Rachel Maddow reports on how many of the concerns about how Donald Trump would regard the environment as president are coming true, with his pushing of controversial pipelines, to his EPA pick, to his lockdown on the EPA staff.
On President Barack Obama's last day in office, Rachel Maddow reviews the extraordinary list of accomplishments that comprise his legacy and points out that it is the job of Obama's supporters as citizens to defend those accomplishments.
Rachel Maddow looks at the important role of vetting in the selection of past cabinet officials and notes the concerned of the Office of Government Ethics about how the Trump team has barged ahead with nominations, heedless of the vetting process.
Michael McFaul, former U.S. ambassador to Russia, talks with Joy-Ann Reid about the new revelations reported by NBC News that Vladimir Putin was personally involved in the hacking of the U.S. election.
Rachel Maddow reports that NBC News, citing "a high level source", has learned that Georgia Congressman Tom Price, a strident critic of the Affordable Care Act, has been chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the Department of Health and Human Services
Rachel Maddow looks back 140 years to Reconstruction era U.S. history to find a remotely comparable gap between the popular vote and the electoral vote winner, and warns against leaping to conclusions about the significance of the 2016 popular vote.
Jonathan Greenblatt, C.E.O. of the Anti-Defamation League, talks with Rachel Maddow about the new sense of empowerment white nationalist groups are showing in connection with the election of Donald Trump to the presidency.
Rachel Maddow gives an overview of Donald Trump's newly named chief strategist and senior counselor, Steve Bannon, whose past record includes an array of right-wing media ventures, as well as anti-Semitic and white nationalist leanings
Rachel Maddow reports on a new set of stories about the FBI investigating aspects of the Donald Trump campaign and ties to Russia, and FBI director James Comey's reported reluctance to reveal Russia's role in hacking for fear of influencing the election.
Rachel Maddow shares an exclusive NBC News interview with Stanley Leibowitz, Fred Trump's rental agent, describing the instructions he received from Fred Trump, with his son Donald by his side, about keeping black people out of the residential properties he owned.
Rachel Maddow reports the highlights of a new Robert Costa interview with Donald Trump, not the least of which is that Trump still won't admit that President Barack Obama was born in the United States.
Rachel Maddow points out that while the Donald Trump campaign can put on a good performance about being offended by Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorables" line, they still have to account for the fact that American white supremacists see Donald Trump as their champion.
Rachel Maddow reviews the ridiculousness (and sometimes offensiveness) of the fringe conspiracy theories propagated by the Infowars web site and notes that the site's theories are now entertained at the highest level of American politics thanks to credible treatment by Donald Trump and his
Bill Nemitz, columnist for the Portland Press Herald, talks with Rachel Maddow about Maine governor Paul LePage fixation on race and how his most recent obscenity-laden meltdown has added calls for a mental health evaluation to calls for his resignation.
Rachel Maddow describes how the Trump campaign, influenced by fringe-right media like his campaign CEO's Breitbart News, tried to rally supporters in Mississippi around European nationalist politics by introducing British "Brexit" leader Nigel Farage as a guest speaker.
Rachel Maddow shows how billionaire Robert Mercer is the link that connects the Donald Trump campaign and Steve Bannon's fringe-right news outlet Breitbart News, and how that is leading to the mainstreaming of previously obscure ideas.