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Pawlenty releases another epic ad

08/09/11 04:43PM

Though former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty isn't doing so hot in Iowa right now, he is (in The Last Word's opinion) leading the pack in the straw poll for super-awesome political ads. read more

First Word: August 9, 2011

08/09/11 03:27PM

It's recall day in Wisconsin. We'll be getting a live update on election results with msnbc's Ed Schultz, who's anchoring from Madison. Here's a look at all the stories shaping tonight's rundown.Obama plan: Destroy RomneyDoes Obama bring Congress back?In Iowa, Michele Bachmann unrepentant about her vote against raising the debt ceilingWisconsin recall turnout: How high can it go?As rioting widens in London, Cameron deploys 10,000 more policeBachmann camp speaks on controversial Newsweek cover read more

Remembering a nation at war

Remembering a nation at war

08/08/11 08:00PM

Why does President Obama have to remind this country that we're a nation at war in Afghanistan? MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell has more in the Rewrite. watch

First Word: Monday, August 8

First Word: Monday, August 8

08/08/11 08:00PM

The president today said that Standard & Poors didn't doubt America's financial ability to pay its debts, "they doubted our political system's ability to act... watch

Nation remembers the fallen

08/08/11 07:57PM

People from across the country are paying tribute to the 30 Americans, including 22 Navy SEALs, killed in Afghanistan on Saturday. Their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed while on a mission to reinforce troops trying to capture a Taliban leader in a longtime Taliban stronghold. It's believe their helicopter was hit with a rocket-propelled grenade fired by Taliban fighters.NBC News Chief Pentagon Correspondent Jim Miklaszewski looks at some of the stories behind these dedicated servicemen. read more

The Kennedy family in the early 1960s.

Inside the secret Jackie O tapes

08/08/11 06:16PM

A few months after the presidential assassination in 1963, Jackie Kennedy Onassis secretly sat down with historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. to record her thoughts. She then requested the tapes be made available to the public 50 years after her death.The Kennedy Library granted ABC News access to these never-before-heard interviews with the former first lady. read more

State of education in America

08/08/11 04:42PM

The issue of education in America and abroad is a reoccurring theme on this show. Along with UNICEF, last year Lawrence started the K.I.N.D. fund to deliver desks to school kids in Malawi. Just last week, Lawrence stood up for teachers who have been under attack by ring-wing extremists.Now, deep spending cuts to education under the new debt deal have caught our attention at The Last Word and all of msnbc. This poses a slew of challenges in our nation’s schools. Though, many strides are still being made.  read more

First Word: August 8, 2011

08/08/11 03:03PM

Should we care about the S&P downgrade? We'll be addressing that in tonight's show. Until then, here's a look at some of the headlines shaping tonight's rundown.Obama: US will always be AAA-rated, despite downgradeS & P downgrade: The politics of anxietySEALs killed in Afghanistan were answering a call for helpAmes straw poll will test strength of 2012 candidatesHuntsman runs on his name, and his father'sMichele Bachmann’s radical reading listContents of 'explosive' Jackie O. tapes under debate read more

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