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The Easter Bunny visits Last Word

The Easter Bunny visits Last Word

04/22/11 06:54PM

Well this was unexpected. A furry creature paid us a surprise visit this afternoon, as part of 30 Rock's Take Your Child To Work Day. Not something you see everyday in the newsroom, that's for sure. read more

America is in a very bad mood

America is in a very bad mood

04/22/11 05:12PM

Americans are feeling down and out. The latest New York Times/CBS poll suggests the nation is at its most pessimistic level since President Obama took office.The crappy economic outlook, rising gas prices, lingering unemployment and petty bickering in Washington are to blame for the collective doom and gloom attitude among U.S. citizens. And that’s just on a national level. It didn’t even go into issues abroad, like the surging violence in Libya or the depressing Japanese earthquake/tsunami/near nuclear meltdown trifecta.The Debbie Downer-effect happened pretty fast, according to the survey. read more

A Taco Fiesta Party and a Congressman

A Taco Fiesta Party and a Congressman

04/22/11 04:08PM

The Last Word Team is busy digging through sound bites and tweets from the array of possible 2012 candidates. Sarah Palin had a three-part tweet about Libya, Michele Bachmann has been speaking about the debt and Donald Trump is, well, just talking. There's also a pretty interesting ad about Medicare we're looking into which might have some fact issues (just sayin').In the process, we debated what to order for dinner tonight, a Friday tradition here at The Last Word. (I pushed for a Taco Fiesta Party). Hmmm, sound bites and Mexican Fiesta… how are they connected? read more

First Word: April 22, 2011

04/22/11 02:57PM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. What headlines are you clicking on?Supporters of WikiLeaks suspect confront President Obama.Nation’s mood at lowest level in two years, according to new poll.Polls show dangers for GOP in pushing Ryan's Medicare privatization plan.Sen. John McCain praises Libyan rebels in Benghazi.Mike Huckabee doesn’t want any part of Glenn Beck’s insane conspiracies. read more

Gambling with the debt limit

04/21/11 11:10PM

Republicans are playing two very dangerous games of brinkmanship with the vote to raise the debt limit. Msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell discusses the issue with Dr. Alice Rivlin, a member of President Obama's Fiscal Commission. read more

Rewriting taxes on the rich

Rewriting taxes on the rich

04/21/11 08:00PM

Republicans on Capitol Hill continue to rail against raising taxes on the wealthy even though many people who vote for Republicans are just fine with it.... watch

Sen. John Ensign quits

Sen. John Ensign quits

04/21/11 08:00PM

The Nevada Republican senator resigned today because of an ethics investigation. Washington Post editorial writer and msnbc contributor, Jonathan Capehart,... watch

Trump vs. Seinfeld

Trump vs. Seinfeld

04/21/11 08:00PM

Jerry Seinfeld doesn't find anything funny about birthers or Donald Trump. Msnbc’s Lawrence O’Donnell has the story. watch

Cold open: April 21, 2011

Cold open: April 21, 2011

04/21/11 08:00PM

President Obama takes his fight to Nevada on the same day that Senator John Ensign finally stops his fight with the Senate Ethics committee. He just quit. watch

Sen. John Ensign resigns

04/21/11 07:38PM

Nevada Senator John Ensign announced his resignation today amid an on-going ethics investigation. The Republican said he plans to send Vice President Biden a formal letter tomorrow, making it official.He is currently under investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee. read more

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