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PREQUEL: An American Fight Against Fascism by Rachel Maddow

Inspired by her research for the hit podcast Ultra, in "PREQUEL: An American Fight Against Fascism" Rachel Maddow traces the fight to preserve American democracy back to World War II, when a handful of committed public servants and brave private citizens thwarted far-right plotters trying to steer our nation toward an alliance with the Nazis. Available now!

All 6 episodes of Rachel Maddow Presents: Déjà News are now available!

Rachel Maddow is back at the mic with a new original series, “Rachel Maddow Presents: Déjà News.” In each episode, Rachel and co-host Isaac-Davy Aronson seek a deeper understanding of a story in today's headlines by asking: Has anything like this ever happened before? Would knowing that help us grapple with what’s happening now… and what might happen next?

The problem with Tim Scott’s dodge on Alabama’s embryo ruling

Sen. Tim Scott dodged a question about the Alabama Supreme Court's decision on embryos, which makes his legislative record all the more relevant.
Tim Scott in Nashua, N.H., on Jan. 23, 2024.
Tim Scott in Nashua, N.H., on Jan. 23, 2024.

Trump has met the enemy, and apparently it’s much of the U.S.

Donald Trump has gone from describing many Americans as “evil” to condemning them as “vermin” to equating them with the foreign enemies from World War II.
Former US President Donald Trump addresses Christian broadcasters at the National Religious Broadcasters International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN., on Feb. 22, 2024.
Former US President Donald Trump addresses Christian broadcasters at the National Religious Broadcasters International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN., on Feb. 22, 2024.

On immigration, Speaker Mike Johnson moves the goalposts (again)

Overhauling U.S. border policies is challenging enough. The fact that House Speaker Mike Johnson keeps moving the goalposts is making matters worse.
Mike Johnson during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol, on Jan. 30, 2024.
Mike Johnson during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol, on Jan. 30, 2024.

GOP quietly tweaks its impeachment website amid epic collapse

Now that the Republicans' case against Joe Biden no longer exists in any kind of coherent way, they've quietly edited their impeachment website.
Reps. James Comer, R-Ky., right, chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, prepare for a news conference on their demand that Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, testify at a closed-door deposition, on Dec. 13, 2023.
Reps. James Comer, R-Ky., right, chairman of the House Oversight and Accountability Committee, and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, prepare for a news conference on their demand that Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, testify at a closed-door deposition, on Dec. 13, 2023.

As Alabama ruling reverberates, Tuberville struggles with details

The implications of the Alabama Supreme Court's ruling on embryos are still reverberating, but Sen. Tommy Tuberville is struggling to grasp the details.
Tommy Tuberville at the U.S. Capitol,
Tommy Tuberville at the U.S. Capitol,

Thursday’s Mini-Report, 2.22.24

Today’s edition of quick hits.
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politics political politician

Weisselberg and Cohen developments present Team Trump with some tough choices

At the former president’s upcoming hush money trial, the two witnesses most knowledgeable about his alleged involvement and intent could not be more differently situated.
Michael Cohen and Allen Weisselberg
Michael Cohen and Allen Weisselberg

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Thursday’s Campaign Round-Up, 2.22.24

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
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Nikki Haley backs Alabama’s embryo ruling, despite ‘centrist’ label

As Nikki Haley backs an outrageous Alabama Supreme Court ruling, we’re reminded anew why it's a mistake to describe her as a "moderate."
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Team Trump eyes militarized deportations, detention camps in second term

At the heart of Donald Trump's second term immigration plans are militarized mass deportations and mass detention camps. It's a promise he intends to keep.
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Alabama university pauses IVF services after far-right court ruling

After the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are actual people, families are struggling with the consequences. The politics matter, too.
The sun shines through an awning at The University of Alabama at Birmingham Women's and Infant Center in Birmingham, Ala. March 23, 2022.
The sun shines through an awning at The University of Alabama at Birmingham Women's and Infant Center in Birmingham, Ala. March 23, 2022.
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Jim Jordan pretends his anti-Biden case hasn’t already collapsed

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