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Un-aired Kennedy ad against Romney

07/14/11 06:59PM

Since his passing in 2009, Teddy Kennedy's legacy has left a lasting impact on U.S. politics. Elected officials and citizens alike are often reminded of his steadfast commitment to affordable healthcare, while his 2008 DNC speech in support of Barack Obama still has the ability to send chills up spines.A new article in Politico today... read more

How to tongue tie Cantor

07/14/11 05:55PM

There are various reports out there about the tension between President Obama and Rep. Eric Cantor at the White House debt-limit talks. According to Cantor, the president was not very friendly to him last night, and according to Democratic aides, Cantor was not polite to the president.Even Lawrence has tried to have a productive conversation... read more

Repression therapy in comedy

07/14/11 05:17PM

Earlier this week, Lawrence told you about the Christian-based therapy clinic presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann co-owns with her husband. Truth Wins Out, a gay rights group, went undercover at the counseling center, and a video shows that staffers are using prayer and Bible scriptures to help “cure” people of homosexuality.Marcus Bachmann... read more

Partisan fail.

Twitter whale meets partisan fail

07/14/11 03:52PM

Flickr user “colarusso” saw similarities between the doomed fail whale on Twitter and the current divide between politicians, both of which tend to aggravate people when they aren't working properly.The photo caption reads, "I wanted a visual expression of my frustration with partisan gridlock in Washington, and this is what I came up... read more

First Word: July 14, 2011

07/14/11 02:40PM

A look at stories we're following right now.With no debt deal, Obama would face tough choices Aug. 3 about what bills to payS&P warns lawmakers on debt limit downgradeDemocrats bash Eric Cantor over debt talksSilver bullet? Reid and McConnell hatch back-up plan to avoid defaultFinger pointing follows tense debt negotiationsThe bain of... read more

The debt ceiling panic mode

07/13/11 10:04PM

Lawrence explains why the normally disciplined Congressional Republicans are now in all-out panic in the most difficult negotiation they have faced to date with President Obama. read more

Hostage negotiations over debt ceiling

Hostage negotiations over debt ceiling

07/13/11 08:00PM

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell explains why the normally disciplined Congressional Republicans are now in all-out panic mode in the most difficult negotiation they have faced to date with President Barack Obama. watch

First Word: Wednesday, July 13

First Word: Wednesday, July 13

07/13/11 08:00PM

Another tense meeting at the White House tonight where President Obama once again, refused to accept a single Republican proposal. And according to Eric Cantor, this time, it was the president who walked out. watch

Obama’s base opens its pockets

Obama’s base opens its pockets

07/13/11 08:00PM

Barack Obama could shatter his own fundraising expectations by raking in $86 million, even in the midst of deficit negotiations spiraling out of control. The Nation’s Ari Melber joins The Last Word with details. watch

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