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MSNBC Just Scored an Unprecedented Victory

On Wednesday, it finished No. 1 in cable ratings for first time

(Newser) - A controversial week in DC has led to bragging rights for MSNBC. On Wednesday, the network finished with the highest ratings in the cable-network universe, which Variety reports is a first for the network. MSNBC averaged 1.52 million viewers for the "total sales day" (meaning the 6am-2pm period),... More »

Trump's Lawyer Sorry After Bizarre Email Threats

He wrote to a critic: 'Watch your back, b----'

(Newser) - After watching a Rachel Maddow Show segment that was critical of Trump’s attorney, Marc Kasowitz, a viewer dashed off an email to the lawyer saying he should quit. The response he probably didn't expect to get from Kasowitz? “F--- you.” This was the first in a... More »

Trump Tax Leak Was an 'Anticlimax'

Some think he may have released 2005 pages himself

(Newser) - Rachel Maddow r evealed the contents of a leaked portion of President Trump's 2005 tax return in a much-hyped show Tuesday night—but it was so much of an anticlimax that the MSNBC broadcast is being compared to Geraldo Rivera's opening of Al Capone's vault. Instead of... More »

Leaked Trump Tax Return Reveals $38M Bill

2005 document was leaked to Rachel Maddow

(Newser) - It was probably only a matter of time: Part of one of the tax returns that President Trump has refused to release has been leaked, revealing that he paid millions of dollars under a tax law he plans to abolish. The two pages from the 2005 return were unveiled by... More »

Warren: I'm Ready to Work My Heart Out for Clinton

She endorses Hillary, praises Bernie on 'Maddow'

(Newser) - Things are falling into place for Hillary Clinton: Her endorsement from President Obama Thursday was followed by that of Elizabeth Warren, the progressive senator who could be key to winning over Bernie Sanders supporters. "I'm ready. I am ready to get in this fight and work my heart... More »

Rachel Maddow Floats New Theory on Christie Scandal

Governor's team may have been targeting state lawmaker, not mayor

(Newser) - So why did Chris Christie's camp jam the George Washington Bridge ? The most common explanation is that it was political retribution against Fort Lee's Democratic mayor for not endorsing the governor. But a theory floated by Rachel Maddow last night on MSNBC is getting plenty of buzz... More »

Rand Paul to Use Footnotes, so 'Leave Me the Hell Alone'

Move comes as senator loses 'Washington Times' column

(Newser) - Sen. Rand Paul yesterday offered a solution to his plagiarism problem : "What we are going to do from here forward, if it will make people leave me the hell alone, is we're going to do (written material) like college papers," he tells the New York Times . "... More »

Rand Paul Doubles Down: I'll Block Yellen's Fed Nom

Until Senate votes on his Audit the Fed bill

(Newser) - Rand Paul says he plans to "delay" Janet Yellen's nomination for Federal Reserve chair, until there's a vote on his Audit the Fed bill, Politico reports. "I don’t think technically you can file a hold until she comes out of committee—but we’re putting... More »

'07 Video Shows Obama Praising Rev. Wright

But left is unimpressed by Tucker Carlson's 'bombshell'

(Newser) - It wouldn't be debate night without a media attempt to drum up some eleventh-hour controversy. Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller yesterday released what it termed a "racially charged" video of a speech then-Sen. Barack Obama gave to an audience of black ministers. In it, Obama gives a "... More »

Obama Aide on Cory Booker: 'He's Dead to Us'

Newark mayor was up for Cabinet post, but no more

(Newser) - Newark Mayor Cory Booker may have backpedaled from that "nauseating" comment and sung the praises of President Obama, but it won't be enough to restore the luster to the once-rising star of the Democratic Party. "He's dead to us,” one White House official tells the... More »

Fox News Ratings Plunge

Fox drops 13%—but still has top 13 programs in cable news

(Newser) - Fox News is still leading the cable news ratings race—but for how long? Fox's overall ratings for November dropped 13% compared to the same month last year, reports Mediabistro . For the juicy 25-to-54-year-old bracket, the fall was even steeper, plunging 30% in prime time. CNN, on the other... More »

SimCity Video Mocks Cain's '9-9-9' Plan

EA also drops the game's price $9.99

(Newser) - The makers of SimCity are grabbing a little spotlight over Herman Cain's controversial "9-9-9" tax plan, the Huffington Post reports. While Cain swears he didn't take the idea from the video game, Electronic Arts is temporarily dropping the price of SimCity games online to $9.99 to... More »

Meet the Radio Preacher Who Backs Bachmann

But she keeps him at arm's length

(Newser) - Drug-addled-rocker-cum-evangelical-radio-host Bradlee Dean has won many conservative fans, the New York Times reports. One is apparently Michele Bachmann. She has spoken on Dean's show, but keeps the connection low-profile—perhaps because Dean has commented on executing gays, and says President Obama has done more harm to America than Osama... More »

Anti-Gay Preacher Sues Rachel Maddow for $50M

Says Maddow took his comments out of context

(Newser) - Bradlee Dean—the heavy-metal drummer who heads up the religious ministry You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International—is suing Rachel Maddow and MSNBC for $50 million. He claims that Maddow tarnished his "fine reputation" and that of his ministry by accusing him, on air, of supporting the... More »

Dick Cheney Memoir Out in August

But Rachel Maddow has a bone to pick with him over the cover

(Newser) - Dick Cheney's memoir will be released Aug. 30, the AP reports, and his daughter says it's full of "very strong views." In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir will "certainly" include discussion of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, adds Liz Cheney, who collaborated on... More »

Come Out of Closet, Anchors: Maddow

'We have a responsibility,' says Rachel Maddow

(Newser) - Rachel Maddow has a message for gay news anchors: Come out of the closet. "I'm sure other people in the business have considered reasons why they're doing what they're doing" not revealing that they're homosexual, "but I do think that if you're gay... More »

Rachel Maddow Slams Email Witch Hunt

'How's that personal freedom thing working out for you?' snaps journalist

(Newser) - Rachel Maddow has become caught up in a right-wing think tank's apparent vendetta against professors with a whiff of the left about them. The Michigan Mackinac Center is demanding personal emails written by labor professors in the state system that mention "Wisconsin," "Madison," Wisconsin Gov. "... More »

Ricky Martin: LGBT Entertainer of the Year

Rachel Maddow, Chely Wright also honored

(Newser) - The Out 100 list is here, celebrating Ricky Martin—who came out in March —as entertainer of the year. More from the list:
  • Johnny Weir: The glamorous Olympic figure skater is named diva of the year.
  • Rachel Maddow: The newsmaker of the year says the tragedy of AIDS in
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Most Troops OK With Gays in Uniform

Pentagon review finds that most think it's no big deal

(Newser) - A Pentagon report on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell shows that a majority of troops aren’t opposed to gays serving in the military, reports the Wonk Room blog at Think Progress. "The number one answer was. ‘I don’t care,'” NBC's Richard Engel, who got... More »

Angle Ad Campaign's Most Racist: Maddow

Spot makes Latinos look menacing

(Newser) - Rachel Maddow has deemed an ad by Sharron Angle the most "overtly racist" spot of this down and dirty political season. Maddow blasted Angle on Meet the Press yesterday, criticizing the candidate for a television commercial that shows "a group of white college students being menaced by... More »

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