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Rachel Maddow Is Chomping at the Bit for the 2016 'Total Mess' Election - VIDEO

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Rachel Maddow stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman last night and shared her thoughts on the 2016 presidential election, the assorted nuts trying for the GOP nomination, the coronation of Hillary Clinton, and why she couldn't be happier things are a "total mess" on both sides of the aisle. 

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AFA Spokeshater Bryan Fischer Fired: VIDEO

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Rachel Maddow is reporting tonight that Bryan Fischer, virulently anti-gay Director of Issues Analysis for the American Family Association, has been fired from his position.

MaddowMaddow reports that the firing was due to Israeli press reporting that Reince Preibus and the RNC are taking a trip to Israel which is being funded by the AFA (see headline below).

Meanwhile, Bryan Fischer spouts on his radio show nearly every week (as Towleroad readers know very well) that "Jews have no right to practice the faith of Judaism in the United States" and that gays are behind the Holocaust and Naziism.

He said this week that the gay agenda is driven by the "unvarnished energy of Satan."

Watch Maddow's report, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rachel Maddow On SCOTUS And Gay Marriage: ‘A Sense Of Inevitability Can Be A Dangerous Thing’ - VIDEO

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On Friday night, Rachel Maddow dug into the decision by the Supreme Court to hear 4 cases tackling whether states have the right to ban same-sex marriage. As our legal editor Ari Ezra Waldman pointed out in his analysis of this decision, the Court seems to be leaning towards recognizing a nationwide freedom to marry. And indeed, momentum seems to be on the side of marriage equality. Since the 2013 SCOTUS ruling on DOMA, we have gone from having only 20% of the U.S. population living in states that allow same-sex marriage to 70% (see GIF below). However, for all the talk of momentum, Rachel Maddow wonders, what if the inevitable is not so inevitable? 

Watch her contemplate this question, AFTER THE JUMP…

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Rachel Maddow Looks At Anti-Gay Former VA Governor Bob McDonnell's Dramatic Sentencing Hearing: VIDEO

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As we reported yesterday, anti-gay former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell was sentenced to only two years in prison after being convicted on 11 counts of corruption this past September. The sentencing was somewhat of a shock to observers, as McDonnell had originally faced up to two decades in prison for his crimes. Even after the sentencing guidelines were reduced to between six-and-a-half and eight years, the final sentence still fell dramatically short of the minimum recommended incarceration period.

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow dug into the bizarre and dramatic moments in the courtroom during yesterday's hearing, including a look into the fraught politics of McDonnell's marriage. You'll recall his wife was also convicted of corruption and was chosen as the scapegoat for Mr. McDonnell by both his lawyers and other members of his family, including his daughter.

Find out about McDonnell's day in court, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Rachel Maddow Explains Why the Supreme Court May Soon Be Taking Up Marriage: VIDEO

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Rachel Maddow took a quick look last night at the 6th Circuit's ruling upholding gay marriage bans in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

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If you missed our legal editor Ari Ezra Waldman's first round of analysis of the ruling, make sure to check it out HERE.

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Rachel Maddow: Vetoes and Impeachment Calls Aplenty If GOP Takes Congress — VIDEO

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Rachel Maddow last night took a look at what happens if the GOP takes the Senate (and therefore control of Congress) today as many are expecting them to do. She notes that every two-term president in recent history in his sixth year has had to deal with a Congress led by the opposition.

Bills may just start getting passed:

"President Obama alone will be the counterweight to the all-Republican congress if the Republicans take the Senate...and that is going to be a lot of fun to cover."

Obama has so far vetoed two items during his presidency, but there may soon be a lot more.

FOX News and Republicans are already licking their lips about impeachment over Obama acting alone on immigration.

Head out and vote today, folks.

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