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C&L's Late Nite Music Club With ZZ Top

It's the first long weekend of the summer here in the US of A! Seems like it took forever to get here. What are you listening to tonight?

Open thread for night owls: Zero questions about poverty in nine Democratic debates

Adam Johnson at Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting writes—In Nine Democratic Debates, Not a Single Question About Poverty: Over 45 million Americans live in poverty—but you wouldn’t think potential leaders of the country are expected to...Show More Summary

Sanders lawyers threaten to disrupt DNC over committee members

Rachel Maddow shares the details of a letter from Bernie Sanders campaign lawyers to the DNC threatening to disrupt the national convention unless two co...

On Donald Trump and the 'good ol' days,' this is an absolutely must-watch video

There isn’t much to say about this video mash-up of Donald Trump comments and 1960s civil rights protests. It speaks for itself in the starkest, most horrifying terms. If this doesn’t get you on the #NeverTrump train, it’s hard to say what will. x YouTube Video [H/T Mother Jones] Campaign Action

The 2016 GOP primary: Did that really happen?

Rachel Maddow looks back at some of the awkward moments that made the 2016 Republican presidential primary an amazing spectacle.

Highly resistant microbes in U.S. pose a threat to everyone

It’s hard to believe that one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. used to be routine infections picked up from something as minor as a scratch. But prior to the discovery of antibiotics, that was the case. Since then medical science...Show More Summary

New videos tie House Republicans to Donald Trump

Democrats are beginning the crucial task of tying vulnerable Republican incumbents to Donald Trump. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is targeting 15 House races with a five-figure digital ad buy, connecting House Republican...Show More Summary

Cassandra Butts, former deputy White House counsel, dies

Cassandra Butts, former deputy White House counsel, dies WASHINGTON (AP) — Cassandra Butts, former deputy White House counsel and a classmate and friend of President Barack Obama, has died, her family and Obama said.

Scottie Nell Hughes Goes Off The Rails Defending Trump's "Pocahontas' Insults

Another day, another Trump spokesperson goes on MSM defending his racist, sexist, xenophobic, hateful speech. So it's Friday. In today's edition of "Crazy eyed women who support equally crazy Donald Trump" we find rabid Trump supporter...Show More Summary

Whoops! Republican bashes Democratic opponent as carpetbagger ... because he worked at the Pentagon

Boy, this is sad. Republican Rep. Tom Reed may have thought he hit pay dirt last week when his campaign uncovered documents that just seemed to prove that Democrat John Plumb was little more than a carpetbagger from DC. To that end,Show More Summary

Now here's America's Dumbest Congressman and his intergalactic post-armageddon sex boat

'Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt. Earlier today, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, put a new spin on his “gay island” story, arguing on the House floor that the push for LGBT rights is wrong...Show More Summary

GOP Congressmen Walk Out On Bible Shamer Colleague

This whole LGBT rights thing is tearing the Republican party apart! Won't someone think of the Congressmen? The Hill reports that freshman ding-a-ling Republican Rick Allen (guess which side of the Mason-Dixon he's from) decided he should...Show More Summary

Giving survivors of domestic abuse relief from mandatory sentences

Mandatory sentences are a factor in stuffing prisons with non-violent offenders, but that’s not the biggest issue. By removing the ability of judges to consider all the aspects of a case, mandatory sentences often effectively serve as a club for prosecutors who use them to bolster artificially high conviction rates. Show More Summary

Trump tells California 'there is no drought'

(AP) — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told California voters Friday that he can solve their water crisis, declaring, "There is no drought." Politically influential rural water districts and well-off corporate...Show More Summary

NM governor 'too busy' for Donald Trump

Rachel Maddow reports on New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez explaining that she is too busy to attend a Donald Trump fundraiser in her state, and points out...

Kay Jewelers Swaps Customer Diamonds During Repairs

Several women who took their expensive diamond engagement and wedding rings to Kay Jewelers for inspection and repair were given the rings back with different stones -- inferior diamonds or even a stone that wasn't a diamond at all -- according to BuzzFeed. Show More Summary

Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY!

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Life Lessons and Other Bon Mots from May Birthday Kids “Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only be learned the hard way. Unless it's a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.” ---Sen. Show More Summary

US coalition poised for major attacks on ISIS

Courtney Kube, NBC News national security producer, talks with Rachel Maddow about new military plans to drive ISIS from Raqqa, Syria and also Fallujah, Iraq.

ISIS hit in two new major offensives

Rachel Maddow reports on two major military offensives expected against ISIS strongholds, one in Raqqa, Syria and the other in Fallujah, Iraq.

Essentialism, This Damned Election, And The Fcking News

Here's a reminder of what really is actually at stake, via our friends at The Fcking News, veterans from The Daily Show and Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Not just what's at stake, but the part each of us plays and has played in bringing fascism to America. Show More Summary

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