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Willard M. Romney unveils jobs plan

Willard M. Romney unveils jobs plan

09/06/11 08:00PM

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell talks to Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary in the Clinton administration, for analysis on the candidate’s jobs which includes lowering the corporate tax rate. watch

Sarah Palin’s final tease?

Sarah Palin’s final tease?

09/06/11 08:00PM

No matter how much Sarah Palin doesn't run for president, people continue to be tricked into thinking she will. Eugene Robinson, a columnist for the Washington Post, joins The Last Word to discuss Palin’s actual political ambitions. watch

Rewriting aid to Somalia

Rewriting aid to Somalia

09/06/11 08:00PM

Nearly a million people will die in the next few months if something more isn't done in Somalia. The Republican-led house wants to do less. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell explains in the Rewrite. watch

Gov. Rick Perry speaking at a press conference with state and local emergency personnel in Austin, Texas on Tuesday.

Rick Perry's big debate debut

09/06/11 07:16PM

Rick Perry is sticking to the plan, making his first appearance on the national debate stage tomorrow."He plans to be there," Perry spokesman Mark Miner told The Hill.com this afternoon. There have questions on whether or not he would end up making the scheduled trip to the Reagan Presidential Library in California for the Republican... read more

Obama hits new low in NBC/WSJ poll

09/06/11 05:15PM

President Obama's approval ratings dropped to an all-time low, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. With exactly 14 months to go until the presidential election, only 44 percent of Americans approve of Obama's job performance. His rating first dipped below the 50 percent line in December 2009. read more

First Word: Tuesday, September 6

09/06/11 04:00PM

Here's a look at stories shaping tonight's rundown. What headlines are you clicking on this afternoon?President Obama hits all-time low in new NBC News/Wall Street Journal pollRick Perry: The reluctant debaterWillard M. Romney to unveil plan for jobs, economyMichele Bachmann's campaign manager steps asideUN officials say famine is... read more

Lose something, Superman? Like maybe your red shorts?

Superman's disappearing pants

09/02/11 09:02PM

I know, I know... there are many more important things going on, today. The Dow was down 253 points today (my 401K hurts). The latest jobs report shows a net gain of zero jobs. Tropical Storm Lee is causing problems for the Gulf Coast. The federal government is suing 17 major banks over the housing crisis. And Standard & Poors is... read more

Twin Towers movie cameos

Twin Towers movie cameos

09/02/11 08:00PM

The New York City skyline was tragically rewritten ten years ago on 9/11. But they were a hit in Hollywood. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell explains in the Rewrite. watch

Rick Perry’s own worst enemy

Rick Perry’s own worst enemy

09/02/11 08:00PM

The best way to predict potential lines of attack on Rick Perry at the debate might be to read Rick Perry's own book. Politico’s Maggie Haberman joins The Last Word with more. watch

Tropical Storm Lee brewing

Tropical Storm Lee brewing

09/02/11 08:00PM

Tropical Storm Lee is expected to make landfall this weekend and the Mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu is not taking any chances. The Weather Channel's Mike Seidel has details. watch

Zero jobs growth in August

Zero jobs growth in August

09/02/11 08:00PM

Robert Reich, former labor secretary in the Clinton administration and Ezra Klein, Washington Post columnist and MSNBC contributor, discuss the economic standstill with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell. watch

Dick Cheney (file) and Sarah Palin (file)

Cheney doesn't get why Palin quit either

09/02/11 06:55PM

Even Dick Cheney’s, like, WTF Sarah Palin. Why did you quit?During an appearance today on Laura Ingraham's radio show to promote his new book, Dick Cheney was asked whether Sarah Palin had what it takes to hold to the office of vice president."You do need to have a thick skin. You’ll be the subject of a lot of criticism," said... read more

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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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