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Bin Laden was a porn hound

Bin Laden was a porn hound

05/13/11 08:00PM

In addition to the fairly extensive stash of pornography recovered from the raid, U.S. officials were finally given access to bin Laden's three wives and... watch

'Don't worry kids... Reagan's here!'

05/13/11 02:43PM

Mike Huckabee has launched, to use the press release's words, an "innovative education company to excite kids about America's rich history" called Learn Our History. The company is putting out horribly animated cartoons to teach kids about our nation's history because there aren't any books or the Internets to do that. What we seem to have in this particular Learn Our History cartoon is a lesson on how Ronald Reagan became president and stopped America from descending into a Godless, anti-moral, lazy, crime-ridden cesspool not unlike Sodom and Gomorrah. read more

Rewriting Beck and Gingrich

05/12/11 10:56PM

Meghan McCain is working with several other women to improve the nation's health by raising skin cancer awareness. Her efforts earned the ridicule of Glenn Beck which earned him half of Lawrence's Rewrite space, tonight.In the other half, The New York Post's John Podhoretz gives a spot-on analysis of Newt Gingrich's quest to win the White House in 2012. read more

Suspended student James Tate and the girl he asked to prom in front of Shelton High School.

The politics of prom

05/12/11 04:23PM

Who are you taking? What are you wearing? How did he ask you? These are the usual decisions that surround the high school rite of passage known as prom. Unfortunately for James Tate, 18, a student at Shelton High School in Connecticut, prom is not that simple.In a political melodrama fit for Glee, school administrators barred James Tate from his June 4th prom and suspended him for one day all because of the way he asked a girl to prom - by posting an invitation on the side of the school.According to The Baltimore Sun, Tate and two friends went to Shelton High at 1:30 a.m. read more

Doomsdayers descend on New York

Doomsdayers descend on New York

05/12/11 03:48PM

I'm not saying last night's Rewrite (which you can watch above) is the cause, but the group behind the "Doomsday is next Saturday" movement was out in force today in Midtown Manhattan just outside The Last Word HQ at 30 Rock. It's a really beautiful day here in New York, so several of us walked into work today. Both myself and Last Word staffer Ronnie encountered the Doomsdayers and started snapping photos with our phones. read more

Ethics cmte: Ensign broke criminal laws

Ethics cmte: Ensign broke criminal laws

05/12/11 02:48PM

We'll be talking more about this on tonight's program, but we've just received the Senate Select Committee on Ethics report and letters of referral from the investigation of former Senator John Ensign (R-NV), who resigned earlier this month.  Among the conclusions, "the Special Counsel respectfully submits that there is substantial credible evidence that provides substantial cause to conclude that Senator Ensign violated Senate Rules and federal civil and criminal laws, and engaged in improper conduct reflecting upon the Senate, thus betraying the public trust and bringing discredit to the S read more

First Word: May 12, 2011

05/12/11 01:22PM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. What headlines are you clicking on today?President Obama is asking Congress to extend term of F.B.I Chief Robert Muller.Mitt Romney will give address on health care today at 2:00 pm ET in Michigan.In an speech on Senate floor today, John McCain said that torture did not lead to death of Osama Bin Laden.Ron Paul says he will make a "major announcement" on Friday.Sen. John Ensign's ethics case comes to the Senate floor today.Former Nazi prison guard, 91-year-old John Demjanjuk was found guilty of 28,060 counts of being an accessory to murder. read more

Right wing vs. Common(sense)

05/12/11 01:39AM

Melissa Harris-Perry joins The Last Word to discuss why Karl Rove and others on the right are stoking controversy over rapper Common's appearance at a White House poetry event. read more

Debt ceiling disaster looms

Debt ceiling disaster looms

05/11/11 08:00PM

With Republicans like Rep. Eric Cantor refusing to acknowledge how economically not raising the debt ceiling would be, Pres. Obama met with Senate Democrats... watch

Newt is in

Newt is in

05/11/11 08:00PM

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has announced via Twitter that he is officially running for President of the United States in 2012. The Nation’s... watch

Getting out of Afghanistan

Getting out of Afghanistan

05/11/11 08:00PM

On Capitol Hill, there’s a growing bipartisan call to get out of Afghanistan. One lawmaker leading the push, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, joins msnbc’s Lawrence O... watch

Debt and the Deficit

Debt and the Deficit

05/11/11 08:00PM

Msnbc contributor Ezra Klein talks about how the Bush tax cuts are the biggest cause of the deficit the threat they pose to America’s continued economic... watch

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