Cocktail Moment: The Prescription Julep

Saturday July 26th, 2014 05:21:00 AM Will Femia
As juleps go, this is bogus but it works and it is delicious!

Citations for the July 25, 2014 TRMS

Saturday July 26th, 2014 04:05:11 AM Will Femia
Links to material cited on Friday night's show

Worst... Congress... Ever...

Saturday July 26th, 2014 03:02:00 AM
Senator Bernie Sanders, chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether this Congress, arguably the worst Congress ever, has the ability to pass a badly-needed bill addressing the needs of veterans and the V.A.

Israel, Hamas agree to 'pause' in violence

Saturday July 26th, 2014 03:00:00 AM
Rachel Maddow reports on Israel and Hamas agreeing to a 12-hour humanitarian "pause" in fighting, as proposed by the UN, a small but hopeful step toward a more lasting cessation of violence.

Fire up the ice crusher!

Saturday July 26th, 2014 02:59:00 AM
Rachel Maddow cranks a manual ice crusher is preparation for an upcoming Cocktail Moment.

Drug makers limit state execution options

Saturday July 26th, 2014 02:59:00 AM
Jen Moreno, staff attorney for the Berkeley Law Death Penalty Clinic, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether resistance from drug makers could complicate the use of lethal injection as a means of execution to the point of removing it as an option.

House asserts role on troops to Iraq

Saturday July 26th, 2014 02:57:00 AM
Rachel Maddow reports on the passage of a bill in the House insisting that President Obama seek permission from Congress before sending more troops to Iraq beyond the 60-day limit, which will expire while Congress is away on recess.

Record shows Rand Paul's Civil Rights Act lie

Saturday July 26th, 2014 02:56:00 AM
Rachel Maddow points out the clear, on-video record of Rand Paul's past objections to the Civil Rights Act, showing he's lying when he denies having held that position.

Cocktail Moment: The Prescription Julep

Saturday July 26th, 2014 02:55:00 AM
Rachel Maddow demonstrates the proper way to mix a Prescription Julep cocktail, calling it "like Rand Paul ... a little bit bogus."

Obama: 'We have to do more'

Saturday July 26th, 2014 02:47:00 AM Rachel Kleinman
After meeting with three Central American presidents Friday, the president reiterated that resolving the border crisis would require a coordinated effort.


Buzzfeed Fires Editor Over Rampant Plagiarism

Saturday July 26th, 2014 07:24:03 AM
Buzzfeed fired editor Benny Johnson on Friday after several instances of plagiarism had been exposed in his past work. Read More →

The End of the Death Penalty

Saturday July 26th, 2014 03:51:22 AM
As you know, two days ago the State of Arizona staged a botched execution in which the condemned inmate gasped and snorted and made other sounds for almost two hours before eventually dying. Here's the surreal transcript of the lawyers in the case on the phone with the judge (among other things trying to figure out how to set up a conference call) quasi-litigating what to do as the execution continued on without prisoner actually dying. The state's prison chief's new claim that in fact "parts" the execution went "perfectly" only underscores what increasingly looks to be the freakish and chaotic end-state of capital punishment in America. Read More →

Photo of the Day

Saturday July 26th, 2014 02:44:53 AM
Hanging of the Lincoln assassination conspirators. Mary E. Surratt, Lewis Payne, David E. Herold, George A. Atzerodt. July 7th, 1865.

Buzzfeed Editor May Have Plagiarized Part Of High-Profile Fort Hood Massacre Post

Friday July 25th, 2014 10:08:47 PM
In April, after Fort Hood suffered its second mass shooting in five years, Buzzfeed sent Benny Johnson down to the Texas military base in what was a high-profile assignment for the site's viral politics editor who's now facing mounting charges of plagiarism.It turns out he may have plagiarized part of his on-the-ground dispatch from the base, too. Read More →

Bachmann: Gays Want Laws That Would Let Adults 'Prey On Little Children Sexually'

Friday July 25th, 2014 09:34:32 PM
In an interview this week with the host of a conservative radio show, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said the gay community wants to "do away with statutory rape laws so that adults will be able to freely prey on little children sexually." Read More →

U.S. Congressman Mistakes U.S. Gov't Officials For Indian Officials (VIDEO)

Friday July 25th, 2014 08:16:23 PM
In an extraordinary -- and extraordinarily awkward -- failure of basic situational awareness, a U.S. congressman apparently mistook American government officials for Indian government officials during a congressional hearing. Read More →

Mayor Disputes Report That He Compared Atheists To KKK

Saturday July 26th, 2014 01:15:29 AM
Warren, Mich. Mayor Jim Fouts on Friday disputed a report that he compared atheists to Nazis and members of the Ku Klux Klan.Fouts rejected the application of an atheist group that wished to set up a "reason station" along side one run by a prayer group in the city hall atrium. Read More →

ESPN Panelist: Women Should Try Not To 'Provoke' Domestic Violence (VIDEO)

Friday July 25th, 2014 07:23:19 PM
An ESPN host who suggested Friday that women should try not to "provoke" domestic violence only seemed to make matters worse by later insisting on Twitter that he wasn't "blaming" women for anything. Read More →

Sen. Joe Manchin Is Getting Sued By His Brother

Friday July 25th, 2014 07:18:09 PM
FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is being sued by one of his brothers, who says the West Virginia Democrat and another brother never repaid a $1.7 million loan intended to keep the family's carpet business afloat. Read More →

Wikipedia Blocks U.S. House Computers Over 'Disruptive Editing'

Friday July 25th, 2014 06:33:11 PM
Wikipedia administrators on Thursday temporarily blocked computers at the U.S. House of Representatives from making changes to pages because of “disruptive editing,” according to the Washington Post. Read More →

House GOP Aims For Vote On Border Crisis Package Before August Recess

Friday July 25th, 2014 06:07:10 PM
House Republican leaders are hoping to vote next week, before the August recess, on a package to address the humanitarian crisis on the southern border.The conference met on Friday morning to discuss a path forward and, according to a GOP leadership aide, is closing in on a proposal to provide less than $1 billion in funding and amend a 2008 anti-trafficking law that prohibits U.S. officials from swiftly sending back minors at the border who are coming from countries other than Mexico and Canada. Read More →

Fox News Anchor Pleads Guilty To Disorderly Conduct

Friday July 25th, 2014 06:02:07 PM
Greg Jarrett pleaded guilty on Friday to charges of disorderly conduct, the culmination of a nightmarish chapter for the Fox News anchor that began with an allegedly drunken episode at a bar in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport in May. Read More →

The Alleged Culture Of Sexual Harassment That Got Ohio State's Band Director Fired

Friday July 25th, 2014 05:13:31 PM
The Ohio State University fired the director of its acclaimed marching band on Thursday after a university investigation found he failed to address the band's pervasive culture of sexual harassment. Read More →

Does Scalia’s Opinion In EPA Ruling Help Protect Obamacare?

Friday July 25th, 2014 04:54:13 PM
The tax subsidies provided under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to pay for health insurance are, of course, the subject of significant press coverage since dueling federal appeals courts came to different conclusions about who receives them this week. The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held, in a 2-1 decision called Harbig v. Burwell, that an Internal Revenue Service regulation extending the tax subsidies to taxpayers who purchase insurance from the federally-operated exchange (which covers 36 states) violated the plain language of the ACA. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals came to the opposite conclusion. The U.S. Department of Justice is likely to seek full court review (called “en banc review”) of the D.C. Circuit case, which may well reverse the 3 judge panel that struck the IRS regulation down. And the issue could ultimately end up in the Supreme Court. Read More →

Buzzfeed Editor In Hot Water Over Plagiarism Allegations

Friday July 25th, 2014 04:41:40 PM
Buzzfeed was reviewing the work of one of its editors on Friday after even more accusations of plagiarism surfaced. Read More →

Paul Ryan Will Vote To Sue Obama

Friday July 25th, 2014 04:02:01 PM
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) said Friday he'll vote to sue President Barack Obama when the Republican-led resolution comes up on the House floor."I will vote for it," Ryan said on MSNBC. Read More →

Pretty Much

Friday July 25th, 2014 04:02:04 PM
Top Obama Aide: Boehner has "opened the door" to impeaching the President with lawsuit scheme.

The Purge: Mississippi Tea Party Edition

Friday July 25th, 2014 03:49:41 PM
The fact that Mississippi Republicans who supported state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R) still won't concede the June 24 runoff for the U.S. Senate nomination to incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran is only getting more hilarious. Now they're uninviting former Mississippi Tea Party board member Bill Marcy (pictured below) from the organization's annual meeting tomorrow in Vicksburg, Mississippi, apparently because of his critical Facebook posts about McDaniel. Read More →

Obamacare Architect On Revealed Video: 'It Was Just A Mistake'

Friday July 25th, 2014 03:14:09 PM
MIT professor Jonathan Gruber said Friday that his comments that appeared to endorse the view that Obamacare's tax credits would not be available through HealthCare.gov were "just a mistake.""I honestly don’t remember why I said that," he told The New Republic's Jonathan Cohn. "I was speaking off-the-cuff. It was just a mistake." Read More →

Great Moments in Religious Liberty

Friday July 25th, 2014 04:03:08 PM
Newspaper editor who was fired in May over gay-bashing "Gaystapo" blog post says he's a victim of religious discrimination.


Proof That Feminism Hasn’t Ruined Marriage

Friday July 25th, 2014 05:31:25 PM Bryce Covert
While it used to be that women who were better educated than their husbands were more likely to divorce, that's reversed.The post Proof That Feminism Hasn’t Ruined Marriage appeared first on ThinkProgress.

What Can The United States Learn From South Korea’s Dominance In Higher Education?

Friday July 25th, 2014 01:58:41 PM Olivia Murray
South Korea has left the United States far behind when it comes to attaining college degrees.The post What Can The United States Learn From South Korea’s Dominance In Higher Education? appeared first on ThinkProgress.

After Firing CEO Over Sexual Harassment Charges, American Apparel Adds One Woman To Its Board

Friday July 25th, 2014 12:46:05 PM Bryce Covert
Adding one woman to its board isn't likely to bring about substantial change.The post After Firing CEO Over Sexual Harassment Charges, American Apparel Adds One Woman To Its Board appeared first on ThinkProgress.

PETA Offers To Help Pay Water Bills For Struggling Detroit Residents — But Only If They Go Vegan

Thursday July 24th, 2014 08:56:38 PM Annie-Rose Strasser
PETA wants to be the savior, but it's using veganism as a bargaining chip. The post PETA Offers To Help Pay Water Bills For Struggling Detroit Residents — But Only If They Go Vegan appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Female Small Business Owners Aren’t Getting Enough Loans

Thursday July 24th, 2014 08:16:29 PM Bryce Covert
Women own 30 percent of the country's businesses but get a much smaller portion of business loans.The post Female Small Business Owners Aren’t Getting Enough Loans appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Poverty Experts Skeptical That Paul Ryan’s Plan Can Actually Reduce Poverty

Thursday July 24th, 2014 04:12:51 PM Igor Volsky
Paul Ryan's new plan sounds logical -- but will it actually work?The post Poverty Experts Skeptical That Paul Ryan’s Plan Can Actually Reduce Poverty appeared first on ThinkProgress.

In Its Death Throes, For-Profit College Chain Spent Over $100,000 A Month On Lobbying

Thursday July 24th, 2014 01:21:07 PM Alan Pyke
Corinthian Colleges may have lost its fight to stay in business, but the allegedly fraudulent for-profit college chain went down swinging.The post In Its Death Throes, For-Profit College Chain Spent Over $100,000 A Month On Lobbying appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Senate Republicans Advance Key Part Of Obama’s Budget, Two Years Later

Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 05:49:21 PM Alan Pyke
After blocking debate on a bill to close tax loopholes for companies that move overseas in 2012, Senate Republicans reversed course Wednesday.The post Senate Republicans Advance Key Part Of Obama’s Budget, Two Years Later appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Women And People Of Color Get Punished For Hiring To Increase Diversity, White Men Get Rewarded

Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 04:13:23 PM Bryce Covert
The less nonwhite, female executives advocate for diversity, they better they are perceived.The post Women And People Of Color Get Punished For Hiring To Increase Diversity, White Men Get Rewarded appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Lavish CEO Pay Has Virtually Nothing To Do With How Well A Company Performs

Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 12:45:49 PM Bryce Covert
Chief executive pay and stock performance share little relationship with one another.The post Lavish CEO Pay Has Virtually Nothing To Do With How Well A Company Performs appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Detroit Retirees And Workers Approve Pension Cuts To Avoid Far Worse Outcome

Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 07:12:00 PM Alan Pyke
Detroit's bankruptcy plan cuts workers' pensions for years to come. So why did three-quarters of them vote for it?The post Detroit Retirees And Workers Approve Pension Cuts To Avoid Far Worse Outcome appeared first on ThinkProgress.

McDonald’s Fires Mom Who Was Arrested For Letting 9-Year-Old Play In Park Alone

Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 03:23:43 PM Bryce Covert
Debra Harrell is out of jail and reunited with her daughter but out of a job.The post McDonald’s Fires Mom Who Was Arrested For Letting 9-Year-Old Play In Park Alone appeared first on ThinkProgress.

For Every Three Homeless Women, Two Will Be Abused

Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 02:40:36 PM Scott Keyes
According to a new study, nearly two of every three homeless women in San Francisco were abused during a six-month study.The post For Every Three Homeless Women, Two Will Be Abused appeared first on ThinkProgress.

World’s Second-Richest Man Calls For Three-Day Workweek

Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 01:36:28 PM Bryce Covert
Carlos Slim argued that giving workers four days off a week will make them healthier and more productive.The post World’s Second-Richest Man Calls For Three-Day Workweek appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Tenants Report Plumbing Problems, Leaky Roofs, And Absent Landlords In Rentals Owned By Wall Street

Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 01:29:45 PM Alan Pyke
A hedge fund is now the country's largest landlord, and the first formal study of living conditions for its tenants shows critics' concerns are justified.The post Tenants Report Plumbing Problems, Leaky Roofs, And Absent Landlords In Rentals Owned By Wall Street appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Homeless Mother Arrested For Leaving Kids In Car During Job Interview Won’t Go To Prison

Monday July 21st, 2014 07:13:13 PM Bryce Covert
Charges against Shanesha Taylor are likely to be dropped and she is close to being reunited with her children.The post Homeless Mother Arrested For Leaving Kids In Car During Job Interview Won’t Go To Prison appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Members Of Congress Take ‘Minimum Wage Challenge’ To Live Off Reduced Budget For A Week

Monday July 21st, 2014 04:07:23 PM Bryce Covert
Democratic Congresspeople and others will live off of $77 for a week, what a typical minimum wage worker brings home.The post Members Of Congress Take ‘Minimum Wage Challenge’ To Live Off Reduced Budget For A Week appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Luxury Apartment Building Will Have Separate Door For Poor Residents

Monday July 21st, 2014 01:01:34 PM Bryce Covert
Poor residents are also likely to be banned from using the building's amenities, such as the pool.The post Luxury Apartment Building Will Have Separate Door For Poor Residents appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Meet The Activists Fighting Detroit’s Water Shutoffs

Friday July 18th, 2014 07:20:07 PM Bryce Covert
On Friday, activists staged protests and rallies to demand that Detroit stop shutting off residents' water.The post Meet The Activists Fighting Detroit’s Water Shutoffs appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Bolivia Lowers Working Age For Children To Lowest In The World

Friday July 18th, 2014 04:45:31 PM Shannon Greenwood
The government says the move is needed to draw the country out of extreme poverty, despite going against international standards.The post Bolivia Lowers Working Age For Children To Lowest In The World appeared first on ThinkProgress.


House Votes To Gut Tax Benefit For Low-Income Immigrant Families

Friday July 25th, 2014 06:43:56 PM Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
The bill could affect 5.5 million children and their families. The post House Votes To Gut Tax Benefit For Low-Income Immigrant Families appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Nearly Half Of Seattle’s Marijuana Citations Go To Homeless People

Friday July 25th, 2014 04:20:18 PM Scott Keyes
It's now legal to smoke marijuana in the privacy of a Washingtonian's home. But the homeless still risk citation and arrest.The post Nearly Half Of Seattle’s Marijuana Citations Go To Homeless People appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Mayor Forbids Atheist Booth, Comparing Group To KKK And Nazis

Friday July 25th, 2014 04:05:41 PM Shannon Greenwood
"The city has certain values that I don't believe are in general agreement with having an atheist station, nor in general agreement with having a Nazi station or Ku Klux Klan station."The post Mayor Forbids Atheist Booth, Comparing Group To KKK And Nazis appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Arizona Agrees To Stop Executing People Until It Figures Out What Went Horribly Wrong

Friday July 25th, 2014 01:45:04 PM Nicole Flatow
John McCain called Wednesday's execution "torture." But state officials are insisting witness accounts were misleading. The post Arizona Agrees To Stop Executing People Until It Figures Out What Went Horribly Wrong appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Progressive Proposal Buried In Paul Ryan’s Poverty Plan

Thursday July 24th, 2014 08:35:38 PM Nicole Flatow
One of the few bipartisan issues in Washington just got a little more bipartisan.The post The Progressive Proposal Buried In Paul Ryan’s Poverty Plan appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Video Captures NYPD Punching Man In Face, Putting Him In Illegal Choke-Hold

Thursday July 24th, 2014 06:00:11 PM Annie-Rose Strasser
The incident came just three days after an asthmatic man, Eric Garner of Staten Island, was put into a choke-hold by NYPD officers and then collapsed and died. The post Video Captures NYPD Punching Man In Face, Putting Him In Illegal Choke-Hold appeared first on ThinkProgress.

The Inspiring Work Being Done To Show What Jesus Would Do At The Border

Thursday July 24th, 2014 02:18:00 PM Jack Jenkins
"If my neighbor next door to me is in trouble, then I go help my neighbor. These people are our neighbors. They just live a little further away," a volunteer said.The post The Inspiring Work Being Done To Show What Jesus Would Do At The Border appeared first on ThinkProgress.

States That Slashed Their Prison Populations Have Seen Disproportionate Drops In Crime, Too

Thursday July 24th, 2014 01:00:25 PM Nicole Flatow
The data bolsters the notion that locking up the wrong people doesn’t improve public safety at all.The post States That Slashed Their Prison Populations Have Seen Disproportionate Drops In Crime, Too appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Arizona’s Execution Attempt Goes Horribly Wrong As Man Remains Alive Nearly 2 Hours After Injection

Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 11:28:01 PM Annie-Rose Strasser
Joseph Wood lived for two hours after he was lethally injected. The post Arizona’s Execution Attempt Goes Horribly Wrong As Man Remains Alive Nearly 2 Hours After Injection appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Oregonians Will Vote On Legalizing Pot This November

Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 08:13:19 PM Nicole Flatow
Oregon could become the third or fourth state to legalize recreational marijuana this year.The post Oregonians Will Vote On Legalizing Pot This November appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Homeowner Who Shot Dead A Teen Girl On His Porch Faces Murder Charges This Week

Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 05:25:11 PM Nicole Flatow
The trial is the latest to test the role expansive self-defense laws play in racially charged deaths by gunfire.The post Homeowner Who Shot Dead A Teen Girl On His Porch Faces Murder Charges This Week appeared first on ThinkProgress.

They Came To America For Freedom And Opportunity, But Ended Up Trapped In Their Own Home

Wednesday July 23rd, 2014 01:30:21 PM Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
These three young adults live in America, but they can never leave this Texas border town for fear that they would never see their families again. The post They Came To America For Freedom And Opportunity, But Ended Up Trapped In Their Own Home appeared first on ThinkProgress.

At Least 3/4 Of Newark Pedestrian Police Stops Had No Constitutional Basis, Justice Department Finds

Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 08:24:31 PM Nicole Flatow
Blacks in the city are 2.5 times more likely to be stopped than whites, and 3.1 times more likely to be frisked.The post At Least 3/4 Of Newark Pedestrian Police Stops Had No Constitutional Basis, Justice Department Finds appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Two Hours After A Court Strikes Down Obamacare Subsidies, Another Appeals Court Upholds Them

Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 05:20:18 PM Ian Millhiser
In the end, the battle between the Fourth Circuit and the DC Circuit is a battle over who gets to make law. The DC Circuit would steal this decision away from the American people's representatives, and place it in the hands of a few unelected officials in black robes.The post Two Hours After A Court Strikes Down Obamacare Subsidies, Another Appeals Court Upholds Them appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Demonizing Migrant Children Proves An Epic Fail For Anti-Immigrant Groups

Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 03:43:05 PM Henry Fernandez
Anti-Immigrants can’t even throw a good rally anymore.The post Demonizing Migrant Children Proves An Epic Fail For Anti-Immigrant Groups appeared first on ThinkProgress.

BREAKING: Two Republican Judges Order Obamacare Defunded

Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 02:25:09 PM Ian Millhiser
Near the end of 2013, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) led a final crusade to defund the Affordable Care Act -- and he lost. Two Republican judges just voted to rewrite this history.The post BREAKING: Two Republican Judges Order Obamacare Defunded appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Think Tank ‘Analyst’ Says ‘Being Hung, Drawn, And Quartered Is Probably Too Good’ For Obama

Tuesday July 22nd, 2014 01:16:06 PM Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
"We've got to be grownups and accept that we can't have everything we want, you know, [Obama's] head on a skewer,” Stephen Steinlight said. The post Think Tank ‘Analyst’ Says ‘Being Hung, Drawn, And Quartered Is Probably Too Good’ For Obama appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Almost All Of The Defendants In ATF’s Fake Drug Stings Are Minorities

Monday July 21st, 2014 04:50:11 PM Nicole Flatow
Controversial drug-house stings lure individuals into fake crimes for the purpose of locking them up. New data suggests those individuals are usually Hispanic or black. The post Almost All Of The Defendants In ATF’s Fake Drug Stings Are Minorities appeared first on ThinkProgress.

An 11-Year-Old Girl Is The Latest Victim Of Chicago’s Gun Violence Epidemic

Sunday July 20th, 2014 06:02:05 PM Adam Peck
Shamiya Adams was making s'mores when a stray bullet struck and killed her. She was one of 22 people shot in a 12-hour span over the weekend.The post An 11-Year-Old Girl Is The Latest Victim Of Chicago’s Gun Violence Epidemic appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Private Prison CEO Will Host Florida Governor At $10K-A-Plate Fundraiser

Sunday July 20th, 2014 04:07:23 PM Nicole Flatow
$10,000 will get friends of private prison firm CEO George Zoley the opportunity for one-on-one time with Florida's Republican Governor. The post Private Prison CEO Will Host Florida Governor At $10K-A-Plate Fundraiser appeared first on ThinkProgress.



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