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Tax increases under 999 plan

Tax increases under 999 plan

10/19/11 08:00PM

Who thinks Herman Cain's 999 plan is a good idea? Donald Trump. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell breaks down the real numbers with Washington Post editorial writer Jonathan Capehart. watch

A sign warning motorists of exotic animals near Zanesville, Ohio Wednesday.

Call for more regulations after animal escape

10/19/11 06:59PM

Every now and again you hear a story about someone with an odd pet. A couple of years, New York police officers discovered some guy illegally keeping a 350-pound Bengal Tiger in his cramped Harlem apartment. The owner got bitten a few times, but luckily no one else was hurt before law enforcement officials intervened.Now imagine that, like,... read more

First Word: Wednesday, October 19

10/19/11 04:20PM

Here's a look at some of the stories shaping tonight's rundown.Republican debate last night got physical.Donald Trump stops by TODAY show and endorses 999 plan.Lions, tigers and bears. Oh my. Seriously.Lindsay Lohan wearing new accessory: handcuffs.Republican debate audience provide another disturbing cheer. read more

Lawrence on set (file)

We're moving back to 10pm ET!

10/19/11 04:07PM

Big news, folks. Starting Monday, The Last Word will move back to our original time slot of 10 pm ET, Monday-Thursday. The Ed Show with Ed Schultz will lead off msnbc's primetime lineup each weeknight at 8 pm ET.The announcement was made today by Phil Griffin, President of msnbc. The Rachel Maddow Show will continue to air live at 9 pm... read more

Michelle Obama hits campaign trail

Michelle Obama hits campaign trail

10/18/11 08:00PM

While President Obama's approval ratings are low, first lady Michelle Obama's are higher than ever. The Huffington Post’s Alex Wagner explains how she could be the key to her husband's re-election. watch

Rewriting legalization of marijuana

Rewriting legalization of marijuana

10/18/11 08:00PM

A new poll shows approval for legalizing marijuana at an all-time high. But, the federal government still says pot is still as dangerous as heroin. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell has more in the Rewrite. watch

New ID laws blocking the vote?

New ID laws blocking the vote?

10/18/11 08:00PM

South Carolina's new photo identification law will deny some people their constitutional right to vote. Tulane University professor of political science, Melissa Harris-Perry, joins The Last Word with analysis. watch

Michele Bachmann (file) and Ed Rollins (file)

Google war: Bachmann vs. Rollins

10/18/11 07:36PM

Herman Cain stole the thunder from Michele Bachmann as the far-right, Anti-Mitt Romney, tea party fave in the Republican presidential primary. With lagging poll numbers, she's now hitting the pavement in Iowa in an attempt to regain her mojo with GOP voters. Yesterday, she even held a teleconference town hall with The Donald, desperately... read more

'G' tile oes missin at Scrabble Championships

10/18/11 04:22PM

Nope, that's not a headline from the Onion or a word of the day riddle on Sesame Street. That is an actual story that came out of the World Scrabble Championships in Warsaw, Poland this past weekend.The spokesman for the tournament announced that officials had to intervene on Saturday after two players from Thailand and Britain realized a ... read more

One Marine rewrites police brutality

10/18/11 04:15PM

An Iraq war veteran took a brave and eloquent stand against police brutality, telling the police there's nothing tough about attacking unarmed peaceful citizens. msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell has more in the Rewrite. read more

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About The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

Lawrence O’Donnell brings his extraordinary background in politics and entertainment to “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” airing weeknights on MSNBC. Drawing upon his experience as a former chief of staff on the Senate Finance Committee and as an Emmy-winning executive producer and writer of “The West Wing,” O’Donnell gives the last word and rewrites the most compelling stories of the day.

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