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Obama against the World

Obama against the World

08/18/11 08:00PM

You think you had a bad day? President Obama can’t seem to catch a break lately. Jonathan Capehart of the Washington Post joins The Last Word with analysis on his job performance and approval ratings. watch

Jon Huntsman (file)

Huntsman zings Perry over science

08/18/11 07:23PM

Republican Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman took a swipe at fellow candidate Gov. Rick Perry over his controversial views on global warming and evolution.Huntsman let the sarcasm fly by tweeting "To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy."At a campaign event yesterday, Perry (no... read more

Goodwill game gone wrong in China

08/18/11 06:04PM

A nasty brawl broke out earlier today between Georgetown men's basketball team and the Bayi Rockets in Beijing, coinciding with Vice President Joe Biden's visit to China. (Geez Joe, can't take you anywhere).In the fourth quarter, two players threw a couple of shoves after a call. It quickly erupted into a full-blown scuffle: guys... read more

First Word: August 18, 2011

08/18/11 04:05PM

Here's a look at stories we're following now. What headlines are you clicking on?Did Koch Brothers bankroll segregation in North Caroline school district?Bashing EPA is new theme in GOP raceRick Perry and Mitt Romney assail President Obama on SyriaJon Huntsman on evolution, global warming: 'Call me crazy'Wall Street sell-off:... read more

Questions over patriotism not equal

08/17/11 09:41PM

In 2008, Michelle Obama was criticized for saying for the first time in her adult life, she was proud of her country. Last weekend, Michele Bachmann said essentially the same thing and no one said peep. The Last Word guest host Melissa Harris Perry has the story. read more

President Obama golfing on Martha's Vineyard in 2010.

Obama, Romney hitting The Vineyard

08/17/11 09:20PM

Willard M. Romney mocked President Obama today for his upcoming vacation on Martha's Vineyard.When discussing Obama's soon-to-be-released economic plan, the former Massachusetts governor called it "too little too late" but added, "we appreciate the fact that he's going to devote some time to it. read more

Crashing the tea party

Crashing the tea party

08/17/11 08:00PM

Has the Tea Party finally worn out its welcome among mainstream Americans? Slate reporter Dave Weigel joins The Last Word with details. watch

Michele Bachmann vs. Michelle Obama

Michele Bachmann vs. Michelle Obama

08/17/11 08:00PM

In 2008, Michelle Obama was criticized for saying for the first time in her adult life, she was proud of her country. Last weekend, Michele Bachmann said essentially the same thing and no one said peep. The Last Word guest host Melissa Harris Perry has... watch

Perry’s job creation myth

Perry’s job creation myth

08/17/11 08:00PM

The so-called “Texas Miracle” actually came with help from the government. Last Word guest host Melissa Harris (no relation) Perry separates the fact from the fiction with Texas State Representative Mark Strawma, a Democrat who represents Austin. watch

Meet the Recession Generation

Meet the Recession Generation

08/17/11 08:00PM

They’ve got no jobs, no prospects and no ability to pay back student loans. Assistant Professor of Political Science at Columbia University and fellow at the Roosevelt Institute in New York, Dorian Warren, joins The Last Word to discuss the Recession... watch

Ron Paul: the movie... or something

08/17/11 07:53PM

Following in the tradition of the movie trailer-like political ads from the now-defunct campaign of Tim Pawlenty, Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul has released this ad called, "The One Who Can Beat Obama."From Ron Paul's campaign website (their emphasis, not mine):Ron Paul released a new 60-second TV spot this morning. It... read more

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

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