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Casey Anthony verdict circus

Casey Anthony verdict circus

07/05/11 08:00PM

The most watched trial since O.J. ended this afternoon. What do those verdicts, and our reactions to them, say about the justice system in America? Guest host Chris Hayes has more. watch

Obama won't accept short-term deal

07/05/11 06:15PM

Speaking before the daily White House briefing, President Obama pushed for Congress to make a deal within the next two weeks on raising the U.S. nation's borrowing limit. Watch video of his remarks and give us your reaction in the comment section below. read more

Calling out the GOP on debt talks

07/05/11 06:08PM

Tonight, Eugene Robinson and David Frum join us at the top of the show to discuss the latest in debt negotiations. President Obama gave a few remarks today on the progress of talks, emphasizing the need to come up with a longer-term solution on the debt ceiling.Obama invited lawmakers to the White House on Thursday to continue negotiations. But... read more

Tim Pawlenty speaking in New York on June 28

T-Paw touts shutdown as a good thing

07/05/11 04:16PM

Showcasing a new tagline that could presumably make its way into stump speeches — "Results, not Rhetoric" — a new ad from Tim Pawlenty points back to Minnesota's 2005 state government shutdown (ya know, kind of like the one state's experiencing right now). The ad renders a verdict on that shutdown: Pawlenty won.The New York... read more

First Word: July 5, 2011

07/05/11 02:39PM

A look at stories we've been checking out this afternoon. What stories are you clicking on?David Brooks: GOP 'may longer be a normal party'Casey Anthony found not guilty of first degree murderGov. Rick. Perry breaks with a fellow Texan: George W. BushEugene Robinson: Obama calls the GOP’s bluffMore bad news for Newt Gingrich in... read more

Class warfare in debt talks

07/01/11 11:44PM

Republicans in Congress may push the economy over a cliff to protect corporate jet tax breaks. Jared Bernstein, the former chief economist to Vice President Biden and Sally Kohn, the founder of the Movement Vision lab join The Last Word to discuss. read more

Nixon-era blueprint for Fox News

Nixon-era blueprint for Fox News

07/01/11 08:00PM

Did Roger Ailes outline his vision for FOX News nearly 40 years ago? The Last Word examines the memo entitled "A Plan For Putting the GOP on TV News" with historian Rick Perlstein. watch

Minnesota government shuts down

Minnesota government shuts down

07/01/11 08:00PM

Much like the debt fight on the national level, Minnesota Republicans are refusing to raises taxes under any circumstances. Steve Kornacki, political columnist for Salon.com, joins The Last Word with analysis. watch

Citizens United: Part II

Citizens United: Part II

07/01/11 08:00PM

The Supreme Court's newest Justice, Elena Kagan, issued a blistering dissent in a 5-4 decision this week. She says the high court ruled against free speech. Slate senior editor and Supreme Court correspondent, Dahlia Lithwick, joins the show with details. watch

Class warfare of debt showdown

Class warfare of debt showdown

07/01/11 08:00PM

Republicans in Congress may push the economy over a cliff to protect corporate jet tax breaks. Jared Bernstein, the former chief economist to Vice President Biden and Sally Kohn, the founder of the Movement Vision lab join The Last Word to discuss. watch

First Word: Friday, July 1

First Word: Friday, July 1

07/01/11 08:00PM

There was a time when Republicans would have at least pretended that their tax cut obsessions would help the middle class. Now they're just baldly defending the dignity of our long-suffering private-jet owning overlords. Only losers fly commercial. watch

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Can 4th of July turn you Republican?

07/01/11 07:24PM

All those parades and fireworks may have more of a political impact than you think. A new study by Harvard University suggests kids who attend Fourth of July celebrations are more likely to identify themselves as Republicans when they grow up.The "Fourth of July influences people's political preferences and their political behavior. read more

Mitt Romney campaigns in Allentown, Pa. on June 30

Romney's latest flip-floppery

07/01/11 06:58PM

When Willard M. Romney challenged Ted Kennedy for his Massachusetts Senate seat in 1994, Kennedy coined the moniker "Multiple Choice Mitt" to describe a man whose positions didn't merely flip and flop between opposites, but bounced around hither and yon like a pinball. The reputation for flip-floppery stuck, and it hasn't... read more

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