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Focus on the millionaire family

Focus on the millionaire family

10/19/11 10:42PM

People are starting to catch on to the fact Herman Cain's 999 plan translates to the majority of Americans paying more in taxes. Who will pay more specifically? We crunched the numbers on two hypothetical families: A family of four making $50,000 per year — married, filing jointly, with two dependent children — and a similar type of family... read more

Mitts come off at GOP debate

Mitts come off at GOP debate

10/19/11 08:00PM

National Affairs Editor for New York Magazine John Heilemann, who was at the debate, MSNBC contributor Alex Wagner, former advisor to the George W. Bush and McCain campaigns, Mark McKinnon, and former Chief of Staff to Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann,... watch

Tax increases under 999 plan

Tax increases under 999 plan

10/19/11 08:00PM

Who thinks Herman Cain's 999 plan is a good idea? Donald Trump. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell breaks down the real numbers with Washington Post editorial writer Jonathan Capehart. watch

A sign warning motorists of exotic animals near Zanesville, Ohio Wednesday.

Call for more regulations after animal escape

10/19/11 06:59PM

Every now and again you hear a story about someone with an odd pet. A couple of years, New York police officers discovered some guy illegally keeping a 350-pound Bengal Tiger in his cramped Harlem apartment. The owner got bitten a few times, but luckily no one else was hurt before law enforcement officials intervened.Now imagine that, like,... read more

First Word: Wednesday, October 19

10/19/11 04:20PM

Here's a look at some of the stories shaping tonight's rundown.Republican debate last night got physical.Donald Trump stops by TODAY show and endorses 999 plan.Lions, tigers and bears. Oh my. Seriously.Lindsay Lohan wearing new accessory: handcuffs.Republican debate audience provide another disturbing cheer. read more

Lawrence on set (file)

We're moving back to 10pm ET!

10/19/11 04:07PM

Big news, folks. Starting Monday, The Last Word will move back to our original time slot of 10 pm ET, Monday-Thursday. The Ed Show with Ed Schultz will lead off msnbc's primetime lineup each weeknight at 8 pm ET.The announcement was made today by Phil Griffin, President of msnbc. The Rachel Maddow Show will continue to air live at 9 pm... read more

New ID laws blocking the vote?

New ID laws blocking the vote?

10/18/11 08:00PM

South Carolina's new photo identification law will deny some people their constitutional right to vote. Tulane University professor of political science, Melissa Harris-Perry, joins The Last Word with analysis. watch


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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