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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?

Why Trump’s immunity appeal won’t affect his first criminal trial

Although Trump has moved to dismiss three of the criminal cases against him on grounds of presidential immunity, he has approached his hush money case in New York differently.
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politics political politician legal hush money case court

Friday’s Campaign Round-Up, 3.1.24

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
Nikki Haley greets supporters
Nikki Haley greets supporters

If Trump’s immigration claims had merit, why can’t he tell the truth?

As the former president spends much of his 2024 candidacy pushing an anti-immigration line, Donald Trump is fixated on claims that are demonstrably wrong.
Donald Trump gestures to people across the Rio Grande in Mexico.
Donald Trump gestures to people across the Rio Grande in Mexico.

Biden tries new tack, urges Trump to take border solutions seriously

Joe Biden made a direct appeal to Donald Trump, urging him to stop undermining a bipartisan border bill. As a tactical matter, the move made a lot of sense
Joe Biden
Joe Biden

Trump dangles prospect of a national abortion ban in a second term

For Donald Trump, the question is apparently how to impose a national abortion ban, not whether to impose a national abortion ban.
Donald Trump at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference meeting in National Harbor, Md.
Donald Trump at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference meeting in National Harbor, Md.

The curious and growing list of Republicans who have unretired

When a member of Congress retires, and then soon after unretires, it’s weird. When several members do it, it’s a reminder that this Congress isn’t normal.
Nearly two weeks after announcing he would not seek reelection, Green reversed course Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, and announced he will pursue a fourth term after all.
Nearly two weeks after announcing he would not seek reelection, Green reversed course Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, and announced he will pursue a fourth term after all.

To prevent a shutdown, Democrats do the heavy lifting (again)

In the House, Republicans have a majority, but on key bills that need to pass, GOP leaders rely on the Democratic minority to actually govern.
Hakeem Jeffries during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill
Hakeem Jeffries during his weekly news conference on Capitol Hill

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Thursday’s Mini-Report, 2.29.24

Today’s edition of quick hits.
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‘This is B.S.’: Maddow shreds ‘cravenness’ of Supreme Court delaying Trump trial

"This is B.S.—you were doing this as a dilatory tactic to help your political friend," says Rachel Maddow on the Supreme Court agreeing to hear the Trump immunity argument, delaying his coup trial. "And for you to say that this is something that the Court needs to decide because it's something that's unclear in the law is just flagrant, flagrant bullpucky."
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Trump’s lawyers just conceded something their client would never admit

He built his political brand around his purported business acumen, but so far New York courts have been uninterested in negotiating with the former president.
Donald Trump sits in the courtroom.
Donald Trump sits in the courtroom.
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GOP sees an unexpected leadership shake-up across multiple fronts

Kevin McCarthy is out, and Ronna McDaniel and Mitch McConnell will soon follow. The GOP's shake-ups are dramatic, and they invite a new round of chaos.
Mike Johnson , left, and Mitch McConnell at the U.S. Capitol,
Mike Johnson , left, and Mitch McConnell at the U.S. Capitol,
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Thursday’s Campaign Round-Up, 2.29.24

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
John Cornyn at the U.S. Capitol
John Cornyn at the U.S. Capitol
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Supreme Court delivers the gift Trump was desperate to receive

If Supreme Court justices don't want to be seen as "partisan hacks," they're going to have to start changing their behavior.
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 US Supreme Court
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On security aid, Dems eye an offer Speaker Johnson shouldn’t refuse

In exchange for a vote on a security aid package, Democrats are willing to rescue Speaker Johnson from any far-right efforts to oust him. It's a good deal.
Image: President Biden Meets With Congressional Leaders At The White House
Image: President Biden Meets With Congressional Leaders At The White House

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