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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

Bachmann's fight for the tea party

09/01/11 07:15PM

The Keep Conservatives United group, a pro-Michele Bachmann Super PAC, just released an ad questioning Rick Perry's ultra conservative chops. The video paints the Texas governor as a Texas-sized spender who's been "covering his deficits with record borrowing" — not a true "tea party guy." The clip later touts Bachmann the "honest conservative."The Perry camp hit back against the ad this afternoon. "Congresswoman Bachmann's front-group ad is patently and provably false. read more

First Word: Thursday, September 1

09/01/11 03:25PM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. What headlines are you clicking on this afternoon?Partisan fight leads President Obama to move date of speechObama at crossroads in job creation politics Even as he prepares for fall offensive, Obama retreats on jobs speechTucson Republican leader slams county GOP for Giffords gun raffleGov. Christie slams Congress over FEMA budget debate: 'People are suffering now'Rachel Maddow talks 'Day Of Destruction,' the new msnbc documentary on 9/11 read more

Obama and Boehner RSVP drama

09/01/11 12:38AM

New York Magazine's John Heilemann and msnbc analyst Richard Wolffe join The Last Word to analyze this unprecedented public conflict between The White House and Republican Speaker John Boehner. read more

Rewriting CEO pay

Rewriting CEO pay

08/31/11 08:00PM

How can Republicans argue that corporations need tax cuts when some CEOs are making more than their corporations are paying in taxes? MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell has more in the Rewrite. watch

El Bloombito es muy awesome

El Bloombito es muy awesome

08/31/11 08:00PM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's hurricane briefings in Spanish provoked what has been called the best thing about Hurricane Irene. The woman behind the tweets of @ElBloombito, Rachel Figueroa-Levin, joins The LastWord. watch

The Obama re-election formula

The Obama re-election formula

08/31/11 08:00PM

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell talks to American University professor Allan Lichtmann about his prediction model that shows President Obama will win in 2012. It's called the 13 Keys to the White House and it's predicted every presidential election since 1984. watch

The best thing about Hurricane Irene

08/31/11 06:57PM

Over the weekend, Hurricane Irene killed 40 people and caused billions worth of in damage up and down the East Coast. There's nothing positive in that. Irene was no dud of a storm at all, and flood waters continue to wreak havoc in many areas.The mucho brilliant thing that came of the whole ordeal is the fake Twitter account, @ElBloombito. It pokes fun at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his valiant, yet sometimes bumbling attempts speaking Spanish during press conferences on the hurricane. "El Bloombito" shared warnings like, "Mucho agua flood warning ahora until el tomorrow. read more

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