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Rachel Maddow Looks at the Fall of Anti-gay, 'Family Man' Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell: VIDEO

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Following former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's conviction Thursday in the corruptions trial surrounding his use of political office for personal gain, Rachel Maddow took a look back at McDonnell's journey from Pat Robertson-approved 'family values' politician to throw-your-wife-under-the-bus courtroom defendant.

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McDonnell and his wife could face two decades in prison on the 14-count corruption indictment when they are sentenced on Jan 6. 

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Rachel Maddow Doused In Ice Water For Charity, Names Liz Cheney as Next Challenger: VIDEO

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A couple of weeks ago Fox's Shepard Smith accepted the Chilling for Charity ice water challenge to have a bucket of ice water upended over him to raise money for the Kay Yow Foundation, named for the North Carolina State women’s basketball coach who died of breast cancer in 2009. After suffering the icy dampness, Smith passed the challenge on to Rachel Maddow, who quipped,

So, when I heard that somebody at Fox News had said I should go soak my head I was like, "Yeah, happy Tuesday. What else is new?" But then I found out it was Shep Smith. Ah, more interesting!

Screen Shot 2014-08-03 at 9.25.28 AMShe rose to the challenge, and now Smith will have to make a $50 donation to the charity of his choice in her name. In the meantime, Maddow passed the challenge along to: Paul Rieckhoff, founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America; Bill Dwight, the North Hampton, MA City Council President; and Liz Cheney.

And then ice water was dumped on her head, which you can watch AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rachel Maddow Ridicules Dick and Liz Cheney's 'Laugh Out Loud' Self-Parody Exercise: VIDEO

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Rachel Maddow ridiculed Dick and Liz Cheney for "blessing us" with their video sermon and new group, which has a "slap dash minor league feel" to it, according to Maddow, including a misspelled website, a poorly strategized URL, and a heaping load of "laugh out loud" self-parody and hypocrisy.

"A significant portion of the country is convulsing at the sight of these people as we try to have a reason and informed debate about Iraq...For Dick Cheney and his daughter, it's almost at a level that approaches parody..."

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Rachel Maddow Looks at the Weird, Weird Week in Gay Rights: VIDEO

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Rachel Maddow takes a look at a bizarre backward/forward week in gay rights: Louisiana's insistence on retaining its anti-gay, unconstitutional sodomy law, contrasted with the Prop 8 defense attorney Charles Cooper's announcement that he is planning his gay daughter's wedding!

Truths Maddow:

"Sometimes the arc of the moral universe bends toward justice. But you know what? Sometimes the arc of the moral universe runs around like a chicken with its head cut off."

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Rachel Maddow Talks Politics on Late Night as Stephen Colbert Acknowledges Letterman: VIDEO

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Yesterday we all heard that Stephen Colbert would be replacing David Letterman on The Late Show when he retires. Colbert acknowledged the news on his show last night.

"I do not envy whoever they try to put in that chair."

Rachel Maddow also reported on the news, in an interesting segment about politics and late night television. Maddow took a look at the rare and powerful moments when late night hosts decided to bring up politics, including a super-awkward moment between Jay Leno and Michele Bachmann when he asked her to respond to the "pray away the gay" controversy with her husband Marcus.

Maddow wonders what it will means for Colbert as he takes over the "mostly apolitical" world of late night.

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Rachel Maddow on Michigan's Gay Marriage Limbo and What Comes Next: VIDEO

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Rachel Maddow takes a look at the federal ruling in Michigan on Friday that opened a window allowing hundreds of couples to marry and the stay that closed that window, putting all those marriages in limbo.

What will the federal government do? What will the court do in a hearing scheduled for Wednesday?

How will the IRS treat a joint tax return that one just-married couple managed to file in the window when gays were able to marry in Michiga?

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