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America has a new favorite poet

America has a new favorite poet

12/02/16 10:53PM

On #GivingTuesday, we met KIND Fund scholarship recipient Joyce Chisale, who is a poet and wants to be a doctor. Lawrence shares some of his favorite reactions to her poem “Little by Little” and explains what Joyce teaches all of us. watch

Can Gen. “Mad Dog” Mattis be confirmed?

Can Gen. “Mad Dog” Mattis be confirmed?

12/02/16 10:30PM

It is against the law for a Secretary of Defense to have served in the military in the previous seven years, but Gen. James Mattis only retired three years ago. Jeremy Bash and Phyllis Bennis join Lawrence to discuss whether Mattis should be confirmed. watch

Trump breaks U.S. protocol

Trump breaks U.S. protocol, talks with Taiwan president

12/02/16 10:24PM

Donald Trump has broken nearly 40 years of foreign policy precedent by taking a phone call from the president of Taiwan, possibly doing irreparable harm to the United States' relationship with China. Lawrence discusses the fallout with James Fallows. watch

The looming crisis at Standing Rock

The looming crisis at Standing Rock

12/01/16 10:51PM

As an evacuation deadline looms for the protesters supporting the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Jane Fonda voiced her support for them in an op-ed. Lawrence remembers Fonda's history with Native Americans and what's at stake come Monday, the day of the deadline. watch

Inside Trump's deal to save Carrier jobs

Inside Trump's deal to save Carrier jobs

12/01/16 10:34PM

Donald Trump touted the agreement to keep jobs at the Carrier plant in Indiana as a win for workers, even though the company still plans to move over a thousand jobs to Mexico. Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich joins Lawrence to discuss. watch

Trump makes surprise Defense Secy....

Trump makes surprise Defense Secy. announcement

12/01/16 10:03PM

Trump stepped on his team's planned rollout of his Defense Secretary pick by naming Ret. Gen. James Mattis days early. Plus, Trump is still taking credit for saving Carrier jobs, despite many going to Mexico. Joy Reid, Sam Stein and Ana Marie Cox join Lawrence. watch

Jill Stein on recounts & 2016 result

Jill Stein on recounts & 2016 result

11/30/16 10:35PM

Green Party candidate Jill Stein joins Lawrence to discuss her request for recounts in 3 key states, and whether she still believes that there's little difference between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. watch

The moment the U.S. government went crazy

The moment the U.S. government went crazy

11/30/16 10:02PM

Trump tweeted without specifics that he will get "completely out of business operations," which prompted an unprecedented response from the Office of Government Ethics. Norm Eisen & David Cay Johnston join Lawrence. watch

In difficult times, we turn to our poets

In difficult times, we turn to our poets

11/29/16 10:54PM

For #GivingTuesday, Lawrence talks with Joyce Chisale, one of the girls in Malawi who received a KIND scholarship to finish high school and wants to be a doctor. She explains what the scholarship means to her. Also a poet, she recites her poem, "Little by Little." watch

Trump's DC hotel lease under scrutiny

Trump's DC hotel lease under scrutiny

11/29/16 10:20PM

When Donald Trump takes the oath of office on January 20, he will violate his lease agreement with the federal government to run a luxury hotel in DC, according to two legal experts. LA Times business columnist Michael Hiltzik joins Lawrence to discuss. watch

Romney's changing tune on Trump

Romney's changing tune on Trump

11/29/16 10:01PM

After a dinner meeting with President-elect Trump, Mitt Romney began walking back his months of criticisms of Trump. That follows a big day of news on how Trump is planning to fill out his cabinet. Felix Salmon and David Corn join Lawrence. watch

Lawrence reflects on his KIND Thanksgiving

Lawrence reflects on his KIND Thanksgiving

11/28/16 10:53PM

Lawrence spent Thanksgiving in Malawi giving desks to school children and scholarships to girls who wouldn't be able to finish school without them. He tells you how you can contribute to the KIND Fund for #GivingTuesday. watch

Rep. Tim Ryan reacts to Trump HHS Pick

Rep. Tim Ryan reacts to Trump HHS Pick

11/28/16 10:38PM

Rep. Ryan tells Lawrence that Rep. Price supports overhauling Medicare and repealing the Affordable Care Act. He also talks about his plan to oppose Trump if he defeats Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday. watch

Trump pushes baseless voter fraud claims

Trump pushes baseless voter fraud claims

11/28/16 10:08PM

After Trump’s latest tweet-tantrum about losing the popular vote, Lawrence explains why Donald Trump’s America is looking like a banana republic. Michael Tomasky and Rick Wilson join. watch

Trump gets mainstream with Nikki Haley

Trump gets mainstream with Nikki Haley

11/23/16 11:18PM

Donald Trump has chosen South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to be U.N. ambassador and Republicans are treating it as a major appointment, despite not having been proponents of the U.N. in the past. David Corn, Liz Mair and Jonathan Allen join Ari Melber to discuss. 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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