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Rebels seize Gadhafi's compound

08/23/11 02:03PM

TRIPOLI, Libya  — Rebel forces gained "full control" over Moammar Gadhafi's fortified Bab al-Aziziya compound in Libya's capital Tuesday, NBC News reported.The compound, which was heavily damaged by NATO airstrikes, had emerged as one of the last centers of government resistance."Strategically, this means that Tripoli has fallen," NBC's Richard Engel said from inside the compound.Several rebels, in a show of contempt for the man who ruled their vast North African nation for more than 40 years, placed a head seized from a statue under their feet and kicked it. read more

Electability of the far-right

08/23/11 12:24AM

While some candidates ratchet up the wacky in the GOP presidential primary, one voice stands out as reasonable. The Huffington Post reporter, Alex Wagner joins the show with more. read more

The payroll tax fight ahead

The payroll tax fight ahead

08/22/11 08:00PM

If you think the GOP is against ever raising taxes, think again. There's one they're fine with. The Last Word guest host Melissa Harris-Perry gets details... watch

GOP embracing the crazy?

GOP embracing the crazy?

08/22/11 08:00PM

While some candidates ratchet up the wacky in the GOP presidential primary, one voice stands out as reasonable. Huffington Post reporter, Alex Wagner joins... watch

Rep. Paul Ryan (file)

Paul Ryan not running for president

08/22/11 05:26PM

One rising star in the Republican Party will not be running for president, at least this go around."While humbled by the encouragement, I have not changed my mind," Rep. Paul Ryan said today in a statement.The Wisconsin congressman added, "I remain hopeful that our party will nominate a candidate committed to a pro-growth agenda of reform that restores the promise and prosperity of our exceptional nation. read more

Awesome Internets: Monday edition

08/22/11 03:58PM

What happens when you put up a podium with a bullhorn in one of the busiest parts of Manhattan with the one instruction: "Say something nice?" The fine people of Improv Everywhere wanted to find out. The result is today's awesome Internets.h/t Mediaite read more

First Word: August 22, 2011

08/22/11 03:01PM

We're following the situation in Libya closely. Here's a look at stories shaping tonight's rundown. What are you reading now?US believes Gadhafi may still be in Tripoli amid clashesMcCain and Graham say US should have pushed harder for fall of GadhafiJon Huntsman calls his rivals "unelectable"What does Norquist think of GOP opposition to payroll tax cut?Mitt Romney looks to expand $12 million La Jolla, California home Martin Luther King Jr. memorial opens in DC Five ways Rick Perry's entrance is jolting the Republican race  read more

Beginning of the end for Gadhafi?

08/21/11 11:33PM

TRIPOLI, Libya — Libyan rebels waved flags and shot into the air in celebration Monday morning after driving into Tripoli's vast Green Square, taking control of the symbolic heart of the 42-year regime of Col. Moammar Gadhafi.Hundreds of people remained in the streets of the capital Monday morning. read more