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Rick Perry and his tax ax

09/30/11 07:10PM

While prepping for tonight's show, Last Word associate producer Casey Dolan came across this image of Rick Perry while scrolling through tape. The Texas governor appears to be carrying an over-sized ax that reads, "Cut taxes, cut spending, cut the government." I sincerely hope he drags this Paul Bunyan prop on stage during the... read more

Awesome Internets: Friday edition

09/30/11 05:29PM

Please never take the senses that enable you to watch and listen to our show for granted. Flavorwire found an inspiring video of a deaf woman hearing herself for the first time and it reminds us how valuable the gift of sight and sound truly is. The amazing video was posted by the 29-year-old woman herself, YouTube user sloanchurman. On the site... read more

Radiohead's Thom Yorke performing at Roseland Ballroom in New York on Thursday

Radiohead leaves protesters high and dry

09/30/11 05:08PM

Radiohead is not occupying Wall Street. The band shot down rumors of an impromptu performance this afternoon at Zuccotti Park in Manhattan's financial district, timed with the growing protest movement."It's definitely not going to happen," said Laura Eldeiry, a spokeswoman for the British band. read more

First Word: Friday, September 30

09/30/11 03:29PM

Lawrence anchors from LA tonight. We'll have the latest on Occupy Wall Street, plus new primary deadlines might force another shake-up of the GOP field. Here's a look more stories shaping tonight's rundown.Florida sets presidential primary for Jan. 31How to turn Chris Christie's weight into an 'issue'Radical... read more

No matter what FOX News tells you, DOJ did not pay $16 each for muffins

So about those $16 muffins...

09/29/11 09:56PM

I'll get to those "$16 muffins" shortly, but first... in tonight's Rewrite, Lawrence took you - blow by blow - through Jon Stewart's bout with Bill O'Reilly. The interview came in two parts: the first which aired on The Daily Show's television broadcast and the second portion which was a Daily Show web... read more

Rebuilding the American dream

Rebuilding the American dream

09/29/11 08:00PM

President Obama got a glimmer of hope in the latest unemployment numbers out today. Van Jones, president of the progressive organization Rebuild the Dream, joins The Last Word to discuss what Washington should be doing about jobs. watch

Rick Perry’s star flames out

Rick Perry’s star flames out

09/29/11 08:00PM

After his very first presidential debate on MSNBC, Rick Perry's support is falling fast. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell brings you details with Howard Fineman of The Huffington Post and Ron Carey, former chief of staff to Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. watch

Demonstrators with Occupy Wall Street sleeping in Zuccotti Park on Thursday, September 29.

Scenes from #OccupyWallStreet

09/29/11 07:23PM

Today, protesters entered day 13 of camping out on Wall Street in New York City’s financial district. It's been a 24/7 demonstration, with crowds sleeping in parks and marching the rest of the time.It doesn't show any signs of waning — quite the opposite, in fact. Two major labor unions are now backing the Occupy Wall Street movement.... read more

First lady Michelle Obama at a Target in Alexandria, Virginia on Thursday

Awesome Internets: Thursday edition

09/29/11 06:41PM

Just call her FLOTUS of the people. Today, Michelle Obama was spotted at a Target in the Washington suburbs.Earlier this year, The Daily Beast named Michelle Obama the "White House rebel" for refusing to kowtow to the Washington elite and for her trailblazing approach to the role of first lady:The most recognizable woman in the world... read more

A marijuana plant being grown for medicinal purposes (file)

Pot debate hits White House site

09/29/11 05:46PM

We've been wondering the things Republicans might be shocked to discover about Governor Christie if he ran for president. Exhibit A: the medical marijuana program that is about to be instated under Christie's watch. But the Garden State is not the only place where reefer madness is growing. The White House recently created an online... read more

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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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