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Rachel Maddow Comments on the End of the Combat Phase of the Iraq War (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Aug 18th 2010 11:18PM
Rachel Maddow has long been an opponent of the Iraq War. On the 'The Rachel Maddow Show' (weeknights, 9PM ET on MSNBC) she used the occasion of the last U.S. combat troops leaving Iraq to sum up her feelings on the situation:

"What I feel most acutely is the chasm between what humans are asked to do, what humans are put through, and the politics that puts them here," Maddow said, reporting from Baghdad. "Wars start for all sorts of reasons, some deserved ,some truthful, and some not deserved and not truthful. But wars end like this ... with a political settlement."

"4,415 American fatalities in this war, tens of thousands of Americans wounded," she continued. "The human cost that has been borne by the people who have been here -- the chasm between that and the grounds on which we made political decisions, some of which, looking back on them, feel so cheap and awful when we see the human toll that they caused -- that's what I feel the most acutely."

Now that the combat phase of the Iraq War is over, how do you feel?

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Rachel Maddow Hits Back at Bill O'Reilly: Fox News Trying to Scare White People (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Aug 9th 2010 12:48AM
After Bill O'Reilly accused Rachel Maddow of spreading what he believes to be the false and "preposterous" theory that Fox News wants to frighten white people by reporting negatively about black people, Maddow struck back on 'The Rachel Maddow Show' (Weeknights, 9PM on MSNBC).

Playing the old video gotcha game, Maddow was able to produce a clip in which O'Reilly talks about how blacks are more likely to favor a bigger federal government than whites, which she offers as proof that Fox News hypes stories about "scary black people taking white people's stuff."

She also added that she has "no interest" in pulling an Olbermann and playing "cable news insult ping pong" with O'Reilly, but that's a bit hard to believe because she seems to be having herself an awfully good time doing exactly that.

Check out the entire 6-minute 'Maddow' clip below:

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Major FAIL on 'The Rachel Maddow Show' (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jul 14th 2010 11:50PM
Major FAIL on 'The Rachel Maddow Show'Ah, there's nothing better than live TV. On the latest installment of 'The Rachel Maddow Show' (weeknights, 9PM ET on MSNBC), host Maddow was attempting to discuss how current Republican proposals would massively increase the size of the U.S. deficit.

Unfortunately, her presentation involved sticking giant red pieces of something-or-other onto a display screen. And those pieces kept falling off the screen, over and over again. "I knew that was gonna happen!" Maddow said.

So Rachel had to have a crew member named Rich come out and physically hold the big red whatever-they-were things up. She was in good spirits about it, though. But then, everything still fell down again afterward. Oh, Rachel. In Internet-speak, this is all a major FAIL. You have been PWNED ... by pieces of red felt.

When she segued to a talk with Senator Sherrod Brown, the senator had this to say: "You're having too much fun."

"I am having fun!" she replied. "Whenever things fail visibly on television, I enjoy myself." Aw, Rachel, we love you.

At any rate, the point that Rachel was trying to make was that current Republican proposals would add more than three TRILLION dollars to the deficit. That's interesting, considering that the GOP is supposed to be the party of fiscal responsibility. Do you think Rachel is right? Are the Republicans acting a little crazy with their current proposals? Feel free to leave your replies in the comment section.

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Rachel Maddow Discusses Rush Limbaugh's Big Gay Wedding (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 14th 2010 1:15AM
Rachel Maddow Discusses Rush Limbaugh's Big Gay WeddingIn surprising recent news, Rush Limbaugh had Elton John perform at his wedding ceremony. It was Limbaugh's fourth wedding, and the singer received a $1 million fee to play at the event.

On 'Real Time With Bill Maher' (Fri., 10PM ET on HBO), Maher and his guests discussed the controversy. Elton John is -- quite obviously -- gay, and Rush Limbaugh has frequently come out strongly against gay marriage and gay rights. As a result, many people felt that Elton's performance was ... odd, to say the least.

Appearing on the show was MSNBC personality Rachel Maddow, the first openly gay anchor to host a prime-time TV program. Maher asked her how much money it would take to get her to sing at Rush's marriage. Maddow replied that she was "sort of against weddings" in general.

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Rachel Maddow Does 'Tar Ball' Jell-O Shot to Honor the Gulf Oil Spill (VIDEO)

by Oliver Miller, posted Jun 6th 2010 10:10PM
Rachel Maddow Does a Jell-O Shot to Honor the Gulf Oil SpillThe BP Oil Spill is just the latest crisis to devastate the Gulf Coast region. (Previously, there was a very large hurricane that you may have heard about.) On 'The Rachel Maddow Show' (weeknights, 9PM ET on MSNBC), Rachel visits a couple of Gulf Coast residents who are trying to make the best of things.

Jamie and Terri are the proprietors of the Dock of the Bay Bar on Grand Isle -- an island just off the coast of Louisiana, which has been one of the areas hardest hit by the oil spill. The main customers of the bar are fishermen, but there is no fishing in the area anymore, and thus, there are many fewer customers in the bar.

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Richard Clarke Warns: U.S. Vulnerable to Cyber Attack (VIDEO)

by Dorsey Shaw, posted Apr 22nd 2010 3:30PM
Richard A. Clarke, the former special adviser on cybersecurity to President Bush, appeared on last night's 'Rachel Maddow Show' (weekdays, 9PM ET on MSNBC), sounding the alarm that the United States government currently does not have the capability or authority to defend the public and private sector from cyber attacks by hostile nations. Clarke warned that such attacks could be devastating, wreaking havoc on America's banking systems, e-mail providers and transportation.

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Rachel Maddow Calls Out Senator Jim Bunning's Stand for Candy Cigarettes (VIDEO)

by PJ Simon, posted Mar 17th 2010 3:13PM
Tuesday's 'Rachel Maddow Show' (weekdays, 9PM ET on MSNBC) turned the spotlight on a strange connection between Kentucky Republican Senator Jim Bunning and candy-flavored cigarettes. Maddow reports on Senator Bunning's outrage that a new law passed by the Canadian Parliament has banned candy-flavored cigarettes in Canada on the grounds that they encourage children to pick up smoking. Yes, you read that correctly -- Bunning, who represents a tobacco-growing state, is actively protesting against another country's efforts to curb smoking among young people.

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What if the Apollo 11 moon landing didn't happen under Cronkite's watch?

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jul 20th 2009 1:04PM
Walter Cronkite on the cover of TimeWalter Cronkite's passing didn't mark the end of an era in the TV news business. The era he helped produce and prolong died long before he did.

It's hard for me to ever imagine a time when people considered a major network news anchor as America's most trusted source for anything. Claims of bias and political persuasion being injected into every story with a meat syringe created a thick fog that made it very hard to cover anything with a modicum of honesty.

Cronkite, however, was the man people turned to when something blew up, exploded, imploded, launched, landed or any other number of descriptive verbs, because his goal wasn't to make news every time he stepped in front of a camera. His goal was just to report it.

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MSNBC looking for a new star at 10 o'clock

by Allison Waldman, posted Jan 23rd 2009 3:00PM
logoWhile NBC is committing all its ten o'clock hours next fall to Jay Leno, MSNBC is looking for a ten o'clock star. They want a show to secure stronger foothold on prime time by filling that hour with a new show.

Right now, it presents a rerun of Countdown with Keith Olbermann, but that's not how it's going to remain. Phil Griffin, MSNBC prez, would like to develop a new hour to go along with Countdown and The Rachel Maddow Show, and presumably build on the audience Olbermann and Maddow are generating.

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