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New GOP frontrunner in 2012 race

New GOP frontrunner in 2012 race

08/24/11 08:00PM

Texas Governor Rick Perry stole Rep. Michele Bachmann's momentum. The Last Word guest host Chris Hayes talks to Slate’s Dave Weigel about this surge and Perry’s stance on the 16th Amendment. watch

Glenn Beck's visit to the Holy Land

Glenn Beck's visit to the Holy Land

08/24/11 08:00PM

As part of his four-day "Restoring Courage" event in Jerusalem, Glenn Beck delivered a keynote speech that he himself called a "game changer." Jeremy Ben-Ami, author of the new book, "A New Voice for Israel," joins The Last Word with reaction. watch

Investigation in mortgage settlements

Investigation in mortgage settlements

08/24/11 08:00PM

The New York attorney general was kicked off the committee that is leading the foreclosure settlement negotiations with major banks. Felix Salmon, the financial blogger for Thomson Reuters, joins The Last Word with details. watch

Steve Jobs (file)

Steve Jobs steps down from Apple

08/24/11 07:42PM

The man who brought us the iPod, iPad and those tiny white "buds" that snugly tuck inside ears is stepping down from his position as Apple CEO. Steve Jobs formally announced his resignation today, sending shock-waves through the tech and business world.Jobs turned Apple from a nearly broke computer company into one of the most powerful companies in the world. He has suffered from ill health on-and-off in recent years, which required extended medical leave to undergo treatment for pancreatic cancer and a liver transplant.Tim Cook, the company's Chief Operating Officer is taking over as CEO. read more

Screengrab of Geroge Pataki's presidential website

Hint of George Pataki presidential run

08/24/11 06:57PM

George Pataki may be more ready than ever to take the presidential plunge. The former New York governor has been flirting with the idea, and it seems committed to building a website for the occasion.The Observer discovered a beta site, which was briefly published by accident. D'oh! It's been scrubbed from public view since the report. But, the screengrab exists. (A perfect reminder to us all that once something's online, it's in the Internet ether forever). read more

Perry's boots walk all over GOP field

Perry's boots walk all over GOP field

08/24/11 05:24PM

A new Republican front-runner emerged today in the race for the White House, according to a new Gallup poll. Rick Perry's been in the race for less than two weeks, and he’s already crowding out other presidential contenders. All that anti-science talk certainly makes one stand out.The poll shows the Texas governor leading the pack at 29 percent, followed by Willard M. Romney at 13 percent, Ron Paul coming in at 13 percent and Michele Bachmann trailing at 10 percent among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. read more

First Word: August 24, 2011

08/24/11 03:46PM

Chris Hayes will be sitting in the anchor chair tonight. Here's a look at headlines shaping tonight's rundown.Defiant Gadhafi vows to keep fighting, journalists freed.Rebuilding the poor oil-rich country of LibyaJeb Bush to Republican candidates: 'You can't just be against the president' George Pataki briefly publishes vice-presidential campaign websiteGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel tops the Forbes 'Most Powerful Women' listNorman Rockwell painting sends rare White House message on race read more

Fixing the lack of civility in politics

08/23/11 09:23PM

Is the anonymity of the Internet and the accessibility to false information leading to a breakdown in civil discourse? The Last Word guest host Melissa Harris-Perry discusses the issue of ugly rhetoric with former RNC Chairman Michael Steele, her opponent — not her enemy. read more

First Word: August 23, 2011

First Word: August 23, 2011

08/23/11 08:00PM

There are now reports just in minutes ago that Moammar Gadhafi has spoken on the Radio in Libya, vowing Victory or Martyrdom. That's stealing the attention back from that East Coast quake. watch

Earthquake rocks East Coast

Earthquake rocks East Coast

08/23/11 08:00PM

Minor damage was reported, but there’s major worry after the biggest earthquake to strike the East coast in 67 years. The Last Word guest host Melissa Harris-Perry talks to Rep. Ed Markey about how this highlights a big problem with nuke safety in this... watch

Inside the Gadhafi compound

Inside the Gadhafi compound

08/23/11 08:00PM

NBC's Richard Engel was the first correspondent to report from inside Gadhafi’s compound after rebels took control. For almost an hour, he walked viewers through the scene of the important victory of a revolution 42 years in the making. watch

Elizabeth Warren’s uphill battle

Elizabeth Warren’s uphill battle

08/23/11 08:00PM

Could Elizabeth Warren's career of fighting for the common man and against corporate greed actually hurt her in her quest for a Massachusetts Senate seat? MSNBC guest host Melissa Harris-Perry has details. watch

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