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The most powerful gay man in America?

The most powerful gay man in America?

08/25/11 04:11PM

Earlier this month, Apple surpassed ExxonMobil as the nation's most valuable company. Seriously, Apple has more cash on hand than the U.S. government. Apple could even operate as its own country, as Rick Perry can relate, I'm sure.The news of Steve Jobs' resignation at Apple must be unsettling for the anti-gay wing of the... read more

First Word: August 25, 2011

08/25/11 03:44PM

The East Coast braces for its second natural disaster in less than a week. We're tracking Irene, along with these other stories. Tell us what you're clicking on today.Tips on how to brace for Hurricane IreneTim Cook tells employees 'Apple is not going to change'Photos reveal Gadhafi's diplo-crush on RiceDick Cheney says... read more

New GOP frontrunner in 2012 race

New GOP frontrunner in 2012 race

08/24/11 08:00PM

Texas Governor Rick Perry stole Rep. Michele Bachmann's momentum. The Last Word guest host Chris Hayes talks to Slate’s Dave Weigel about this surge and Perry’s stance on the 16th Amendment. watch

Glenn Beck's visit to the Holy Land

Glenn Beck's visit to the Holy Land

08/24/11 08:00PM

As part of his four-day "Restoring Courage" event in Jerusalem, Glenn Beck delivered a keynote speech that he himself called a "game changer." Jeremy Ben-Ami, author of the new book, "A New Voice for Israel," joins The Last Word with reaction. watch

Investigation in mortgage settlements

Investigation in mortgage settlements

08/24/11 08:00PM

The New York attorney general was kicked off the committee that is leading the foreclosure settlement negotiations with major banks. Felix Salmon, the financial blogger for Thomson Reuters, joins The Last Word with details. watch

Steve Jobs (file)

Steve Jobs steps down from Apple

08/24/11 07:42PM

The man who brought us the iPod, iPad and those tiny white "buds" that snugly tuck inside ears is stepping down from his position as Apple CEO. Steve Jobs formally announced his resignation today, sending shock-waves through the tech and business world.Jobs turned Apple from a nearly broke computer company into one of the most powerful... read more

Screengrab of Geroge Pataki's presidential website

Hint of George Pataki presidential run

08/24/11 06:57PM

George Pataki may be more ready than ever to take the presidential plunge. The former New York governor has been flirting with the idea, and it seems committed to building a website for the occasion.The Observer discovered a beta site, which was briefly published by accident. D'oh! It's been scrubbed from public view since the report.... read more

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

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

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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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