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Debt talks 2.0

Debt talks 2.0

06/27/11 08:00PM

Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne joins The Last Word to discuss the latest iteration of debt negotiations with President Obama. watch

Bachmann announces 2012 run

Bachmann announces 2012 run

06/27/11 08:00PM

On the heels of Rep. Michele Bachmann's official campaign announcement, The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza and The Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman join the Last Word to discuss the state of the GOP field. watch

Blagojevich found guilty

Blagojevich found guilty

06/27/11 08:00PM

NBC's Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff joins The Last Word to hash out the verdict in the Rod Blagojevich retrial, in which the former Illinois governor was found guilty on 17 counts of corruption. watch

Wallace sorry for 'flake' question

06/27/11 07:41PM

Newly minted presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann has yet to accept an apology from Chris Wallace. The Fox News host caught the Republican off guard yesterday when he asked her if she was a “flake.” Wallace later apologized for asking Bachmann question. In a web video, he said, “A lot of you were more than perturbed, you were upset and felt... read more

Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich speaking to the media following a guilty verdict in Chicago on Monday.

Blagojevich guilty of corruption

06/27/11 07:19PM

After deliberating for nine days, Chicago jurors found former Illinois Governor (and star of the now-awkward Wonderful Pistachios ad campaign) Rod Blagojevich guilty on 17 out of 20 counts of corruption, including an attempt to auction off President Obama's vacated Senate seat.In the retrial, Blagojevich pled not guilty to all counts of... read more

John Wayne and John Wayne Gacy

Bachmann flubs her John Wayne nod

06/27/11 06:26PM

Rep. Michele Bachmann officially launched her bid for the White House today in her birthplace of Waterloo, Iowa. She’s casting herself as the “bold choice” for 2012, a champion of tea party causes. A new poll taken by the Des Moines Register even shows the Minnesota congresswoman in the front of the pack among GOP contenders.But, her newest... read more

In tonight's Rewrite: Gov. Christie

06/27/11 04:26PM

Yesterday on NBC's Meet the Press, outspoken New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sat down with David Gregory for a discussion about the economy, the national debt, his state's new pension plan and the Republican race for 2012 (which Gov. Christie repeatedly has said he will not enter).Toward the end of their lengthy interview, Gregory asked... read more

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Sandra Lee marching in New York on Sunday.

Pride parade meets marriage equality

06/27/11 04:15PM

Call it a happy coincidence the mother of all gay pride parties coincided with the new marriage equality bill. An estimated half million people hit the streets of New York to celebrate yesterday, including Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg."New York has sent a message to the nation," Cuomo said before marching in the... read more

Justin Bieber at the BET Awards in L.A. on Sunday.

Obama makes good on Bieber promise

06/27/11 03:12PM

When President Obama met with Peyton Wall, 14, a teenager who lost her father in the September 11th World Trade Center attacks, during the memorial service after Osama bin Laden's death, she mentioned she would love to meet Justin Bieber.Now, we all know that Obama has a wide range of contacts and has some pull as leader of the free world —... read more

First Word: June 27, 2011

06/27/11 02:16PM

A look at stories we're following today. What headlines are you clicking on?Rep. Michele Bachmann kicks off presidential campaignFox host apologizes for asking "flake" question to Rep. BachmannSarah Palin going to Iowa for screening of her movieVerdict reached in former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich's corruption caseSec.... read more

Newt's election crystal ball

06/24/11 08:21PM

 Earlier today, The Grio's Goldie Taylor sat down with our msnbc colleague, Martin Bashir, to share her thoughts on Newton Leroy Gingrich's prediction about how African-Americans will vote in the 2012 election.Suffice it to say... Newt's no Carnac the Magnificent.  read more

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