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The D.C. Think Tank Behind Donald Trump

In early December, Mike Pence took the stage in the Presidential Ballroom at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. “We did it,” the incoming vice president told the cheering crowd. Donald Trump, he said, had secured a mandate. Show More Summary

Rachel Maddow 2/21/17

Watch the full episode of Tuesday night's The Rachel Maddow Show.

Trump Issues Two Immigration Implementation Orders

14 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : TalkLeft

Trump remains intent on pushing everyone's buttons and causing rampant fear in our communities. Yesterday he issue two his two new implementation orders on immigration to effectuate his prior executive orders, which are already under attack in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Haiti Holds Mass Funerals for Inmates Who Died From Prison Conditions

17 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : TalkLeft

This is the most horrible story I've read this year, although it's only February. It's inconceivable that such disgusting prison conditions could exist anywhere in the world. Relatives wailed in grief or stared stoically as flowers... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Does Snowflake Sean Hannity Do The Same Whining Monologue About The Media Every Night?

If it's 10 PM ET on a weekday, the chances are very good you'll see Sean Hannity ranting about the "abusive" "alt left media." Because he and his beloved fellow snowflake, Donald Trump, just can't take any media that doesn't slobber over him the way Hannity does. NewsHounds' Richard gathered together some screenshots tonight in a Tweet. Show More Summary

FEC commissioner resigns citing 'dysfunction and deadlock'

Ann Ravel, former FEC commissioner, talks with Rachel Maddow about why her frustration with the lack of action by the Federal Election Commission led her...

CIA analyst quits over Trump disregard for intelligence

Edward Price, former CIA analyst and NSC spokesman, talks with Rachel Maddow about how his dismay and alarm at the conduct of the Trump administration led...

Open Thread: 'Honest Trailers' Does The 2017 Oscars (tm)

How many of these have you seen? (I loved Arrival but I haven't seen any of the others yet.) Open Thread below....

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Sloan

The major American record labels had a band signing feeding frenzy following the "alternative rock" break through in early 90's. A ton of bands were signed that weren't ever going to make it big but it all looked good for the image of...Show More Summary

This Isn’t Just Trump. This Is Who The Republicans Are.

So far President Trump has signed very few bills. One lets coal companies dump waste into streams. The other lets oil companies bribe foreign dictators in secret. And he is moving to block a Labor Department "fiduciary rule" that requires...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls. EPI: Robots aren't the problem. Too little worker power is

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

A Calendar of Resistance Events & Resistance in Your Backyard Lawrence Mishel and Heidi Shierholz at the Economic Policy Institute write—Robots, or automation, are not the problem: Too little worker power is: T he fear of job-stealing...Show More Summary

Memo to the Resistance: Let's play think like a strategist™

19 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Let’s say that we have an energized and not yet fully organized moderate center to left group of people who are uncomfortable with Donald Trump’s presidential performance so far. Let’s further say that maybe some voted for him, and some...Show More Summary

Democrats see new zeal among new candidates

Rachel Maddow reports on the surge in enthusiasm that Democratic Party officials are seeing while recruiting new candidates for local legislative office, and...

Colbert Urges Us To 'Never Fjorget What Happened In Sweden'

Our chief executive required a fix of adulation from his base to soothe the burn he suffered from DC's harsher-than-expected political scrutiny, so he ventured to the conservative haven of Central Florida to be adored last weekend (And play golf). Show More Summary

Iowa legislature introduces bill to require university faculty applicants to state party affiliation

19 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Iowa State Sen.  Mark Chelgren (Republican, of course) has introduced a bill requiring “partisan balance” among the faculty of public universities. In what may be the worst state bill (not specifically aimed at women) so far this year, the bill would require faculty to state their party affiliation before being hired. Show More Summary

2-in-3 Americans Don't Contribute to a 401k

Two-thirds of all Americans don't contribute anything to a 401k or other retirement account available through their employer. Millions aren't saving on the job because they either don't have access to a workplace retirement plan or they do but aren't putting money in it. Show More Summary

Seattle mayor lays the groundwork to sue Trump: 'We believe the rule of law is on our side'

20 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is ready to challenge Donald Trump’s executive orders targeting Dreamers and sanctuary cities. Seattle is planning to fire off "a series of Freedom of Information requests" to multiple federal agencies, Murray said in his State of the City address. Show More Summary

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