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By Alex Wagner, MSNBC

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Alex Wagner brings an enormous breadth of reporting experience to her new show, where she’ll cover news of the day, politics, and the cultural trends shaping our country and ourselves, leaving viewers with a better understanding of what’s happening in the world.

Episode Date
Trump cognitive decline increasingly difficult to conceal despite setting low bar
Jun 15, 2024
Republicans jam up government business with tantrum over Trump's felony conviction
Jun 14, 2024
As mask slips on Supreme Court bias, radical Christian agenda comes into focus
Jun 13, 2024
Exclusive: Hear new, secret audio exposing Justice Alito's media gripes
Jun 12, 2024
BONUS: Season 2 of “Rachel Maddow Presents: Ultra”
Jun 10, 2024
A good week for reality, a bad week for the Big Lie
Jun 08, 2024
Republicans hatch new legislative scheme to save Trump from state criminal prosecutions
Jun 07, 2024
Warren roasts Republicans prioritizing 'revenge fantasies' over governance
Jun 06, 2024
Trump hopes America forgets him weaponizing DOJ against political opponents
Jun 05, 2024
Can Trump's Supreme Court friends bail him out? Not any time soon.
Jun 01, 2024
Explained: The most misunderstood twist in the charges against Donald Trump
May 30, 2024
Jack Smith asks judge to bar Trump from making statements that endanger law enforcement
May 25, 2024
'Repeal the 20th century': Gerrymandering ruling shows Supreme Court conservatives' long term goal
May 24, 2024
Disgrace: Alito shatters Supreme Court legitimacy with another insurrectionist flag scandal
May 23, 2024
'Total trainwreck for the defense': Trump's legal team rests on a sour note
May 22, 2024
Alito offers strikingly petty excuse for upside-down flag, affirms pro-Trump bias
May 18, 2024
Why Trump's 2020 debates should make him think twice about meeting Biden again in 2024
May 16, 2024
Recap special: Michael Cohen testimony in Trump's criminal trial, Day 2
May 15, 2024
Bannon set to enter Trump campaign-to-prison pipeline, crossing paths with Manafort
May 11, 2024
Trump defense hurts its own case by going too far with Stormy Daniels smear
May 10, 2024
Justice delayed: Lagging Trump trials belie justice systems usual ability to process big cases
May 09, 2024
Key detail in Stormy Daniels's salacious testimony deflates Trump defense
May 08, 2024
Rare non-scoundrel witness, Hope Hicks, obliterates Trump's defense with credible testimony
May 04, 2024
Trump trial casts light on dirty side of celebrity tabloids
May 03, 2024
Toxic U.S. political themes distort view of campus Gaza protests
May 02, 2024
Trump paints vivid picture of extremist plans for second term in new interview
May 01, 2024
Trump defense falls short in effort to undercut strong prosecution witness
Apr 27, 2024
Trump World rocked by Arizona fake elector indictments as Trump's legal peril snowballs
Apr 25, 2024
Not even subtle: Trump used National Enquirer to smear his opponents, court testimony confirms
Apr 24, 2024
Juror safety becomes key focus as defendant Trump's desperation, frustration grows
Apr 20, 2024
Trump antics already backfiring on his criminal defense as no one trusts him to behave
Apr 19, 2024
New report shows role of Republican useful idiots in weakening U.S., advancing Putin's goals
Apr 18, 2024
Supreme Court consideration of obstruction law may not be Trump's salvation after all
Apr 17, 2024
Big Lie 2.0: Johnson joins Trump to concoct new false narrative for 2024
Apr 13, 2024
Playmate's inclusion as potential witness in Trump trial may hint at prosecution strategy
Apr 12, 2024
Trump trial witnesses take note: Former Trump Org CFO sent to jail for perjury
Apr 11, 2024
Time warp: Court subjects Arizona women to Civil War-era abortion law
Apr 10, 2024
Ahead of jury selection, New York judge bolsters gag order with threat Trump can't ignore
Apr 06, 2024
Why Judge Cannon's dismissal of Trump's main defense is not good enough for Jack Smith
Apr 05, 2024
Report finds sketchy money with Russia ties helped Trump media company stay afloat
Apr 04, 2024
White nationalist who marched in Charlottesville removed from city council after grassroots effort
Apr 03, 2024
Crackdown on Trump likely as belligerence toward legal process goes too far
Mar 30, 2024
GOP too blinded by pettiness to see vital interest in restoring Baltimore bridge
Mar 29, 2024
Fleecing the flock: Fine print shows how Trump takes his cut of followers' money
Mar 28, 2024
'Post-Roe underground' helps women in abortion ban states access abortion pills
Mar 27, 2024
'Clown show': Another resignation as dysfunction and disunity plague House GOP
Mar 23, 2024
Trump becomes the butt of Biden jokes as legal bills he can't afford erode rich guy image
Mar 22, 2024
Losses seem unavoidable for Trump with no good options days from fraud penalty deadline
Mar 21, 2024
Americans wise to Trump's rhetorical tricks recognize his threat; Trump excuses ring hollow
Mar 20, 2024
Criminal prosecution of Trump finally pushes past Fani Willis sideshow
Mar 16, 2024
You've got to be kidding! 'Massive screw up' causes 30-day delay in Trump's NY trial
Mar 15, 2024
New generation bares its political teeth over threat to TikTok
Mar 14, 2024
Shocking Mar-a-Lago witness details suggest broader Trump criminality; judge dithers
Mar 13, 2024
Prospect of classified briefings for Trump adds to urgency of documents trial
Mar 09, 2024
Supreme Court sends alarming message beneath the surface of unanimous Trump ballot ruling
Mar 07, 2024
GOP spins in circles to reconcile anti-abortion zeal with public IVF support
Mar 02, 2024
'Ice her': The likely scheme behind Trump's proposed start date for his classified documents trial
Mar 01, 2024
'Republicans in robes': Supreme Court critics see politics behind action on Trump immunity case
Feb 29, 2024
Biden hopes to bank on union investment, support; Trump calls UAW president 'stupid'
Feb 28, 2024
'Trump would sell this country for a dollar': AOC highlights stakes of Trump's desperation
Feb 24, 2024
Republicans left sputtering as anti-abortion zeal runs amok, puts IVF at risk
Feb 23, 2024
Willing GOP dupes of Russian disinformation could be criminally exposed: Goldman
Feb 22, 2024
Trump faces prospect of asset seizure over payment of massive fraud penalty
Feb 21, 2024
Devastating court penalty shatters Trump myth; Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell join Alex
Feb 17, 2024
Stormy Monday: More than just a hush money case, Trump's first criminal trial gets a date
Feb 16, 2024
Delay can be 'fatal' to justice: Smith presses Supreme Court for prompt Trump trial
Feb 15, 2024
'Full-on, the MAGA party': Election deniers advance as Trump set to take over RNC
Feb 14, 2024
'Putting her on notice': Jack Smith losing patience with Judge Cannon in Trump documents case
Feb 10, 2024
Alex Wagner talks with Hillary Clinton one-on-one
Feb 08, 2024
'Bench slap': Unanimous panel of judges obliterates Trump immunity case
Feb 07, 2024
'This is not going to go away': Debate rages over continued Willis role in Trump prosecution
Feb 03, 2024
Former Trump CFO talking to prosecutors about perjury plea deal: NYT
Feb 02, 2024
House GOP turns immigration issue into political theater
Feb 01, 2024
GOP invents Taylor Swift conspiracy theory instead of facing reality about unpopular policies
Jan 31, 2024
E. Jean Carroll jury slaps Trump with penalty big enough to hurt
Jan 27, 2024
'So pathetically weak': Newsom rips GOP abandonment of immigration deal at Trump's behest
Jan 26, 2024
'Vital piece of information': Holder encourages courts to process Trump trials quickly for voters
Jan 25, 2024
'The most important question of the 2024 election': Accountability for Trump remains a wild card
Jan 20, 2024
This time he knows how to do it: Trump telegraphs intention to 'cross the line' in second term
Jan 19, 2024
'Sniveling coward': Once tough-talking Republicans waste no time capitulating to Trump
Jan 18, 2024
'A certain kind of religion': Trump's MAGA movement hijacks evangelicalism; leaves gospel behind
Jan 17, 2024
Evangelical leaders lose influence as followers find new savior in Trump
Jan 13, 2024
Why the judge in Trump's fraud trial may have a heavy penalty in mind
Jan 12, 2024
How Chris Christie dropping out changes the Republican primary race
Jan 11, 2024
Donald Trump's impeachment defense already blew up his immunity argument
Jan 10, 2024
Reality gap grows in GOP as Trump pushes Big Lie; Biden emphasizes democracy
Jan 06, 2024
U.S. reliability on global stage imperiled as GOP plays politics with Ukraine aid
Jan 05, 2024
'Dog and pony show politics': GOP border theatrics gives Democrats opportunity for contrast
Jan 04, 2024
'More than a century too late': Raskin schools Republicans over 14th Amendment complaints
Jan 03, 2024
Haley's Civil War distortions shatter 'moderate' campaign image
Dec 29, 2023
Biden reportedly adjusts strategy in Ukraine to strengthen defenses
Dec 28, 2023
How to understand the Supreme Court's denial of a quick decision on presidential immunity
Dec 23, 2023
Jack Smith keeps heat on Supreme Court to deal with Trump issues quickly
Dec 22, 2023
New polling finds cracks in Trump's base; criminal cases making an impression
Dec 21, 2023
Colorado Suprme Court rules Trump violated Constitution; Disqualified from being president
Dec 20, 2023
'Vindicated': Jury makes strong statement for truth; Giuliani ordered to pay $148 million
Dec 16, 2023
Thomas's Trumpworld entanglements prompt calls for recusal in Trump Jan. 6 cases
Dec 15, 2023
Trump lawyers' 'juvenile' argument tips hand on weak confidence in case
Dec 14, 2023
'The fact is, he has no respect.': Pelosi blasts Johnson's embrace of 'no basis' impeachment
Dec 13, 2023
Exclusive: 'The new Ellis Island': Migrant influx tests New York City's humanitarian ideals
Dec 09, 2023
Trump turns his prosecution into a political prop; seeks advantage in due process
Dec 08, 2023
After House Republicans quit McCarthy, McCarthy quits Congress
Dec 07, 2023
For voters missing the clues to Trump's autocratic bent, his surrogates make it clear
Dec 06, 2023
Trump suffers two major legal losses in one day
Dec 02, 2023
Rep. Perry's central role in Trump's election scheme exposed by 'clerical error'
Dec 01, 2023
Campaign notes sound in Trump's grasping criminal defense
Nov 30, 2023
How a civil case against Donald Trump is delaying his federal Jan 6 prosecution
Nov 29, 2023
'Completely unacceptable': Threats against subjects of Trump's ire revealed in gag order filing
Nov 23, 2023
Parallel hearings expose Trump's special treatment by the courts
Nov 22, 2023
Buckle up! Trump's solidifying legal schedule set to collide with political calendar
Nov 18, 2023
'On the level of Hitler and Mussolini': Biden camp slams Trump on anti-immigrant plan
Nov 17, 2023
Univision coziness with Trump leaves Biden camp chagrined over ad cancellation
Nov 16, 2023
Rash of childish violence flares up in Trump's Republican Party
Nov 15, 2023
'Atrocities should not be met with atrocities': State rep. advocates for Palestinian humanity
Nov 11, 2023
Manchin, third party candidates complicate 2024 with more uncertainty
Nov 10, 2023
Republicans slowly come to realize their abortion rights disaster
Nov 09, 2023
Ohio voters secure abortion rights in amendment to state constitution
Nov 08, 2023
Courts consider possible disqualification of Trump for role in Jan. 6 insurrection
Nov 04, 2023
DOJ calls out Trump defense foot-dragging strategy; implores Trump judge not to be 'manipulated'
Nov 03, 2023
Team Trump looking for 'different type of lawyer' to serve a second term with more loyalty: report
Nov 02, 2023
Legal snowball rolls over Trump as judge reinstates gag order
Oct 31, 2023
Lewiston manhunt: Why mental illness is not always disqualifying for gun ownership
Oct 27, 2023
'Doom loop of crazy': Trump's destructive influence paralyzes GOP with incompatible factions
Oct 25, 2023
Chesebro plea deal 'meaningfully more perilous' for Trump, and likely not the last
Oct 21, 2023
'She's gonna be a devastating witness': Powell's guilty plea eyed for potential 'domino effect'
Oct 20, 2023
'This Republican Party is in ruin': Democrats consider price for bailing out floundering GOP
Oct 19, 2023
'Rollercoaster of dysfunction': GOP MAGA wing falls short again, but no alternative emerges
Oct 18, 2023
'No place to go': Gazans stuck as fodder for Hamas guerilla tactics
Oct 14, 2023
'Wait and hope': Israeli mother waits for word of her son, abducted by Hamas
Oct 13, 2023
"We stayed silent, we held hands, we prayed.": Israeli music festival survivor's harrowing story
Oct 12, 2023
'Massive screw-up': Despite Israeli unity in face of Hamas terror, reckoning likely for Netanyahu
Oct 11, 2023
'We never talk about subs!': Loose lips Trump is said to have blurted U.S. secrets (again): reports
Oct 07, 2023
Students fight to defend school against takeover by fringe religious ideology
Oct 06, 2023
'The Donald Trump show is over': Trump leaves court in a huff; A.G. calls out 'political stunts'
Oct 05, 2023
Kevin McCarthy learns the hard way: 'You cannot appease the mob'
Oct 04, 2023
'A big deal': How a Georgia bail bondsman became the first Trump codefendant to take a plea deal
Sep 30, 2023
'It's insane!': Buttigieg blasts 'upside down' House GOP's damaging shutdown, dithering impeachment
Sep 29, 2023
'Tear off the frickin' band aid': McCaskill urges McCarthy to accept his inevitable ouster
Sep 28, 2023
'Devastating': Trump suffers potentially catastrophic loss in court; Judge 'furious'
Sep 27, 2023
New Justice Thomas scandal points to next target of billionaires' Supreme Court influence
Sep 23, 2023
Rupert Murdoch steps aside but future of Fox News remains unsettled
Sep 22, 2023
'These are not serious people': GOP pays the price for filling ranks with extremists
Sep 21, 2023
'He will be destroyed on the stand': Trump's rhetorical tricks wear thin as evidence mounts
Sep 20, 2023
As Trump keeps running his mouth, Jack Smith asks court to crack down
Sep 16, 2023
Trial Tetris from Hell! Judge rejects Trump slow-walking as RICO trial schedule takes shape
Sep 15, 2023
'Not a shred of evidence': Democrats swat down GOP's impeachment revenge mission for Trump
Sep 14, 2023
McCarthy backs bad-faith Biden impeachment boondoggle; GOP revisits 'Benghazi' playbook
Sep 13, 2023
'His efforts fall short.': Judge stomps on Mark Meadows' bid to take Georgia trial federal
Sep 09, 2023
Follow the money: Fracking billionaires funding anti-renewable energy propaganda cartoons
Sep 08, 2023
How long does it take to put an election theft conspiracy on trial?
Sep 07, 2023
Trump, co-defendants scatter on strategy as legal heat intensifies
Sep 06, 2023
Court record shows Mark Meadows caught in a lie
Sep 01, 2023
Houston school libraries turned into 'discipline centers' in 'hostile takeover' by state
Aug 31, 2023
'Toxic': DeSantis push to transform university drives out students, faculty
Aug 30, 2023
Georgia defendants move for speedy trials, federal trials, and severed trials
Aug 26, 2023
'Almost impossible': Judge in Trump Georgia case 'stress tests' legal system with limits on Trump
Aug 25, 2023
BONUS: “Velshi Banned Book Club”
Aug 24, 2023
'Naive' Secret Service seemed oblivious to nature of Oath Keepers ahead of Jan. 6: report
Aug 24, 2023
Trump witness flipped after dumping Trump-aligned lawyer, court docs reveal
Aug 23, 2023
Florida town, students fight to preserve record against state's war on Black history
Aug 19, 2023
GOP elites 'scared to death' being stuck with Trump going into 2024: McCaskill
Aug 18, 2023
'A frightened little boy, deep down': Defendant Trump struggling with new status: Mary Trump
Aug 17, 2023
Giuliani finds himself on the wrong end of his favorite anti-Mafia tool in Georgia case
Aug 16, 2023
'She knows who she is dealing with here': Judge sets limits for Trump; violation seems inevitable
Aug 12, 2023
'Jaw-dropping': New report details extent of billionaires' luxury gifts to Clarence Thomas
Aug 11, 2023
Trump's Twitter habit comes back to haunt him; Here's what a search warrant might reveal
Aug 10, 2023
Now it's serious: Special counsel's new focus threatens Trump's piggy bank
Aug 09, 2023
Trump's mask slips further with choice of Alabama political event
Aug 05, 2023
Most likely court tactic for Trump: Delay, delay, delay (and do not take the stand)
Aug 04, 2023
'I think we're going to see a lot more indictments': Michigan AG on overlap in Trump cases
Aug 03, 2023
Why 'Employee 2' could be Donald Trump's worst nightmare
Jul 29, 2023
Why Jack Smith waited until now to charge Trump for secret Iran document flaunted on tape
Jul 28, 2023
'You can't lie in the court of law': Trump's Big Lie hits brick wall in court
Jul 27, 2023
'The evidence is going to be significant': Trump's own words are Georgia prosecutors' best weapon
Jul 26, 2023
Alabama GOP invites court smackdown; defies order to draw fair map
Jul 22, 2023
'Poisoning the well': Florida middle schoolers to be dragged into DeSantis' war on history
Jul 21, 2023
How to understand the statutes cited in Donald Trump's latest target letter
Jul 20, 2023
State prosecutors begin to pick apart Trump's fake elector house of cards
Jul 19, 2023
More indictments likely in Trump cases, new reporting suggests
Jul 15, 2023
'Complete disrespect': Fran Drescher, SAG-AFTRA president, rages at media execs over impasse
Jul 14, 2023
As GOP works the law enforcement refs for Trump, important policing issues go fallow
Jul 13, 2023
'Right around the corner': Legal peril for Trump gets real as grand juries are seated
Jul 12, 2023
Jack Smith zeroes in on the White House meeting that spawned Trump's 'will be wild!' tweet
Jul 08, 2023
Greene's attempt to play both sides of GOP split blows up in her face
Jul 07, 2023
Ohio voters scramble to protect abortion rights as GOP legislature invents new obstacles
Jul 06, 2023
Naive emphasis on 'colorblindness' ignores racial reality in U.S.
Jul 04, 2023
Report suggests Supreme Court opened door to anti-gay discrimination based on fake case
Jul 01, 2023
End of affirmative action checks another box on list of long term conservative projects
Jun 30, 2023
Giuliani, at center of Trump election subversion schemes, spoke with federal prosecutors
Jun 29, 2023
Why Smith scrutinized Bedminster but keeps documents case tightly focused on Florida
Jun 28, 2023
Special episode: Russia in Crisis
Jun 26, 2023
Internal feud boils over in Russia; Pirgozhin threatens 'march for justice'
Jun 24, 2023
Common player in recent Supreme Court scandals exposes broader project to manipulate court
Jun 23, 2023
'This is a chapter in the book': Manhattan D.A. puts Trump Org conviction in context
Dec 08, 2022
Election workers become heroes and villains in midterm spotlight
Nov 04, 2022
Election offices add protection against Trump 'stop the steal' conspiracy theorists
Oct 21, 2022
What to understand about the empty folders found at Mar-a-Lago
Sep 03, 2022
Florida teachers afraid, confused as DeSantis politicizes curriculum
Aug 20, 2022