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Backing away from the ‘marriage vow’

Backing away from the ‘marriage vow’

07/11/11 08:00PM

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell talks to Washington Post Editorial Writer Jonathan Capehart on recent developments regarding the controversial pledge signed by GOP presidential hopefuls Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum. watch

First Word: Monday, July 11

First Word: Monday, July 11

07/11/11 08:00PM

John Boehner became speaker of the house with help from tea partiers like Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin, and with help from Rupert Murdoch's media empire. Wonder why he's having a tough time governing? watch

Palin on the latest cover

Palin says she's a winner

07/11/11 06:24PM

Sarah Palin seemed to learn a thing or two from her fake pizza summit with Donald Trump: how to revitalize a fake presidential campaign. In a rare break from Facebook-only postings, Palin granted an interview with Newsweek."I’m not so egotistical as to believe that it has to be me, or it can only be me, to turn things around,” she said in the article, keeping the 2012 buzz alive. read more

Obama to GOP: 'If not now, when?'

07/11/11 04:57PM

President Obama publicly pressed both Democrats and Republicans, urging them again to make compromises on the nation’s debt.In today’s press conference at the White House, Obama gave off the vibe of grown-up-in-chief, telling lawmakers to "pull off the Band-Aid" and "eat our peas." He said, "it’s not going to get easier; it’s going to get harder. So we might as well do it now."Obama reiterated his stance to find a long-term solution by the August 2 deadline. read more

First Word: July 11, 2011

07/11/11 02:06PM

A look at stories catching our attention today:Obama to GOP on debt deal: Let's go!For John Boehner, lofty budget goals checked by realityBoehner's 'grand bargain' with the House GOPRick Santorum says he was 'taken aback' by so called marriage vowSarah Palin: I can winRepublicans cite Reagan, Thatcher — who raised taxes — in anti-tax jihadFormer British prime minister Gordon Brown reportedly hacked by Rupert Murdoch’s newspapers read more

Remembering Betty Ford

07/08/11 09:36PM

Former first lady Betty Ford, the widow of President Gerald Ford, has died. msnbc anchors Thomas Roberts and Andrea Mitchell have details on her life and legacy. read more

Former Sen. Rick Santorum and Rep. Michele Bachmann (file)

Bachmann and Santorum's 'marriage vow'

07/08/11 08:20PM

Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Sen. Rick Santorum became the first presidential candidates to sign an anti-marriage equality, anti-homosexuality, anti-abortion, anti-Sharia law and anti-porn pledge.The Family Leader, a right-wing religious group in Iowa created "The Marriage Vow — A Declaration of Dependence upon Marriage and Family” with the hope that all candidates will sign. In addition to implying African American kids were better off under slavery than they are today, the pledge also asks signers to promise to be faithful to their spouses. read more

Where are the jobs?

Where are the jobs?

07/08/11 08:00PM

After the release of yet another dismal jobs report, Senator Bernie Sanders joins The Last Word to discuss its impact on the debt talks. watch

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