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Trump takes on GOP bosses

Trump takes on GOP bosses

04/13/16 10:02PM

Donald Trump said “the Republican system is a rigged system”, but RNC Chairman Reince Priebus hit back, saying “it's just not the case.” Lawrence discusses the in-fighting with Liz Mair and Nancy Giles. watch

Tavis Smiley: Bill O’Reilly is a race-baiter

Tavis Smiley: Bill O’Reilly is a race-baiter

04/12/16 10:51PM

Tavis Smiley joins MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell to talk about Bill O’Reilly’s conversation about ‘the minorities’ with Donald Trump. Smiley says the conversation around race by Trump and O'Reilly is ‘Shakespearian, Orwellian and definitely anti-American.’ watch

Rubio prefers Cruz as GOP nominee

Rubio prefers Cruz as GOP nominee

04/12/16 10:48PM

Marco Rubio came short of endorsing Ted Cruz, saying he wants the GOP nominee to be a conservative and Cruz fits the bill. How will this affect the GOP race going forward? MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell discusses with Rory Cooper, Ken Vogel, and David Corn. watch

On the Trail: Paul Ryan says don't look at me

On the Trail: Paul Ryan says don't look at me

04/12/16 10:30PM

One week before the New York primaries, John Kasich has had it with the name-calling as Ted Cruz and Donald Trump keep going after each other. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton keep trading jabs one week before the New York primary. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell shares the campaign highlights. watch

The start of a Cruz-Rubio ticket?

The start of a Cruz/Rubio ticket?

04/12/16 10:20PM

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell talks to conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt about the news that Marco Rubio, in his first interview since dropping out, all but endorsed Ted Cruz - plus, the news that Speaker Ryan says he won't become the nominee at the GOP convention. watch

On the Trail: Cruz turns to California

On the Trail: Cruz turns to California

04/11/16 10:33PM

Facing an uphill battle in New York, Ted Cruz is shifting his focus toward California, while Donald Trump is upset that Cruz is collecting more delegates. On the Democratic side, Sanders and Clinton continue to trade barbs. Lawrence shares the highlights. watch

RNC Chairman to Trump: Rules haven’t changed

RNC Chairman to Trump: Rules haven’t changed

04/11/16 10:02PM

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus hit back at Donald Trump's allegation that the GOP delegate system is rigged, saying the rules were set last year and nothing has changed since. Lawrence discusses the fallout with Tim Miller, Hallie Jackson, and Kurt Andersen. watch

One key state could silence the contested convention chatter.

Posted by MSNBC on Monday, April 11, 2016

Biden stopped short of making an endorsement, staying true to his promise that he would not announce support for any candidate during the primary season.

Posted by MSNBC on Monday, April 11, 2016

Exclusive: The CIA will not waterboard again, even if ordered by future president, CIA Director Brennan tells NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt.

Posted by NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt on Sunday, April 10, 2016
Obama Doctrine v. Trump Foreign Policy

Obama Doctrine v. Trump Foreign Policy

04/07/16 07:54PM

President Obama and Donald Trump are sparring publicly this week over each other’s foreign policies. Jeffrey Goldberg, author of "The Obama Doctrine," joins Lawrence to compare the president’s policies to the those of the Republican front-runner. watch

On the Trail: New York and Pennsylvania

On the Trail: New York and Pennsylvania

04/07/16 07:50PM

Tensions heated up on the campaign trail as prominent Democrats weighed in on Bernie Sanders’ comments on Hillary Clinton’s qualifications to be president of the United States. Here’s your look at the day on the campaign trail. watch

One time Trump's woman problem disappeared

One time Trump's woman problem disappeared

04/07/16 07:48PM

Lawrence shows a video clip of Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani as the former mayor announces he will vote for Trump. Lawrence talks to Eugene Robinson, Maria Teresa Kumar and Susan Del Percio about the GOP candidates’ push for New York votes ahead of the primary. watch

Exclusive: Nate Silver forecasts the DNC

Exclusive: Nate Silver forecasts the DNC

04/07/16 06:16PM

In an exclusive web extra, Lawrence talks to Nate Silver of the “FiveThirtyEight” blog about why he feels it will be hard for Bernie Sanders to make a comeback and the issues Hillary Clinton would face in a general election. watch

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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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