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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 the GOP ignored warnings about their key anti-Biden witness

It already appears clear that anti-Biden Republican crusaders ignored warnings and relied on a discredited witness. The question now is why.
Jim Jordan and James Comer on Capitol Hill
Jim Jordan and James Comer on Capitol Hill

In his pitch to Black voters, Trump is counting on short memories

Donald Trump unveiled his pitch to Black voters on Friday night. It was even more ridiculous than expected.
Donald Trump at the Black Conservative Federation's Annual BCF Honors Gala in Columbia, S.C.
Donald Trump at the Black Conservative Federation's Annual BCF Honors Gala in Columbia, S.C.

Under pressure on IVF, the Republicans’ line has one big problem

Many of the Republicans touting in vitro fertilization also championed the Life at Conception Act — which would almost certainly ban IVF.
Embryo selection for IVF light micrograph
Embryo selection for IVF light micrograph

After losing Trump’s backing, RNC’s Ronna McDaniel resigns

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel’s resignation is a timely reminder: Donald Trump sees loyalty as something he’s supposed to receive, not bestow.
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair Ronna McDaniel  in Simi Valley, Calif., on Sept. 27, 2023.
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chair Ronna McDaniel  in Simi Valley, Calif., on Sept. 27, 2023.

Friday’s Mini-Report, 2.23.24

Today’s edition of quick hits.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Chuck Schumer shake hands.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Chuck Schumer shake hands.

State Republican parties have become intraparty ‘combat zones’

As messy as conditions are at the Republican National Committee, it’s fair to say matters are even worse for the state Republican parties.
Michigan GOP Holds its Kristina Karamo addresses the delegates at the Michigan Republican Convention on Feb. 18, 2023. to Elect Party Chair
Michigan GOP Holds its Kristina Karamo addresses the delegates at the Michigan Republican Convention on Feb. 18, 2023. to Elect Party Chair

Friday’s Campaign Round-Up, 2.23.24

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-MI, at a hearing in Capitol Hill on July 18, 2023.
Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-MI, at a hearing in Capitol Hill on July 18, 2023.

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3d ago

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.
3d ago

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.
3d ago

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.
3d ago

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.
3d ago

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,
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Thursday’s Mini-Report, 2.22.24

Today’s edition of quick hits.
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politics political politician
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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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