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Debunking deficit reduction myth

Debunking deficit reduction myth

09/19/11 08:00PM

President Obama said a tax increase on the wealthiest Americans isn't class warfare - it's math. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell gets the number breakdown with The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein. watch

Were you Up with Chris Hayes?

Were you Up with Chris Hayes?

09/19/11 07:48PM

This past weekend saw the first two editions of msnbc's newest show, "Up with Chris Hayes." We're super excited to see Chris on msnbc - not as an awesome guest or a fantastic guest host - but as the host of his very own show. The "Up" crew are off to a great start, (and are naturally grabbing some good buzz on the... read more

Obama pushes tax hikes on rich

09/19/11 06:21PM

Today, President Obama made his populist pitch to the American people. He proposed $1.5 trillion in new tax revenues, targeting people making over a million bucks a year. Major hat tip to Warren Buffett here, as the White House dubbed this The Buffett Rule. read more

First Word: Monday, September 19

09/19/11 03:54PM

Happy Monday. Here's a look at stories shaping The Last Word rundown. What headlines are you reading today?President Obama vows veto if deficit plan has no tax increasesChuck Schumer calls for vote on Buffett ruleIs Obama the first Jewish president?White House rebuts Ron Suskind book about alleged dysfunction in the administrationRupert... read more

Obama talks re-election concerns

09/17/11 09:26AM

Rumors of White House infighting and worry among Democrats have Team Obama going on the offensive. msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell talks to NPR's White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro for details. read more

GOP candidates throwing punches

GOP candidates throwing punches

09/16/11 08:00PM

Rick Perry and Willard M. Romney are showing they're in it to win it. Bloomberg 'View’ columnist Jonathan Alter and Associate politics editor for Roll Call Christina Bellantoni joins The Last Word with analysis. watch

Is the Obama admin really in trouble?

Is the Obama admin really in trouble?

09/16/11 08:00PM

Rumors of White House infighting and worry among Democrats have Team Obama going on the offensive. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell talks to NPR’s White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro for details. watch

Awesome Internets: Friday edition

09/16/11 07:45PM

This video has aboslutely nothing to do with anything important in the world. And there are many serious issues going on...In the galaxy of the Internet, these cute kittehs with lightsabers are the next big deal. Happy Friday from The Last Word staff.  read more

Bachmann not a fan of 'Perrycare'

09/16/11 07:24PM

In a setting not far off from Between Two Ferns, Michele Bachmann condemned "Perrycare." In the low-fi web video, the Republican presidential hopeful attacks Governor Rick Perry's "crony capitalism" over his executive order mandating the HPV vaccine for girls in Texas.  Earlier in the week, it seemed as though her tactic... read more

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