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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?

16h ago

Medicaid expansion is unexpectedly on the move in Mississippi

Ten states still haven't embraced Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. In a pleasant surprise, Mississippi might lower that total to nine.
The Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson.
The Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson.
17h ago

Unanimous Supreme Court: Donald Trump can remain on 2024 ballot

The justices didn’t say that Donald Trump is innocent. A majority concluded that it’s up to Congress, not the states, to make eligibility determinations.
The Supreme Court building at dawn.
The Supreme Court building at dawn.
18h ago

Can Trump apply his ‘no puppet’ tactics to a debate over democracy?

Watching Donald Trump accuse Joe Biden of trying to "overthrow" the country, something Ted Cruz said eight years ago came to mind.
Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Richmond, Va.
Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Richmond, Va.
19h ago

GOP leaders reverse course on blurring faces in Jan. 6 footage

Three months ago, House Speaker Mike Johnson said he was releasing Jan. 6 footage with blurred faces. Evidently, the Republican has changed his mind.
The U.S. Capitol
The U.S. Capitol
20h ago

Another GOP senator announces she won’t vote for Trump in 2024

And then there were two: Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney are incumbent Republican senators who’ve publicly said they won’t vote for Donald Trump in 2024.
Lisa Murkowski during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing, on Capitol Hill
Lisa Murkowski during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing, on Capitol Hill

Rachel on Threads

He's just sittin' around, thinkin' about what number he likes... Honestly, you can fire all the political consultants -- Dems can just put this up on billboards in every state in the country:

Friday’s Mini-Report, 3.1.24

Today’s edition of quick hits.
Workers carry the coffin and a portrait of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny out of the Church
Workers carry the coffin and a portrait of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny out of the Church

More MaddowBlog

4d ago

Why Hunter Biden’s deposition was the latest in a series of GOP duds

Republicans had plenty of time to prepare for Hunter Biden's deposition. They nevertheless failed, adding to their list of embarrassing duds.
Hunter Biden
Hunter Biden
4d ago

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.
politics political politician legal hush money case court
politics political politician legal hush money case court
4d ago

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
4d ago

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.
4d ago

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
4d ago

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.
4d ago

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.

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