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Steve Benen

"The Rachel Maddow Show" producer and Maddowblog editor

Steve Benen is a producer for "The Rachel Maddow Show," the editor of MaddowBlog and an MSNBC political contributor. He's also the bestselling author of "The Impostors: How Republicans Quit Governing and Seized American Politics."

Steve Benen is a producer for "The Rachel Maddow Show," the editor of MaddowBlog and an MSNBC political contributor. He's also the bestselling author of "The Impostors: How Republicans Quit Governing and Seized American Politics."

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Friday’s Mini-Report, 4.19.24

Today’s edition of quick hits.

And then there were three: Gosar joins effort to oust GOP speaker

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has been looking for at least one Republican ally in her effort to oust Speaker Mike Johnson. This week, she found two.

On security aid, Democrats comes to Speaker Mike Johnson’s rescue

There is a normal way in which the U.S. House functions. A security aid package is advancing, however, thanks to an anything-but-normal process.

Friday’s Campaign Round-Up, 4.19.24

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.

Three years later, Trump isn’t done targeting the Impeachment 10

Ten House Republicans voted to impeach Donald Trump after Jan. 6. Two managed to win re-election. The former president still hopes to take one of them out.

Louisiana Republicans vote to end lunch breaks for child workers

In contemporary politics, Republican governance, especially at the state level, is increasingly invested in rolling back child-labor safeguards.

DeSantis invites lawsuit with new Florida law on school chaplains

Under a new law approved by Gov. Ron DeSantis, unlicensed school "chaplains" would be given access to vulnerable children. What could possibly go wrong?

Trump tries, fails to delay Jan. 6 civil cases pending against him

Donald Trump wants to push off the multiple Jan. 6 lawsuits he’s facing from police officers. His efforts clearly aren’t going well.

GOP rep: Some Republicans ‘would like to see the Russians win’

A growing number of GOP lawmakers are complaining that some of their Republican colleagues want Russia to win a war against a U.S. ally. This isn't normal.

Thursday’s Mini-Report, 4.18.24

Today’s edition of quick hits.

Biden leans into allegations of Trump disparaging U.S. troops

The more President Biden leans into allegations that Donald Trump disparaged fallen American troops, the more John Kelly’s confirmation of the story matters.
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