with Russian delegation'Everybody around him thinks this is his last term'Joe Scarborough: Obama has 'backed America into a corner'When Obamacare sabotage turns cruelShould Mark Halperin save or shave the beard?A 'mystifying' approach to a national-security debateDid Obama frame Assad? Hey, Rush Limbaugh is just askingThursday's campaign round-upGo home, Iraq War architects. Your opinion is no longer requiredThursday Gut Check: Ghetto track appGabby Giffords says hello to InstagramSo much for 'rate shock' fears#click3: Around New York City in 24 minutesMatt Bevin: I'm not 'a Tea Party guy''ED Show' guest list: Thursday, Sep. 5 (5p ET)Mayor invites gay couples (and their money) to MinneapolisPremiums lower under Obamacare, report findsHouse Democrat a 'yes' on limited intervention in SyriaMuted labor protests amid fears of Walmart retaliationSteve Jobs would have transformed 'brain dead' television, biographer saysThe wrong Republican to talk about food stampsSteve Jobs would have transformed "brain dead" television, biographer saysAlec Baldwin to host MSNBC Friday night talk showNo pay for play -- Is it time to change college sports rules?Assad regime continues aggressive social media pushIs John Boehner heading for the exit?A kiss that tastes like a flavored propylene glycol nicotine mixSyrian rebel violence complicates debate about US interventionIt's always morning in America'Sex tape' to explain Syria situationSyria: What action should the U.S. take?California prisoners end hunger strike after two monthsAll In agenda: Exclusive interview with Secretary of State John KerryThursday's Mini-ReportExclusive preview: Kerry says inaction will only fuel extremismRon Paul defends speaking before 'anti-Semites'Obama courts G-20 leaders on Syria amid spying allegationsNaval academy midshipman alleges bias in sexual assault caseIs killing with chemical weapons worse than bullets or bombs?Rangel on Syria: 'Enough is enough is enough'George Zimmerman's wife files for divorceAhead on the 9/5 Maddow showKerry: 'I don't believe this is taking America to war'Obama to address nation Tuesday on Syria'This is not Iraq': Video, transcript of Kerry's MSNBC interview#click3: The Fantastic Mr.Fox(es)The Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 09/05/13Links for the 9/5 TRMSO'Donnell: Reagan let Saddam buy-- and use--chemical weaponsMorning Headlines: Friday, September 6Morning Maddow: September 6The prevailing winds on Capitol HillToo Young to Die: Joshua SavyonAmerican economy added fewer jobs this summer than expectedUS orders embassy staff out of Lebanon, warns travelersU.S. economy created 169k jobs in August, jobless rate dipsAxelrod: Obama must sell military action to AmericansWhen bad news masquerades as good newsCondoleezza Rice: 'How could these people hate us so much?'Cornyn's convenient change of heartNow Hiring: 10 Awesome Openings With the Federal GovernmentFriday Gut Check: Man confesses to drunk-driving death in online videoObama asks Americans to make the 'hard choice' on SyriaFlipping the script on IsraelGlobal leaders step forward on Syria position at G20When crass fundraising takes a Grimm turnCondoleezza Rice: 'How could these people hate us so much?'Friday's campaign round-upFewer teen moms as birth rate hits new lowArizona voters skewer McCain over SyriaWATCH: Advancing the Dream, Educators EditionKenneth Cole takes to Twitter, fans flames on Syria conversationThere's that 'I' word againHouse remains divided on action in Syria'Rush Revere and the Brave Pilgrims' of Limbaugh's kids' bookObama acknowledges spying disclosures are 'a source of tension'NSA undermines privacy 'fixes' suggested by ObamaPutting the goalposts firmly in place'ED Show' guest list: Friday, Sep. 6 (5p ET)WATCH: 'I was elected to end wars, not start them'WATCH LIVE: Sen. John McCain holds town hall meetingObama on Syria: 'Will make the best case I can'#maximumwage: 'It's his age'Bush casts a long shadowLawsuit airs double-standard myths of the n-wordIs there an 'Obama doctrine'?The problems in Christine Quinn's campaignFantasy Football is backFriday's Mini-ReportA bad jobs report makes Obama's Syria strategy look even worseThe Syllabus: What you need to know for the September 7 'MHP'Remembering Robert Emmett Cunningham, my father-in-lawThe Obamas paid $453,770 in taxesAttack of the Ayn Rand robots!!A distinction with a differenceLaunch party on tonightThe Friday Awesome, ApocaGeddonRaptureLypse editionMorning Maddow: April 1Crime pays: The new American way?'Who is going to help me?' In Philly schools, life without counselorsArsenio Hall wants 'Hill-dog' Clinton back on new late night showObama: U.S. national security threatened by SyriaThis Week in GodInside the Syrian black holeMagic Johnson: 'I grew up poor, but I didn't have poor dreams'House Democrat not convinced to authorize military action in SyriaWATCH: Kerry says Syria 'concerns every American's security'Stevie Wonder: 'We need people to lead,' be bold and courageousBloomberg accuses NYC mayoral frontrunner of 'racist' campaigningTo a black girl whose hair was deemed 'unacceptable'European Union: No strikes on Syria before UN reportTokyo chosen as 2020 Olympic host cityGraphic videos show apparent chemical attack in SyriaAre wages or union membership driving Walmart protests?Once homeless, Tyler Perry's now a Hollywood success. Here's howCory Booker: Political power is not the end gameThe Syllabus: What you need to know for the September 8 'MHP'Welcome back Congress. Here's your to-do listHow Judo and KGB tactics inform Putin's diplomatic strategyWhite House takes Syria push to the airwavesHow to help Syria's refugeesAllentown mayor to run for GovernorRecall election over gun control 'litmus test' for U.S.Assad: 'Expect everything' in retaliationNew MoveOn ad on Syria: 'We already know it gets worse''Salinger' shows an author who maybe was not a recluse after allAfter NBC interview, JFK asked for do-overKarl Rove just can't let go of BenghaziNAACP President Ben Jealous steps downSen. Bernie Sanders: Two wars are enoughFashion Week featuring few models of colorMorning Headlines: Monday, September 9Chris' List: Top Game ShowsMorning Maddow: September 9Watching a debate descend to new depthsBenghazi conspiracy theories distract GOP from SyriaFar-right lawmakers freelance in EgyptThe news Barrasso might have missedChildren's author Boynton: 'I think of myself as mostly writing for people'Pro-strike GOPers appeal: 'Mr. President, lay out the case'The blind arming the blindThe object of the right's affectionsWelcome back, Congress--now get to workConservatives' newfound interest in Obama's feetAnti-Syria protests greet a returning CongressA presidency is not on the linePoll: Majority of Americans oppose Syria strikePresident in primetime'The Atlantic' marks 50th anniversary of JFK's death53rd or 54th state now hiding in MarylandMonday Gut Check: Should the US strike Syria?Score one for 'basketball diplomacy:' Rodman reveals birth of Kim Jong-un's daughterA diplomatic curveball shakes up Syria debate'Our agenda is America's agenda,' Warren tells unionsOneida Indian Nation pressures NFL's Redskins to change nameOn eve of primary, Christine Quinn is only watching one poll'ED Show' guest list: Monday, Sep. 9 (5p ET)How the white guy won on identity politics in New YorkWeiner tries 'kitchen sink strategy' ahead of NYC primaryHow nonsense enters the bloodstreamSyria 'welcomes' Russian proposal to hand over chemical weaponsPoll: Online schooling for your child?George Zimmerman's wife calls 911Obama takes 'hard look' at Russian plan to secure Syrian weaponsGOP congressman criticizes constituent's Mexican flagSyria becomes latest reason for impeachment talkRepublicans: Against a Syrian strike now that Obama is for it?All In agenda: A diplomatic solution for Syria?Police investigate incident between George Zimmerman, wifeFacebook offers new insight into online conversationClinton backs Obama, calls Russian offer 'important'Republicans, be careful what you wish for on SyriaNo rally 'round the flag effect for attack on SyriaMonday's Mini-ReportMeet Tanya Fields, fighting food insecurity with a big blue busForced to leave school for dreadlocks, 7-year-old says she likes her hairBloomberg swings at "racist" De Blasio, hits himselfWATCH Obama: 'It's fair to say that I haven't decided'Obama eyes possible 'breakthrough' on Syria in Russian proposalHappy 5th anniversary, Rachel Maddow!On Syria: 'Everything has risks--including doing nothing'Ahead on the 9/9 Maddow showLike presidents before him, Obama must make case to America for military actionObama's new plan 'shames' colleges, and that's why it may workRussia asks IOC to help 'stop campaign' about anti-gay law#click3: Just DanceThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 09/09/13George Zimmerman's wife calls 911NYPD's Ray Kelly claims mayoral candidates never sought out terror infoBill De Blasio slams Bloomberg for 'uncalled for' remarksO'Donnell: Podhoretz writes a 'parody of a Republican attack'Links for the 9/9 TRMS58% of Americans want Congress to vote No on SyriaUrban farming takes hold in blighted Motor City'What is wrong with you?' Weiner answers O'DonnellMorning Headlines: Tuesday, September 10Chris' List: World Happiness ReportMorning Maddow: September 10Where things standThe origins of a diplomatic solutionFour face death for 'cold-blooded' murder of Delhi gang rape victimSyria signals stronger support for solutionSyria accepts offer to turn over chemical weaponsWATCH: Kerry, Hagel appear at House hearing on SyriaSen. Manchin pushes for 45-day breather before Syria strikeAs Syrian crisis turns, U.S. conservatives rally behind PutinHuman Rights group says Assad regime responsible for chemical attackMcConnell sticks his finger in the wind, makes up his mindWhite House: We really are trying to make a clear case on Syria9/11 Memorial Museum aims to show capacity for goodPalin: Enough with Syria, let's bomb ObamacareWhat happens if the US unleashes 'the dogs of war?'Tuesday Gut Check: Diplomatic solution for Syria?Syria isn't the only crisis on Congress' to-do listObama finds a 'lifeline' in Russian proposalTuesday's campaign round-upPresident Obama's job rating holds steady despite Syria strifeObama agrees to U.N. talks over SyriaKerry's Senate successor against Syria strikeVideo of preacher's unique gay rights speech goes viralNASA flies drones to hunt hurricanesGeneration gap influences views on SyriaManchin on Senate Syria resolution: 'It's a hard reach for 60'Pope Francis visits Syrian refugees in Rome'The level of hypocrisy is what amazes me'New formula to rank collegesBoehner: Spending cuts are here to stayGOP rep expects October immigration reform voteYou got us, Jimmy! Media falls for Kimmel's 'twerk fail'Hawaii eyes becoming 14th state to legalize gay marriageThe squeeze: House GOP might double food stamp cutsBachmann: We must 'cry out to God' to stop Hillary in 2016Cuccinelli and his microwave try to move past controversyIn New York, a school system that changes by neighborhoodRussian Syria deal: This would willing to join Chemical Weapons ConventionTeen shot by Taliban raises funds for Syrian refugeesEfforts to defund Obamacare dying a slow deathMcConnell Breaks with Boehner to Oppose Syria StrikesTuesday's Mini-ReportWe'll see you at 8pm ET tonightThe cat-and-mouse game with chemical weaponsFrom Syria's refugees, a silent plea for peacePresident Obama's national address, by the numbersAll In agenda: The president's speech on SyriaHouse GOP wants to tie Obamacare to debt ceiling debateThe case for trying Assad in international courtWATCH : 'This is not a world we should accept,' says ObamaObama speaks to nation on crisis in SyriaJuror B-29 believes Zimmerman's wife knows what he's 'capable of'Back from the brink: Obama gives diplomacy a chanceThe B team: America's other ambassadorsDear Mr. President: The letters that swayed ObamaDid President Obama convince you? Twitter reacts to Syria speechO'Donnell: 'War is the breakdown of civilization'GOP drags sequester politics into Syria debateMatthews: Don't bomb--become the 'champions of fighting' WMDsAnti-Bloomberg candidate leads New York mayor's raceDemocrats lose jobs over gun controlWhat we're reading: Wednesday, September 11, 2013Morning Headlines: Wednesday, September 11Morning Maddow: September 11Turning the exceptionalism debate on its earNRA and the 'wave of fear' prevails in ColoradoWeiner loses, flips the bird to reporterWATCH: McCain chides Obama for negotiating with RussiaA battle of priorities in FloridaOnly 24% of Americans think we should strike SyriaMcConnell latest to exploit Syria crisis for cashBoehner's shutdown-avoidance plan off to a rough startCar bomb hits Benghazi on anniversary of US ambassador's deathWednesday Gut Check: Impact of bulletproof school supplies'This is not a safe way to govern the country'Wednesday's campaign round-upTributes mark a day no American has forgottenThe conspiracy theory that just won't fadeObama quietly extends post-9/11 state of national emergency'ED Show' guest list: Wednesday, Sep. 11 (5p ET)The NRA's big win puts gun reform in dangerMcConnell campaign milks Syria debate as fundraising cash-cowRussia defangs US at UNAmericans ask #wherewereyou on 9/11 anniversaryRecall results a warning for DemocratsHow not to argue about SyriaPaul Ryan opposes Obama plan on SyriaCongress approval rating rises to measly 19%Gay National Guards won't be left out in these statesRogers: Obama lacked 'steely resolve of a commander-in-chief'John Boehner, Speaker In Name OnlyTo Russia, with doubtElizabeth Warren slams 'pro-corporate' SupremesSex doesn't sell for scandal-plagued polsWoodrow Wilson teaching lessons 100 years laterGOP's gains in a purple state could be fool's goldAmerica and 'the price of greatness'The rich got richer. The 99%? Not so muchAll In agenda: Remembering 9/11 as the U.S. weighs Syria actionFirefighter remembers 9/11: 'I have this on my mind all the time'Wednesday's Mini-ReportThe unveiling of a stale AppleNo charges in Zimmerman dispute after iPad destroyedThe standalone, closed-loop, island nation of TexasNYC police commissioner: The city is safer since 9/11, but threats still remainAhead on the 9/11 Maddow show51st state goes all 1776It's hard to fit an execution and a fundraiser into your schedule#click3: Bon Appétit!How to help in SyriaThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 09/11/13The latest in school supplies? A handgun and holsterThe underground market for unwanted childrenPutin's message to America: You're not that specialLinks for the 9/11 TRMS'Our hearts still ache': Obama honors 9/11Our responsibility to historyMorning Headlines: Thursday, September 12Morning Joe sits down with Billy Crystal, author of "Still Foolin' 'Em"Morning Maddow: September 12WATCH: A chemical weapons show-and-tellRepublican leaders vs. the GOP's 'Neanderthals'Jobless claims plummet, but there's a catchToo Young to Die: Kenis Green Jr.Christie's first ad touts jobs, 'no new taxes'From Russia, with loveRe-routed to diplomacy: 'This is not a game''We need a hundred more like Jesse Helms in the U.S. Senate'Meet your friendly, neighborhood gun owners (and bring the kids)Ted Cruz wishes more in the Senate would say 'crazy things'The GOP's foreign policy establishment fades awayThursday Gut Check: Cameras on stop signs?The beneficiary of Cuccinelli's generosityThirsty? Michelle Obama wants Americans to reach for waterPutin just 'can't resist gloating'Welcome to the new Gilded AgeFlorida pastor arrested for trying to burn Qurans (again)For once, big money loses out to the little guyRepublicans see dollar signs in opposing SyriaColorado recalls are all about voter suppression, Dems sayCourt rebuffs Pa. clerk in marriage-equality caseIraq veterans reflect on a possible Syrian attackDon't abandon us! Immigration reformers assail CongressDecades-long peace vigil outside of White House removedDemocrat accuses both GOP and Putin of ignoring realityHouse Republicans seek food stamp cut as millions go hungryTaking an anti-healthcare message to Times SquareWe should hold debt ceiling hostage, says GOP rep.First Saudi woman filmmaker overcomes segregation, restrictionsFirst Saudi woman filmmaker overcomes segregation, restrictionsWhat defines a Syrian rebel?Rite Aid on board with Obamacare outreachThursday's Mini-ReportWill you favorite, retweet--or invest? Twitter files for IPOThe president's right hand manAll In agenda: Best pope ever!Ethics: Did Bachmann break the rules?Ahead on the 9/12 Maddow showFor 41st time, GOP votes against ObamacareWhy Bill de Blasio won 'the hearts of New York'#click3: Space JamsIs it 'divisive' to talk about income inequality?Why fashion runways are as white as everThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 09/12/13Links for the 9/12 TRMSIs it too early to say Francis is the best pope ever?Inside the Obama campaign: A plot against Stephanie CutterPoll: Americans see little hope on the economySlaughter in Syria: Witnesses tell of mass executionsMorning Headlines: Friday, September 13Chris' List: Friday the 13th FactsMorning Maddow: September 13House GOP like a jukebox that only plays one songTaliban attacks US Consulate in AfghanistanCorbett sees the light on MedicaidSandy-ravaged boardwalk destroyed by massive fireVictory has a thousand parents, but defeat is an orphanTina Brown slams NY Post story alleging stingy charity: 'insane'Federal help headed to flood-damaged ColoradoFlorida bars Obamacare aides at public health centersCongress on 'crazy pills'The ongoing irrelevance of debt-ceiling pollsFriday's campaign round-upBiden slams 'Neanderthal' GOP's record on womenFriday Gut Check: Dad wears 'daisy dukes' to teach daughter a lessonFinally. Working class to get a wage hikeThe new plot to take down gay rightsSenate Dems prep brush-back pitch for David VitterSpy court rulings unveiled in a 'rebuke' for surveillanceCan the courts save labor?WATCH: Rocky start to Syria talks in Geneva'ED Show' guest list: Friday, Sep. 13 (5p ET)WATCH: 'We're prepared to do the job,' says LugarVoyager 1 makes a historic crossingSyria talks inch forwardA 'revolving door' that turns both waysRevenge is a dish best served coherentGeorge Zimmerman remains in the spotlightFriday's Mini-ReportAll In agenda: WTFlorida?The unedited Putin op-edPec-Man (semi-nude Minneapolis mayoral candidate cribs from the Putin playbook)2013 NCLA ALMA Awards and the MSNBC special on issues impacting the Latino communityCan Obama, like California, get the minimum wage raised?The Syllabus: What you need to know for the September 14 'MHP'Ahead on the 9/13 Maddow showFighting charges that welfare recipients are lazy and living the high lifeSisters rebel after sorority rejects African-American applicant'Tip and The Gipper' out on Oct. 1The Hawaii molasses disaster and a lesson not learned#click3 : A Vote for MadnessThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 09/13/13Links for the 9/13 TRMSObama: If diplomacy fails, US is ready to strike SyriaSeize and destroy: Syrian chemical arms deal reachedWhat real drug law reform would look likeThis Week in GodU.S., Russia reach agreement on Syrian chemical weaponsFuture of the FedOn hip-hop, transgender acceptance, and Ebro Darden's couragePromises to wartime allies may soon go unfullfilledPlay along with Quizmaster 2000The GOP's chance to win over a city full of liberalsUp: September 15Newlywed accused of pushing husband off cliff releasedSNAP cuts will stretch communities and challenge assumptionsCongresswoman 'optimistic' about deal on Syrian chemical armsLessons in communication from Vladimir PutinCause of Jersey Shore boardwalk fire still undeterminedIn wake of new film 'The Butler,' black ex-White House staffers reflectNetanyahu praises Kerry's Syria deal in JerusalemObama's road forward in Syria: Soft words, big stickThe rules of running for presidentBanned books that changed your life (or will)Bille Jean King, the athlete who became one of the 'greatest activists'50 years later, remembering four little girls in BirminghamFive years after Lehman, Wall Street risk remains high2 Chainz stops by NOWFormer football player killed by police after accidentColorado flood-zone residents evacuated againSummers withdraws from Fed chair considerationGOP civil war rages over shutdown dilemmaPoll: 44% of Americans still think Obamacare is a bad ideaMorning Headlines: Monday, September 16What we're reading: Monday, September 16, 2013Chris' List: Stars Who Were ClassmatesHow Larry Summers opened the door to a womanMorning Maddow: September 16Conclusive evidence of chemical weapons found in SyriaSummers withdraws from Fed considerationPoll: Obamacare remains highly unpopular as implementation loomsFirst Read Flash: Summers breakThe right struggles to hide its disappointment with diplomatic progressDC Navy Yard rampage: 'We have the sole person responsible'GOP debt-ceiling hostage strategy takes shapeRight continues to draw hearts on Putin picturesWhen winning an argument doesn't seem to matterFour reported dead in Navy Yard shootingMonday's campaign round-upWatch: 'Sense of panic' at Navy Yard shooting siteObama: We will do everything to bring those responsible to justice'This is a win for all of us'Several Navy Yard victims in 'critical' conditionUN: Nerve agent delivered by rockets in SyriaFar right eyes 'regular season' on ObamacareLiz Warren: It's time for Janet Yellen to be nominatedMiss America crown goes to an Indian American for first timeCan poor Californians live on $10 per hour?Navy Yard death toll reaches 12Is Iran and America's ice-cold relationship beginning to thaw?Eyewitness said shots fired at Navy Yard sounded like a semi-automaticWatch: Navy Yard personnel seen leaving the facilityAll In agenda: Tragedy at the Navy Yard'I would like you to put my trauma center out of business'For Americans, yet 'another mass shooting'Twitter reacts to Navy Yard ShootingBenghazi, again. New report criticizes investigationMonday's Mini-ReportTop Lines: Paula Deen, 'deja vu,' John Boehner, and President ObamaUnanswered questions: Who was Aaron Alexis?'Put my trauma center out of business,' doctor pleads for end to gun violence'Something is wrong here': Trauma center doctor pleads for an end to gun violenceAhead on the 9/16 Maddow showThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 09/16/13Another mass shooting renews talk of gun safetyObama addresses nation on gun violence more times than he's given State of The Union speechesLinks for the 9/16 TRMSWhat we're reading: Tuesday, September 17, 2013Morning Headlines: Tuesday, September 17Chris' List: Best Used CarsMorning Maddow: September 17Public, politicians, pundits differ on 'leadership'Morning Joe sits down with Delia Ephron, author of "Sister Mother Husband Dog (etc.)"First Read Flash: More questions than answersObamacare isn't popular, but GOP sabotage fares worseCrusade against Texas clinics based on bogus claims'When will enough be enough?'What Obama left out of his speech on the economyNRA responds to Navy Yard: We are grieving and prayingNavy Yard workers return day after shooting rampageFar-right House Republicans expect Obama to caveLIVE VIDEO: Park police discuss Navy Yard shootingCoakley is back for a second chance in MassachusettsThe false belief that income inequality can't be fixed'You're not dealing in reality'Secretary of State John Kerry approval rating risesNavy Yard shooting: Aaron Alexis' history of violenceA very different kind of 'sticker shock'Tuesday's campaign round-upCummings pushes back on latest Benghazi reportTuesday Gut Check: Do you applaud Dr. Orlowski for making a statement on gun violence?'He paid the fine and went on about his way,' police chief describes Navy Yard shooterHouse Dems push Boehner from the other direction'I just spoke from the heart,' says Dr. Orlowski of her plea to end gun violenceLIVE VIDEO: FBI holds news conference on Navy Yard shootingDemocrats renew gun debate ... but is this time different?Brazil's Rousseff scraps state visit to U.S.IG report: Flawed security a known Naval station issue'ED Show' guest list: Tuesday, Sep. 17 (5p ET)Perry: Blue-state businesses, come to gun-friendly Texas!Romney's 47% one year later: Gaffe or gospel?Kid President urges 'Get your learn on!'Obama admin boosts home care workersWashington's rapid response to Navy Yard shootingStuck in place: US poverty rate unchangedRemembering the 12 victimsHow do you make a conservative hate water?The aftermath of the Navy Yard shootingWill the Navy Yard shooting provoke action on guns from Congress?What Egypt says about the Arab Spring'This is about political cash, not political principle'Navy Yard gunman complained of hearing voices, police report revealsThe issue of mental health can be confronted with the Affordable Care ActSports teams honor Navy Yard victimsWATCH: Senators 'totally shaken' by shooting near Capitol HillDemocratic candidate 'comes out' to Tea Party dadTuesday's Mini-ReportAll In agenda: What we know about the Navy Yard shooterCapitol Hill hearing on gun laws delayed by shooting rampageNewtown mom: Gun control 'conversation needs to be renewed'Ahead on the 9/17 Maddow showCharts: Half the deadliest shootings in U.S. history happened in past six yearsThe 911 call that led to Jonathan Ferrell's deathWhat happened to the anti-war Democrats?Is Tehran warming to the West?Why the GOP attempt to kill Obamacare could backfireRussian official: D.C. shooting defines 'American exceptionalism'Obama on shootings: 'We don't have to live this way'#click3: 'The Fox' Scores AgainFormer campaign manager reflects on CoakleyLinks for the 9/17 TRMSThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 09/17/13How to win GOP support? Take the 'Obama' out of 'Obamacare'Government shutdown to defund Obamacare: the 'kamikaze mission' is on!Kasparov: Anti-gay laws are a natural progression of Putin's regimeDC hospital bears scars and wounds of gun violenceO'Donnell: Sadly, politicians' responses to mass shootings can be recycled'Spineless' Congress can't give people what they wantMorning Headlines: Wednesday, September 18What we're reading: Wednesday, September 18, 2013Chris' List: Celebrities' Favorite TV ShowsMorning Maddow: September 18Boehner moves closer to government shutdownFirst Read Flash: Gun control remains stalledVirginia Republicans can't help themselvesCongress targets Obama's climate agendaLindsey Graham already queuing up the next conflictMayor de Blasio? Dem has huge lead in first pollPointing the finger in the wrong directionThe real reason we call mass shootings 'senseless'Boehner caves to Tea Party on defunding ObamacareListen: 'My heart is broken,' Navy Yard shooter's momDid America's mayor run a 'vicious' campaign? His opponent says yesWhy did George Elmaraghy lose his job?Starbucks grinds open-carry gun policy to a haltThe price Jeb Bush is willing to payDennis Rodman 'is nuts'Wednesday's campaign round-upAfter tragedy, Congress zeroes in on mental healthDemocrat keeps narrow lead in Virginia governor raceGohmert: Blaming Navy Yard shooting on guns is like blaming spoons for obesityWednesday Gut Check: Will Congress take action on gun reform?House GOP beats Boehner into submissionEmbracing technology: When gadgets rule the worldAu revoir Mini-Miss pageantsTea Party Caucus plagues progress, Democrat saysTexas activists seek 'a final blow' against evolutionUS home health care workers finally get minimum wagePentagon pledges security fixes after rampageIn Congress' absence, Bloomberg fights on background checks'It still doesn't feel real.' Nine months after Newtown, families vow to pass gun controlForget student loan debt - rising tuition costs may be the real problemHow to give a 'Gift of Purchase' with purposeWATCH: Can these reps fight partisanship with youth?On the House menu, a vote to slash food stampsHow to give a 'Gift of Purchase' with purposeRescue missions continue following massive flooding in ColoradoPresident Rouhani: Iran 'will never develop nuclear weapons'Southern Democrat: Republicans love their guns and biblesGOP can't take its eyes off BenghaziBernanke stuns with ongoing stimulusWatch: Ways new gadgets can change our livesWatch: Ways new gadgets can change our livesThe FBI's sequester planWednesday's Mini-ReportAll In agenda: Neoconservatives' last standThe only real challenge 'unapologetic progressive' Bill de Blasio facesBudget impasse will have 'devastating' resultAhead on the 9/18 Maddow showJindal won't give up the fight for vouchers#click3: Introducing the McEverythingCutting food stamps? An angry nun gives the GOP an earfulThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 09/18/13Presumed guilty: Libertarians join liberals to fight 'unjust' mandatory minimumsRand Paul takes a stand on mandatory minimum sentencesObama shouldn't trust me, says AssadChris Hayes: 'I cannot find one Republican who has anything constructive to say'Links for the 9/18 TRMSWatch: Hold the firearms, says Starbucks' CEOMorning Headlines: Thursday, September 19Chris' List: Best Dressed of 2013Morning Maddow: September 19When Republicans attack -- each otherJobless claims inch higher, but remain lowFirst Read Flash: Shutdown showdownThose who get 'stuck' making $172,000 a yearRon Paul: 'I would think' Rand is running in 2016McCain to Russia: You deserve better than PutinFour years later, the rest of 'repeal and replace'Thursday Gut Check: Jayden Smith shares views on educationAre the GOP 'Looney Tunes' taking over?Bernanke doesn't trust the economy -- or CongressComing to terms with the normalization of extortion politicsJPMorgan Chase will pay $920 million in 'London Whale' settlementRooting for deliberate harm is a bad ideaPutin doubts that Syria will hand over weaponsHow much more does a CEO make than you?Thursday's campaign round-up'Creepy Uncle Sam' would like to give you a pelvic examReasons to expect more of the same from CongressRubio struggles with the blame gameBoehner complains Obama's making friends with PutinFocus aligns on mental health reform in wake of Navy Yard shootingCivil rights leaders call for tougher charges in shooting death of unarmed manKoch brothers push boundaries of decency, creepinessTom Delay's money laundering conviction overturnedGOP's shutdown scheme will fail, says former Bush spokeswomanDA in Jonathan Ferrell case recuses himselfGun control: With DC deadlocked, states look for solutionsHouse GOP accused of 'getting at somebody' in Benghazi hearingsA new era at the Vatican?'ED Show' guest list: Thursday, Sep. 19 (5p ET)Shutdown proponent: 'Shutdowns are not worth it'All In agenda: McCain's mix-upPsst. The GOP doesn't really want to defund ObamacareCamelot's next chapter: Caroline Kennedy en route to Japan ambassadorshipRemembering champion boxer Ken Norton's legacyMcCain struggles through another foreign-policy challengeKerry tees up U.N. meeting on Syria: 'Time is short'Thursday's Mini-ReportHouse GOP heads the country toward the cliffThe Tea Party is at it againHouse GOP votes to slash food stampsWATCH: GOP Rep defends food stamp cuts as 'surgical'Progressive Catholics hail Pope Francis' position on social issuesAhead on the 9/19 Maddow showOn Iran, can U.S. policymakers take 'yes' for an answer?On debt ceiling, lawmakers must act like 'political grown-ups'GOP lawmaker whines about his six-figure salary, votes for SNAP cuts#click3: The Show Must Go OnThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 09/19/13Frank: Public weariness of war extends to Afghanistan as wellTea Party dad would vote for son who 'came out' as liberalPope Francis refocuses Catholicism on mercyLinks for the 9/20 TRMSMorning Headlines: Friday, September 20Morning Maddow: September 20Feeding the base, starving the poorFirst Read Flash: Cruz controlled?Claims that are true cannot be 'mostly false'After Navy Yard shootings, video games again draw scrutinyRepublicans cornered in anti-Obamacare schemeElections used to have consequencesWhen crises become opportunitiesGOP pushes government toward shutdownHouse passes spending bill, pushes U.S. closer to shutdownFriday Gut Check: Catholic church may be headed in a new directionEPA rolls out new curbs on coal plants'It's just not gonna happen now''Coming out' video gets Mass. candidate in spotlightA lucrative scamMass shooting in Chicago caps a bloody weekThe nature of negotiationsNaval Academy Sexual Assault Underscores Flawed SystemWATCH: Why the GOP 'will blink' before a shutdownPoor and at work on Labor DayHealth reform to 'fill the holes' exposed by Navy YardWhat does the GOP think of immigrants? Depends who's askingUp: September 21How the House wants to take food off the family tableBoehner caves to Tea Party on defunding ObamacareHouse passes bill to defund Obamacare, risking shutdownHouse Dem: There's not one district where hunger isn't a problemFor once, big money loses an electionMorning Joe sits down with Richard Wolffe, author of 'The Message'Mass Shooting in Chicago Caps a Bloody WeekIf Dems wanted to play hardball, they couldThis is the long headlineWhy we need headlines longer than 45 charactersWarren Buffett and Obamacare: A case studyOn immigration, GOP swing votes want it both waysFriday's Mini-ReportThe 'Gang' is gone, but immigration reform is alive--for nowJolted by Chicago bloodshed, parents of gun violence victims demand changeTouré: Rethinking the story of David and GoliathThe battle for voting rights is just the beginning, says HolderThe Syllabus: What you need to know for the September 21 'MHP'8 issues Obama should address for the Congressional Black CaucusThe shutdown showdown: What happens now?Tonight: An encore presentation of Hubris: Selling the Iraq WarWatch: GOPer can't bring himself to say Obama was 'legitimately' elected#click3: I love the '80sDefund Obamacare? This is like the Civil WarUS, Russia sharing a one-legged stool on SyriaDeval Patrick opens up about private life, mulls political futureThis Week in GodHouse Democrat: If there's a shutdown, Republicans are to blameObama: The US is not a deadbeat nationDear Eric Cantor: Don't let your constituents go hungryBright prospects on foreign agenda; domestic in chaosHow did the race for Virginia governor become a 'vacuum'?Up against the clockSorry, Alanah Can't Make It to School Today, She's Hangin' with the Prez -BOMillenials: A generation politicians shouldn't take for grantedStep one complete: Syria submits chemical inventory59 dead in Kenyan mall shootingThe Syllabus: What you need to know for the September 22 'MHP'The case of the disappearing MaddowBlogLaPierre: Not enough 'good guys with guns'Terrorists storm Kenyan mall killing dozensWhat's the deal with Voyager 1?Tick tock, Obama's not afraid of GOP budget clockPope Francis loves the sinner and hates the sin (but not that much) in interviewDistrict's poor kids kept GOP rep from voting against food stamps12-year-old's assignment on field trip? Act like a slaveDo Americans 'care enough' to demand gun control?Syrian war deal faces UN showdownMorning Headlines: Monday, September 23Read with us: Introducing the Morning Joe Book ClubMorning Joe Book Club: Sheri Fink's "Five Days at Memorial"What we're reading: Monday, September 23, 2013Morning Maddow: September 23Obama reminds GOP: U.S. is 'not a deadbeat nation'Cruz 'desperate, scrambling' to gain controlTed Cruz's shutdown scheme takes shapeFirst Read Flash: Comforter-in-chief, yet againThat's not what 'bipartisan' meansTea Party dad would vote for son who 'came out' as liberallRepeal, delay is best path for GOP on Obamacare, says ToomeyA landscape filled with foreign-policy opportunitiesSometimes, a pox on just one house will do'Meanspirited class warriors'Monday's campaign round-upStudy: 11.7 million unauthorized immigrants in USMonday Gut Check: Professor place on leave over anti-NRA commentsCongressional Dems weigh options for budget hardball"The United States of America is not a deadbeat nation"Want to save Syrian lives? Step up humanitarian aidSchumer: 'Very likely we will avoid a shutdown'Watch: What you need to know about al ShabaabHillary Clinton on 2016: 'I'm both pragmatic and realistic'WATCH: Al Shabaab's history as a terror groupHIV rates reach historic low in childrenRNC spokesman: 'We're not proposing closing down the government'Kenya says its troops control the mall and have freed hostagesAmerican mainstream balks at GOP shutdown scheme'ED Show' guest list: Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 (5p ET)Sikh professor survives hate attack, 'This is not the Harlem I know'Kenyan authorities: We have 'dominated' all floors of Nairobi mallIRS official ensnared in Tea Party targeting steps downGirls' education trends on Twitter with #MalalaFundFangirl alert! Palin becomes Cruz's biggest supporterThe myth of the right's food stamp king'You are engaged in some sort of false religion'Finding NairobiAll In agenda: Ted Cruz backlashWeary of mass killings, Obama fears tragedy is 'new normal'Seeing disaster relief in a new lightMonday's Mini-Report'[T]he South has known a lot of woes. . . .' (a political football parable)Government shutdown: Crystal ball editionAhead on the 9/23 Maddow showPoll: Majority opposes defunding ACA if it means a government shutdownBatman Dad: America's new heroCriminal injustice: The percentage of African-Americans in prisonThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 09/23/13Inside the Republican civil war: Meet the generalsNBC poll: McAuliffe now leads CuccinelliUSAID looks to business for fundingLooking for a winner: NY Jets owner hosts fundraiser for rumored 2016 GOP hopefulsWashington dysfunction threatens US economyLinks for the 9/23 TRMSCelebrities launch campaign to end domestic violenceMorning Headlines: Tuesday, September 24What we're reading: Tuesday, September 24, 2013Chris' List: Places to Visit Without InternetMorning Maddow: September 24Cruz's crusade cracks, starts to crumbleIs Ted Cruz the Tea Party's Barack Obama?First Read Flash: Ted Cruz vs. the worldPelosi, House Dems still hope to revive immigration reformAxelrod: GOP faces 'hell of a battle' over who's in chargeDespite scandal, McDonnell remains popular in VirginiaHow not to argue against ObamacareRubio's cravenness on proud displayGeorge W. Bush defends Obama's golfing habitsMixed reaction to Hillary Clinton's first interviewWe could be friends: Obama and Rouhani reach out--cautiouslyA debt-ceiling ransom note takes shapeTuesday's campaign round-upTuesday Gut Check: A diplomatic approach with Iran?Flashback: Reagan's vision for a unifying alien invasion#3 House Dem: Boehner won't allow a shutdownObama eyes a 'long road towards a different relationship'Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty to terror leakPhoto ID requirements rain on National Voter Registration DayIran's new president: A friend of the West?State Department rolls out Instagram accountMayo Clinic CEO breaks down Obamacare'After the ALMAs' Live on MSNBC Friday, Sept. 27'ED Show' preview: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 (5p ET)Bush's OMB chief blasts Republican tacticsTony Blair: World needs results on SyriaStand with the other Rand?Mayo Clinic CEO breaks down ObamacareTop Dem to Tea Party: Serve your country firstThose who got 'Scandal Mania' wrongKenyan president: 'We have defeated our attackers'Hope for bipartisanship against government shutdownAll In agenda: Rubio sabotages black gay judge's nominationTuesday's Mini-Report11 must-see Ted Cruz fake filibuster momentsGitmo hunger strike wanesRouhani: 'Iran seeks to resolve problems, not to create them'Watch: It takes two presidents to pitch ObamacareThe first lady's Harlem lunch partyAhead on the 9/24 Maddow showIran's Rouhani shows the U.S. more than a 'glimmer of hope'#click3: The Rise of Corner GuyThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 09/24/13How profits help drive the war on drugs'Climate change' missing from President Obama's UN speechA lot on the line in Virginia as governor race heats upO'Donnell: Media 'blinded' by Ted Cruz's Ivy League resumeLinks for the 9/24 TRMSMorning Headlines: Wednesday, September 25Chris' List: Holiday HiringJoe Scarborough: Cruz's filibuster 'is just phony'Morning Maddow: September 25Frustration with Washington reaches two-year highsAt the intersection of self-defeating and self-aggrandizingBudget showdown: Senate's turn after Cruz exitsLIVE VIDEO: UN General Assembly kicks off day two in New YorkCokie Roberts: Some Tea Party anger is 'racist'Morning Joe sits down with Debora Spar, author of "Wonder Women"Health insurance 'for less than the cost of your cellphone bill'Does Cruz understand 'Green Eggs and Ham'?Vitter's plea for ethics probe goes nowhereGetting all the way to the end of 'Green Eggs and Ham'Guantanamo: System failureStart the clock on the 2013 debt-ceiling crisisThe Wendy Davis difference2013 NCLR ALMA Awards preview: The hosts, honorees, new elements revealedWednesday Gut Check: Army proposes new restrictions on tattoosWednesday's campaign round-upAG vows to never again delay an execution...for a fundraiserFund it! Top Senate Dem says save the debate for laterTed Cruz's faux filibuster sets a trend: #MakeDCListenHatch reflects on a 'pretty darn fine president''ED Show' guest list: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 (5p ET)Rouhani: 'Not enough time' for Obama handshakeRouhani: 'We have no problem shaking Mr. Obama's hand'Cruz's faux filibuster opens door for larger conversationBeyond 'Cruz Control': 5 Ted Cruz puns the Martin Bashir show has usedGQ profiler: Cruz is playing a different gameCruz stops talking, watches his scheme collapseObama and Clinton defend health care reform at Clinton Global Initiative chatTed Cruz: 'I do so like green eggs and ham'US has three weeks to raise debt limit--or risk defaultFBI: Navy yard shooter 'delusional,' prepared to dieIt's over: Senate moves on after Cruz's 'death march'How one stroke of the pen could lift wages for millionsMcCain: 'The people spoke'Kerry backs arms treaty; right preps major freak-outA boost for Obamacare: Premiums cost less than expectedAfter 21-hour speech, Cruz votes to open debate on budgetAll In agenda: Ted Cruz's faux filibusterWednesday's Mini-ReportNew calls for surveillance reform after SnowdenWATCH LIVE: Chuck Todd moderates the Virginia gubernatorial debateAhead on the 9/25 Maddow showFlorida counties defy Gov. Scott on Affordable Care ActGOP Rep blasts Cruz for 'preventing us from governing'Poll: 62% support gun ban for those with police recordSharpton schools Cruz on the real meaning of 'Green Eggs and Ham'George H.W. Bush serves as witness at same-sex weddingEXCLUSIVE: The fox speaksThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 09/25/13In Va. debate, Cuccinelli tries to close the gender gapEncourage girls to be whoever they want, even if it's Miss AmericaCruz muses on color of purple finchTaking away Obamacare is 'morally wrong,' says a dadLinks for the 9/25 TRMSMorning Headlines: Thursday, September 26Chris' List: Best States for Future Job GrowthScarborough, Steele spar: 'Don't lecture me'Morning Maddow: September 26Republicans ready to trade one hostage for anotherSen. Coburn: Cruz's ploy was dishonestFirst Read Flash: Kick the can?Jobless claims improve, remain near six-year lowObama defends health care law--and delays itNevada Republican accidentally speaks his mindMust-Read Op-Eds: Thursday, September 26'We're on the precipice of shutdown...because of one man'POLL: Republicans may take more blame in shutdown'Essentially, DeMint is declaring a mistrial'Marissa Alexander will get a new trialPelosi's prudent promiseThursday Gut Check: Football coach suspends team over character issues'Will White House staff enroll in Obamacare?'When a laundry list looks familiarPOLL: Tea Party support plunges to near-record lowWATCH: Obama responds to 'Creepy Uncle Sam' adIran's Rouhani denounces nukes on UN stageZimmerman's wife: 'I think anyone would doubt that innocence'Clearing out the message on ObamacareSikh doctor's response to brutal hate attack? 'Love and service'Boehner can't let go of brinkmanshipBoehner: I don't expect a government shutdownLawmakers: No more character attacks on victims of military sexual assaultSinger Carole King lobbies Sen. Crapo for background checks'All this would be funny if it wasn't so crazy'Did Team Obama cave to GOP on registering voters?Russia missing at UN meeting on LGBT rightsGOP Senator: 'I've never thought we would have a shutdown'Montana teacher convicted of rape freed after 30 daysUS, Russia agree on Syria deal, sources saySebelius on Obamacare small business enrollment delayHouse GOP rejects Senate funding bill, announces debt ceiling demandsPasta Barilla boycotted after CEO's 'homophobic' remarksWhat political regression looks likeBoehner's new bargaining chip? Debt ceiling'ED Show' guest list: Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 (5p ET)Dem lawmaker 'thrilled' Marissa Alexander will get new trialGOP's rejection of the Affordable Care Act shows hypocrisyReport: Unexpected rise in number of extremely poor elderly womenThursday's Mini-ReportAll In agenda: Obama strikes back on GOP healthcare obstructionDoes the US meet its own international human-rights standards?Intel community: There's no surveillance programPutting the awww into ObamacareReport: Wendy Davis running for Texas governorThere's a precedent for holding the govt hostage...Immigration reform framework takes shapeAhead on the 9/26 Maddow showPolitical theater over U.S. debt ceiling could end 'in tragedy''It's not just about guns,' says New Orleans mayor#click3 Bill Gates says ctrl+alt+delete was a mistakeThe Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 09/26/13Could charges be dropped against Marissa Alexander?'Loveint': NSA employees eavesdropped on girlfriends, spousesDisarming Syria: UN Security Council approves chemical weapons dealAnn Curry on US-Iran meeting: 'More than chit chat'Links for the 9/26 TRMSO'Donnell: Is Fox's Ed Henry a 'pinhead or liar?'George Washington's library opens at Mount VernonMorning Headlines: Friday, September 27Chris' List: Worst Sports Franchises of All TimeAfter Obamacare: a debate over primary care doctorsMorning Maddow: September 27GOP ransom note has plenty of demands, not enough votesWATCH: Is the GOP terrified that Obamacare works?Wall St. is 'terrified' by debt ceiling debateObama admin secures diplomatic breakthroughsRep. Castro: What about Texas' 6 million uninsured, Cruz?Keeping glitches in perspectiveCountdown: Four days to go until government shutdownIs the NSA collecting cell phone location data?McConnell's gender gap comes into sharper focus'Negotiating with people with a bomb strapped to their chest'Scalia on privacy: 'Blah blah blah, garbage'POLL: More oppose 'Obamacare' than 'Affordable Care Act'Planned Parenthood takes Texas abortion laws to courtAn attempt to rewrite democratic rulesUN: Humans cause climate changeFriday Gut Check: A government shutdown?'Get out of the way so I can help my people'Friday's campaign round-upAre we doomed? 4 theories on the shutdown fightTed Cruz hits back at GOP critics: They're 'beaten, scared''Default deniers' demand to be heardFive-year-old's meeting with President Obama is the cutest story you'll hear todayThe absurdity of the Hastert RuleDetroit gets a helping hand from the White HouseBlue dot drives by a restaurant in OklahomaObama blasts GOP threat to blow up the economySen. Mikulski: Debate on federal funding 'ping-pong politics'Senate sets stage for House shutdown showdownCongress abhors a vacuumAnother Republican accuses Obama of 'shuck and jive'Obama, Iranian president speak in historic phone callTed Cruz cruises to online stardomA victory for civil rights in New JerseyJudge says same-sex marriage must be legal in New JerseyObama, Rouhani have direct talksUS, Turkey unveil new fund to thwart terrorismStepping out, Hillary Clinton takes on social justiceThe nature of negotiations, reduxBarilla's competitors respond: Pasta for everyone!Friday's Mini-ReportBig Tex = Big Mex?ExxonMobil will recognize employees' same-sex marriagesAll In Agenda: Obamacare is unnecessarily confusing peopleStudent athletes demand medical coverageAbby Huntsman: Our phones have become our social crutchShutdown: How did we get here?Ahead on the 9/27 Maddow showWATCH: Adorable 5-year-old talks about getting a presidential pardon#click3 Trick to dealing with soccer hooligansThe Syllabus: What you need to know for the September 28 'MHP'The Rachel Maddow Show, Transcript 09/27/13Links for the 9/27 TRMSGun dealers also support background checks. Who's left?The Obama administration funds police officers in schoolsCelebration at the 2013 NCLR ALMA AwardsAll eyes on BoehnerWin an autographed copy of Chris Matthews' new book 'Tip and The Gipper'Shutdown could halt pay to service membersThis Week in GodAngus King: GOP demands risk crashing global economyObamacare still a mystery to many AmericansIran and the US at the hinge of history'Creepy Uncle Sam' is back and being creepy...againWatch: Up Against the ClockOhio Democrat: Tea Party holds progress hostage in the HouseHouse delays Obamacare, pushes US toward shutdownWhy does college still matter? A top-five list for BuzzFeed's presidentGOP lawmaker: The ball is in Reid's court—blame himTerror attack causes tensions in Minnesota Somali communityHouse Republicans embrace government-shutdown planInside the circus on Capitol HillThe Syllabus: What you need to know for the September 29 'MHP'Shutdown stalemateThe House Republican tantrum that knows no endHere's one you haven't heard--Obamacare spurs small businessBracing for shutdown impactUS was warned about Kenya mall attackIranian foreign minister praises 'first steps' towards nuclear negotationsWife of Texas governor says abortion a 'woman's right'The government shutdown: A story in rhymeBorne Digital attacks education issues for digital nativesNo Right Brain Left Behind works to instill creativity in educationTech women school next genSetting up affordable health care in IndiaGiven Goods Co. allows customers to impact the worldVote for your favorite innovatorObamacare confronts its biggest challengeChris' List: World's Most Valuable BrandsTaxpayers pick up bill if government shuts downMorning Maddow: September 30Two chambers, 16 hours, and one deadlineWhat gets cut in a shutdown?WATCH: Republicans can't 'govern by tantrum,' says AxelrodA failure of self-awarenessFirst Read Flash: Countdown to shutdownPOLLS: Who wins and loses in a shutdown?How Congress reached this pointSen. Schumer: Republicans might 'come to their senses' before midnightDOJ sues North Carolina over 'highly restrictive' voting lawVote for your favorite innovatorRep. Black: House Republicans provided 'an opportunity' for the SenateA series of 'near-death experiences'GOP rep. insists voters want 'principled,' hard-line GOPGOP hasn't learned its lesson on birth controlA 'post-democracy' phaseEx-Obama health adviser clashes with Sen. Johnson: 'Obama won'Viewer's guide: meet the shutdown power playersObamacare stopped being a 'bill' several years ago