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First Word: Monday, September 26

09/26/11 01:00PM

The race for the GOP nomination is still an open book, after Herman Cain's surprise straw poll win in Florida and renewed calls for Chris Christie to run. We'll be discussing that in tonight's show, along with some of these stories. Herman Cain: Straw poll win 'not a protest vote'President Obama blasts Rick Perry on... read more

President Obama discussing the No Child Left Behind education policy at the White House on Friday.

Obama rewrites No Child Left Behind

09/23/11 11:27PM

Big changes are coming to No Child Left Behind law, an education relic of the Bush administration. During a speech at the White House today, President Obama announced his plan to change the way public schools are evaluated.Instead of adhering to students passing a state-required test, he’s giving states the option to make up their own program to... read more

Best doodle since John Hancock

Best doodle since John Hancock

09/23/11 07:28PM

When I was little, I remember I couldn't wait till I was a grown up so I could sign official documents with my signature. Even now, I practice signing my name during meetings (c'mon, we all do it).So who would have thought that this signature belonged to Jacob Lew, Director of the OMB. Here's a close-up: read more

Post-GOP debate analysis

09/23/11 05:09PM

 Rick Perry and Mitt Romney sparred about Social Security, health care and what is and is not in their respective books. And who could forget that jaw-dropping moment when the crowd booed a gay soldier.msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell discussed the winners and losers with msnbc's Chris Hayes and Howard Fineman and Sam Stein, both of The... read more

Goats or Christmas tree ornaments?

Awesome Internet: Friday edition

09/23/11 04:56PM

It's raining outside the The Last Word HQ. It's Friday. It's time for something ridiculous from the Interwebs. I give you: goats standing on tree branches. Sent to me earlier today by my friend Tricia, these photos show the native Tamri goats from Morocco. These goats have learned how to CLIMB the Argan trees in Morocco because... read more

Gay soldier draws boos at debate

09/23/11 04:27PM

The audience stole the show yet again at a Republican debate. The most cringe-worthy moment of last night's event came when the crowd booed a gay soldier serving overseas in Iraq.Soldier Stephen Hill posed a question via YouTube to Rick Santorum, addressing the repeal of DADT. Hill said he's had to "lie about who read more

First Word: Friday, September 23

09/23/11 02:53PM

Here a look at stories we're following today. What headlines are you clicking on?Republican debate audience boos gay soldier after DADT repeal questionRick Perry's challenging road aheadPerry: Republicans don't need to elect 'the smoothest debater'Government shutdown a step closer as Senate kills House billPalestinians... read more

Post-Republican debate analysis

Post-Republican debate analysis

09/22/11 08:00PM

Rick Perry and Mitt Romney sparred about Social Security, health care and what is and is not in their respective books. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell discusses the winners and losers with MSNBC's Chris Hayes and Howard Fineman and Sam Stein, both of The... watch

Rewriting the American death penalty

Rewriting the American death penalty

09/22/11 08:00PM

The execution of Troy Davis drew an unprecedented amount of media attention. But where was the outrage over Derrick Mason who was put to death in Alabama today? MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell has more in the Rewrite. watch

Former executioner speaks out

Former executioner speaks out

09/22/11 08:00PM

What happens to the person whose job it is to kill someone on death row? Jeanne Woodford, the Executive Director of Death Penalty Focus and former prison warden of San Quentin, joins the show to describe her experience. watch

GOP candidates assemble in Florida

GOP candidates assemble in Florida

09/22/11 08:00PM

Republican presidential candidates gather for another debate. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell gets analysis from Steve Schmidt, a senior advisor to the McCain-Palin campaign, and Howard Fineman of the Huffington Post. watch

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About The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

Lawrence O’Donnell brings his extraordinary background in politics and entertainment to “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” airing weeknights on MSNBC. Drawing upon his experience as a former chief of staff on the Senate Finance Committee and as an Emmy-winning executive producer and writer of “The West Wing,” O’Donnell gives the last word and rewrites the most compelling stories of the day.

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