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The war on voting

The war on voting

10/10/11 08:00PM

Ari Berman, Contributing Writer for The Nation magazine, joins The Last Word to discuss radical changes being made to voting laws in many states that could prevent millions from participating in elections. watch

Is domestic violence legal in Kansas?

Is domestic violence legal in Kansas?

10/10/11 08:00PM

The message of Republicans and Libertarians is less government and more individual freedom. The latest example of this? Repealing a local ordinance that outlaws domestic violence. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell has details with Kari Ann Rinker, state... watch

Perry ad goes to town on 'Romneycare'

10/10/11 06:48PM

Rick Perry may be taking a break from the campaign trail today, but he's getting his message out loud and clear in a new web video.Released ahead of tomorrow night's Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire, the ad slams rival Willard M. Romney over "Romneycare" and his frequent flip-flopping — a line of attack... read more

Willard M. Romney speaking at the Values Voter Summit in Washington on Saturday.

Mitt's Mormonism back in the spotlight

10/10/11 05:26PM

Willard M. Romney is trying to steer the conversation of his Mormon religion back to politics. Over the weekend, he reminded conservatives "that decency and civility are values, too" and "poisonous language" hurts their cause.The Republican presidential candidate didn't mention the M-word while speaking at the Values... read more

First Word: Monday, October 10

10/10/11 02:48PM

Happy Columbus Day. We're in the office and getting tonight's lineup ready to go. Here's a look at stories shaping tonight's rundown. Tell us what stories you're clicking on in the comment section.Pastor's comments reignite issue of Mitt Romney's religionRomney denounces 'poisonous language' against... read more

Cain and the civil rights movement

10/08/11 10:49AM

Host of msnbc's Politics Nation, Revered Al Sharpton, Tulane University professor Melissa Harris-Perry and the's Goldie Taylor joined msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell to discuss Herman Cain's involvement in the civil rights movement and Lawrence's inteview with the Republican presidential candidate. read more

Domestic violence legal in Topeka?

Domestic violence legal in Topeka?

10/07/11 09:20PM

In the latest edition of Repealing The 20th century, wife beaters are getting off free in Kansas.The city of Topeka hasn't been prosecuting people suspected of domestic violence for the past month. City and county officials are caught up in a fight over who's supposed to pay for it, giving a get out of jail free card to domestic... read more

Civil discourse: The Herman Cain interview

Civil discourse: The Herman Cain interview

10/07/11 08:00PM

Host of MSNBC’s Politics Nation, Revered Al Sharpton, Tulane University professor Melissa Harris-Perry and the’s Goldie Taylor join The Last Word to discuss the questioning of his involvement in the civil rights movement. watch

Mitt Romney speaking at the Citadel campus in Charleston, South Carolina on Friday.

Romney calls for more military spending

10/07/11 07:24PM

Today, Willard M. Romney called for increased military spending on Navy shipbuilding and missile defense in a 23-minute foreign policy speech at the Citadel military academy in South Carolina. Romney offered zero criticism of American foreign policy under President George W. Bush and relentless criticism of foreign policy under President Obama.... read more


About The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

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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