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Perry's boots walk all over GOP field

Perry's boots walk all over GOP field

08/24/11 05:24PM

A new Republican front-runner emerged today in the race for the White House, according to a new Gallup poll. Rick Perry's been in the race for less than two weeks, and he’s already crowding out other presidential contenders. All that anti-science talk certainly makes one stand out.The poll shows the Texas governor leading the pack at 29... read more

First Word: August 24, 2011

08/24/11 03:46PM

Chris Hayes will be sitting in the anchor chair tonight. Here's a look at headlines shaping tonight's rundown.Defiant Gadhafi vows to keep fighting, journalists freed.Rebuilding the poor oil-rich country of LibyaJeb Bush to Republican candidates: 'You can't just be against the president' George Pataki briefly publishes... read more

Fixing the lack of civility in politics

08/23/11 09:23PM

Is the anonymity of the Internet and the accessibility to false information leading to a breakdown in civil discourse? The Last Word guest host Melissa Harris-Perry discusses the issue of ugly rhetoric with former RNC Chairman Michael Steele, her opponent — not her enemy. read more

Inside the Gadhafi compound

Inside the Gadhafi compound

08/23/11 08:00PM

NBC's Richard Engel was the first correspondent to report from inside Gadhafi’s compound after rebels took control. For almost an hour, he walked viewers through the scene of the important victory of a revolution 42 years in the making. watch

Gadhafi vows victory or death

Gadhafi vows victory or death

08/23/11 08:00PM

Hours after rebels overrun his compound, the embattled Libyan leader issued a combative audio message. MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell joins The Last Word with the latest. watch

First Word: August 23, 2011

First Word: August 23, 2011

08/23/11 08:00PM

There are now reports just in minutes ago that Moammar Gadhafi has spoken on the Radio in Libya, vowing Victory or Martyrdom. That's stealing the attention back from that East Coast quake. watch

Earthquake rocks East Coast

Earthquake rocks East Coast

08/23/11 08:00PM

Minor damage was reported, but there’s major worry after the biggest earthquake to strike the East coast in 67 years. The Last Word guest host Melissa Harris-Perry talks to Rep. Ed Markey about how this highlights a big problem with nuke safety in this... watch

Elizabeth Warren’s uphill battle

Elizabeth Warren’s uphill battle

08/23/11 08:00PM

Could Elizabeth Warren's career of fighting for the common man and against corporate greed actually hurt her in her quest for a Massachusetts Senate seat? MSNBC guest host Melissa Harris-Perry has details. watch

Elizabeth Warren (file)

Elizabeth Warren's uphill battle

08/23/11 07:25PM

Elizabeth Warren, who was picked by Sen. Harry Reid to oversee the Wall Street bailout and then picked by President Obama to launch the federal government's Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, announced last week she now has an exploratory committee for a likely possible Senate run in Massachusetts.Her opponent in that potential race... read more

The Last Word staff after evacuating the 30 Rock offices.

Last Word earthquake evacuation

08/23/11 05:28PM

An earthquake rattled the East Coast (and our nerves) this afternoon, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate buildings. The 5.8 magnitude quake, centered 40 miles northwest of Richmond, could be felt up from Georgia all the way to New England.Luckily, there have been no reports of major damage or injuries.Parts of the Pentagon,... read more

First Word: August 23, 2011

08/23/11 03:33PM

We're slightly behind schedule today, folks. Our editorial meeting got interrupted by an earthquake, I swear! Here's a look at stories shaping tonight's rundown.Buildings evacuate as earthquake felt across East Libya rebels take control of Gadhafi compound Republicans backtrack on LibyaSouth Carolina tea party chair posts "... read more

Rebels seize Gadhafi's compound

08/23/11 02:03PM

TRIPOLI, Libya  — Rebel forces gained "full control" over Moammar Gadhafi's fortified Bab al-Aziziya compound in Libya's capital Tuesday, NBC News reported.The compound, which was heavily damaged by NATO airstrikes, had emerged as one of the last centers of government resistance."Strategically, this means that Tripoli... read more

Electability of the far-right

08/23/11 12:24AM

While some candidates ratchet up the wacky in the GOP presidential primary, one voice stands out as reasonable. The Huffington Post reporter, Alex Wagner joins the show with more. read more

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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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