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Trump orders agencies to collect citizenship data it already collects

Trump orders agencies to collect citizenship data it already...

07/11/19 10:31PM

Trump surrendered to the Supreme Court and decided not to go ahead with his attempts to put a citizenship question on the 2020 census. To save face, he issued an executive order that pushes the government to gather info on citizenship that it already gathers. Lawrence O'Donnell discusses Trump's cave with Neal Katyal and Jason Johnson. watch

Rep. Katie Porter challenging big business on fair pay

Rep. Katie Porter challenging big business on fair pay

07/10/19 11:04PM

JP Morgan Chase responded to Rep. Katie Porter after she challenged CEO Jamie Dimon over wages for entry level employees but it wasn’t what she was expecting. Now Rep. Katie Porter tells Lawrence O'Donnell how she’s responding to them. watch

Secretary Acosta refuses to apologize for Epstein plea deal

Secretary Acosta refuses to apologize for Epstein plea deal

07/10/19 11:01PM

Labor Secretary Alex Acosta held a nearly hour-long press conference to defend the plea deal he made with Jeffrey Epstein’s lawyers as a federal prosecutor in 2008. He never apologized to Epstein's victims and he refused to resign. Lawrence O’Donnell discusses with Carol Lam, Barbara McQuade, and Ron Klain. watch

Barr reportedly won’t recuse himself from Epstein case

Barr reportedly won’t recuse himself from Epstein case

07/09/19 11:00PM

Attorney General William Barr recused himself publicly from the Jeffrey Epstein case yesterday, but today new reports say he will not recuse himself in the federal sex-trafficking case. Lawrence O’Donnell discusses with former federal prosecutor Mimi Rocah and Zerlina Maxwell. watch

NBC: Migrant kids report disturbing conditions, misconduct by agents at Arizona border station

NBC: Migrant kids report disturbing conditions, misconduct by...

07/09/19 10:57PM

An exclusive NBC News report details how migrant children held in a border station in Yuma, Arizona, told government investigators about unsanitary, overcrowded conditions, retaliation from border agents and an alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl. Julia Ainsley discusses her reporting with Lawrence O'Donnell. Rep. Judy Chu and Rep.... watch

Why did DOJ replace lawyers in census case?

Why did DOJ replace lawyers in census case?

07/08/19 11:25PM

Fmr. Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal reacts to the news that the DOJ lawyers will be replaced in the citizenship question case, an unprecedented decision that Katyal has never witnessed in his lifetime. watch

Jeffrey Epstein, called ‘terrific’ by Trump, charged with sex trafficking

Jeffrey Epstein, called ‘terrific’ by Trump, charged with sex...

07/08/19 11:23PM

Trump friend Jeffrey Epstein has been charged with sex trafficking of underage girls. He pleaded not guilty. Trump's now-Labor Secretary Alex Acosta gave Epstein what many critics called a sweetheart deal in 2008. Lawrence O'Donnell discusses the fallout of the charges with Berit Berger and Tim O'Brien. watch

Trump wants to go around Supreme Court census ruling

Trump wants to go around Supreme Court census ruling

07/03/19 11:09PM

Despite the Supreme Court ruling against the Trump admin's effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, the Trump Justice Department indicated that it is still fighting to get that question on the census -- and it's all because of a presidential tweet. Lawrence discusses that and some new bad poll numbers for Trump with... watch

Trump angrily tweets after he surrenders on census

Trump angrily tweets after he surrenders on census

07/02/19 11:09PM

Fmr. Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal joins Lawrence to discuss Donald Trump's surrender to the Supreme Court on whether to include a citizenship question on the census. Neal Katyal reacts to the president's "delusional" tweets. watch

IG report demands DHS fix dangerous overcrowding in detention facilities

IG report demands DHS fix dangerous overcrowding in detention...

07/02/19 10:41PM

A new IG report called on the Department of Homeland Security to address "dangerous overcrowding and prolonged detention" of children and adults in Texas border facilities and revealed disturbing photos from inside as Democrats condemned conditions at a border facility in Florida. Lawrence O'Donnell discusses with Rep. Frederica... watch

12-year-old girl describes dangerous conditions inside Texas detention center

12-year-old girl describes dangerous conditions inside Texas...

07/01/19 11:32PM

A 12-year-old girl held in a border patrol station in Clint, Texas, for nearly two weeks described how the kids were 'treated badly,' forced to sleep on floors and not given needed medical care. Lawrence O'Donnell discusses with lawyer Taylor Levy, who helped reunite the girl and her younger sister with their mother. watch

Trump’s 'photo-op presidency' goes to North Korea

Trump’s 'photo-op presidency' goes to North Korea

07/01/19 11:13PM

The president called it a 'great honor' to meet Kim Jong Un at the DMZ as new reports say his administration may surrender its demand that the North denuclearize. David Rothkopf and Tim O’Brien assess Trump’s 'reality television' foreign policy. watch

Why Trump can’t delay the census

Why Trump can’t delay the census

06/28/19 11:23PM

After losing in the Supreme Court, the Trump admin. did a 360 on their own argument and now wants to delay the U.S. Census. Former Acting Solicitor General has a very good reason why the President cannot do that. He joins Lawrence. watch

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Lawrence O’Donnell brings his extraordinary background in politics and entertainment to “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” airing weeknights on MSNBC. Drawing upon his experience as a former chief of staff on the Senate Finance Committee and as an Emmy-winning executive producer and writer of “The West Wing,” O’Donnell gives the last word and rewrites the most compelling stories of the day.

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