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First Word: August 30, 2011

08/30/11 03:06PM

Happy Tuesday. Dick Cheney's book hit the shelves today, so we'll separate the facts from fiction later. What are stories are you reading now?Dick Cheney defends war, waterboarding in new bookIn new memoir, Dick Cheney tries to rewrite historyATF official with role in gun operation leavesWill Obama go bold on jobs plan?Rick Perry leads in an older, Southern partyWhat Hurricane Irene can teach us about the jobs crisis read more

Wilson and Plame talk Cheney book

08/29/11 11:08PM

In a Last Word exclusive, former CIA officer Valerie Plame and her husband, former U.S. ambassador Joe Wilson join the show to discuss Cheney's controversial new book, which addresses the now infamous CIA leak case. read more

Cheney’s version of history

Cheney’s version of history

08/29/11 08:00PM

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell talks to former CIA officer Valerie Plame and her husband, former U.S. ambassador Joe Wilson about new revelations in Dick Cheney... watch

Rain, not wind, biggest culprit in Irene

08/29/11 04:40PM

Hurricane Irene finally tapered out into Canada, now cities along the East Coast face epic flooding problems. The death toll climbed to at least 35 in 10 states, after a number of bodies were pulled from raging waters near overflowing rivers and washed out roads. Utility crews are working round the clock to restore power to nearly 5.5 million homes across the coast.New York City and the DC metro-area escaped the brunt of the storm, and made for more rainy day fun than anything (See Times Square Slip-N-Slide). read more

First Word: August 29, 2011

08/29/11 03:31PM

Lawrence is back tonight. Here's a look at stories shaping tonight's rundown.Michele Bachmann blames God for the earthquake and hurricane, then backtracksPresident Obama taps Alan Krueger as top economic adviserRick Perry jumps to top of another national pollBush on 9/11: He was right to 'project calm'In Memoir, Dick Cheney addresses controversies@ElBloombito mimics Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Spanish on TwitterGadhafi's family flees to Algeria  read more

Irene's furious winds

08/27/11 02:39PM

The Weather Channel's Mike Seidel reports from Nags Head, North Carolina, a short while ago where conditions on the beach are intensifying as Hurricane Irene makes landfall. read more

Rep. Ron Paul

Ron Paul: FEMA not necessary

08/26/11 07:14PM

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul trashed FEMA today, just hours before Hurricane Irene is scheduled to make landfall in the U.S. Approximately 65 million people are in the storm's projected path.While giving a speech in Gilford, New Hampshire, the die-hard libertarian said no national response to Hurricane Irene is needed. "A state can decide," Paul said. read more

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