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Zero jobs growth in August

Zero jobs growth in August

09/02/11 08:00PM

Robert Reich, former labor secretary in the Clinton administration and Ezra Klein, Washington Post columnist and MSNBC contributor, discuss the economic standstill with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell. watch

Twin Towers movie cameos

Twin Towers movie cameos

09/02/11 08:00PM

The New York City skyline was tragically rewritten ten years ago on 9/11. But they were a hit in Hollywood. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell explains in the Rewrite. watch

Rick Perry’s own worst enemy

Rick Perry’s own worst enemy

09/02/11 08:00PM

The best way to predict potential lines of attack on Rick Perry at the debate might be to read Rick Perry's own book. Politico’s Maggie Haberman joins The Last Word with more. watch

Dick Cheney (file) and Sarah Palin (file)

Cheney doesn't get why Palin quit either

09/02/11 06:55PM

Even Dick Cheney’s, like, WTF Sarah Palin. Why did you quit?During an appearance today on Laura Ingraham's radio show to promote his new book, Dick Cheney was asked whether Sarah Palin had what it takes to hold to the office of vice president."You do need to have a thick skin. You’ll be the subject of a lot of criticism," said Cheney. He added, "I've never gotten around the question of her having left the governorship of Alaska midterm.  I've never heard that adequately explained."If you recall, Palin walked off the job as Alaska governor in 2009. read more

First Word: Friday, September 2

09/02/11 04:34PM

Here's a look at stories shaping tonight's rundown. What headlines are grabbing your attention?Zero jobs growth but not necessarily recessionPresident Obama pulls back proposed smog standards in victory for businessMitt Romney says his jobs plan 'radically restructures the American economy'Rick Perry's book a treasure trove for foesAnalyzing two Rick Perry speeches: 1998 vs. 2011Palin moves puzzle some fans read more

Channeling FDR in 2012 election

09/01/11 11:31PM

Michael Scherer, White House correspondent for Time magazine, joins The Last Word to discuss Obama's new plan on jobs and how FDR handled a similar economic predicament while facing re-election. read more

GOP infighting over tea party vote

GOP infighting over tea party vote

09/01/11 08:00PM

Michele Bachmann wants her tea party spotlight back from the Texan who stole it. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell discusses the GOP field after Perry’s entrance with Mark McKinnon, former advisor to the Bush and McCain campaigns. watch

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