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Rick Perry and the HPV vaccine mandate

Rick Perry and the HPV vaccine mandate

09/13/11 08:00PM

The Texas governor got in trouble with the tea party for his executive order mandating all sixth grade girls be given a vaccine for HPV, the STD linked to cervical cancer. James Moore, who is co-author of the bestseller "Bush's Brain,” joins The Last... watch

Death by poverty

Death by poverty

09/13/11 06:38PM

Cheering for death sentences seems to be the latest craze at Republican presidential debates. Last week audience members rooted for Rick Perry's Texas-style executions and last night peopled shouted at Ron Paul to let a willfully uninsured man die away — it was a hypothetical. These cheerleaders of death might have something else to applaud... read more

Jay Carney loses his fancy frames

Jay Carney loses his fancy frames

09/13/11 05:16PM

In yesterday's White House press briefing, the biggest news wasn't the fact President Obama had just spoken in the Rose Garden or he was about to hit the road touting his new jobs plan. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and his glasses stole the show.Jay Carney took the political media world by storm last week when he debuted his... read more

Last night's GOP debate in 75 seconds

09/13/11 04:55PM

Last night the Republican presidential candidates met for yet another debate (yes, really). I know a lot you didn't see it because it was on another network you were still sated from the amazingness that was last week's NBC News/POLITICO Republican Debate (see highlights here). In fact, viewership for last night's debate was down... read more

Is voting GOP voting to repeal?

Is voting GOP voting to repeal?

09/13/11 04:40PM

Washington Post columnist Steven Pearlstein joined The Last Word choir. His new op-ed, "The magical world of voodoo 'economists,'" touches on the "kooky" ideas of GOP candidates to dismantle the federal government. Turning their backs on progress made in the 20th century, the current batch of Republicans want to... read more

First Word: Tuesday, September 13

09/13/11 02:57PM

Lawrence is anchoring back in New York tonight. Here's a look stories shaping tonight's rundown.Obama would sign parts of jobs bill, push for restMichele Bachmann continues to seize on HPVRick Perry 'taken aback' by let them die cheer at debatePoverty rate hits 18-year high as median income fallsAs Perry rises, GOP elite look... read more

Rewriting Haley’s ‘little girl’ remark

Rewriting Haley’s ‘little girl’ remark

09/12/11 08:00PM

Republican South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has done something that even she thinks is inappropriate to a little girl. So why does the governor refuse to apologize? MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell has more in the Rewrite. watch

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