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ExxonMobil hits White House

04/28/11 07:44PM

Today was a good day for oil giant ExxonMobil. How good? The company announced first quarter profits of $10.7 billion, its best quarter since 2008. Also reporting good numbers this week are Shell and ConocoPhillips. Those kind of numbers, along with the high numbers we're paying at the pump, have many Americans furious. The White House isn't too happy, either. Along with Democrats on the Hill, the Obama administration is pushing for an end to some pretty hefty tax breaks for the energy industry. read more

Superman vs. right-wing blogosphere

Superman vs. right-wing blogosphere

04/28/11 03:56PM

The Man of Steel has faced many supervillians in his time here on Earth: Lex Luthor, Doomsday, Ultraman, Jax-Ur, Bizarro, and of course... General Zod. But now Superman is dealing with an all-too-real foe... the right-wing blogosphere. So just what has the superhero who vows to fight for "truth, justice, and the American way," done to invite conservative consternation?The fury against the Last Son of Krypton revolves around a story included in the 900th special edition of "Action Comics," the DC title which brought us Superman's debut back in 1938. read more

First Word: April 28, 2011

04/28/11 01:14PM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. What headlines are you clicking on?Vicious storms tore through the South last night. At least 214 people are dead.President Obama will fly to Alabama tomorrow to address the devastating storms.A blast in a Morrocan cafe killed at least 14 people.It's less than a day to the Royal Wedding and Buckingham Palace has released the official wedding program.Check out the Huffington Post's "Obama's Birth Certificate Through the Eyes of a Birther." Genius. read more

Apology from Orly Taitz?

Apology from Orly Taitz?

04/27/11 08:00PM

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell gives the original birther the chance to rewrite her conspiracy theories with a simple apology to the President. watch

Debt ceiling doomsday

Debt ceiling doomsday

04/27/11 08:00PM

As the United States approaches the limit on the debt ceiling, Republicans still say they will not raise it. Massachusetts Democratic Congressman Barney... watch

Republicans retreat

Republicans retreat

04/27/11 08:00PM

Party leaders are backing away from the birther madness. The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart and MSNBC political analyst Jonathan Alter join The Last... watch

Trump and race-baiting

Trump and race-baiting

04/27/11 08:00PM

Donald Trump today emphasized another line of attack on the President's intellectual accomplishments. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell discusses the issue with The... watch

Giffords departs for shuttle launch

04/27/11 05:18PM

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was seen walking today in Houston, mere months after sustaining a bullet to the head. After leaving her rehab center, Giffords boarded a plane bound for Florida to see her husband's space shuttle launch.The raw video is a little spotty, but you can see the Congresswoman walking up the stairs with some assistance. read more

The happy couple, Kate Middleton and Prince William

The Last Word's royal treatment

04/27/11 03:46PM

Few things get Last Word staffers up early in the morning. Not getting up before 9:30am is one of the perks of working on our show. However, when undercover reporting calls — we show up for duty. Our mission: live tweeting the royal wedding. Why undercover you ask? First of all, we will literally be under covers, as in still in bed. Secondly, Lawrence is not the biggest fan of The Royal Wedding coverage. It's not that he has anything against royals or Kate, it's just he would prefer not to cover it. read more

Beyonce and First Lady team up

04/27/11 03:16PM

Okay, I know, I know — today's news is kind of all about one thing. But there are other things happening in the world, too. And this one's kind of fun. Late yesterday R&B superstar Beyonce released this video for First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign to fight childhood obesity. read more

Born in the U.S.A.

04/27/11 03:11PM

President Barack Obama delivers a statement from the White House briefing room regarding the release of his long-form birth certificate. read more

First Word: April 27, 2011

04/27/11 02:55PM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. What headlines are you clicking on?President Obama releases detailed U.S. birth certificate. Donald Trump says Obama's birth certificate should've been released long ago.Obama to nominate CIA director Leon Panetta as defense secretary.Eric Cantor criticizes Obama for addressing birth certificate controversy.Rep. Giffords boards jet for flight to shuttle launch.India gets all China-y, restricts free speech on the web. read more

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