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Planned Parenthood president stands up to House GOP grilling
- Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood Federation of America president, talks with Rachel Maddow about the five hours of testimony she gave in Congress today, and explains the facts (surprisingly unfamiliar to many members of Congress) of what Planned Parenthood actually does, how its funding works, and truth about the role of Planned Parenthood in fetal tissue research.

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Planned Parenthood popular with Americans despite GOP attacks
- Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood Federation of America president, talks with Rachel Maddow about the favor Planned Parenthood enjoys with Americans because of the health services they provide, and what she sees as an obsession among elected Republicans to end women's reproductive health care.

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US working with Afghan forces against new Taliban gains
- Courtney Kube, NBC News national security producer, talks with Rachel Maddow about the counter-offensive planned by Afghan forces to retake the city of Kunduz from the Taliban, and the role the U.S. will play in the operation.

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Planned Parenthood chief embarrasses GOP rep
- Part of the problem, as MSNBC’s Zack Roth reported, is that the information in the chart is misleading. But nearly as important is the fact the congressman presenting the image as devastating evidence simply didn’t know what he was talking about.

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Surprising stature among pope's congressional protectors
- Rachel Maddow reports on which Democratic members of Congress were charged with the task of keeping their colleagues from crowding Pope Francis on his visit to the House chamber, and takes important advice that the size of the protectors is not necessarily an indication of their capabilities.

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GOP's hard-right a wild card in replacing John Boehner
- John Stanton, DC bureau chief for Buzzfeed, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether the conventional wisdom that Rep. Kevin McCarthy will replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House is accurate, and how the hard-right Republicans that made Boehner's job so difficult are likely to respond to the replacement process.

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Political world shocked by John Boehner resignation announcement
- Rachel Maddow reviews some of the high and low points of John Boehner's tenure as speaker of the House and talks with Robert Costa, national political reporter for The Washington Post, about the considerations that likely went into Boehner's decision to resign and whether his replacement will have an easier time getting things done.

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Hillary Clinton breaks silence on Keystone XL opposition, rail safety
- Rachel Maddow reports on Hillary Clinton stating her opinion for the first time on the Keystone XL pipeline, making her opposition clear and emphasizing the work that needs to be done to improve existing pipeline and rail shipping safety in the United States.

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New pope presses new balance of values heading into US trip
- E.J. Dionne, Jr., columnist for The Washington Post, talks with Rachel Maddow about how past U.S. presidents have interacted with past popes, and how Pope Francis is re-balancing the values of the Catholic Church, finding American Catholics in a much better position than his predecessors would have seen.

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Pope met with joyous reception at US arrival, though darker politics lurk
- Rachel Maddow reports on the celebratory reception for the arrival of Pope Francis in the United States at a time when the world feels particularly tense, though the political right-wing in America is not particularly receptive to the pope's model of Christianity.
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