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The 'silver lining' to the Vatican's backslide on LGBTQ issues

10/20/14 08:02PM

LGBTQ rights groups have been quick to denounce a change in language to a Vatican document from an earlier draft which spoke more favorably of gay people than any previous documents or comments from the Catholic Church's leadership. But a prominent American Jesuit priest, Rev. James Martin, told msnbc "there is indeed a silver lining... read more

‘Death and nothing else’

‘Death and nothing else’

10/16/14 10:43PM

In the Rewrite, Lawrence O'Donnell looks at the dramatic chain of events connecting a woman sentenced to death and the people who sided with and against her. watch

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko addresses a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress on Sept. 18, 2014 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

How to fix Congress now

10/16/14 08:29PM

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell was one of five participants in the Esquire Commission to Fix Congress. Here are Lawrence's top five recommendations to reform Congress now. read more