The Rachel Maddow Show - Season 1

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Episode Guide

  • September 4, 2009
    September 4, 2009
    Episode 241
    9/4/09
    0.0
    Ana Marie Cox fills in for Rachel Maddow. Guests include: Thomas Frank, Sam Tanenhaus, Jonathan Turley, Robert Reich and Jamie Court.
  • September 3, 2009
    September 3, 2009
    Episode 240
    9/3/09
    0.0
    Rachel and her guests discuss the top news stories. Guests include: Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY), Danielle Brain and C. Welton Gaddy.
  • September 2, 2009
    September 2, 2009
    Episode 239
    9/2/09
    0.0
    Lawrence O'Donnell talks about if President Obama will make any headway, in his healthcare reform, with his address to joint a joint session of Congress. Other guests include: Spencer Ackerman and Jonathan Turley.
  • September 1, 2009
    September 1, 2009
    Episode 238
    9/1/09
    0.0
    Tom Ridge talks about his tenure in the Bush Administration, as head of Department of Homeland Security, specifically if Bush Administration officials raised the terror alert levels for Republican political gain. Other guests include: Terry O'Neill.
  • August 31, 2009
    August 31, 2009
    Episode 237
    8/31/09
    0.0
    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talks about how the Democrats can pass President Obama's health care reform without a single Republican vote; Wayne Slater talks about the nominees running to be Texas' Governor, running on the platform of Texas seceding. Other guests include: Chris Hayes and Ana Marie Cox.
  • August 27, 2009
    August 27, 2009
    Episode 236
    8/27/09
    0.0
    Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY) talks about a survey, circulated by Republicans, that asks the American public if President Obama's health care reform is being designed to deny people, who are registered as a Republican, affordable health care; Dr. Leroy Carhart talks about Operation Rescue protesting his clinic; Chris Kofinis talks about how Conservatives are politicizing Ted Kennedy's memorial service.moreless
  • August 25, 2009
    August 25, 2009
    Episode 235
    8/25/09
    0.0
    Alison Stewart fills in for Rachel Maddow. Guests include: Bob Baer, Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Connie Schultz and Tom Barrett.
  • August 24, 2009
    August 24, 2009
    Episode 234
    8/24/09
    0.0
    Alison Stewart sits in for Rachel Maddow. Guests include: Michael Isikoff, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Howard Dean and Representative Joe Sestak (D-PA).
  • August 21, 2009
    August 21, 2009
    Episode 233
    8/21/09
    0.0
    Michael Isikoff talks about the CIA's report on the Bush Administration's use of torture, that is due to be released next week. Other guests include: Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY) and Hans Blatter.
  • August 20, 2009
    August 20, 2009
    Episode 232
    8/20/09
    0.0
    Rachel, with the help of WNBA All-Star Sue Wicks, demonstrates how the Republicans want President Obama's health care reform to be passed by 80 Senator's vote, instead of the regular 51 votes; Lawrence Wilkerson talks about Tom Ridge saying in his new book, that the national threat levels were raised to coincide with the Republican National Convention and the 2004 election, to help benefit the Republicans. Other guests include: Howard Dean and Chris Kofinis.moreless
  • August 19, 2009
    August 19, 2009
    Episode 231
    8/19/09
    0.0
    Frank Rich talks about protesters showing up at President Obama's town hall meetings with guns; John Ralston talks about how Senator John Ensign (R-NV) said he didn't break any laws, when he had his mistress paid off. Other guests include: Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
  • August 18, 2009
    August 18, 2009
    Episode 230
    8/18/09
    0.0
    Jane Hamsher talks about about how many House Democrats will not vote for President Obama's health care reform, if a public option isn't included; Bill Maher talks about the disconnect between Republicans and Democrats on Obama's health care reform. Other guests include: Richard Trumka.
  • August 17, 2009
    August 17, 2009
    Episode 229
    8/17/09
    0.0
    Matt Taibbi talks about why House Democrats may refuse President Obama's health care reform if the public option is dropped from the bill; Joseph Petro talks about the growing numbers of protesters carrying guns that are showing up at President Obama's town hall meetings. Other Guests include: Jeff Sharlet.
  • August 14, 2009
    August 14, 2009
    Episode 228
    8/14/09
    0.0
    Rachel and her guests discuss the top news stories. Guests include: Representative Joseph Cao (R-LA) and Representative Joe Sestak (D-PA).
  • August 13, 2009
    August 13, 2009
    Episode 227
    8/13/09
    0.0
    Rachel and her guests discuss the days top news stories. Guests include: George Felos, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Paola Gourley.
  • August 12, 2009
    August 12, 2009
    Episode 226
    8/12/09
    8.5
    Bob Krause talks about why Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is saying that President Obama's heath care reform does have a "death panel". Other guests include: Dr. Warren Hern and Malcolm Nance.
  • August 11, 2009
    August 11, 2009
    Episode 225
    8/11/09
    0.0
    John Rother talks about the differences between AARP and 60-Plus. Other guests include: Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and David Goldsmith.
  • August 10, 2009
    August 10, 2009
    Episode 224
    8/10/09
    0.0
    Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) talks about why Republicans, right-wing radio hosts and Conservative political action companies are still saying that President Obama's health care reform is a conspiracy theory to kill senior citizens. Other guests include: Wendell Potter and Amy Hagstrom Miller.
  • August 7, 2009
    August 7, 2009
    Episode 223
    8/7/09
    0.0
    Frank Schaeffer talks about right-wing pundits and protesters at town hall meetings comparing President Obama to Adolf Hitler. Other guests include: Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY) and Nicholas Schmidle.
  • August 6, 2009
    August 6, 2009
    Episode 222
    8/6/09
    0.0
    Representative Drian Baird (D-WA) talks about if the right-wing protests at town hall meetings could eventually lead to violence; Tim Phillips talks about why he is busing people to town hall meetings, to disrupt congressmen from talking about President Obama's health care reform; Other guests include: Jonathan Turley.
  • August 5, 2009
    August 5, 2009
    Episode 221
    8/5/09
    0.0
    Joel Sawyer, former communications director for Governor Mark Sanford (R-SC), talks about his final weeks working with the Governor. Other guests include: Michael Snider, Representative Frank Pallone (D-NJ).
  • August 4, 2009
    August 4, 2009
    Episode 220
    7/4/09
    0.0
    Governor Bill Richardson (D-NM) talks about North Korea releasing American journalists Laura Ling and Una Lee. Other Guests include: Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chris Hayes and Representative Tom Perriello (D-VA).
  • August 3, 2009
    August 3, 2009
    Episode 219
    7/3/09
    0.0
    Eugene Robinson talks about why the Republicans are encouraging ambushes at town hall meetings; Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) talks about the success of "Cash for Clunkers" and why the Republicans want to shut down the program. Other guests include: Jon Ralston and Ana Marie Cox.
  • July 30, 2009
    July 30, 2009
    Episode 218
    7/30/09
    0.0
    Tricia Rose talks about Henry Gates and James Crowley's meeting at the White House, with President Obama. Other guests include: Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY) and Reza Aslan.
  • July 29, 2009
    July 29, 2009
    Episode 217
    7/29/09
    0.0
    Governor Tim Kaine (D-VA) talks about how the Democrats can push back on the Republican's claim that Obama's health care reform will lead to the death of senior citizens. Other guests include: Representative Alcee Hastings (D-FL), Melissa Harris-Lacewell and Sarah Chayes.
  • July 28, 2009
    July 28, 2009
    Episode 216
    7/28/09
    0.0
    Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talks about why Republicans are saying that President Obama's heath care reform is supporting the death of senior citizens; Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) talks about why Republicans are ignoring the Latino voters. Other guests include: Jeff Sharlet.
  • July 27, 2009
    July 27, 2009
    Episode 215
    7/27/09
    0.0
    Dave Weigel talks about why some Republicans won't distance themselves from the far right-wing, that say President Obama isn't an American citizen; Howard Dean talks about the difference in the Democrats and Republican health care reforms. Other guests include: Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) and Ron Suskind.
  • July 24, 2009
    July 24, 2009
    Episode 214
    7/24/09
    0.0
    Lou DuBose talks about Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) saying, again, that Texas will seceded from the Union, if President Obama's health care reform is passed. Other guests include: Melissa Harris-Lacewell and Jeff Sharlet.
  • July 23, 2009
    July 23, 2009
    Episode 213
    7/23/09
    0.0
    Barton Gellman talks about if President Bush and Vice President Cheney are still friends and who the Republican party would support more between the two of them. Other guests include: Melissa Harris-Lacewell and Bob Ingle.
  • July 22, 2009
    July 22, 2009
    Episode 212
    7/22/09
    0.0
    Rachel and her guests discuss President Obama's prime time press conference, in which Obama talked about how the government is going to overhaul health care. Guests include: Howard Fineman, Robert Gibbs, Elizabeth Edwards and Jim Miklaszewski.
  • July 21, 2009
    July 21, 2009
    Episode 211
    7/21/09
    0.0
    Jill Burke talks about the Alaska State Personell Board finding that Sarah Palin violated Alaska ethic laws; Dave Weigel talks about far right-wing activists and Republican Congressmen saying that President Obama isn't an American citizen.Other guests include: Eugene Robinson and Representative Barney Frank (D-MA).
  • July 20, 2009
    July 20, 2009
    Episode 210
    7/20/09
    0.0
    Paul Reickhoff talks about the Taliban taking Private Bo Bergdahl hostage; Governor Ed Rendell talks about President Obama's health care plan and the Republican's opposition to it. Other guests include: Jeff Sharlet.
  • July 17, 2009
    July 17, 2009
    Episode 209
    7/17/09
    0.0
    Rachel and her guests discuss the death of Walter Cronkite, the former anchor of CBS Evening News. Guests include: Brian Williams and Dan Rather.
  • July 16, 2009
    July 16, 2009
    Episode 208
    7/16/09
    0.0
    Pat Buchanan talks about how the Republicans should have brought race up more at Sonia Sotomayor's Senate confirmation hearing, in order to gain political capital with the Republican base; Jeff Sharlet talks about Representative Chip Pickering's (R-MI) wife filing a lawsuit against his mistress, stating the two had an affair at the C Street complex in Washington, D.C., the headquarters of the secretive religious group known as "The Family." Other guests include: Lisa Mascaro and James Oberg.moreless
  • July 15, 2009
    July 15, 2009
    Episode 207
    7/15/09
    0.0
    Jeff Sharlet joins Rachel to continue his discussion on "The Family" a secretive religious group that houses Republican Congressmen and Senators in Washington, D.C. and who are also at the center of both John Ensign and Mark Sanford's sex scandals; Other guests include: Dhalia Lithwick, Ezra Klein and Mike Degruy.
  • July 14, 2009
    July 14, 2009
    Episode 206
    7/14/09
    0.0
    Dhalia Lithwick talks about the second day of Sonia Sotomayor's Senate confirmation hearings; Lawrence Wilkerson talks about what Dick Cheney's hidden counter terrorism project could have been; Jon Ralston talks about Senator John Ensign (R-NV) saying he will not resign and will seek re-election, following his affair with a former staff member and having his parents pay off his mistress. Other guests include: Elizabeth Warren.moreless
  • July 13, 2009
    July 13, 2009
    Episode 205
    7/13/09
    0.0
    Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) talks about the New York Times reporting that Dick Cheney ordered the CIA to hide and lie to Congress about a counter terrorism project, that is reported to be an assassination goup; Michael Isikoff talks about who, if anybody, could be prosecuted as a result of Dick Cheney's hidden counter terrorism project. Other guests include: Dhalia Lithwick.moreless
  • July 10, 2009
    July 10, 2009
    Episode 204
    7/10/09
    0.0
    Jeff Sharlet returns to continue his discussion about the Christian C Street group known as "The Family"; Melissa Harris-Lacewell talks about if the Republicans opposition to Sonia Sotomayor is based soley on her race. Other guests include: Representative Jane Schakowsky (D-IL) and Ana Marie Cox.
  • July 9, 2009
    July 9, 2009
    Episode 203
    7/9/09
    0.0
    Jon Ralston talks about Senator John Ensign's (R-NV) family paying off his mistress, giving her husband a job and getting her son a job within the Republican Party; Jeff Sharlet talks about C Street, in Washington D.C., and what roles this Christian group is playing in the sex scandals of John Ensign and Mark Sanford. Other guests include: Richard Clarke and Richard Engel.moreless
  • July 8, 2009
    July 8, 2009
    Episode 202
    7/8/09
    0.0
    Frank Rich talks about the problems the Republican Party is having with John Ensign, Mark Sanford and Sarah Palin; David Kaczynski talks about his brother, Theodore Kaczynski, who is currently serving a life sentence at a super-max prison. Other guests include: Michael Isikoff and Representative Patrick Murphy (D-PA).
  • July 7, 2009
    July 7, 2009
    Episode 201
    7/7/09
    0.0
    Mark McKinnon talks about Sarah Palin resigning as Governor of Alaska; Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) talks about Al Franken being sworn in as Minnesota's other Senator and also giving the Democrats a filibuster-proof 60 seat majority. Other guests include: Ana Marie Cox and Paul Hendrickson.
  • July 6, 2009
    July 6, 2009
    Episode 200
    7/6/09
    0.0
    Alison Stewart fills in for Rachel. Guests include: Andrea Mitchell, Hollis French, Chris Hayes, Elizabeth Blair and Joe Cirincione.
  • June 30, 2009
    June 30, 2009
    Episode 199
    6/30/09
    0.0
    Alison Stewart fills in for Rachel. Guests include: Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Howard Fineman, Chris Hayes, Richard Engel and Stacy Phillips.
  • June 29, 2009
    June 29, 2009
    Episode 198
    6/29/09
    0.0
    Alison Stewart fills in for Rachel. Guests include: Victor Fehrenbach, Nina Totenberg, Jim Moret and Ben Hoover.
  • June 24, 2009
    June 24, 2009
    Episode 197
    6/24/09
    0.0
    Gina Smith, a reporter for The State, talks about if her newspaper was ready to publish e-mails communications between Governor Mark Sanford (R-SC) and his mistress, before he announced he was having an affair; Mark McKinnon talks about why Mark Sanford should step down as Governor of South Carolina. Other guests include: Reza Aslan.moreless
  • June 23, 2009
    June 23, 2009
    Episode 196
    6/23/09
    0.0
    Richard Engel talks about how Iranian government run television showing protesters recanting will effect the future protesting; Lieutenant Governor Andre Bauer (R-SC) talks about where the missing Governor of South Carolina, Mark Sanford, could be. Other guests include: Madeleine Albright and Victor Fehrenbach.
  • June 22, 2009
    June 22, 2009
    Episode 195
    6/22/09
    0.0
    Chris Hayes talks about the Republican party's split over President Obama's approach to the protests in Iran. Other guests include: Trita Parsi, Steve Clemons and John O'Connor.
  • June 19, 2009
    June 19, 2009
    Episode 194
    6/19/09
    0.0
    Rachel and her guests discuss the days top news stories. Guests include: Richard Engel and Mark McKinnon.
  • June 18, 2009
    June 18, 2009
    Episode 193
    6/18/09
    0.0
    Rachel and her guests discuss the days top news stories. Guests include: Reza Aslan, Ana Marie Cox, Wayne Slater and Derrick Pitts.
  • June 17, 2009
    June 17, 2009
    Episode 192
    6/17/09
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    Reza Aslan talks about what the Iranian government can do about the continuing protesting; Joe Cirincione talks about if President Obama's silence on the protests in Iran is the right thing to do. Other guests include: Michael Isikoff and Representative Tammy Baldwin (D-WI).
  • June 16, 2009
    June 16, 2009
    Episode 191
    6/16/09
    0.0
    Trita Parsi talks about what the United States should do concerning the ongoing protests in Iran; Ali Arouzi talks about what restrictions the Iranian government has put on journalists, since the protesting began. Other guests include: Nico Pitney, Chuck Todd and Michael Lewis.
  • June 15, 2009
    June 15, 2009
    Episode 190
    6/15/09
    0.0
    Fawaz Gerges talks about the protests in Iran, following the re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; Richard Engel talks about how the protesters in Iran are using the internet to reorganize; Other guests include. Ben Wizner and Howard Dean.
  • June 12, 2009
    June 12, 2009
    Episode 189
    6/12/09
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    Chris Kofinis talks about the Republicans hiring the same group that made the infamous "swift boat" ads against John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential election, to run their ads against Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court nomination; Richard Engel talks about the Presidential election held in Iran. Other guests include: David Weidner and Bill Nye.moreless
  • June 11, 2009
    June 11, 2009
    Episode 188
    6/11/09
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    Joan Walsh talks about how far right-wingers are overlapping Republicans, by saying President Obama isn't an American citizen; Richard Engal talks about the upcoming Presidential election being held in Iran. Other guests include: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and President of Palau Johnson Toribiong.
  • June 10, 2009
    June 10, 2009
    Episode 187
    6/10/09
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    Mark Weitzman talks about if the right-wing extremist movement is growing, following the murder of Dr. George Tiller and the assault on the Holocaust Memorial Museum, which left a security guard murdered; Jennifer Boulanger talks about the threats her clinic has received from right-wing extremists; Ana Marie Cox talks about the Republicans stalling on Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearings. Other guests include: Michael Isikoff.moreless
  • June 9, 2009
    June 9, 2009
    Episode 186
    6/9/09
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    Rachel and her guests discuss the top news stories of the day. Guests include: Mark McKinnon, Bob Herbert and Susan Hill.
  • June 8, 2009
    June 8, 2009
    Episode 185
    6/8/09
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    Representative Rush Holt (D-NJ) talks about why President Obama hasn't started to rollback the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy. Other guests include: Frank Schaeffer, Eugene Robinson and Andrea Mitchell.
  • June 5, 2009
    June 5, 2009
    Episode 184
    6/5/09
    0.0
    Rachel and her guests discuss the top news stories of the day. Guests include: Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Maria Teresa Kumar, Ana Marie Cox and Jeff Widener.
  • June 4, 2009
    June 4, 2009
    Episode 183
    6/4/09
    0.0
    Zbigniew Brzezinski talks about President Obama's speech from Cairo, Egypt; Nina Totenberg talks about if Michelle Obama stumping for Sonia Sotomayor, means the Obama Administration worried about a fight over her confirmation hearings with Republicans; Michael Isikoff talks about Dick Cheney and Liz Cheney saying the Bush Administration never said there was a link between Iraq, Sadam Hussein, the September 11, 2001 attacks and al-Qaeda.moreless
  • June 3, 2009
    June 3, 2009
    Episode 182
    6/3/09
    0.0
    Rachel and her guests discuss the top news stories. Guests include: David Cid, Ana Marie Cox and Charles Pierce.
  • June 2, 2009
    June 2, 2009
    Episode 181
    6/2/09
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    Dr. Warren Hern talks about the murder of his friend Dr. George Tiller; Vicky Saporta talks about the extreme right wing supporting the murder of Dr. George Tiller and if his murder will spark more acts of violence against doctors who provide abortion services. Other guests include: Dan Rather and Chris Hayes.moreless
  • June 1, 2009
    June 1, 2009
    Episode 180
    6/1/09
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    Jonathan Turley talks about the murder of Dr. George Tiller and what, if anything, can be done to stop anti-abortionist extremists; Frank Schaeffer talks about if the religious right wing part of the Republican party has any part in the murder of Dr. George Tiller. Other guests include: Senator Bob Graham (D-FL) and Susan Wicklund.moreless
  • May 29, 2009
    May 29, 2009
    Episode 179
    5/29/09
    0.0
    Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) talks about the Republicans attacks on Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor; Richard Thompson Ford talks about Judge Sotomayor striking down a ruling for New Haven firefighters; Steve Benen talks about Senator Carl Levin's comments saying that former Vice President Dick Cheney isn't telling the truth about the classified CIA memos, that Cheney said proved torture worked; Kavya Shivashankar talks about winning the Scripps National Spelling Bee.moreless
  • May 28, 2009
    May 28, 2009
    Episode 178
    5/28/09
    0.0
    Nina Totenberg talks about the Republican opposition to President Obama's Supreme Court pick Sonia Sotomayor. Other guests include: Chris Hayes, Scott Mendeloff and Curtis Melvin.
  • May 27, 2009
    May 27, 2009
    Episode 177
    5/27/09
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    Mark McKinnon talks about the Republican opposition to President Obama's Supreme Court nomination of Sonia Sotomayor; Thomas Goldstein talks about the Republicans citing Sonia Sotomayor's reversal rate is 60% and compares it to current Supreme Court Justices. Other guests include: Jonathan Alter and Ana Marie Cox.
  • May 26, 2009
    May 26, 2009
    Episode 176
    5/26/09
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    Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) talks about President Obama nominating Sonia Sotomayor to replace David Souter on the Supreme Court; Dahlia Lithwick talks about Sonia Sotomayor's judicial record and if she is a true liberal; Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) talks about how conservatives opposition to Sonia Sotomayor could lead to big fund raising for Republicans. Other guests include: Eugene Robinson.moreless
  • May 22, 2009
    May 22, 2009
    Episode 175
    5/22/09
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    Joan Walsh talks about if Dick Cheney and Newt Gingrich could help the Republican party in the long run; Brian Diaz talks about how Liberty University shut down the school's Democratic Party club; Melissa Harris-Lacewell talks about the Republicans returning to running fear mongering smear ads. Other guests include: Juliette Fournot, Emmanuel Guibert and Douglas Wilder.moreless
  • May 21, 2009
    May 21, 2009
    Episode 174
    5/21/09
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    Vincent Warren talks about President Obama announcing that the United States will start implementing "prolonged detention" to detainees; Chris Hayes talks about former Vice President Dick Cheney still connecting Iraq to the September 11, 2001 attacks. Other guests include: Ari Shapiro and Ana Marie Cox.
  • May 20, 2009
    May 20, 2009
    Episode 173
    5/20/09
    0.0
    Michael Isikoff talks about an off the record meeting held between President Obama and human rights groups; Chris Hayes talks about Newt Gingrich's double standard on calling for Nancy Pelosi to resign. Other guests include: Governor Bill Richardson (D-NM).
  • May 19, 2009
    May 19, 2009
    Episode 172
    5/19/09
    0.0
    Victor Fehrenbach talks about being discharged by the Air Force, under the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy; Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) talks about why the Democrats in the Senate are blocking funds that will help close down Guantanamo Bay. Other guests include: Steve Benen and Mark Perry.
  • May 18, 2009
    May 18, 2009
    Episode 171
    5/18/09
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    Robert Draper talks about his story in GQ in which former high ranking Bush Administration members blame and ridicule former Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, for a majority of the problems that occurred during the Bush Presidency. Other guests include: Greg Sargent, Lawrence Wilkerson and Wayne Slater.
  • May 15, 2009
    May 15, 2009
    Episode 170
    5/15/09
    0.0
    Rachel and her guests discuss the day's top news stories. Guests include: Jane Mayer, David J.R. Frakt and David Iglesias.
  • May 14, 2009
    May 14, 2009
    Episode 169
    5/14/09
    0.0
    Bob Windrem and Charles Duelfer talks about Bob Windrem's report that says Vice President Dick Cheney ordered the waterboardering of Khalid Sheikh Mohammad, in order to find a link between Iraq and al-Qaeda; Other guests include: Chris Cillizza, Rand Paul and Zack Stovall.
  • May 13, 2009
    May 13, 2009
    Episode 168
    5/13/09
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    Phillip Zelikow talks about his testimony today on Capitol Hill, about the CIA torture memo's; Other guests include: Malcolm Nance, Jonathan Turley and Chris Hayes.
  • May 12, 2009
    May 12, 2009
    Episode 167
    5/12/09
    0.0
    Rachel interviews former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer. Other guests include: Lawrence Wilkerson and Andrew Exum.
  • May 11, 2009
    May 11, 2009
    Episode 166
    5/11/09
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    Ana Marie Cox talks about the possibility of the Republican Party running actor Gary Sinise for President in 2012; Clifford Alexander talks about if there is a success rate in the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy." Other guests include: Howard Dean, Representative Eric Massa (D-NY).
  • May 8, 2009
    May 8, 2009
    Episode 165
    5/8/09
    0.0
    Ron Suskind talks about if there is precedent for former Vice Presidents to attack the sitting President, following Dick Cheney's recent attacks on President Obama and his administration; Other guests include: Christopher Tidmore, Howard Dean and Joan Walsh.
  • May 7, 2009
    May 7, 2009
    Episode 164
    5/7/09
    0.0
    Dan Choi talks about being discharged by the New York National Guard, for openly coming out as a homosexual on the March 19, 2009 episode of The Rachel Maddow Show; Representative Joe Sestak (D-PA) talks about the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy; Reverend C. Welton Gaddy talks about the religious-right's criticism of Barack Obama, for not doing enough on the nation's day of prayer. Other guests include: Jonathan Turley.moreless
  • May 6, 2009
    May 6, 2009
    Episode 163
    5/6/09
    0.0
    Rajiv Chandrasekaran talks about President Obama's meeting with the Presidents of Pakistan and Afghanistan, Asif Ali Zardari and Hamid Karzai; Frank Rich talks about the Pentagon's push back on the media, who claimed that the Pentagon was offering retired servicemen who would talk positively about the war effort on news outlets; Ana Marie Cox talks about how senior staffers of the McCain campaign are denying the report that Representative Eric Cantor (R-VA) was on John McCain shortlist for his Vice Presidential pick and how Eric Cantor did a complete turn from calling the Republican listening tour to a non-listening tour, following criticism from Rush Limbaugh; Naomi Klein talks about the bailout of the financial sector.moreless
  • May 5, 2009
    May 5, 2009
    Episode 162
    5/5/09
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    Michael Isikoff talks about the report that recommends that the lawyers who wrote the CIA torture memos only suffer a disbarment and not be prosecuted; Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) talks about the future of the Republican party. Other guests include: Ricardo Sanchez and Benjamin Todd Jealous.
  • May 4, 2009
    May 4, 2009
    Episode 161
    5/4/09
    0.0
    Austin Goolsbee talks about President Obama promising to shut down off-shore tax havens, where companies are hiding profits in order not to pay taxes on them, and the Republicans opposition, citing it's a tax increase on those companies; Other guests include: Christopher Beam, Andrea Mitchell and Steve Benen.
  • May 1, 2009
    May 1, 2009
    Episode 160
    5/1/09
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    Craig Crawford talks about if the Republican Party will become more energized while President Obama makes a Supreme Court appointment, follow Justice David Souter announcing his retirement; Jeffrey Rosen talks about David Souter's role in the Supreme Court case Bush v. Gore.
  • April 30, 2009
    April 30, 2009
    Episode 159
    4/30/09
    0.0
    Rachel Maddow and her guests discuss the days top news stories. Guests include: Michael Osterholm, Michael Isikoff, Judy Shepard, Eugene Robinson and Pete Williams.
  • April 29, 2009
    April 29, 2009
    Episode 158
    4/29/09
    0.0
    President Obama's Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett talks about President Obama's third prime time press conference; Ed Shultz talks about his experience at President Obama's press conference; Melissa Harris-Lacewell talks about if the racial tension is easing since President Obama was elected. Other guests include: Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Jonathan Turley.moreless
  • April 28, 2009
    April 28, 2009
    Episode 157
    4/28/09
    0.0
    Former Senator Lincoln Chafee (R-RI) talks about Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA) changing party affiliations and if the Club for Growth is hurting the Republican Party; Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) talks about if Arlen Specter will be voting as a Democrat or still vote with Republicans. Other guests include: Representative Lynn Woolsey and Nate Silver.moreless
  • April 27, 2009
    April 27, 2009
    Episode 156
    4/27/09
    0.0
    Robert Bazell talks about the outbreak of swine flu in Mexico; Mayor of San Francisco Gavin Newsome (D) talks about if California is prepared for a swine flu outbreak; Lars Ulrich talks about raising his children, living in San Francisco and Metallica's music being used to torture detainees. Other guests include: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR).moreless
  • April 24, 2009
    April 24, 2009
    Episode 155
    4/24/09
    0.0
    Ana Marie Cox talks about if the Republican Party is becoming more of a fringe party than a national party. Other guests include: Lawrence Wilkerson and Douglas MacGregor.
  • April 23, 2009
    April 23, 2009
    Episode 154
    4/23/09
    0.0
    Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) talks about what the possibility is the Congress could call for Judge Jay Bybee to be impeached, for his involvement in the CIA torture memos; Governor Ed Rendell (D-PA) talks about how the RNC wants the Democrats to change their name to the Democrat Socialist Party; Other guests include: Richard Engel and Dahlia Lithwick.moreless
  • April 22, 2009
    April 22, 2009
    Episode 153
    4/22/09
    0.0
    Ron Suskind talks about if the recent Levin report shows that torture was approved by top officials in the Bush Administration. Other guests include: Steven Kleinman, Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) and Eugen Robinson.
  • April 21, 2009
    April 21, 2009
    Episode 152
    4/21/09
    0.0
    Philip Zelikow talks about the memo he wrote rejecting the CIA's memo, where he said the CIA's memos broke the law; Other guests include: Lou Dubose and Ana Marie Cox.
  • April 20, 2009
    April 20, 2009
    Episode 151
    4/20/09
    0.0
    Michael Isikoff talks about the report he wrote, saying that the Department of Justice may prosecute Bush Administration officials for their torturing of detainees, contradicting what President Obama has said; Dave Cullen talks about the massacre at Columbine High School, that took place ten years ago. Other guests include: Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Chris Hayes.moreless
  • April 17, 2009
    April 17, 2009
    Episode 150
    4/17/09
    0.0
    Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) talks about if the writers of the CIA memos, in the Bush administration, should be prosecuted; Other guests include: Craig Crawford, James Mann and Jonathan Mann.
  • April 16, 2009
    April 16, 2009
    Episode 149
    4/16/09
    0.0
    Jonathan Turley talks about President Obama releasing the final set of Bush Administration-era CIA memos that detailed what could be done to detainees; Thomas Frank talks about Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) and other governors talking about seceding from the United States; Ben Affleck talks about his newest film State of Play. Other guests include: Ahmed Rashid.moreless
  • April 15, 2009
    April 15, 2009
    Episode 148
    4/15/09
    0.0
    Ana Marie Cox talks about her experience at the tea party that was held in Washington, D.C.; Wayne Slater talks about the make-up f the people who attended the tea party in Texas; David Young talks about how Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) told a business group that he ordered his wife to withdraw all of their money from an ATM admits the stock market downturn. Other guests include: Steve Clemons.moreless
  • April 14, 2009
    April 14, 2009
    Episode 147
    4/14/09
    0.0
    Howard Dean talks about President Obama's economic speech where he addressed what could be done to stop the current recession and how the government could cut the deficit; Stephen Gordon talks about how Libertarians are upset that Republicans are using conservatives for the tea parties on tax day; Keith Olbermann talks about all things baseball. Other guests include: Jared Bernstein.moreless
  • April 13, 2009
    April 13, 2009
    Episode 146
    4/13/09
    0.0
    Neil Livingstone talks about what choices the United States has in order to stop future Somali pirate attacks in the Indian Ocean; Ana Marie Cox talks about the correlation with the people who are supporting the tea parties on tax day and supporters of Ron Paul when he ran for President. Other guests include: Michael Hastings and Michael Isikoff.moreless
  • April 10, 2009
    April 10, 2009
    Episode 145
    4/10/09
    0.0
    Kal Penn talks about why he is leaving his acting career to be the Associate Director at the White House of Public Liaisons; Other guests include: James Staples, Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg.
  • April 9, 2009
    April 9, 2009
    Episode 144
    4/9/09
    0.0
    Steven Ramano talks about what kind of problems an FBI hostage negotiator could have with the pirates, in the wake of pirates seizing an American freighter in Somalia; Henry Lee talks about what caused the blackout, in the communication sector, in California and if there was a possible cyber attack; Ana Marie Cox talks about what the purpose of the national tea parties on tax day is and if it's a last ditch effort by the Republicans to gain some power; Paul Rieckhoff talks about President Obama's plan to move the veterans records to a digital system.moreless
  • April 8, 2009
    April 8, 2009
    Episode 143
    4/8/09
    0.0
    Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) talks about if he will sign the election certificate, when the vote counting in the Minnesota Senate is completed; Eugene Robinson talks about if the Republicans are simply making up news, since Barack Obama became President. Other guests include: Joseph Murphy and Governor Martin O'Malley (D-MD).
  • April 7, 2009
    April 7, 2009
    Episode 142
    4/7/09
    0.0
    Paul Krugman talks about what problems President Obama will face upon his return from Europe; Mark Danner talks about a story he wrote that detailed how the Red Cross was involved in the CIA's torturing at black sites; Other guests include: Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Hilda Solis.
  • April 6, 2009
    April 6, 2009
    Episode 141
    4/6/09
    0.0
    Joseph Cirincione talks about North Korea's failed missile test; Chris Hayes talks about the Republicans holding up several of President Obama's confirmation hearings and why they would be doing it; Connie Schultz talks about the recent headlines made by the Sarah Palin family.
  • April 3, 2009
    April 3, 2009
    Episode 140
    4/3/09
    0.0
    Ron Allen gives the latest update on the massacre of 13 people in Binghamton, New York by a lone gunman; Mayor of Binghamton, New York Matthew T, Ryan and Police Chief Joseph Zikuski give further updates on the massacre; Ana Marie Cox talks about how only two of the Conservative Democrats voted against President Obama's budget. Other guests include: Andrew Exum.moreless
  • April 2, 2009
    April 2, 2009
    Episode 139
    4/2/09
    0.0
    Andrea Mitchell and her guests discuss the top news stories of the day. Guests include: William Cohen, Michael Isikoff, Clifford Alexander and Vicky Ward.
  • April 1, 2009
    April 1, 2009
    Episode 138
    4/1/09
    0.0
    Rachel interviews former Secretary of State Colin Powell; Representative Peter Defazio (D-OR) talks about the Republicans alternative budget to President Obama's; Queen Noor talks about President Obama and President Medvedev meeting about the possible cut in the amount of nuclear weapons.
  • March 31, 2009
    March 31, 2009
    Episode 137
    3/31/09
    0.0
    Richard Engel talks about President Obama's trip to London for the G-20 Summit and if the ongoing protests or anti-American or anti-big business; Matt Taibbi talks about Neal Wolin, President Obama's pick for deputy Secretary of the Treasury, who worked on the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, that deregulated the financial sector. Other guests include: Matt Duss, Derrick Pitts and Vonn Watson.moreless
  • March 30, 2009
    March 30, 2009
    Episode 136
    3/30/09
    0.0
    Ron Suskind talks about recent reports that the torturing of Abu Zubaydah lead to no credible threats of terrorist plots against the United States and Spainish courts considering charging six Bush Administration members with war crimes; Barton Gellman talks about reports of Dick Cheney disparaging Barack Obama, to the Israel government, in the run-up to the inauguration. Other guests include: David Sirota and David Boies.moreless
  • March 27, 2009
    March 27, 2009
    Episode 135
    3/27/09
    0.0
    Rachel and her guests discuss the top new stories of the day. Guests include: Zbigniew Brzezinski, Juan Cole and Matt Duss.
  • March 26, 2009
    March 26, 2009
    Episode 134
    3/26/09
    0.0
    Ryan Grim talks about the Republican's alternative to President Obama's federal budget, where the Republicans offered no numbers in their budget other than cutting taxes by 10% on the richest ten percent. Other guests include: Jay Gray, Ana Marie Cox and Jehan Sadat.
  • March 25, 2009
    March 25, 2009
    Episode 133
    3/25/09
    0.0
    Senator Jean Shaheen (D-NH) talks about what the newly formed Conservative Democrats intentions are and if they plan to help President Obama pass his agenda; Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) talks about an op-ed piece he wrote for the New York Times in 1999, that warned of bailouts after the financial sector was deregulated; Andrea Mitchell talks about her interview with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Mexico's drug trade. Other guests include: Timothy Noah.moreless
  • March 24, 2009
    March 24, 2009
    Episode 132
    3/24/09
    0.0
    Eugene Robinson talks about President Obama's address to the nation, where he talked about the federal budget; Jane Hamsher talks about Senator Evan Byah (D-IN) putting together a group of Conservative Democrats that will oppose President Obama's agenda, that they disagree with; Ana Marie Cox talks about if Dick Cheney's recent comments are hurting the Republican party; Matt Taibbi talks about what President Obama should do about the bailed out banks.moreless
  • March 23, 2009
    March 23, 2009
    Episode 131
    3/23/09
    0.0
    Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) talks about the Republicans alternative to President Obama's budget; Jonathan Turley talks about if President Obama is doing enough to clean-up after the Bush Administration's detaining and torturing people. Other guests include: Chuck Todd and Governor Bill Richardson (D-NM).
  • March 20, 2009
    March 20, 2009
    Episode 130
    3/20/09
    0.0
    Rachel Maddow and her guests discuss the top news stories of the day. Guests include: Borzou Daragahi, David Clay Johnston, Craig Robinson and Dan Choi.
  • March 19, 2009
    March 19, 2009
    Episode 129
    3/19/09
    0.0
    Rachel Maddow and her guests discuss the top news stories of the day. Guests include: Laura Rozen, Greg Sargent, Senator Mark Begich (D-AK) and Dan Choi.
  • March 18, 2009
    March 18, 2009
    Episode 128
    3/18/09
    0.0
    David Weidner talks about if the recent problems with AIG will lead to President Obama regulating the financial sector, with a lot of support from the American public; Dexter Filkins talks about his recent trip to Afghanistan and who the Taliban is really at war with and also if the Obama Administration's plan to deploy more troops there will help. Other guests include: Lawrence Wilkerson and Chad Lindsey.moreless
  • March 17, 2009
    March 17, 2009
    Episode 127
    3/17/09
    0.0
    Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) talks about a amendment that he co-sponsored, that was ultimately killed, that would have stopped AIG and other corporations, that took bailout money, from handing out bonuses to executives; Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NB) talks about his recent to trip to Russia and if the Russian military is growing stronger. Other guests include: Mark Danner, David Kilcullen and Dale Degroff.moreless
  • March 16, 2009
    March 16, 2009
    Episode 126
    3/16/09
    0.0
    Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) talks about if there is in legal course that can be taken to stop AIG from giving out bonuses, to their executives, with money they received from the $700 billion bailout; Lawrence O'Donnell talks about how Republicans are attacking President Obama and the Democrats budget, while not giving an alternative budget; John Nagl talks about what the chances are that American troops will still be in Afghanistan, when the next President is in office. Other guests include: Paul Rieckhoff.moreless
  • March 13, 2009
    March 13, 2009
    Episode 125
    3/13/09
    0.0
    Jonathan Turley talks about how President Bush used the label "enemy combatant", in the wake of the Obama Administration dropping the use of that term; Leslie Gelb talks about his op-ed column in The New York Times that urges President Obama to slowly withdraw troops from Afghanistan. Other guests include: Adria Richards and Shepard Fairey.moreless
  • March 12, 2009
    March 12, 2009
    Episode 124
    3/12/09
    0.0
    David Weidner talks about Bernie Madoff being sentenced to prison and why it took the SEC took so long to charge him with fraud. Other guests include: Walter Griffin, Joe Cirincione and Sam Stein.
  • March 11, 2009
    March 11, 2009
    Episode 123
    3/11/09
    0.0
    Rachel Maddow and her guests discuss the top news stories. Guests include: Frank Rich, Meghan McCain and Bruce Mirken.
  • March 10, 2009
    March 10, 2009
    Episode 122
    3/10/09
    0.0
    Elizabeth Warren talks about if CitiGroup's gain in the stock market proof that the $700 billion bailout is actually working; Zbigniew Brzezinski talks about if things are getting better or worse in Afghanistan and if Osama bin Laden still has supporters there; Rocky Anderson talks about how Utah is changing their stringent laws on where and how people can drink alcohol.moreless
  • March 9, 2009
    March 9, 2009
    Episode 121
    3/9/09
    0.0
    Andy Stern talks about what the chances are that the Senate will pass the employee free choice act, that will make it easier for workers to form unions; Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano talks about how the recovery process from hurricanes Katrina and Rita are going, she also talks about what the American government can do to help the Mexican government fight against drug cartels; Debbie Crawford talks about her time working in Iraq as an electrician for KBR. Other guests include: Sarah Chayes.moreless
  • March 6, 2009
    March 6, 2009
    Episode 120
    3/6/09
    0.0
    Ana Marie Cox talks about Congressional Republicans calling for a government spending freeze for the rest of the fiscal year, the same strategy that lead to the great depression; Greg Mitchell talks about if blogs and news websites or a good alternative to newspapers. Other guests include: Jayne Miller.
  • March 5, 2009
    March 5, 2009
    Episode 119
    3/5/09
    0.0
    Ada Fisher talks about why she wants Michael Steele resign as the Chairman of the RNC; Dennis Herrera talks about how Proposition 8 in California, that banned same sex marriage, was a revision and not amendment, which could lead to the ban being overruled. Other guests include: Governor Don Siegelman (D-AL).moreless
  • March 4, 2009
    March 4, 2009
    Episode 118
    3/4/09
    0.0
    Michael Isikoff talks about if Karl Rove and Harriet Meyers were forced to to testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee, or if they still had the choice not to testify; Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talks about the ongoing Senate Judiciary Committee investigating the Bush Administration; Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) talks about Rush Limbaugh's comments on President Obama and what kind of influence Rush Limbaugh has on the Republican party; and Rachel pulls a prank on producer Bill Wolffe with the help of Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith.moreless
  • March 3, 2009
    March 3, 2009
    Episode 117
    3/3/09
    8.0
    Jim Rogers talks about why he disagrees with President Obama's cap and trade plan, where he is essentially taxing energy companies that emit pollution; Andrea Mitchell talks about the Obama Administration reopening talks with Syria, after the Bush Administration stopped in 2005; Howard Dean talks about RNC Chairman Michael Steele apologizing to Rush Limbaugh and if he ever had to apologize, to anybody, when he was the DNC Chairman; Nathaniel Frank talks about how the "don't ask, don't tell" policy came about in the military and if it ever actually worked.moreless
  • March 2, 2009
    March 2, 2009
    Episode 116
    3/2/09
    9.0
    Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) talks about President Obama's budget and the Republic response saying Obama is spending too much in a recession; Michael Isikoff talks about President Obama releasing secret Deparment of Justice anti-terrorism memos, that were written and carried out during the Bush Administration; Arianna Huffington and Hal Sparks talk about Michael Steele and Rush Limbaugh exchanging words on who the leader of the Republican party is; Rick Earle talks about how detailed blueprints of Marine One were found on peer-to-peer file sharing programs.moreless
  • February 27, 2009
    February 27, 2009
    Episode 115
    2/27/09
    9.0
    Charles Duelfer talks about President Obama announcing that American troops will be withdrawn from Iraq by August 31, 2010; Richard Engel talks about his time Afghanistan, when he was recently embedded with American troops; Dave Zirin talks about Barry Bonds' perjury trial being postponed indefinitely.
  • February 26, 2009
    February 26, 2009
    Episode 114
    2/26/09
    0.0
    Jane Mayer talks about Ali Kahlah Al-Marri getting his day in court, after being held for over seven years as an enemy combatant and if President Obama has the power to declare someone as an enemy combatant; Peter Orszag talks about President Obama's newly released budget; Sam Stein talks about the on-going CPAC conference and if Republicans could find a leader out of it. Other guests include: Paul Rieckhoff.moreless
  • February 25, 2009
    February 25, 2009
    Episode 113
    2/25/09
    0.0
    Rachel interviews the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi; Tom Andrews talks about United States forces being withdrawn from Iraq by the end of 2010.
  • February 24, 2009
    February 24, 2009
    Episode 112
    2/24/09
    0.0
    Rachel Maddow and her guests discuss President Obama's address to Congress. Guests include: Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ana Marie Cox and Doris Kearns Goodwin.
  • February 23, 2009
    February 23, 2009
    Episode 111
    2/23/09
    0.0
    Alison Stewart fills in for Rachel Maddow. Guests include: Robert Reich, Jonathan Turley, David Corn and Cleve Jones.
  • February 20, 2009
    February 20, 2009
    Episode 110
    2/20/09
    0.0
    Rick Perlstein talks about how President Obama's first month in office and how it ranks along other President's first month in office. Other Guests include: James Mann and David Kilcullen.
  • February 19, 2009
    February 19, 2009
    Episode 109
    2/19/09
    0.0
    Melissa Harris-Lacewell talks about how Michael Steele is set out to change the Republican party and give it a new "hip-hop" feel; Reverend C. Welton Gaddy talks about how the Republicans assault on the Muslim faith is hurting other faiths and beliefs in the United States; Daphne Eviatar talks about what crimes possibly committed by the Bush Administration fall under the statute of limitations. Other guests include: Ken Salazar.moreless
  • February 18, 2009
    February 18, 2009
    Episode 108
    2/18/09
    0.0
    Frank Rich talks about how the Republicans are quickly becoming an obstructionist party; Jonathan Linkov talks about what cuts Chrysler is making just to survive as a company. Other guests include: Karen Bass and Zbigniew Brzezinski.
  • February 17, 2009
    February 17, 2009
    Episode 107
    2/17/09
    0.0
    Brandon Neely, a former guard at Guantanamo Bay, talks about what he saw and what he did at the detention center; Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) talks about why he opposed President Obama's stimulus bill and if his state will accept any of the money in the bill; Tom Gillespie talks about where the possibility of Osama bin Laden could be and how he came up with his conclusion. Other guests include: Jane Mayer.moreless
  • February 16, 2009
    February 16, 2009
    Episode 106
    2/16/09
    0.0
    Andrea Mitchell talks about Hillary Clinton's first overseas trip to Tokyo and Kim Jong-Il threatening to test a missile that could possibility reach the United States; Nancy Youssef talks about President about delaying the announcement on troop levels in Afghanistan. Other guests include: Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Michael Isikoff.
  • February 13, 2009
    February 13, 2009
    Episode 105
    2/13/09
    0.0
    Tom Costello gives an update on the deadly crash of Continental Flight 3407; Ira Furman talks about how common it is for ice to get on an airplane's wings and how ice effects the flight of an airplane; Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood (R-IL) talks about the crash of Continental Flight 3407 and also talks about the Republicans opposition to the stimulus bill, stating that infrastructure spending will not stimulate the economy; Pratrap Chatterjee talks about how Halliburton and KBR became a major player in getting military contracts; Alexandra Pelosi talks about her new documentary Right America: Feeling Wronged, a look at McCain supporters during the 2008 Presidential election.moreless
  • February 12, 2009
    February 12, 2009
    Episode 104
    2/12/09
    0.0
    Representative Paul Hodes (D-NH) talks about Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) withdrawing his name from President Obama's consideration of Commerce Secretary; Other guests include: Paul Rieckhoff and Edward Larson.
  • February 11, 2009
    February 11, 2009
    Episode 103
    2/11/09
    0.0
    Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) talks about today's Congressional hearings held today, where executives of the financial sector, that took money from the bailout, were questioned on how they spent the bailout money; Jeffrey Sachs talks about if the 789 billion dollar stimulus bill is actually enough to help stimulate the economy; Richard Engel talks about today's bombing in Iraq on Shi'ite pilgrims; Sam Stein talks about Ari Fleisher insulting him in an interview and his question to President Obama, where he asked if Obama would support a probe into the Bush Administration, to see if possible crimes were committed.moreless
  • February 10, 2009
    February 10, 2009
    Episode 102
    2/10/09
    0.0
    Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talks about the possibility of a panel to look into the Bush Administration, to see if crimes were committed; Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) talks about Tim Geithner's press conference on how the second half of the 700 billion dollar bailout will be spent and if the Obama Administration will do a better job than the Bush Administration; President Jimmy Carter talks about his new book We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land. Other guests include: Ben Wizner.moreless
  • February 9, 2009
    February 9, 2009
    Episode 101
    2/9/09
    0.0
    David Axelrod talks talks about if President Obama's stimulus has gotten better sense the House of Representative first voted on it; Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE) talks about why President Obama is trying to appease the Senate Republicans on his stimulus bill; Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) talks about President Obama's town hall meeting held in Indiana; Connie Schultz talks about what President Obama has to do, to get the average American's to support his stimulus bill.moreless
  • February 6, 2009
    February 6, 2009
    Episode 100
    2/6/09
    0.0
  • February 5, 2009
    February 5, 2009
    Episode 99
    2/5/09
    0.0
    A.B. Stoddard talks about what the status of President Obama's stimulus bill is and when if ever, it'll be voted on by the Senate; Governor Ed Rendell (D-PA) talks about what should be cut from President Obama's stimulus bill and what should be added to it; Elizabeth Warren gives an update on how the first half of the $700 billion financial bailout is being spent and what problems is being faced; Will Bunch talks about the myth of Reaganomics.moreless
  • February 4, 2009
    February 4, 2009
    Episode 98
    2/4/09
    0.0
    Paul Krugman talks about the Republicans saying that more tax cuts in the stimulus bill will help stimulate the economy faster; Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) talks about Senator Judd Gregg's (R-VT) voting record and the fact that he voted to abolish the Commerce Department, the department that he was just nominated as head of; Glenn Greenwald talks about what political gain Dick Cheney gets from coming off as a scary human being; Michael Hastings talks about his recent experiences in Afghanistan and the possibility of Russia sending troops into the area.moreless
  • February 3, 2009
    February 3, 2009
    Episode 97
    2/3/09
    0.0
    Lawrence O'Donnell talks about what political risks the Senate Republicans will take, if they do not vote for President Obama's stimulus bill; Richard Engel talks about the possibility of a troop withdraw in Iraq and recent elections held in that country; Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talks about President Obama making a new rule that will cap the salary of CEO's to $500,000, to companies that received bail out money.moreless
  • February 2, 2009
    February 2, 2009
    Episode 96
    2/2/09
    0.0
    E.J. Dionne talks about why President Obama will nominate Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) as the Commerce Secretary; Scott Horton talks about if President Obama is secretly continuing President Bush's rendition practices; Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) talks about what the government can do, to recoup the money that the bailed out financial sector has already spent; Paul Rieckhoff talks about a government commission report, that says that billions of dollars has been wasted in the reconstruction of Afghanistan and Iraq.moreless
  • January 30, 2009
    January 30, 2009
    Episode 95
    1/30/09
    0.0
    Melissa Harris-Lacewell talks about the Republican party electing Michael Steele as their new and first African-American Chairman; Mark Green talks President Obama saying there would be no lobbyists in his administration, despite that there are 13 former lobbyists in his administration; Darrel Vandeveld, a former prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay, talks about why he resigned from his post and why he testified for the defense in his own cases; Ana Marie Cox talks about why John McCain turned downed President Obama's invitation to watch Super Bowl XVIII at the White House.moreless
  • January 29, 2009
    January 29, 2009
    Episode 94
    1/29/09
    0.0
    Matt Yglesias talks about if the Democrats could remove the Republican measures to President Obama's stimulus bill, that were inserted to help them vote for it, since not a single Republican voted to pass the bill; Michael Isikoff talks about if Karl Rove will testify in front of Congress, after President Bush cited Karl Rove's doing as executive privileged; Dan Rather talks about his new episode of Dan Rather Reports where he interviews American soldiers in Afghanistan; Mary Mitchell talks about the Illinois State Senate unanimously voting to impeach Governor Rod Blagojevich.moreless
  • January 28, 2009
    January 28, 2009
    Episode 93
    1/28/09
    0.0
    Representative Peter Defazio (D-OR) talks about the House of Representatives passing President Obama's $819-billion stimulus bill; Representative Don Manzullo (R-IL) talks about why he was one of all the House Republicans that voted against President Obama's stimulus bill; Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) talks about the chances that the Senate Judiciary Committee could prosecute members of the Bush Administration, stemming from torture of accused terrorist detainees and the NSA's warrant less wiretapping of American citizens; Gwen Ifill talks about if President Obama's political success is because he reaches across the aisle and is able to work with Republicans.moreless
  • January 27, 2009
    January 27, 2009
    Episode 92
    1/27/09
    0.0
    Rachel interviews Governor Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) who has been accused of trying to sell Barack Obama's open Senate seat and whom the Illinois State Senate is currently undergoing procedures to impeach; Scott Mendeloff gives his analysis of Rachel's interview with Rod Blagojevich and if he could be in legal trouble for admitting during the interview, that he was looking for something, in exchange for Barack Obama's Senate seat.moreless
  • January 26, 2009
    January 26, 2009
    Episode 91
    1/26/09
    0.0
    David Sirota talks about if President Obama will work with the Republicans on his stimulus bill, by cutting out programs that they don't think will work to make jobs; Mark Denbeaux talks about the recent reports that say the detainees who have left Guantanamo, the United States eventually lost track of them; Joe Cirincione talks about President Obama naming Gary Samore to be the Weapons of Mass Destruction Czar, as recommended in the 9/11 Commission, a post that President Bush did not fill.moreless
  • January 23, 2009
    January 23, 2009
    Episode 90
    1/23/09
    0.0
    Representative Peter Defazio (D-OR) talks about why President Obama is letting Republicans have a major say in the stimulus bill; Carl Bernstein talks about the latest allegations that the NSA was wiretapping American citizens and specifically targeting journalists. Other guests include: Lawrence Wilkerson.
  • January 22, 2009
    January 22, 2009
    Episode 89
    1/22/09
    0.0
    Zbigniew Brzezinski talks about President Obama's policy on the Israel and Palestinian conflict and the differences from the Bush Administration; James Bamford talks about the recent interview of Russell Tice, who confirmed that the NSA was wiretapping average American citizens; Jameel Jaffer talks about President Obama closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center; Robert Redford talks about the Bush Administration selling oil and gas leases in Utah.moreless
  • January 21, 2009
    January 21, 2009
    Episode 88
    1/21/09
    0.0
    Frank Rich talks about President Obama's press conference where he said their administration would have new ethics and that transparency and the rule of law will be cornerstones of his Presidency; David Gregory talks about the conflicting reports of Caroline Kennedy dropping her bid for the open New York Senate seat; Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) breaks down the challenges President Obama faces in the Middle East. Other guests include: Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH).moreless
  • January 20, 2009
    January 20, 2009
    Episode 87
    1/20/09
    0.0
    Natalie Morales provides coverage of the Home States Ball prior to Preisdent Obama speaking at it; Ana Marie Cox talks about Barak Obama's inauguration; Dr. Terrence Roberts talks about being one of the Little Rock Nine, to seeing Barack Obama become the President of the United States; and Chuck Todd talks about what the future of the Obama administration holds.moreless
  • January 19, 2009
    January 19, 2009
    Episode 86
    1/19/09
    0.0
    Rachel broadcasts live from Washington, D.C. in the National Mall. Mayor of Newark, New Jersey Cory Booker (D) talks about how the inauguration of Barack Obama is affecting the people of Newark; Melissa Harris Lacewell talks about if Barack Obama becoming the United States 44th president signifies a turning point in race relations; Jonathan Turley talks about if the Bush administration could be investigated and prosecuted for torturing alleged terrorist suspects; Richard Engel talks about the Israeli army drawing the forces out of the Gaza Strip.moreless
  • January 16, 2009
    January 16, 2009
    Episode 85
    1/16/09
    0.0
    Stephen Flynn talks about the crash of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 and why it worked out as perfectly as it did; Matt Taibbi talks about President Bush's final address to the nation. Other Guests include: Mark Denbeaux and Kate Clinton.
  • January 15, 2009
    January 15, 2009
    Episode 84
    1/15/09
    0.0
    Mike Taibbi gives an update on the crash of U.S. Airways Flight 1549; Arianna Huffington gives her analysis of President Bush's farewell address; and Jonathan Turley talks about Eric Holder's Senate confirmation hearing.
  • January 14, 2009
    January 14, 2009
    Episode 83
    1/14/09
    0.0
    Rachel and her guests discuss the top news stories. Guests include: Senator Jim Webb (D-VA), Lawrence O'Donnell, Bishop Gene Robinson, Alvin Poussaint and Bill Cosby.
  • January 13, 2009
    January 13, 2009
    Episode 82
    1/13/09
    0.0
    Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) talks about Hillary Clinton's Senate confirmation hearing that was held today; Representative Barney Frank (D-MA) talks about why the Senate will not release the other 350 billion dollars out of the 700 billion dollar bank bailout; Bob Herbert talks about what Barack Obama should with the troop levels in Afghanistan. Other guests include: Dahlia Lithwick.moreless
  • January 12, 2009
    January 12, 2009
    Episode 81
    1/12/09
    0.0
    Senator-designate Roland Burris talks about the Senate Democrats approving him as Barack Obama's Senate replacement, after being picked by impeached Governor Rod Blagojevich. Other guests include: Major David J.R. Frakt, Jed Horne and Dean Baker.
  • January 9, 2009
    January 9, 2009
    Episode 80
    1/9/09
    0.0
    Representative John Fritchey (D-IL) talks about the impeachment of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich; David Brancaccio talks about the infrastructure problem in the United States and what the government can do to fix the problems. Other guests include: Jonathan Turley and David Cay Johnston.
  • January 8, 2009
    January 8, 2009
    Episode 79
    1/8/09
    0.0
    Robert Reich talks about how important it is for Barack Obama to have all of cabinet picks make it though the Senate confirmation hearings; Ana Marie Cox talks about the problems the Republican party is having, while choosing a new chairman. Other Guests include: Steve Clemons and Michael Isikoff.
  • January 7, 2009
    January 7, 2009
    Episode 78
    1/7/09
    0.0
    John Harwood joins Rachel to talk about his interview with Barack Obama; Richard Engel talks about if Hamas and the Israeli government are close to a ceasefire agreement; Representative Danny Davis (D-IL) talks about why he turned down Rod Blagojevich's offer to take Barack Obama's Senate seat and also talks about why the Democratic leaders have changed their mind about possibly seating Roland Burris; Geoff Elliott talks about why former Australian Prime Minister John Howard is staying at the Blair House, the town house where incoming Presidents stay, before moving into the White House, while Barack Obama is staying at a hotel.moreless
  • January 6, 2009
    January 6, 2009
    Episode 77
    1/6/09
    0.0
    Robaert Baer talks about Barack Obama's pick as Leon Panetta as the CIA director and the recent backlash that Barack Obama has received from the Democratic party; Ana Marie Cox talks about the recent problems in the Senate, include if Roland Burris will be seated as the Junior Senator from Illinois and Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN) filing a lawsuit, following his defeat in the election to Al Franken; Other guests include: Dean Baker and Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE).moreless
  • January 5, 2009
    January 5, 2009
    Episode 76
    1/5/09
    0.0
    Roland Burris, who was pick by Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, to fill Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat, joins Rachel to talk about the recent media firestorm that has occurred, because of his selection; Richard Engel talks about the ongoing violence happening in the Gaza Strip; Andrea Mitch talks about Barack Obama's recent appointment picks too lead the CIA, National Intelligence and the Office of Legal Counsel; Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) talks about the recent lawsuit accusing Kellog Brown Root exposing Indiana guardsmen to a deadly toxin, while serving in Iraq.moreless
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  • December 29, 2008
    December 29, 2008
    Episode 73
    12/29/08
    0.0
    Richard Engel talks about the on going violence in Israel, where the government is trying to eliminate all traces of Hamas; Todd Purdum talks about if President Bush's "legacy tour" is working; Paul Krugman talks about if Barack Obama's infrastructure plans could provide help to the economy. Other guests include: Paul Rothstein.moreless
  • December 23, 2008
    December 23, 2008
    Episode 72
    12/23/08
    0.0
    Rachel Maddow and her guests discuss the top news stories. Guests include: Jim Warren, A.B. Stoddard and Michael Lewis.
  • December 22, 2008
    December 22, 2008
    Episode 71
    12/22/08
    0.0
    Laura Tyson talks about the public outrage on the bank bailout, following an AP article where banks declined to talk about what they are spending the bailout money on; Lawrence Wright talks about Osama bin Laden's "bleed them into bankruptcy" that he wanted to do to the United States; Barton Gellman talks about Dick Cheney's past eight years as Vice President. Other guest include: Trip Van Noppen.moreless
  • December 19, 2008
    December 19, 2008
    Episode 70
    12/19/08
    0.0
    Representative Joe Lyons (D-IL) talks about Governor Rod Blagojevich's press conference held earlier today, where he said he was innocent of any charges and the he would fight the charges; Robert Reich talks about the White House's bailout package for the automotive companies, and the underlying rules that the companies must follow; David Corn talks about if Barack Obama will resend his invitation to Rick Warren, to give his invocation at Barack Obama's inauguration; Annie Leibovitz talks about her new book Annie Leibovitz at Work.moreless
  • December 18, 2008
    December 18, 2008
    Episode 69
    12/18/08
    0.0
    San Fransisco Mayor Gavin Newsom talks about Barack Obama picking Pastor Rick Warren to give in invocation during his inauguration; David Rose talks about the differences that counter terrorist officials have against torture, than the Bush Administration; Other guests include: Elizabeth Warren and Representative Diana Degette (D-CO).
  • December 17, 2008
    December 17, 2008
    Episode 68
    12/17/08
    0.0
    Spencer Ackerman talks about President Bush's current speaking tour, where he is saying that he has kept the United States safe; Pat Buchanan talks about is Barack Obama could do anything to make the press stop trying to link him to the Rob Blagojevich scandal; Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) talks about what should happen to Dick Cheney, following his comments where he authorized the water boarding of Khalid Shake Mohammad; Steve Clemons talks about Caroline Kennedy potentially getting the open New York Senate seat.moreless
  • December 16, 2008
    December 16, 2008
    Episode 67
    12/16/08
    0.0
    Ron Suskind talks about about Dick Cheney's recent interview with ABC News, where he admitted that he authorized the water boarding of Khalid Shake Mohammad; Scott Turow talks about if the the legal case against Governor Rod Blagojevich (D-IL) is a strong case; David Sirota talks about if the the banking bailout was given, if there wasn't a problem with the banks. Other guest include: Francesca Grifo.moreless
  • December 15, 2008
    December 15, 2008
    Episode 66
    12/15/08
    0.0
    Richard Engel talks about about what will happen to Muntadhar al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President Bush; Melissa Harris-Lacewell talks about what the chances are the Barack Obama's Illinois Senate seat could go to a Republican candidate, if a special election is held; Thomas Tamm talks about becoming the whistle blower on the Justice Department's warrant less wiretapping program and what has happened to him since; Harry Shearer talks about Dick Cheney and George Bush's final days in office.moreless
  • December 12, 2008
    December 12, 2008
    Episode 65
    12/12/08
    0.0
    Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) talks about if there could be another chance for the automotive bailout, after it was killed in the Senate; Mary Mitchell talks about why the national media is trying to link Barack Obama to the Rod Blagojevich scandal; Steven Soderbergh talks about his new film Che. Other guests include: Malcolm Nance.moreless
  • December 11, 2008
    December 11, 2008
    Episode 64
    12/11/08
    0.0
    Robert Riech talks about the automotive bailout and what's the difference between the unionized workers and those who are not; Representative John Fritchey (D-IL) talks about the possible impeachment of Rod Blagojevich; Glenn Greenwald talks about if the Bush administration is making things harder for Barack Obama to close Guantanamo Bay, when he takes office.moreless
  • December 10, 2008
    December 10, 2008
    Episode 63
    12/10/08
    0.0
    Frank Rich talks about the Republicans trying to like Barack Obama to the Rod Blagojevich scandal; State Senator Joe Lyons (D-IL) talks about how the Chicago press is handling the Rod Blagojevich scandal; Mike Viqueira talks about the automotive bailout bill passing in the House, and what the chances are that it will pass in the Senate; Elizabeth Warren talks about what she is doing overseeing the 700 billion dollar bank bailout; Brian Hardwick talks about the myth that is clean coal.moreless
  • December 9, 2008
    December 9, 2008
    Episode 62
    12/9/08
    0.0
    Michael Isikoff talks about if the Rod Blagojevich scandal will tarnish the Barack Obama administration; Mary Mitchell talks about what the aftermath of Illinois politics will be, after the Rod Blagojevich scandal; Ana Marie Cox talks about Rod Blagojevich's language in the FBI wire taps and what cases the Bush administration could use to make is Presidency look better.moreless
  • December 8, 2008
    December 8, 2008
    Episode 61
    12/8/08
    0.0
    Mark Meinster and Apolinar Cabrera update the status of the workers of Republic Windows & Doors and the 300 workers who are staying in the plant, after being laid off; Paul Rieckhoff talks about the indicted Blackwater contractors; and Ron Howard talks about his latest film Frost/Nixon. Other guests include: Jonathan Turley.moreless
  • December 5, 2008
    December 5, 2008
    Episode 60
    12/5/08
    0.0
    Barney Frank talks about the latest details in the automotive bailout, that the Democratic congressional leaders have tentatively agreed to; Ron Suskind talks about if President Bush's revisionist history will work on the American public; Other guests include: Jonathan Turley and Douglas Brinkley.
  • December 4, 2008
    December 4, 2008
    Episode 59
    12/4/08
    0.0
    Senator Sharrod Brown (D-OH) talks about if the automotive companies are in trouble because the banking companies will not give loans to American citizens, to buy cars; Rosa Brooks talks about how the Republican Party is spinning Saxby Chambliss' Senate win in Georgia, to him beating Barack Obama. Other guests include: Richard Engel.moreless
  • December 3, 2008
    December 3, 2008
    Episode 58
    12/3/08
    0.0
    Lawrence O'Donnell talks about the Karl Rove-led "Bush Legacy Project" and if he won't be remembered as one of the worst Presidents ever; Michael Isikoff talks about the latest details in the investigation of the fired attorneys from the Justice Department.Other guests include: Diana Henriques and Joe Cirincione.
  • December 2, 2008
    December 2, 2008
    Episode 57
    12/2/08
    0.0
    Ana Marie Cox talks about what the Senate will look like next year, in the wake of Saxby Chambliss defeating Jim Martin in the Georgia run-off election; Leo Gerard talks about why the automotive industry is having a harder time receiving a bailout package, while the financial sector didn't; Richard Engel talks about the links to Afghanistan and Pakistan to the terrorist attacks in Mumbai. Other guests include: Melissa Harris-Lacewell.moreless
  • December 1, 2008
    December 1, 2008
    Episode 56
    12/1/08
    0.0
    Madeline Albright talks about Barack Obama's newly selected National Security part of his cabinet and how much of a difference there is between Obama's and President Bush's National Security team; Nicholas Kristof talks about is the Mumbai terrorist attacks will strain the India-Pakistan further and if it'll lead to an influx of terrorist; Governor John Corzine (D-NJ) talks about the recent report saying the United States has been in a recession since December of 2007; and Juliet Eilperin talks about what last minute regulations the Bush Administration has pushed through.moreless
  • November 26, 2008
    November 26, 2008
    Episode 55
    11/26/08
    0.0
    Richard Engel talks about the ongoing hostage situation taking place in Mumbai, India; Ana Marie Cox talks about if Barack Obama's economic policies will work with Wall Street; and Sam Stein talks about President Bush's last minute policy moves on the environment.
  • November 25, 2008
    November 25, 2008
    Episode 54
    11/25/08
    0.0
    David Sirota talks about how the terms of bailout package continue to change; Ron Gettelfinger talks about how the bailout of the banking companies are a white collar jobs bailout, when the bailout for the automotive companies would be a blue collar job bailout; Jane Hamsher talks about how the far left liberals will feel, since Barack Obama is keeping Robert Gates of Secretary of Defense; and Jonathan Turley talks about why the Bush administration won't pardon people within the "torture program" because they didn't believe they breaking the law.moreless
  • November 24, 2008
    November 24, 2008
    Episode 53
    11/24/08
    0.0
    Eric Schmidt talks about why CitiGroup was granted a bailout package, while the big three automobile manufactures haven't; Dahlia Lithwick talks about why Barack Obama is trying to appease the Republicans when he doesn't need to; Governor Ed Rendell (D-PA) talks about Barack Obama's plans to rebuild the country infrastructure; and Robert Redford talks about President Bush's last minute plans to lease wilderness in Utah to drill for oil.moreless
  • November 21, 2008
    November 21, 2008
    Episode 52
    11/21/08
    0.0
    Robert Reich talks about how Timothy Geithner will do as Barack Obama's pick for the Treasure Secretary; Joshua Green talks about Hillary Clinton's and Barack Obama's disagreements on foreign policy and how it may effect the Obama administration; and Jonathan Turley talks about who may receive pardons from President Bush. Other guests include: Richard Engel.moreless
  • November 20, 2008
    November 20, 2008
    Episode 51
    11/20/08
    0.0
    Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) talks about the ongoing negotiations to bail out the big three automotive companies; Malcolm Gladwell talks about if Barack Obama can truly change Washington politics by using former Bill Clinton and George Bush staff members; Former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AK) talks about the recent criticism that the Republican party has become to religious. Other guests include: Nancy Youssef.moreless
  • November 19, 2008
    November 19, 2008
    Episode 50
    11/19/08
    0.0
    Allison Stewart fills in for Rachel. Guest include: Senator-Elect Mark Begich (D-AK), Lawrence O'Donnell, Evan Kohlmann, Connie Schultz and Paul Krugman.
  • November 18, 2008
    November 18, 2008
    Episode 49
    11/18/08
    0.0
    Allison Stewart fills in for Rachel. Guests include: Jonathan Alter, Ned Lamont, Tina Brown and Nikolas Gvosdev.
  • November 17, 2008
    November 17, 2008
    Episode 48
    11/17/08
    0.0
    Arianna Huffington fills in for Rachel. Guests include: Bill Maher, Lawrence O'Donnell, Nate Silver, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey Cory Booker (D) and Eric Schmidt.
  • November 14, 2008
    November 14, 2008
    Episode 47
    11/14/08
    0.0
    Douglas Brinkley talks about about the comparisons of Barack Obama to Abraham Lincoln, as Obama is bringing in formal rivals into his cabinet, like Lincoln did; Arianna Huffington talks about the current state of the Republican party. Other guests include: Andrew Bacevich and Fred Francis.
  • November 13, 2008
    November 13, 2008
    Episode 46
    11/13/08
    0.0
    Andrea Mitchell talks about the story she broke, saying that Hillary Clinton may be chosen as Secretary of State, in Barack Obama's cabinet; Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) talks about what the Obama cabinet would look like, with Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State; Mark Begich (D), Mayor of Anchorage, Alaska and Senate candidate, talks about the on going vote counting in Alaska's Senatorial race; Jonathan Turley talks about if President Bush can still use executive privilege, when he is out of office.moreless
  • November 12, 2008
    November 12, 2008
    Episode 45
    11/12/08
    0.0
    Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) talks about why the Democrats would want to continue to have Joe Lieberman head the chairmanship of the Homeland Security Committee; Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) tries to talk Rachel down, that the recent leaks within the Obama transition team, won't be the way he runs his administration; Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie (D) talks about the ongoing recount in the Minnesota Senatorial race and the Republicans trying to smear him in the process; and Robert Reich talks about if the 700 billion dollar bailout package was the right thing to do, after Harry Paulson is changing the rules on how it will be distributed.moreless
  • November 11, 2008
    November 11, 2008
    Episode 44
    11/11/08
    0.0
    Ana Marie Cox talks about the ongoing Senate races in Georgia and Minnesota; Shannyn Moore talks about Alaska's voter turn out in the general election. Other guests include: Paul Rieckhoff and Dave Zirin.
  • November 10, 2008
    November 10, 2008
    Episode 43
    11/10/08
    0.0
    Andrea Mitchell talks about Barack Obama's meeting earlier today with President Bush; Steve Clemons talks about why the Democrats would want Joe Lieberman to continue to caucus with them, after endorsing John McCain for President and campaigning with him; and State Senator Bill Wielechowski (D-AK) talks about the on going Senatorial race in Alaska and if incumbent Ted Stevens wins, will Sarah Palin run for his seat. Other guests include: David Sirota.moreless
  • November 7, 2008
    November 7, 2008
    Episode 42
    11/7/08
    0.0
    Lawrence O'Donnell talks about the details in Barack Obama's stimulus package and his past experience with President Clinton's stimulus package; Melissa Harris-Lacewell talks about Proposition 8 in California being defeated, after a strong turn-out of African Americans voted for the ban on same sex marriage; and Phil Donahue talks about Shi'ite's willing to make a deal with Barack Obama, where they wouldn't make one with George W. Bush.moreless
  • November 6, 2008
    November 6, 2008
    Episode 41
    11/6/08
    0.0
    Ana Marie Cox talks about the future of the Republican party and the future of Sarah Palin; Steve Benen talks about Barack Obama's picks for his staff, so far, and if he's just repeating Bill Clinton's staff; Nate Silver talks about the remaining undecided Senate seats; John Decker talks about being bitten by President Bush's dog, Barney.moreless
  • November 5, 2008
    November 5, 2008
    Episode 40
    11/5/08
    0.0
    Mayor of Newark, New Jersey Cory Booker (D) talks about what the future of American politics is now, since Barack Obama has been elected President; Michael Beschloss talks about how fast past Presidents moved with their transition teams; former Senator Lincoln Chafee (I-RI) talks about the future of the Republican party, following there fall from political power; and Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) talks about if a bi-partisan foreign policy will work in the Barack Obama cabinet.moreless
  • November 3, 2008
    November 3, 2008
    Episode 39
    11/3/08
    0.0
    Former Governor Douglas Wilder (D-VA) talks about the potential problems that Virginia may have with voters, since they are now a battleground state; Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) talks about the differences between the Democrats and the Republicans ground game; and Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) talks about if John McCain could help his party if he was visiting other states, rather than just battleground states.moreless
  • November 2, 2008
    November 2, 2008
    Episode 38
    11/2/08
    0.0
    Michael Isikoff talks about the recent leaks from the Department of Justice and Homeland Security and if it's suspicious that it's occurred in the last 72 hours of the campaign; Craig Crawford talks about what states John McCain was to win, to be elected President. Other guests include: Governor Brian Schweitzer (D-MT).moreless
  • October 31, 2008
    October 31, 2008
    Episode 37
    10/31/08
    0.0
    Senator Amy Klobauchar (D-MN) talks about if a big turn-out on election day, will help John McCain; Lawrence O'Donnell talks about if Sarah Palin's political career will be over, if the McCain/Palin ticket isn't elected; Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) talks about if the young voters are are turning out for early voting; and Steve Coll talks about the foreign problems the next President will have to face.moreless
  • October 30, 2008
    October 30, 2008
    Episode 36
    10/30/08
    0.0
    Rachel interviews Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama; Governor Bill Ritter, Jr. (D-CO) talks about the early voting being held in his state; and Dan Rather gives his analysis of Barack Obama's interview with Rachel.
  • October 29, 2008
    October 29, 2008
    Episode 35
    10/29/08
    0.0
    Governor Mike Easley (D-NC) talks about if Barack Obama is doing everything right in the closing days of the election; Frank Rich talks about why John McCain is becoming confident, when he's using attacks that do not make sense; and Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) talks about what the future of the Republican party is, if John McCain loses the election. Other guests include: Michael McDonald.moreless
  • October 28, 2008
    October 28, 2008
    Episode 34
    10/28/08
    0.0
    Governor Ed Rendell (D-PA) talks about why Pennsylvania is much closer race than both Barack Obama and John McCain think it is; Michael Beschloss talks about the historical dislike between Presidents and Vice Presidents, in the wake of the reports that Sarah Palin is acting like a "diva" and has gone "rogue"; and Madeline Albright talks about which Presidential candidate would have a better world view. Other Guests include: Matthew Segal.moreless
  • October 27, 2008
    October 27, 2008
    Episode 33
    10/27/08
    0.0
    Mark McKinnon, former McCain Campaign media adviser, talks about the apparent McCain campaign meltdown over Sarah Palin; DNC Chairman Howard Dean talks about if the showed enthusiasm for Barack Obama, may not turn out to votes for him; David Corn talks about Senator Ted Stevens (D-AK) being found guilty of making false statements and if the Democrats can take over the Senate; and Governor Jennifer Granholm (D-MI) talks about if the smear attacks against Barack Obama will continue, even if he's still elected President.moreless
  • October 24, 2008
    October 24, 2008
    Episode 32
    10/24/08
    0.0
    Ana Marie Cox talks about what is the most embarrassing moment, out of the many to chose from, that may hurt the McCain Campaign; and Senator Ken Salazar (D-CO) talks about what the chances are that John McCain win will Colorado; Other guests include: Hollis French Democratic State Senator of Alaska and Melissa Harris-Lacewell.moreless
  • October 23, 2008
    October 23, 2008
    Episode 31
    10/23/08
    0.0
    Governor Tim Kaine (D-VA) talks about if Barack Obama's lead in Virginia will continue to hold up; Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) talks about what the 7% of undecided voters want to hear, to either swing their vote to Obama or McCain; and Rosa Brooks talks about if Republicans, including Sarah Palin, are writing off John McCain and if it's a possibility that Sarah Palin will run for President in 2012; and Henry Waxman talks about his Congressional hearing, held earlier today, with Alan Greenspan.moreless
  • October 22, 2008
    October 22, 2008
    Episode 30
    10/22/08
    0.0
    Brian Williams talks about his interview with Republican Presidential nominee John McCain and his running mate Sarah Palin; Pat Buchanan talks about Sarah Palin's effect on the McCain campaign's poll numbers; and Bob Herbet talks about if the McCain's campaign's "(Name) the (Occupation), like Joe the Plumber" will work and when will both campaigns stop using the robocalls. Other guests include: Chuck Todd.moreless
  • October 21, 2008
    October 21, 2008
    Episode 29
    10/21/08
    0.0
    Former Governor Douglas Wilder (D-VA) talks about what the Obama campaign can do to win Virginia; Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. talks about how the Republicans are purging and suppressing Democratic voters; Governor Bill Richardson (D-NM) talks about all the problems that the Bush Administration will pass on to the next President; and Rachel talks about what the Democrats can do to still lose the election.moreless
  • October 20, 2008
    October 20, 2008
    Episode 28
    10/20/08
    0.0
    Melissa Harris-Lacewell talks about the McCain campaigns latest claim that Barack Obama is a socialist and why the McCain campaign is counting on the Bradley Effect to work; Ana Marie Cox talks about if the Sarah Palin pick for Vice President, for the McCain campaign, his hurting his chances to be elected; and John Hodgman promotes his new book More Information Than You Require. Other guests include: Lee Cowan, Lynn Sweet and Jonathan Alter.moreless
  • October 17, 2008
    October 17, 2008
    Episode 27
    10/17/08
    0.0
    Jonathan Turley discusses the voter fraud allegation of ACORN and the Obama campaign wanting the Justice Department to investigate ties to the Republican National Committee and the McCain for voter suppression and the McCain campaign's voter fraud allegations; and David Saunders talks about if the McCain campaign's "charm in public/attack in private" tactic will work for them. Other guests include: Jennifer Brunner (D) Ohio Secretary of State, James Bamford and Adrienne Kinne.moreless
  • October 16, 2008
    October 16, 2008
    Episode 26
    10/16/08
    0.0
    Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) discusses why the McCain campaign is continuing with the personal attacks on Barack Obama; and Rachel anchors MSNBC's live coverage of John McCain and Barack Obama's speeches at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner.
  • October 14, 2008
    October 14, 2008
    Episode 25
    10/14/08
    0.0
    Senator John Kerry (D-MA) talks about what Barack Obama can do to overcome the negative and slanderous attacks that the McCain campaign have been saying about him; and Oliver Stone talks about his latest film W. Other guests include: David Sirota and Jonathan Alter.
  • October 13, 2008
    October 13, 2008
    Episode 24
    10/13/08
    0.0
    Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) discusses what the Obama campaign can do over the next three weeks to win the election; Connie Schultz tries to talk Rachel down, that the reason why Sarah Palin and the McCain campaign surrogates are attacking Barack Obama, is so John McCain can keep his clean image; and David Frum takes Rachel to task for her reporting on the news.moreless
  • October 10, 2008
    October 10, 2008
    Episode 23
    10/10/08
    0.0
    Ana Marie Cox talks about the McCain campaign, following this weeks attacks on Barack Obama; Doris Kearns Goodwin talks about past attacks on Presidential candidates, from their opposing candidates; Michael Isikoff talks about the legislative committee saying Sarah Palin unlawfully abused her power as Governor, in the firing of the state's public safety commissioner; and Walt Monegan, the former Alaskan public safety commissioner comments on the ruling of Sarah Palin. Other Guests include: Robert Reich and James Bamford.moreless
  • October 9, 2008
    October 9, 2008
    Episode 22
    10/9/08
    0.0
    Lawrence O'Donnell joins Rachel to talk about how the McCain campaign is getting even more uglier in their attacks on Barack Obama; Max Blumenthal joins the program to talk about Sarah Plain's connection to the Alaskan Independence Party; and Melissa Harris-Lacewell joins Rachel to talk about the "Bradley Effect" and if Caucasian voters are saying they'll vote for Barack Obama, but on election day, not vote for him. Other guests include: State Senator Bill Wielechowski (D-AK) and Dalton Fury.moreless
  • October 8, 2008
    October 8, 2008
    Episode 21
    10/8/08
    0.0
    Andrea Mitchell joins Rachel to talk about the McCain campaign's recent attacks on Barack Obama and if it is unusual for a Presidential nominee's wife to attack the opposing nominee; and Paul Rieckhoff joins the program to talk about John McCain's record on helping veterans. Other guests include: Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Governor Mike Easley (D-NC) and Pat Buchanan.moreless
  • October 6, 2008
    October 6, 2008
    Episode 20
    10/6/08
    0.0
    Governor Bill Richardson (D-NM) talks about if the McCain's campaign strategy of branding Barack Obama as a unknown candidate will work with the independent voters; and Paul Krugman talks about the Dow Jones dropping below 10,000 for the first time in four years; Other guests include: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) and Pat Buchanan.moreless
  • October 3, 2008
    October 3, 2008
    Episode 19
    10/3/08
    0.0
    Former Govenor Michael Dukakis (D-MA) talks about what Barack Obama can do to offset the McCain campaign's negative ads; Jonathan Turley tries to talk Rachel down that if John McCain is elected, that it isn't possible for Sarah Palin to take on bigger role than Dick Cheney did; and Nancy Pfotenhauer, senior adviser to the McCain campaign talks about why they have pulled out of Michigan. Other guests include: Representative Steve King (R-IA).moreless
  • October 1, 2008
    October 1, 2008
    Episode 18
    10/1/08
    0.0
    Larry Persily, a former staff member for Sarah Palin, discusses what she can do in tomorrow night's debate to help the McCain campaign; and Craig Crawford gives his analysis of the current debate in the Senate about the revised bail out bill. Other guests include: Mike Viqueira and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
  • September 30, 2008
    September 30, 2008
    Episode 17
    9/30/08
    0.0
    Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) talks about why he didn't vote for the 700 billion dollar bail out bill; and Ana Marie Cox talks about is Sarah Palin could win the debate between Joe Biden, because the expectations of her doing well are low; Other guests include: Representative John Culberson (R-TX), Pat Buchanan, Andre Jackson.moreless
  • September 29, 2008
    September 29, 2008
    Episode 16
    9/29/08
    0.0
    Laura Tyson talks about if the current economic state is just being played up for hysteria; Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) discusses why the 700 billion dollar bailout bill failed in Congress; and Eugene Robinson talks about if John McCain's gamble worked or not, when he suspended his campaign to return to Washington to help pass the 700 billion dollar bailout.moreless
  • September 27, 2008
    September 27, 2008
    Episode 15
    9/27/08
    0.0
    Rachel Maddow and her guests provide analysis of the first Presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain.
  • September 25, 2008
    September 25, 2008
    Episode 14
    9/25/08
    0.0
    Senator Richard Shelby joins Rachel to discuss why he does not like the details in the 700 billion dollar bail out bill; Pat Buchanan joins the program to discuss the 700 billion dollar bailout bill.
  • September 24, 2008
    September 24, 2008
    Episode 13
    9/24/08
    0.0
    Rachel and David Gregory cover President Bush's address to the nation on the current economic crisis. Later Senator Chris Dodd joins Rachel to discuss President Bush's address.
  • September 23, 2008
    September 23, 2008
    Episode 12
    9/23/08
    0.0
    Craig Crawford from CQ Politics joins Rachel to preview the first Presidential debate and look over the latest polling numbers; and Andrea Mitchell talks about Sarah Palin's recent meetings with foreign heads of state and foreign dignitaries.
  • September 22, 2008
    September 22, 2008
    Episode 11
    9/22/08
    0.0
    Steve Benen talks about the McCain campaign and when he will find his voice on the campaign trail; Pat Buchanan joins Rachel to talk about John McCain's economic background and what he would do with the economy if he was elected President; and author of The Wrecking Crew Thomas Frank joins Rachel to discuss if the recent financial disaster belongs with the other disasters of the Bush legacy.moreless
  • September 19, 2008
    September 19, 2008
    Episode 10
    9/19/08
    0.0
    Rachel is joined Jonathan Alter to talk about if it is smart for John McCain to tie Barack Obama to Fannie May and Freddie Mac, when he to has ties to them; Paul Krugman tries to talk Rachel down, and to convince her that the new President can turn around the economic turmoil; and Ana Marie Cox talks about the past week's political events and if it was a good or bad week for the McCain campaign.moreless
  • September 18, 2008
    September 18, 2008
    Episode 9
    9/18/08
    0.0
    Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) joins Rachel to discuss the recent happenings in the McCain campaign; Paul Begala talks about both the Obama and McCain campaigns; and Michael Isikoff and Governor Tony Knowles (D-AK) talk about the recent developments in Sarah Palin's "trooper-gate" controversy.
  • September 17, 2008
    September 17, 2008
    Episode 8
    9/17/08
    0.0
    Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MI) discusses John McCain's economic policy. Bill Maher returns to continues his conversation about the recent problems on Wall Street.
  • September 16, 2008
    September 16, 2008
    Episode 7
    9/16/08
    0.0
    Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) joins Rachel to talk about the Obama campaign, the daily attacks by the McCain campaign, and if the economic crisis on Wall Street is the beginning of the end of the Presidential race; Representative Louis Slaughter (D-NY) talks about why she will vote for drilling off-shore; and Bill Maher joins Rachel to talk about the recent problems on Wall Street.moreless
  • September 15, 2008
    September 15, 2008
    Episode 6
    9/15/08
    0.0
    Robert Reich joins Rachel to talk about the recent turn for the worse on Wall Street; and Frank Rich talks about the McCain campaign and if Sarah Palin's celebrity status is hurting the campaign, as she's outshining John McCain.
  • September 12, 2008
    September 12, 2008
    Episode 5
    9/12/08
    0.0
    Janet Shamlian gives an update on the latest developments with Hurricane Ike; and Joan Walsh joins Rachel to talk about the McCain campaign and Sarah Palin's second sit-down interview with Charles Gibson.
  • September 11, 2008
    September 11, 2008
    Episode 4
    9/11/08
    0.0
    Rachel continues MSNBC's coverage of the Service Nation Summit, with analysis from Chris Matthews, Kelly O'Donnell and Lee Cowan. Later Richard Clarke joins Rachel to talk about President Bush's speech and if it was a preemptive defense to his post-September 11, 2001 legacy.
  • September 10, 2008
    September 10, 2008
    Episode 3
    9/10/08
    0.0
    Ari Berman from The Nation joins Rachel to talk about how John McCain is branding Barack Obama a celebrity, even though he he announced his run on David Letterman's show and has been photographed on yachts with celebrities; and Pat Buchanan talks about if the Republican party is split, or if Sarah Palin has brought the party together.moreless
  • September 9, 2008
    September 9, 2008
    Episode 2
    9/9/08
    0.0
    Newsweek's Michael Isikoff gives the latest details on Governor Sarah Palin's "trooper-gate" scandal; Lawrence O'Donnell joins Rachel to talk about why the McCain campaign is continuing to tell lies in their campaign ads, even though they have been proven wrong; and Libertarian Presidential candidate Bob Barr talks about what changes, if any, John McCain would make if he was elected President.moreless
  • September 8, 2008
    September 8, 2008
    Episode 1
    9/8/08
    0.0
    Rachel Maddow talks to MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann about his interview with the Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama; Steve Benen joins Rachel to talk about the McCain campaign; Bishop T.D. Jakes talks about Sarah Palin's faith and how it'll impact the campaign.
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