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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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Rachel Maddow on How Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church Boosted Gay Rights: VIDEO

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Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church's plan to demonize gay people backfired over the years, helping the cause of equality by inspiring people to manifest their support for gay rights in reaction to the church's hate.

In a 'non-obituary' for Phelps, who died this week, Rachel Maddow looks at how it all went down.

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Rachel Maddow Reports on U.S. Plan to Send 'Experts' to Uganda to Refute Anti-Gay Law: VIDEO

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Yesterday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced plans to send "experts" to Uganda to speak with President Museveni about homosexuality and whether it's a choice. As you may recall, Museveni assigned his own "scientists" to the task to determine whether it was genetic or a choice, and after hearing from them, signed the Anti-Homosexuality Law.

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Buzzfeed reported earlier on a State Department forum at which Kerry spoke:

“I talked personally to President Museveni just a few weeks ago, and he committed to meet with some of our experts so that we could engage him in a dialogue as to why what he did could not be based on any kind of science or fact, which is what he was alleging,” Kerry said. “He welcomed that and said that he was happy to receive them and we can engage in that kind of conversation… maybe we can reach a point of reconsideration.”

He added that the State Dept. was still formulating its response to the Ugandan human rights abuses:

“There’s been already a review taking place,” Kerry said, to examine policy towards all countries where homosexuality is criminalized, “to figure out what the options are as to how we can begin to change minds, move leaders, reach the public, the same kind of education that took place frankly here in our country.”

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