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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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GOP voters oppose presidential immunity, but support it for Trump

A new national poll found that Republican voters reject the idea of presidential immunity from prosecution — except when it comes to Donald Trump.

Tuesday’s Campaign Round-Up, 5.28.24

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

Trump touts Kim Jong Un as North Korea’s 'absolute leader'

Donald Trump’s appreciation for foreign dictators remains highly unsettling. Take his latest praise for North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, for example.

Requested gag order becomes flash point in classified docs case

The latest clash between Donald Trump’s legal defense team and special counsel Jack Smith’s office: Trump's lie about the FBI and a proposed gag order.

Why the new platform from the Republican Party of Texas matters

Texas Republican platforms are often ridiculous, but the new installment touts a model that would effectively prevent Democrats from winning statewide elections

Team Biden enlists Jan. 6 officers to appear in battleground states

As Donald Trump aligns himself with Jan. 6 rioters, Joe Biden and his campaign are aligning themselves with police officers who defended the Capitol.

Trump recognizes Memorial Day by raging against foes, ‘human scum’

Donald Trump's Memorial Day message ignored American servicemembers who perished altogether. He instead raged against those he sees as "human scum."

Monday’s Mini-Report, 5.27.24

Today’s edition of quick hits.

Senate Democrats request a chat with Roberts about Alito’s antics

Justice Samuel Alito's antics have been so egregious that leading Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats have requested a meeting Chief Justice John Roberts.

Trump pretends he wasn’t booed relentlessly at Libertarian event

Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee, spoke at the Libertarian Party’s convention. The booing left no doubt: It was a striking failure.

Why Jack Smith is seeking a brand new gag order against Trump

Donald Trump is certainly no stranger to gag orders, and special counsel Jack Smith has a good reason for wanting to add to the list.