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Very Last Word: Signatures, confirmations and a belated Christmas

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In the latest Very Last Word, msnbc’s Ari Melber and Krystal Ball debated the relative merits of Rep. Barney Frank vs. host of The Last Word Lawrence O’Donnell, to determine who would best fill Sen. John Kerry’s Senate seat in Massachusetts. Richard Wolffe discussed the phenomenon that is Jack Lew’s signature. Joy Reid lamented the constant Republican disapproval of President Obama’s cabinet nominations. And Lawrence O’Donnell announced a late Christmas for The Last Word staff.

Very Last Word: Signatures, confirmations and a belated Christmas

Updated