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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

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

Trump's appeal to Obama haters

04/26/11 10:26PM

The Donald makes another appeal to Obama haters by wondering how President Obama managed to get into Harvard. Msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell talks to PBS host Tavis Smiley for details. Plus, some staggering poll numbers on Trump's popularity. read more

100 GOP reasons

100 GOP reasons

04/26/11 08:00PM

Msnbc’s Lawrence O’Donnell talks to David Frum of about the world's most influential people, as determined by Time Magazine. watch

Rewriting Beck’s 9/11 remark

Rewriting Beck’s 9/11 remark

04/26/11 08:00PM

Performer Glenn Beck said something about 9/11 that he would never dare say to a New York City firefighter or police officer. Msnbc’s Lawrence O’Donnell has... watch