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The Obama re-election formula

The Obama re-election formula

08/31/11 08:00PM

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell talks to American University professor Allan Lichtmann about his prediction model that shows President Obama will win in 2012. It's called the 13 Keys to the White House and it's predicted every presidential election since 1984. watch

The best thing about Hurricane Irene

08/31/11 06:57PM

Over the weekend, Hurricane Irene killed 40 people and caused billions worth of in damage up and down the East Coast. There's nothing positive in that. Irene was no dud of a storm at all, and flood waters continue to wreak havoc in many areas.The mucho brilliant thing that came of the whole ordeal is the fake Twitter account, @ElBloombito. It pokes fun at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his valiant, yet sometimes bumbling attempts speaking Spanish during press conferences on the hurricane. "El Bloombito" shared warnings like, "Mucho agua flood warning ahora until el tomorrow. read more

President Obama speaking at the Minneapolis Convention Center on Tuesday.

Oracle says Obama will win in 2012

08/31/11 05:20PM

Europeans relied Paul the Octopus to predict its World Cup wins. A forecasting model to predict the U.S. president using a special key system seems downright practical in comparison.American University professor, Allan Lichtman, also a guest on tonight’s show, recently predicted Barack Obama will bag the 2012 election."Even if I am being conservative, I don't see how Obama can lose," Lichtman told Washington Whispers, and he's never been wrong.He's correctly named the president since Reagan’s re-election in 1984. read more

First Word: August 31, 2011

08/31/11 02:52PM

Here's a look stories shaping tonight's rundown.What headlines are you clicking on today?President Obama requests a joint session of Congress for major jobs speechMitt Romney shifts course after new pollNever-Wrong model predicts Obama winning in 2012Sarah Palin appearance at tea party rally in Iowa 'no longer confirmed'FreedomWorks plans to protest Mitt Romney appearanceMaya Angelou says MLK memorial change makes him look like an 'arrogant twit'U.S. files complaint to block AT&T and T-Mobile merger read more

Turning point between Cheney and Bush

Turning point between Cheney and Bush

08/30/11 08:00PM

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell talks to Bart Gellman, author of "Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency,” on why the fight at Attorney General John Ashcroft's hospital bedside damaged the pair’s relationship. watch

Remembering David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards

Remembering David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards

08/30/11 08:00PM

The "Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen," a musician whose work spanned nearly the entire recorded history of the blues, died yesterday at his home in Chicago at the age of 96. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell has details. watch

How big should Obama go with jobs plan?

How big should Obama go with jobs plan?

08/30/11 08:00PM

As the White House debates how big a jobs plan to unveil next week, President Obama predicts his plan could add as many as 1 million jobs. The Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne joins The Last Word with details. watch

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