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Rick Perry on the stump in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Monday.

Perry skeptical of global warming

08/17/11 06:13PM

In today's edition of "Repealing the 20th Century," Texas Governor Rick Perry does "not buy into" the whole climate change thing. While on the campaign trail today in New Hampshire, an area known for its environmentally-friendly policies, he rejected the concept, saying "the issue of global warming has been... read more

First Word: August 17, 2011

08/17/11 03:54PM

A look at stories shaping tonight's rundown. What stories are you clicking on?Gov. Rick Perry's big donors fare well in TexasObama to lay out new jobs plan in September speechWhite House paints rivals with tea party brush A state-backed miracle in TexasChris Christie aide denies 2012 bid reportRick Perry calls climate change a hoax... read more

Perry takes heat over Fed comments

08/16/11 09:29PM

It took only three days for Rick Perry to unleash. Texas governor got nasty at a campaign stop in Cedar Rapids Iowa last night by calling Fed Chair Ben Bernanke's emergency economic policies "almost treasonous." Everyone from liberals to Karl Rove fired back at these comments.The Last Word guest host Chris Hayes discussed the the... read more

Littleton, New Hampshire, Aug. 16

Awkward Willard: Tuesday edition

08/16/11 08:33PM

It's another day, and another chance for Willard M. Romney to be awkward. With the straw poll and the state fair of Iowa well behind him, today the assumed Republican frontrunner was in New Hampshire. The Boston Globe reports that during a stop at an elevator company, Romney talked with workers a bit.And then things got... well, awkward.As... read more

All eyes on Bachmann

All eyes on Bachmann

08/16/11 08:00PM

Last Word guest host Chris Hayes shares the new Internet meme involving Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. watch

New order for democracy for sale

New order for democracy for sale

08/16/11 08:00PM

Former Louisiana governor and current Republican presidential candidate Buddy Roemer explains why his campaign refuses to accept PAC money or individual donations greater than $100 on The Last Word. watch

Impact of Federal Reserve on jobs

Impact of Federal Reserve on jobs

08/16/11 08:00PM

Mike Konczal, a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute, who writes the economic blog Rortybomb, joins The Last Word to break down the impact of the Federal Reserve on economics and policy. watch

First Word: Monday, August 16

First Word: Monday, August 16

08/16/11 08:00PM

In the last 24 hours, Rick Perry has accused the Chairman of the Federal Reserve of Treason, questioned the president's patriotism and blown Mitt Romney a kiss. watch

Veterans fighting for jobs

Veterans fighting for jobs

08/16/11 08:00PM

Jonathan Raab, spokesman for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, joins The Last Word to discuss the jobless rate, which is currently more than 12 percent for veterans. watch

Bachmann eyes in new meme

Bachmann eyes in new meme

08/16/11 07:17PM

Steve Buscemi just got some competition. Newsweek magazine's controversial cover photo of Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann inspired a little fun with the ol' Photoshop. The new tumblr page, Bachmann-eyezed, shows that glossy stare transplanted onto all kinds of famous faces. read more

First Word: Tuesday, August 16

08/16/11 03:58PM

Here's a look at stories that caught our attention today. What headlines are you clicking on?Karl Rove piles on Rick Perry: Bernanke line ‘not a presidential statement’Mitt Romney doesn't want to talk about Gov. Rick PerryObama, tea party supporters get in heated exchange in IowaVoters go to polls in Wisconsin's two final... read more

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