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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

FLOTUS shopping at Target

FLOTUS shopping at Target

09/29/11 08:00PM

A photographer caught first lady Michelle Obama shopping at Target store in the Washington suburbs. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell has details. watch

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

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

Chris Christie a fundraising genius?

09/29/11 03:51PM

Chris Christie may not be running for president this go around, but he gave a recent speech where he laid out a possible GOP strategy against President Obama. Like Giuliani before him, the New jersey governor has a geographic advantage of being close to Wall Street fat cats. read more

First Word: Thursday, September 29

09/29/11 03:16PM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. Tell us what headlines you're reading now.The anti-Wall Street protesters' best friend: Ray KellyJobless claims are lowest since April, but there’s a caveatHerman Cain: Black voters 'have been brainwashed into not being open-minded'Michele Bachmann condemns Arab... read more

The NYPD pepper-spraying incident

The NYPD pepper-spraying incident

09/28/11 08:00PM

New video came out today of the police officer who pepper-sprayed Occupy Wall Street protesters without any provocation. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell has more in the Rewrite. watch

Jackson murder trial analysis

Jackson murder trial analysis

09/28/11 08:00PM

There are new details surrounding the case of Michael Jackson's personal doctor. Jackson family friend and MSNBC host Reverend Al Sharpton joins The Last Word with the latest. watch

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