Years before the Democratic president endorsed all types of energy production — from oil and gas to renewable sources like wind and solar power — Perry was putting the policy into practice in Texas. During Perry's record 14-year tenure...Show More Summary
Recall a phrase, any phrase, from either inaugural speech of one of America's most accomplished political orators, President Barack Obama. [...] when an inaugural speech does grab hold of the public imagination, history tends to remember...Show More Summary
Succession and continuity in leadership has been settled at the National Security Council, whose boss doesn't require confirmation, and appears on track for the Pentagon and CIA with Senate votes expected shortly after Trump's inauguration...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — From a morning stop at church through the swearing-in to the last dance of the evening, it's going to be an inaugural marathon on Friday. The National Archives says George Washington added the words when he took the...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sonny Perdue, a farmer's son who built businesses in grain trading and trucking before becoming the first Republican governor of Georgia since Reconstruction, is President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead the Agriculture Department, The Associated Press has learned. U.S. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump enters the White House on Friday just as he entered the race for president: defiant, unfiltered, unbound by tradition and utterly confident in his chosen course. In the 10 weeks since his surprise election...Show More Summary
The big decisions and grand pronouncements are all behind him, but Obama is still in charge until President-elect Donald Trump takes the oath at noon on Friday. The only events on his public calendar were his presidential daily briefing...Show More Summary
HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara, remain hospitalized in Houston, where he was in intensive care for pneumonia and she was being watched after complaining of fatigue and coughing. The 92-year-old...Show More Summary
Senator Ed Markey talks with Rachel Maddow about why he opposes Scott Pruitt to lead the EPA when, even in public office, Pruitt has worked on behalf of...
Rachel Maddow reports on Donald Trump's effort to encourage attendance at his inauguration in Washington, D.c. with a sketchy Facebook ad campaign for...
The promo for the fourth season of Last Week Tonight is pretty funny. Can't wait for him to start up again (Feb 12). Open thread below...
The political establishment in the United States is absolutely irate at President Barack Obama’s decision to commute U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s sentence. There are also an array of journalists and professional security or military analysts, who are incensed as well. Show More Summary
Rachel Maddow lists some of the embarrassing details being learned about Donald Trump cabinet nominees while they are in the confirmation process because...
Trump flew into the city from New York on Wednesday evening for an event honoring Vice President-elect Mike Pence at the National Portrait Gallery and another featuring his potential cabinet secretaries at the Library of Congress. Patricia...Show More Summary
Rachel Maddow reports on the many director-level positions Donald Trump has yet to fill on the National Security Council with one day left of Obama's term,...
Though the DJ at the Cheeto in Chief's inauguration probably won't play this on Friday, he should. What songs do you think the DJ should play at it?
Via James Hansen and NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies climate division, 2016 is now officially the hottest year in the modern record: Update of the GISS global temperature analysis finds 2016 to be the warmest year in the instrumental record. Show More Summary
The media still hasn't figured out how to deal with Trump and his weaseling skills. They are using the, "If a democrat did this..." model. That one was blown out of the water early. But Trump has even surpassed the "It's Okay When You Are Republican" model. Show More Summary
It’s cold outside, so Daily Kos Election’s ongoing project to calculate the 2016 presidential results for all 435 congressional districts nationwide is heading to Florida where it’s warmer. You can find our complete data set here,Show More Summary