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ABC, CBS, Spanish Networks Ignore News That Hillary Will Testify Before Benghazi Committee

On Monday night, English-language networks ABC and CBS joined Spanish-language networks MundoFox, Telemundo, and Univision in ignoring the news that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has finally agreed to testify before the House Select Committee on Benghazi regarding the 2012 terror attack in Libya and her usage of a private e-mail account while at the State Department.

Obama Makes Final Appearance on David Letterman

Late Show host David Letterman’s signature top 10 list had a presidential theme on Monday: the top questions “dumb guys” ask the president. Question No. 2 happened to get answered that very night: “Will you be a guest on one of my late shows?” As Letterman counts down the days until his final show on…

Bernie Sanders boasts 175,000 pledged campaign volunteers already

Senator Bernie Sanders, newly declared candidate for the Democratic nomination for president of the United States, talks with Rachel Maddow about his...

Texas attack entwined with fear-stoking industry

Rachel Maddow reports on a suspected terror attack by Muslim extremists on an anti-Muslim "free speech" rally in Texas on Sunday, and the broader context of...

Oregon passes bill expanding gun background checks

Rachel Maddow reports on a new bill passed by the Oregon legislature and headed for likely signature by Governor Kate Brown, expanding the requirement of...

FIGHT THE POWER: TN Gov. Signs Bill Prohibiting State Cooperation with Fed Gun Control Laws. “Spon…

FIGHT THE POWER: TN Gov. Signs Bill Prohibiting State Cooperation with Fed Gun Control Laws. “Sponsored by Senator Richard Briggs (R-Dist. 7), SB 1110 ‘prohibits the use of any public funds, personnel, or property to enforce any federal law or regulation that regulates the ownership, use, or possession of firearms, ammunition, or firearms accessories.’ SB […]

Open Thread - 1977

Happy Star Wars Day! Open thread below...

Bill Clinton’s howlers cast doubt on his usefulness to Hillary

(Paul Mirengoff) Will Bill Clinton be an asset to his wife’s campaign for the presidency? A week ago, I would, without hesitation, have said yes. After all, the former president remains popular and surely is a better politician than Hillary. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Ask your doc if this birth control is right for you. Now ask your boss

This video debuted on the third season of Inside Amy Schumer on April 21. Now it's going viral on social media. And for good reason. Christine Nangle, one of the show's writers, told Cosmopolitan in an interview: I had the idea [for the birth control sketch] in 2012. [...]Show More Summary

Congressman Peter King; We Need ‘More Surveillance’ Of Muslims

New York Republican Peter King wants the members of one religious group to come under more surveillance by the authorities. King spoke with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer about the attack on the Garland center hosting a “Draw Mohammed” cartoon contest. He said the attack was clearly “ISIS-inspired” and pointed to the “social media dialogue going on” [...]

'Heed Their Rising Voices'

Our nation owes a great debt to the young persons and older adults who protested against acts of actual or perceived police misconduct in Baltimore, Maryland; Staten Island, New York; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Ferguson, Missouri; Cleveland, Ohio; North Charleston, South Carolina; and other cities around the country. Show More Summary

C&L's Late Nite Music Club With B.B. King

At 89 years old, King has been touring up until last year, which is pretty impressive. He had to cancel the last few dates due to an illness and has been recovering since then. While King has been put in hospice care, his longtime business...Show More Summary

Hardball - May 4, 2015

Chris Matthews and a panel of guests discuss the political headlines and news of the day.

Overnight Open Thread (5/4/2015) [@CraigR3521]

Hi, Morons and Moronettes- I'm tmi3rd, and I'm on the road tonight (sorry about this being late), so I'd like to introduce my friend @CraigR3521 (as you'd find him on Twitter). He winds up being a great source of material...

Late Night FDL: One Voice

Brian May & Kerry Ellis - One Voice Ahead of this Thursday's UK elections, Brian May, penned the song and this Op-Ed...

SHERIFF: Baltimore States Atty Marilyn Mosby Charged Wrong People, Wrong Names, Wrong Addresses of 2 Officers! (VIDEO)

What a disaster. Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby charged the wrong people, wrong names, wrong birth dates and wrong address during Friday’s much hyped press conference. The six Baltimore officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray are (top row … Continue reading ?

The soft bigotry of lazy abstraction

THE civil unrest in Baltimore in response to the death of Freddie Gray has reignited an old debate about the relationship between culture and poverty. The battle lines have been drawn in the opinion pages of the New York Times. On Friday...Show More Summary

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' is a fun ride and a bloated mess

In a weekend with a lot of entertainment distractions, including a boring "fight of the century," thoroughbred horses running around a Kentucky track, and possibly the first NFL Draft where Jets fans weren't booing or weeping afterward, Avengers: Age of Ultron scored the second-biggest domestic opening ever, taking in $191.3 million. Show More Summary

Why the Textile Industry Supports the White House on Trade

The textile industry is suddenly very chummy with the White House on trade, thanks to a geeky concept known as “yarn forward.”

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