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Oracle says Obama will win in 2012

08/31/11 05:20PM

Europeans relied Paul the Octopus to predict its World Cup wins. A forecasting model to predict the U.S. president using a special key system seems downright practical in comparison.American University professor, Allan Lichtman, also a guest on tonight’s show, recently predicted Barack Obama will bag the 2012 election."Even if I am being conservative, I don't see how Obama can lose," Lichtman told Washington Whispers, and he's never been wrong.He's correctly named the president since Reagan’s re-election in 1984. read more

First Word: August 31, 2011

08/31/11 02:52PM

Here's a look stories shaping tonight's rundown.What headlines are you clicking on today?President Obama requests a joint session of Congress for major jobs speechMitt Romney shifts course after new pollNever-Wrong model predicts Obama winning in 2012Sarah Palin appearance at tea party rally in Iowa 'no longer confirmed'FreedomWorks plans to protest Mitt Romney appearanceMaya Angelou says MLK memorial change makes him look like an 'arrogant twit'U.S. files complaint to block AT&T and T-Mobile merger read more

How big should Obama go with jobs plan?

How big should Obama go with jobs plan?

08/30/11 08:00PM

As the White House debates how big a jobs plan to unveil next week, President Obama predicts his plan could add as many as 1 million jobs. The Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne joins The Last Word with details. watch

Turning point between Cheney and Bush

Turning point between Cheney and Bush

08/30/11 08:00PM

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell talks to Bart Gellman, author of "Angler: The Cheney Vice Presidency,” on why the fight at Attorney General John Ashcroft's hospital bedside damaged the pair’s relationship. watch

Remembering David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards

Remembering David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards

08/30/11 08:00PM

The "Last of the Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen," a musician whose work spanned nearly the entire recorded history of the blues, died yesterday at his home in Chicago at the age of 96. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell has details. watch

The Rick Perry Venn diagram

The Rick Perry Venn diagram

08/30/11 05:00PM

Mother Jones put together an interesting visual aid disputing Rick Perry's latest claims on Social Security. The Venn diagram compares Social Security and Ponzi schemes, a favorite talking point of the Texas governor.Over the weekend, the Republican presidential candidate told a group of voters Social Security is nothing but a "monstrous lie," a "Ponzi scheme" that young Americans buy into. He views it as unconstitutional and something that should be handed over to the states to sort out. read more

First Word: August 30, 2011

08/30/11 03:06PM

Happy Tuesday. Dick Cheney's book hit the shelves today, so we'll separate the facts from fiction later. What are stories are you reading now?Dick Cheney defends war, waterboarding in new bookIn new memoir, Dick Cheney tries to rewrite historyATF official with role in gun operation leavesWill Obama go bold on jobs plan?Rick Perry leads in an older, Southern partyWhat Hurricane Irene can teach us about the jobs crisis read more

Wilson and Plame talk Cheney book

08/29/11 11:08PM

In a Last Word exclusive, former CIA officer Valerie Plame and her husband, former U.S. ambassador Joe Wilson join the show to discuss Cheney's controversial new book, which addresses the now infamous CIA leak case. read more

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