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Rachel Maddow Gets Real On The Controversy Surrounding Hillary Clinton's Emails: VIDEO

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Yesterday, we reported on the controversy that has erupted over the revelation that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton exclusively used her personal email address during her tenure at the State Department. The news raised questions about whether such an action was a violation of any rules or laws but was also seized upon by Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush who demanded that Clinton follow his lead and release her emails because "transparency maters."

 

 

On her show last night, Rachel Maddow was quick to skewer Bush and other Clinton critics, pointing out that Clinton is far from the only government official, elected or otherwise, who has used their personal email account for official business while in office. "Everybody does it!" said Maddow. Even Jeb Bush.

But what made Bush's call for "transparency" even more hypocritical, is the fact that while Bush claims he has been transparent and released his emails from his time in office, he cherry-picked only 250,000 of the nearly 3,000,000 emails he received while Governor of Florida. How transparent is that? 

Still, Maddow stressed that while singling Clinton out for using her personal email is stupid, "what isn't stupid is what the rules and the law were when Clinton was Secretary of State." 

Watch Rachel dig into the issue, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Scott Hines, Out Former Mayor Of Rancho Mirage, California, Dies Following Battle With Depression: VIDEO

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Scott Hines, the gay former mayor of Rancho Mirage, California, died last Saturday night following a battle with depression, reports the Desert Sun.

581985_3530204861565_416052484_nScott Hines was elected to the City Council in April 2010 and served one term. During the 2010 campaign, residents received fliers encouraging them not to let Hines "infect" the city, a message interpreted by many as an attack on the gay community.

Hines, who served as an Air Force intelligence officer until the early 2000s, worked to raise awareness of the plight of the homeless and a number of LGBT issues. In 2013, he appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss the U.S. Air Force employment of "ex-gay" therapist Dr. Mike Rosebush as head of the Center for Character and Leadership Development.

Writing on Facebook, Hines' husband, Kevin Blessing, said:

"I am less of a person today as I will no longer have this man's wonderful energy around me, at the same time I am so blessed to have had him in my life in the first place."

Blessing also said that Hines had been suffering from liver cancer.

His biological mother Cindy Gough Montgomery (above right, with Hines) also wrote about her son's death:

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Talks to 'The Rachel Maddow Show' About When She'll Step Down: VIDEO

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sat down with The Rachel Maddow Show for a rare interview in which she discussed her bouts with cancer, getting a stent in her heart, and when she might decide to retire.

"I will step down when I feel I can no longer do the job full steam."

Ginsburg also talks about what the nation's unfinished business is when it comes to gender equality, abortion, President Obama, Citizens United, Chief Justice Roberts, Hobby Lobby, the court's rulings on women's rights, segregation, the voting rights act, Congress, and what she'd like to be remembered for.

She also offers her opinion on people who are so obsessed with her that they are getting Ruth Bader Ginsburg tattoos.

Watch the full interview, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Gay Tech Bears Share Their Plans For JebBushForPresident.com With Rachel Maddow: VIDEO

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As you may or may not know, visiting JebBushforPresident.com doesn't take you to the kind of website you were likely expecting, and that's thanks to a pair of tech bears who laid claim to the domain back in 2008. Rachel Maddow caught wind of their project and invited them to her show for an interview. After highlighting the Twitter antics of Ethan Czahor, the misogynistic excuse for a human being that Bush hired to be the CTO for his online campaign presence, Maddow dove into the interview with CJ Phillips and Charlie Rainwater about themselves and their plans for JebBushforPresident.com.

As mentioned in our previous coverage, they intend to use the domain - which they bought for $8 - to educate people on LGBT issues in the U.S. and what lives of gay couples are like. Weirdly enough the Jeb Bush campaign never approached the men to try and buy the domain off of them.

You can watch the interview with Maddow and the bears AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rachel Maddow Examines The Gay Marriage Chaos In Alabama: VIDEO

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On her show last night Rachel Maddow dug into the marriage melee that ensued yesterday in Alabama following a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court not to extend the stay of a federal judge's ruling striking down Alabama's ban on same-sex marriage.

AlAs Towleroad reported, while some same-sex couples in the Heart of Dixie were able to tie the knot, others were prevented from doing so because probate judges in some Alabama counties either refused to grant marriage licenses to same-sex couples, citing an order from state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore that declared same-sex marriage was incompatible with Alabaman's constitution, or refused granting marriage licenses to any couple, gay or straight. As one headline aptly put it, "chaos reigns."

Watch as Rachel slams Judge Roy Moore's hypocrisy and discusses what the U.S. Supreme Court's decision could mean for their upcoming consideration of gay marriage with law professor Kenji Yoshino, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rachel Maddow Shows Some Love to Gay Tech Bears Who Own Jeb Bush Presidential Campaign Website: VIDEO

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In a segment on an odd set of stories from Oregon, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow took a look at CJ Phillips and Charlie Rainwater - the self-described high-tech bear couple who bought www.JebBushForPresident.com back in 2008 and are using the site "as a platform to educate our friends and family about political impact to LGBT families."

Maddow, who called the story "the single most amazing thing you need to know about Oregon today", also used the segment to educate her viewers about bears - or as she calls them "everyone's favorite happy gay subculture."

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