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Rachel Maddow reveals she underwent surgery to remove skin cancer: 'I am going to be absolutely fine'

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Rachel Maddow kicked off her show on Wednesday by revealing she had undergone surgery to remove skin cancer.  Maddow began addressing the "personal matter" by recalling how she went to a minor league baseball game "a couple of months ago" and how her partner Susan "poked me in the neck" and noticed how her mole "has changed." After quickly dismissing Susan's concern, Susan told Maddow, "No, that mole has changed. We've been together for 22 years, that mole has changed. I know it" and challenged her to ask her hairstylist to see if she would notice the change, which she did.  "Long story short: Susan was right, Diane was right. I went to the dermatologist… did a biopsy, turns out it was skin cancer," Maddow said. "Skin cancer accounts for the vast majority of cancers diagnosed in the United States and the vast majority of skin cancers are removable, treatable. But here’s the thing I’m going to tell you. Even the

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow made the worst prediction of the week on TV, saying today’s jobs numbers would be "absolutely terrible"

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow may have read the tea leaves wrong as she boldly predicted that June's jobs report would be "absolutely terrible." Ahead of the release of the latest jobs report, which showed that 4.8 million jobs were added to the U.S. economy last month, the liberal icon offered a dire warning at the end of her show Wednesday night. "Because Friday is the federal holiday honoring the Fourth of July, we're actually gonna get the jobless numbers, the unemployment for the month of June a day earlier than we would otherwise expect them," Maddow told her viewers. "Brace yourself. It's going to be absolutely terrible, but we should have those as of tomorrow morning." Well, the jobs report wasn't "absolutely terrible" after all. The nearly 5 million jobs that were added resulted in the unemployment rate dropping to 11.1 percent from the previous 13.3 percent. Economists expected the rate would be 12.3 percent with an i

Rachel Maddow tells Warren her 2020 exit is 'crushing,' a 'death knell' for a future female POTUS

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MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow talked to Elizabeth Warren after she dropped out of the 2020 race, sharing her thoughts on frontrunners Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, whether she’d run for vice president, and how she takes ownership of hurting Mike Bloomberg’s 2020 chances. Warren talked about inspiring the next generations of women in government service. Trump coronavirus incompetence 'like its own natural disaster', Senator Elizabeth Warren talks with Rachel Maddow about the global factors that are undermining the U.S. economy as the damage from the spread of the coronavirus collides with the incompetence of the Trump administration. Senator Elizabeth Warren talks with Rachel Maddow about how her run for president changed her, particularly in the way it put her in personal contact with American families that are struggling and needing a government that works for them. At the end of the day the numbers just weren't there,  Senator Elizabeth Warren talks with Rachel Maddow ab

Rachel Maddow : " I can say it continuing robustly"

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Darren Samuelsohn, senior reporter at Politico, talks with Rachel Maddow about the revelation in court that the Mueller grand jury is still active, at least in the case of one company that had been resisting a Mueller subpoena and continues to ask that it not be identified in public. There may still be hope for America yet. Rachel Maddow, who was crying Friday night after initial reports showed that Trump had been vindicated by the Mueller investigation, was more than likely crying yesterday when her ratings came in for Monday night. According to the Daily Beast, they plummeted: Here’s more: Within MSNBC, there’s an acknowledgement that the Trump-Russia narrative on which the cable network—and especially its primetime star Maddow—built monster ratings has fizzled for the moment. Insiders also claim not to be surprised that the conclusion of the long-awaited Mueller report—or at least the Trump-appointed attorney general’s summary—was a whimper, not a bang for an outl

Jeb Bush PAC slammed with fine for taking foreign Chinese money

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Rachel Maddow reports on a massive fine imposed on Right To Rise, a Jeb Bush Super-PAC, for accepting a seven-figure contribution from a Chinese company in business with Neil Bush. See Also:   Nancy Pelosi says she think Omar has a "different experience in the use of words" The FEC just doled out a huge fine to the super PAC of Jeb Bush, Right to Rise, for taking two big donations from a Chinese firm for his 2016 campaign for president. They also fined the Chinese firm as well: POLITICO – The Federal Election Commission on Monday doled out $940,000 in fines to the super PAC that backed Jeb Bush’s 2016 presidential bid and a Chinese-owned corporation that made illegal donations to it. The unusually large FEC fines came after the commission found evidence Bush’s super PAC took money from a foreign national, which is prohibited under federal election law. The super PAC, Right to Rise, was fined $390,000 for the violation, while the FEC gave an additional $

Lanny Davis says Cohen's closed-door testimony was "game-changing," chock full of new information

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Lanny Davis, attorney for Michael Cohen, tells Rachel Maddow that "game changing" information related to "lying and obstruction evidence" was developed with Cohen's testimony to the House Intelligence Committee today, prompting them to ask him to return on March 6th. Davis could not go into detail about the testimony, but said it mostly related to “lying and obstruction,” not the core of the Russia investigation. “I think that the Trump White House, and Mr. Trump himself, doesn’t seem to have read the definition of obstruction of justice or of suborning perjury,” Davis said. “That’s about the best I can tell you, but it’s pretty explosive.” Cohen is slated to return before the House Intelligence Committee on March 6. “There’s not much I can say other than it was very productive,” Cohen said of the first session. “As I said, I’m committed to telling the truth, and I will be back on March 6 to finish up. There’s more to discuss.”