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Lawrence talks debt debate in live chat

07/29/11 12:31PM

msnbc host Lawrence O'Donnell answered questions in a live chat earlier today about the latest in the negotiations over raising the debt ceiling. With four days left to reach a deal, negotiations are still at a stalemate.From 1989 to 1992, Lawrence O’Donnell served as a senior advisor to Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan. read more

House delays vote on Boehner's plan

07/28/11 08:28PM

Republican leaders delayed tonight's vote on the revised Budget Control Act because they don't have the votes needed to pass the bill.In a press conference today, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi promised "it will not pass." She said voters "can just kiss Medicare goodbye" under Speaker John Boehner's... read more

First Word: July 28, 2011

First Word: July 28, 2011

07/28/11 08:00PM

The Speaker of the House John Boehner delayed bringing his bill to the floor because he doesn't have the votes to pass it -- not yet any way. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and Chuck Schumer are to explain what happens next. watch

Boehner bill delayed

Boehner bill delayed

07/28/11 08:00PM

In a Last Word exclusive interview, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney joins the show with reaction on the postponed vote and what happens next. watch

Starving the beast

Starving the beast

07/28/11 08:00PM

If the Republicans were really worried about deficit reduction, there's a very simple way to do it. But that isn't what they want to do. The Washington Post's Ezra Klein explains. watch

What happens next?

What happens next?

07/28/11 08:00PM

The Huffington Post's Howard Fineman and Sam Stein join The Last Word to talk who's winning, who's losing and what happens after the August 2 debt deadline. watch

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Tonight's Rewrite: Tea party hobbits

07/28/11 07:56PM

Senator John McCain has provoked the ire of some on the right for reading parts of this Wall Street Journal editorial that refers to Tea Party Republicans as hobbits. Yeah... like Lord of the Rings let's go to Mordor and throw this ring in the fire to tick off Sauron hobbits. Here's the passage triggering anger from the right:The idea... read more

GOP's misguided movie choice

07/28/11 07:21PM

Ahead of the now-delayed vote, movie critics the House Republican Caucus gathered together to discuss Speaker John Boehner’s debt ceiling plan. House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy decided to play a violent clip from Ben Affleck’s "The Town" as a way to motivate GOP members. And what better way to inspire politicians to back a dept... read more

Sarah Palin (file)

Palin pushing GOP frosh to revolt?

07/28/11 06:33PM

The House just delayed the hotly anticipated vote on Boehner debt plan this evening. While Speaker Boehner’s scrambles for the 216 votes, Sarah Palin tweeted out a message to House freshmen, who are being widely being blamed for the current no-compromise, take no prisoners atmosphere in the debt ceiling debate. (H/T WSJ's Jonathan Weisman)... read more

First Word: July 28, 2011

07/28/11 03:27PM

Five days to go until the debt ceiling deadline. Here's a look at stories we're following today.White House calls Boehner plan a 'political act'In both houses, fortifying support for rival plansSpeaker Boehner down to the wire on vote countSen. Reid: Senate Dems will kill Boehner plan tonightNew White House talking point:... read more


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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