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Rain, not wind, biggest culprit in Irene

08/29/11 04:40PM

Hurricane Irene finally tapered out into Canada, now cities along the East Coast face epic flooding problems. The death toll climbed to at least 35 in 10 states, after a number of bodies were pulled from raging waters near overflowing rivers and washed out roads. Utility crews are working round the clock to restore power to nearly 5.5 million... read more

First Word: August 29, 2011

08/29/11 03:31PM

Lawrence is back tonight. Here's a look at stories shaping tonight's rundown.Michele Bachmann blames God for the earthquake and hurricane, then backtracksPresident Obama taps Alan Krueger as top economic adviserRick Perry jumps to top of another national pollBush on 9/11: He was right to 'project calm'In Memoir, Dick Cheney... read more

Irene's furious winds

08/27/11 02:39PM

The Weather Channel's Mike Seidel reports from Nags Head, North Carolina, a short while ago where conditions on the beach are intensifying as Hurricane Irene makes landfall. read more

Rep. Ron Paul

Ron Paul: FEMA not necessary

08/26/11 07:14PM

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul trashed FEMA today, just hours before Hurricane Irene is scheduled to make landfall in the U.S. Approximately 65 million people are in the storm's projected path.While giving a speech in Gilford, New Hampshire, the die-hard libertarian said no national response to Hurricane Irene is needed. "A... read more

First Word: August 26, 2011

08/26/11 03:41PM

We're closely monitoring Irene's track, and we'll bring you all the latest updates at 8pm ET tonight. What headlines are you clicking on this afternoon?Hurricane Irene could affect millions of people in AmericaNYC orders evacuations in low-lying areas ahead of IreneAirlines begin canceling flights as Irene nearsPresident Obama... read more

Analyzing the Verizon strike

Analyzing the Verizon strike

08/25/11 08:00PM

Verizon workers are back on the job, because the strike looked like it might threaten the company's bottom line. Joe Burns, author of "Reviving the Strike: How Working People Can Regain Power and Transform America” joins The Last Word to discuss the... watch

Fear and loathing in Tallahassee

Fear and loathing in Tallahassee

08/25/11 08:00PM

Florida Governor Rick Scott believes people on welfare are more likely to use drugs. So he's testing them, but he's not getting the answer he wants. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes has the report. watch

East Coast braces for Hurricane Irene

East Coast braces for Hurricane Irene

08/25/11 08:00PM

The Last Word guest host Chris Hayes talks to The Weather Channel’s Adam Berg on the Jersey Shore and NBC’s Mark Potter standing by in Nags Head, North Carolina, for the latest on the storm’s path. watch

Preparing for the worst

Preparing for the worst

08/25/11 08:00PM

John Timoney, the former chief of police in Miami, a city that's not stranger to hurricanes, joins The Last Word to discuss the threat of Irene and how East Coast residents can get ready. watch

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