Links to material cited on Friday night's show
Congressman Adam Schiff, a senior member of the House Intelligence Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether the military action against ISIS constitutes a war, and whether Congress is capable of doing its duty of debating the authorization of...
Rachel Maddow points out that when politicians drag their family members into the spotlight, the result is often cringe-worthy.
Rachel Maddow reports on the latest from the corruption trial of Bob McDonnell in which the former governor's defense strategy involves besmirching his wife, casting their marriage in a bad light, and making implausible denials about gifts.
Rachel Maddow points to a literal scaredy cat, afraid of its own shadow, in teasing ahead to an upcoming segment about casting shadows and seeing meaning in them.
Antonio French, alderman for the City of St. Louis, talks with Rachel Maddow about the lack of information being released in the Michael Brown shooting and how activists hope to utilize the energy of the protests in Ferguson to bring political change.
Rachel Maddow asks of the spotlight on Ferguson, 'when the angle of the light changes, are we going to keep seeing this as clearly as we have for the past two weeks? How long can we keep seeing this and will it be long enough to start making it better?"
The peaceful gathering of families and residents here tonight set a hopeful prelude for the approaching weekend in a community yearning for justice.
What comes next for the town of Ferguson, and for the broader movement to end excessive force by police in communities of color nationwide? 10am ET, msnbc.
Craig Melvin looks back at the protests, the police and the power of the community in the wake of Michael Brown's death.
Shannon Kepler's family is standing resolutely behind him after he allegedly shot and killed Jeremey Lake, the black 19 year old who daughter Lisa Kepler met at a homeless shelter after the Kepler's kicked her out of their home. Kepler, an off-duty cop, tracked the couple down outside Lake's home and confronted his daughter. He shot and killed Lake as he was trying to introduce himself. "There was no argument," said Lisa Kepler. "I walked away and Jeremey introduced himself and my dad shot him."Kepler's attorney seems to mix victim-blaming and unreconstructed racism in his defense of his client. In a statement, Richard O'Carroll, said there was no basis for the charge since there was "not one credible eyewitness to this event" and claimed Kepler was trying "to protect his daughter, who preferred to live in a high crime area than live in a home with rules prohibiting her from bringing men home at night, some of whom even broke into the Kepler home."A judge today set Kepler's bond at $825,000.
Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review and Fox contributor, said during an immigration panel discussion on Thursday that Republicans who say Americans won't do certain jobs, should be "shot" and "hanged." Read More →
Peter Callahan was caught between two police lines in the West Florissant section of Ferguson, Mo., on Sunday night, when something fiery hot singed his leg. A nearby protester's shirt briefly caught fire. Read More →
Oklahoma City's archbishop has decided to drop his lawsuit against the group of devil-worshippers that had previously said they wanted to defile a consecrated communion wafer, according to The Wall Street Journal. Read More →
A Democratic state judge in Texas is suggesting that Republican Gov. Rick Perry's strong denunciations of his indictment could be seen as a threat to the grand jurors, according to the Austin American-Statesman. Read More →
Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-MA) lawyer has sent a "formal disavowal" to the Federal Elections Commission on Ready for Warren —the group that aims to nudge Warren to run for president in 2016. Read More →
The Washington Post's editorial section on Friday joined the ongoing media protest of the Washington Redskins' incendiary name. Read More →
A Republican candidate for the New York state Senate can quit her marriage, but she said on Friday she doesn't have it in her to quit the campaign.Gia Arnold, a 24-year-old conservative activist, abruptly announced last week that she was halting her campaign after she revealed that she'd had an extramarital affair two weeks earlier and had subsequently left her husband.But on Friday, according to The State of Politics blog, Arnold announced that she had been persuaded by a flood of messages urging her to stay in the race. Read More →
Criticizing the President for golfing in the middle of a crisis might be the ultimate in "both sides do it." But David Axelrod wishes his side wouldn't have. Read More →
Mideast scholar and professor Fawaz Gerges told TPM in an email on Friday that he had no problem with the idea that journalist Fareed Zakaria had "borrowed heavily" from his work while writing about world affairs.Gerges made the statement following allegations earlier in the day that the journalist had plagiarized from him as part of a 2011 book, "The Post-American World: Release 2.0." The allegations were made by a pair of anonymous bloggers who this week have highlighted a total of 18 times that they contend Zakaria has plagiarized from others.In his email, Gerges described the longstanding collegial relationship the two of them shared and emphasized he had given the journalist consent to cite him in Zakaria's writings.From Gerges' email to TPM:Over the last 13 years Mr. Zakaria and myself have often brainstormed about the jihadist phenomenon. We have talked at length about the drivers and motivation behind al-Qaeda and its affiliates. Time and again, he has highlighted my scholarship and I have never felt that he has short-changed me. I have given my consent to Mr. Zakaria to cite me.I did read his book a while back and I feel delighted that he has borrowed heavily from my work. Read More →
The start day for the trail in Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel's (R) challenge to the results of the runoff of the Republican primary for U.S. Senate has been pushed back a day. Read More →
Local police have now released two incident reports on the Michael Brown shooting, which media and advocates have been pressing for since the Aug. 9 shooting in Ferguson, Mo.The St. Louis County police, which has been the lead investigative agency, released their report Wednesday, according the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri. The Ferguson police released their report Thursday. But both have redactions, the ACLU said, and they contain almost no information that was not already public. Read More →
Updated: 2:00 PMThe Obama administration rolled out a plan on Friday to protect access to copay-free birth control for women in response to the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling. Read More →
Republican National Committeewoman Tamara Scott shared her concerns on her weekly web show Thursday that child immigrants may be "highly trained as warriors" who could pose a threat to the U.S. Read More →
The Washington Post's editorial page is calling on the Obama administration to end its aggressive pursuit of a New York Times reporter's source. Read More →
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) apologized for saying that he did not think Asian Americans are smarter than other people but they've convinced him otherwise. Read More →
Earlier this week, the Chicago Cubs grounds crew experienced a disaster. As rain poured onto Wrigley Field, they were unable to cover the playing surface with a tarp in time. They were booed. The game was called. Because of the mismanagement, their opponents, the San Francisco Giants, protested the game after it had been called as a win for the Cubs. They succeeded. It was the first successful protest in Major League Baseball in 28 years, according to Deadspin.But the whole bizarre episode was cast in a new light Thursday when the Chicago Sun-Times reported that the Cubs had slashed worker hours to keep them under 30 hours a week to avoid paying health benefits under Obamacare. Read More →
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst wants to repeal Obamacare. But she also wants to "protect" benefits for Iowans who have gained coverage under Obamacare's Medicaid expansion. Read More →
Not long after he addressed the brutal killing of American journalist James Foley earlier this week, President Obama hit the links. It's an annual summer ritual in partisan politics to criticize the President for enjoying recreation "while the world burns," but the volume of denunciations toward Obama's round this week was particularly striking. Read More →
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg weighed in Wednesday on the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., saying that the turmoil stemming from the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer there illustrated a "real race problem" in America. Read More →
Women are more likely to hold support positions than the operational ones that lead to the top job.The post Women Executives Are Stuck In Jobs That Don’t Lead To CEO appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Women spend as much time caring for their elderly parents as they can, while men stay away from it.The post Sons Spend As Little Time Caring For Their Parents As Possible, Dumping The Work On Daughters appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The trend is troubling, given that low-wage jobs have seen the strongest growth.The post Low-Paid Jobs Now Pay Even Worse Than Before The Recovery Began appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Gov. John Kasich is applying food stamps work requirements unevenly across the state, and Ohio non-profit groups are asking for the USDA to intervene.The post Groups Allege Ohio Governor Violated Civil Rights By Kicking People Off Food Stamps appeared first on ThinkProgress.
With school delayed, many of Ferguson's low-income families may be struggling to feed their children.The post Woman Raises More Than $100,000 To Feed Ferguson’s School Children appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Many workers don't even get paid time off, but of those who do, four in ten say they won't even use all of it.The post Americans Are Too Stressed To Take Time Off appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Users can order anything from toothpaste to condoms, but the company's drivers will only bring it to a few select neighborhoods. The post Uber’s New Delivery Service Only Caters To D.C’s White Neighborhoods appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Women are also less likely to have their request to change their schedules approved.The post Women Who Ask For A Flexible Work Schedule Come Off As Less Likable and Committed appeared first on ThinkProgress.
How the "benefits cliff" can bring hardship when someone gets a better job.The post Meet A Woman Whose Raise Cost Her Money appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The black residents of Ferguson pay a financial toll for being over-policed.The post Police Misconduct Costs Black People Their Livelihood Even When It Spares Their Lives appeared first on ThinkProgress.
A new study suggests that a for-profit college degree is worse than worthless.The post For-Profit College Grads Have The Same Shot At A Job Interview As People Who Never Went To College appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Statistics from a massive new report add some upsetting details to the story of American hunger.The post 1 In 6 Food Charities Could Close Down Soon, And 5 Other Disturbing Facts From A New Hunger Report appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The cost of raising a child over her lifetime has increased 24 percent since the 1960s.The post Did You Just Have A Child? Expect To Shell Out $300,000 appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Many companies that have completed tax inversions have underperformed.The post Ditching The U.S. For Lower Taxes Doesn’t Always Pay Off appeared first on ThinkProgress.
What does a Wall Street Journal story about how the wealthiest homeowners are looking to downsize tell us about the economy as a whole?The post Wealthy Mansion Owners Report Buyer’s Remorse Amid Nationwide Affordable Housing Crisis appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Women have a much higher chance of successfully raising money for their projects through crowdfunding.The post How Women Can Beat Fundraising Bias appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Ashley Richardson said she didn't think it would take so long at the food bank.The post Mother Arrested For Leaving Her Kids In A Park While She Went To A Food Bank appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Starbucks employees will now get at least a week's notice of their schedules and other changes.The post Starbucks Changes Scheduling Practices To Make Them More Humane For Employees appeared first on ThinkProgress.
St. Louis, the area around Ferguson, is one of the most racially segregated areas in the country.The post The Racist Housing Policies That Helped Fuel The Anger In Ferguson appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Rep. Mark Takano talks about his night among society's marginalized at a California homeless shelter.The post What Happens When A Congressman Spends A Night Among The Homeless appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Paul's statements are the latest indication of his shift right on immigration reform. The post Rand Paul Endorses Deporting DREAMers And Other Immigrant Children appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Obama Administration's new rules will likely put an end to the Supreme Court's game of continually moving the goalposts every time someone objects to birth control on religious grounds.The post Obama Administration Calls The Supreme Court’s Bluff In Hobby Lobby appeared first on ThinkProgress.
"But we know back in our revolution, we had 12-year olds fighting in our revolution," Tamara Scott said. The post RNC Official Claims Child Migrants Are Trained ‘Warriors’ And Will ‘Rise Up Against’ Americans appeared first on ThinkProgress.
They're releasing what they call "practical, effective, fair and compassionate" solutions to the current immigration crisis---a plan that includes stepped up border enforcement by vigilante organizations and an explicit threat to deport anyone covered by a future executive order.The post Heritage Foundation Urges GOP To Fund Vigilante Border Groups If Obama Enacts Immigration Changes appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The video has put on full, unadulterated display what it looks like for cops to shoot a man down just seconds after arriving on the scene, without trying any other mitigating measures first. The post Videotaped Police Shooting Shocked The Nation, But These Experts Say It Was Justified appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Supreme Court was "once a leader in the world" in combating racial discrimination, according to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. “What’s amazing," she added, "is how things have changed.”The post Justice Ginsburg: America Has A ‘Real Racial Problem’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The immigration relief is not permanent. The post U.S. Temporarily Halts Deportation Of Immigrants To African Countries Hardest Hit By Ebola appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Michael Brown was one of several black men shot dead by police over the last few weeks. Another was 22-year-old John Crawford III, shot inside a Wal-Mart while carrying a BB gun he picked up in the toy aisle of the store.The post One Of The Two Officers Involved In Fatal Wal-Mart Shooting Is Back At Work appeared first on ThinkProgress.
“[Our] lives are more than a nine-digit magic number– a social security number,” Jong-Min You, an undocumented immigrant from South Korea said. The post Meet The Undocumented Immigrants Whose Futures Now Hinge On President Obama appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Protesters demand an immigration reform that locks up fewer people in for-profit prisons. The post Immigration Activists Urge Obama To Include Detainees In Upcoming Executive Action appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Dangerous Bill That Threatens To Hold Officers In This Brutally Violent Jail Even Less AccountableWednesday August 20th, 2014 06:44:48 PM Nicole Flatow
In New York’s largest jail, a “correction officers physically abuse adolescent inmates with the expectation that they will face little or no consequences for their unlawful conduct," according recent federal findings. The post The Dangerous Bill That Threatens To Hold Officers In This Brutally Violent Jail Even Less Accountable appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has good reason to be confident that he will escape felony charges alleging that he misused his veto power in a failed attempt to coerce a Democratic prosecutor into resigning. The post Texas’ Problem Probably Isn’t A Criminal Governor, It Is A Terrible Constitution appeared first on ThinkProgress.
If night is the time when Ferguson looks like a town divided, then the day is its opposite, when the people of Ferguson come together. The post When The Sun Comes Up: The Inspiring Story Of Ferguson You Haven’t Heard appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Anti-Immigrant Groups Are Sabotaging This Man’s Business Because He Helped A Family Fleeing ViolenceWednesday August 20th, 2014 01:00:55 PM Esther Yu-Hsi Lee
The Guatemalan refugee told Mark Lane, “That’s where I should die a normal death, but we can never go back there. If we go back, we will get killed.”The post Anti-Immigrant Groups Are Sabotaging This Man’s Business Because He Helped A Family Fleeing Violence appeared first on ThinkProgress.
How the National Guard operates depends on the missions it's given. But no matter what, it will be there to support the police -- not protesters -- unless President Obama intervenes. The post What It Means That Governor Nixon Sent In The Guard appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The incident took place just days after police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown, sparking violent protests throughout Ferguson, Missouri. The post Police Officers Involved In Fatal Shooting Just Miles From Ferguson (UPDATED) appeared first on ThinkProgress.
In the wake of Michael Brown's death, many are calling for mandatory police body cams. But that won't necessarily prevent future police shootings.The post Why Body Cameras Alone Won’t Solve Our Police Abuse Problem appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The California Supreme Court's decision requires suspects to have a lawyer's understanding of when they need to invoke their right to remain silent and how they are supposed to do so in order to ensure that this right is preserved.The post You Have The Right To Remain Silent (WARNING: May Not Apply In California) appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Some politicians refute claims that children are fleeing violence. The post Five Children Murdered After They Were Deported Back To Honduras appeared first on ThinkProgress.
As Sybrina Fulton said after the death of her 17-year-old son Trayvon Martin, “They killed my son, now they’re trying to kill his reputation.”The post Mike Brown Is Only The Latest Black Victim To Be Smeared For Smoking Pot appeared first on ThinkProgress.
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