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09/14/11 08:11PM

Whale watchers off the coast of Southern California are getting a very close-up look at blue whales, the largest animals on earth. A pod of these creatures has been seen only a few miles off shore, in search of krill, their main food source. NBC News' Miguel Almaguer reports. read more

Bad signs for Obama in 2012

Bad signs for Obama in 2012

09/14/11 08:00PM

Political history was made in New York City in an election outcome that has Democrats worrying more than ever about their party's and their president's election prospects next year. Democratic Congressman from New York, Eliot Engel joins The Last Word... watch

Referendum on Obama from his base?

Referendum on Obama from his base?

09/14/11 08:00PM

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell talks to The Huffington Post’s Alex Wagner about the long-term impact of the special election in New York’s Ninth District on the 2012 race. watch

How Obama’s jobs plan works

How Obama’s jobs plan works

09/14/11 08:00PM

Austan Goolsbee, former chairman of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisors, breaks down the proposed jobs bill with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell. watch

New details revealed in Jackie O tapes

New details revealed in Jackie O tapes

09/14/11 08:00PM

Presidential historian Michael Beschloss says the most surprising aspect we learn from the newly released Jackie O audio tapes is her massive political influence. He discusses it on The Last Word. watch

Campaigning for Christian-in-Chief

Campaigning for Christian-in-Chief

09/14/11 08:00PM

Rick Perry can't stop talking about being a devoted follower of Jesus Christ. But he is as devoted a follower of Pontius Pilate. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell has more in the Rewrite. watch

First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in 1961.

Jackie O tapes reveal darker Camelot

09/14/11 07:42PM

The newly released audio tapes of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis offer a never before heard oral history of her years in the White House. To help preserve history, the former first lady allowed herself to be interviewed by her trusted friend and ally, former White House aide Arthur Schlesinger Jr. They recorded more 8.5 hours of tape in 1964, just... read more

Washington meets Middle Earth

Boehner's response to jobs bill

09/14/11 05:59PM

President Obama's jobs bill will be reviewed by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office and Speaker John Boehner stated yesterday the House will examine the bill in upcoming committee hearings. But let's be real — we all know what Boehner REALLY means.  Take a look at BuzzFeed's custom-made graphic that visualizes Boehner'... read more

NY9 winner Bob Turner with his wife Peggy at an election night party in New York on Tuesday.

Upset for Dems in NY special election

09/14/11 05:06PM

In a major blow for Democrats, Republican Bob Turner pulled off a major upset in New York's Ninth District. A Republican hasn't held this seat since 1923. The GOP now takes custody of a district that President Obama carried with 55 percent of the vote in 2008. read more

First Word: Wednesday, September 14

09/14/11 02:26PM

Here's a look at stories shaping tonight's rundown. What headlines are you clicking on today?President Obama's rough news dayWinners and losers of New York's special electionRick Perry casts himself as anti-intellectual, says his life shaped by faithProtect Your Care group targets Republicans with 'let him die'... read more

House GOP rewrites jobs bill

09/13/11 10:29PM

If Congress decides to vote on only parts of President Obama's jobs plan then the president is going to have to rewrite his "Pass This Bill" slogan. msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell explains. read more

Rick Perry and the HPV vaccine mandate

Rick Perry and the HPV vaccine mandate

09/13/11 08:00PM

The Texas governor got in trouble with the tea party for his executive order mandating all sixth grade girls be given a vaccine for HPV, the STD linked to cervical cancer. James Moore, who is co-author of the bestseller "Bush's Brain,” joins The Last... 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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