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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."

Latest from Steve Benen

13h ago

Monday’s Mini-Report, 12.5.22

Today’s edition of quick hits.
18h ago

Will Republicans derail military spending over Covid vaccines?

The annual spending bill that funds the United States military has a problem: Republicans want to end the policy on Covid vaccines for American troops.
19h ago

Midterm Elections Round-Up, 12.5.22

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.
19h ago

Republicans pick an odd line of attack against Hakeem Jeffries

We've learned quite a bit about what election denialism is — and Hakeem Jeffries’ questions about the 2016 race don’t come close to meeting the threshold.
20h ago

The funny thing about Trump’s former lawyers’ grand jury testimony

When Trump’s former White House legal team appeared before a federal grand jury, we couldn't be sure which grand jury heard the lawyers’ testimony.
21h ago

As McCarthy scrambles, GOP eyes alternatives for House speaker

The good news for Kevin McCarthy is that he doesn’t have a rival. The bad news for McCarthy is that the larger conversation is starting to shift.
22h ago

Judge orders sanctions in response to Lake, Finchem election suit

Lawyers representing Kari Lake and Mark Finchem filed a misguided lawsuit. They're now facing court sanctions as a result.
23h ago

A new low: Why Trump endorsed ‘terminating’ constitutional law

For the first time, Donald Trump explicitly called for the Constitution to be subverted in pursuit of his ridiculous election conspiracy theories.

Friday’s Mini-Report, 12.2.22

Today’s edition of quick hits.

GOP rhetoric about border seizures takes another self-defeating turn

It’s as if the political world is overdue for a conversation about the meaning of the word “seized.”

Midterm Elections Round-Up, 12.2.22

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