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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 take away the EPA, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, the Clean Air Act, The Clean Water Act, among other programs. His article hones in on their take on economic policies, which vary drastically from bi-partisan experts:Not every candidate embraces every one of these kooky ideas. 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 toward RomneyRick Perry's pain is Mitt Romney's gain read more

Searching for Ronald Reagan

Searching for Ronald Reagan

09/12/11 08:00PM

Ronald Reagan's daughter Patti Davis isn't endorsing any GOP candidates after watching them debate at her father's presidential library. She joins The Last Word in an exclusive interview to explain what the current GOP field doesn’t understand about... watch

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

Can America get its groove back?

Can America get its groove back?

09/12/11 08:00PM

As the United States struggles to turn back a 9.1 percent unemployment rate, Thomas Friedman's new book says there is a way back to greatness, but we need to start making the tough decisions now. He’s joins The Last Word. watch

Democrats struggle to keep Weiner's seat

Democrats struggle to keep Weiner's seat

09/12/11 08:00PM

It's been almost three months since New York Congressman Anthony Weiner resigned over his Twitter photo scandal. In the special election for his congressional seat this week, Democrat David Weprin is trailing in the polls. He gets the last word. watch

President Obama discussing the "American Jobs Act" in the Rose Garden on Monday with Vice President Biden at his side.

Obama jobs bill sent, and we wait

09/12/11 07:58PM

The fate of the American Jobs Act now rests in the hands of Congress. President Obama revealed details of his long-awaited jobs plan today during a speech in the Rose Garden.The president wants high-income earners, corporate jet owners, hedge fund managers and oil companies to pay more in taxes to help foot the cost of the $447 billion piece of legislation. The proposal aims to create millions of jobs through employee payroll tax cuts, extending unemployment benefits and increasing infrastructure spending.Warren Buffett's all for raising taxes on the über wealthy, like himself. read more

America at critical crossroads

09/12/11 06:06PM

America's become the couch potatoes of innovation, phoning it in since the days of the cold war according to Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum. Their new book, That Used to be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, argues this country is on a downward spiral because of four factors: globalization, the information technology revolution, mounting deficits and energy consumption. read more

A flower sitting on one of the panels displaying names of victims at the 9/11 memorial in New York on Monday.

9/11 memorial opens to the public

09/12/11 04:05PM

The new 9/11 memorial plaza opened to the public this morning in New York. For the past decade, officials kept the area, better known as "ground zero," closed off to visitors after the collapse of the World Trade Center.Two reflecting pools now sit in the WTC footprints and a bronze plaque around the edges lists the names of the nearly 3,000 people who died that tragic morning. Electronic directories are on hand to help locate names of lost loved ones. read more

First Word: Monday, September 12

09/12/11 02:18PM

Here's a look at stories we're following this afternoon. What headlines are you clicking on now?President Obama sending jobs bill to CongressObama proposes raising taxes on the wealthy to pay for $447 billion jobs bill9/11 memorial plaza opens to the public Death penalty answer follows Rick PerryTim Pawlenty endorses Mitt Romney for presidentLooking for Ronald Reagan — and not finding him read more

Mayor Michael Bloomberg riding the NYC subway.

Bloomberg refuses to be intimidated

09/09/11 05:19PM

In last night's press conference about the "credible but uncorroborated" terrorist threat in New York City and Washington DC, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that everyone should go about their business as usual. The mayor also added that he was planning on taking the subway to work, as he does every morning.About a half an hour ago, Mayor Bloomberg tweeted "the best thing we can do to fight terror is to refuse to be intimidated by it." He also posted a photo of him riding the subway this morning, just like he promised. Who ever thought a photo of a mayor's morning commute could be so inspiring? read more

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