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The next round of debt fights

The next round of debt fights

08/03/11 08:00PM

Former Sen. Alan Simpson, the co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, joins the Last Word to discuss how Obama handled the negotiations and what to expect with the debt super committee. watch

Gov. Perry’s prayer rally controversy

Gov. Perry’s prayer rally controversy

08/03/11 08:00PM

Rev. Barry Lynn of Americans United for Separation of Church and State joins MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss Texas Governor Rick Perry’s upcoming religious rally and why it’s raising eyebrows. watch

Huckabee's 9/11 kids video (yes, really)

08/03/11 07:49PM

Former Baptist pastor/Arkansas governor/Republican presidential candidate-turned-FOX News host/web entrepreneur/children's video producer Mike Huckabee has a new release out as part of his Learn Our History DVD collection for kids. This latest cartoon teaches young kids about 9/11.No. You didn't misread that. read more

Romney's b-day gift to Obama

08/03/11 06:17PM

President Obama turns the big 5-0 tomorrow. Ahead of the festivities, he's back in Chicago for a fundraiser tonight.Willard M. Romney gave him an early b-day present. He taunted Obama in a tweet, "welcoming" him back to his hometown. read more

Sixth-graders explain debt deal saga

08/03/11 04:22PM

In a segment on Monday, Lawrence told you about all the words Americans associate with the debt ceiling. When asked to describe their impression of the budget negotiations in one word in a new Washington Post-Pew Research Center Poll, things like "pathetic," "disgusting," "bull," "crazy," and "childish" came to mind.NY Mag's Daily Intel blog went one step further by asking a demo of sixth-graders to weigh in on the "childish" behavior of lawmakers. The 10 and 11-year-old break down the debt ceiling saga in their own way. read more

First Word: August 3, 2011

08/03/11 03:15PM

Happy Wednesday. Tonight, we're shifting gears to look at the new super committee on the debt and the 2012 race. Check out a snippet of headlines we're following.Sarah Palin jabs at Mitt Romney over debt ceilingRomney announces advisory team of 63 lawyersSen. Schumer: GOP is 'holding a gun to our heads' in FAA fightGov. Perry's religious event draws scrutiny, carries potential riskAlaska hair salon made famous by Sarah Palin gets a TLC reality showAshton Kutcher's character on 'Two and a Half Men' will be 'Internet billionaire with a broken heart' read more

D.B. Cooper: dead or alive?

08/02/11 11:23PM

The FBI says it has new information on the man who hijacked a plane 40 years ago, jumped out with $200k and was never seen again. msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell has details. read more

Romney out of hiding on debt deal

Romney out of hiding on debt deal

08/02/11 08:00PM

Mitt Romney earned the new political phrase, "Mittness Protection Program," for his absence on the issues. Joshua Green, Senior Political Editor for The Atlantic, joins The Last Word to discuss. watch

The whereabouts of D.B. Cooper

The whereabouts of D.B. Cooper

08/02/11 08:00PM

The FBI says it has new information on the man who hijacked a plane 40 years ago, jumped out with $200k and was never seen again. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell has details. watch

Debt deal done, boosting economy next

Debt deal done, boosting economy next

08/02/11 08:00PM

Robert Reich, former labor secretary under Clinton, and Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody's analytics, joins The Last Word to discuss how the country can pull itself out of the debt problem. watch

Slow clap for Congress

Slow clap for Congress

08/02/11 08:00PM

The Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman calls Sen. McConnell the "Great Dismantler.” He joins The Last Word to explain the toxic climate in Washington, D.C. watch

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