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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

Michele Bachmann (file) and Ed Rollins (file)

Google war: Bachmann vs. Rollins

10/18/11 07:36PM

Herman Cain stole the thunder from Michele Bachmann as the far-right, Anti-Mitt Romney, tea party fave in the Republican presidential primary. With lagging poll numbers, she's now hitting the pavement in Iowa in an attempt to regain her mojo with GOP voters. Yesterday, she even held a teleconference town hall with The Donald, desperately... read more

'G' tile oes missin at Scrabble Championships

10/18/11 04:22PM

Nope, that's not a headline from the Onion or a word of the day riddle on Sesame Street. That is an actual story that came out of the World Scrabble Championships in Warsaw, Poland this past weekend.The spokesman for the tournament announced that officials had to intervene on Saturday after two players from Thailand and Britain realized a ... read more

One Marine rewrites police brutality

10/18/11 04:15PM

An Iraq war veteran took a brave and eloquent stand against police brutality, telling the police there's nothing tough about attacking unarmed peaceful citizens. msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell has more in the Rewrite. read more

First Word: Tuesday, October 18

10/18/11 03:07PM

These are the stories peaking our interest today. We are also looking for egregious "1%" stories: CEO who runs company into the ground and gets a gazillion dollar golden parachute, the bank that cheats veterans. Let us know what you find in our comments section or tweet us! Herman Cain keeps us wondering about his electric border fence... read more

Herman Cain a one hit wonder?

Herman Cain a one hit wonder?

10/17/11 08:00PM

The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart joins The Last Word to discuss Herman Cain’s longevity, support for the 999 plan and a newly discovered clip of him singing about pizza to the tune of “Imagine.” watch

Gaga caught in a ‘Bill romance’

Gaga caught in a ‘Bill romance’

10/17/11 08:00PM

Lady Gaga serenaded Bill Clinton, the King of bad romance, for his 65th birthday in what she called her "Marilyn" moment. It got kinda weird. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell has details with Bloomberg View columnist Jonathan Alter watch

Marine confronts police at OWS

Marine confronts police at OWS

10/17/11 08:00PM

An Occupy Wall Street protester takes a brave and eloquent stand against police brutality, telling the police to their faces that there's nothing tough about attacking unarmed peaceful citizens. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell has more in the Rewrite. watch

Taking over Wall Street in 1979

10/17/11 07:17PM

This is what democracy looks like in 1979. Indignation with Wall Street is nothing new as is evident from a vintage clip from the film "Early Warnings," which gives a glimpse into the sit-in that happened on Wall Street on the 50th anniversary of the 1929 stock market crash. These protesters demonstrated against the financial support... read more

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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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