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Tonight's Rewrite: Tea party hobbits

07/28/11 07:56PM

Senator John McCain has provoked the ire of some on the right for reading parts of this Wall Street Journal editorial that refers to Tea Party Republicans as hobbits. Yeah... like Lord of the Rings let's go to Mordor and throw this ring in the fire to tick off Sauron hobbits. Here's the passage triggering anger from the right:The idea... read more

GOP's misguided movie choice

07/28/11 07:21PM

Ahead of the now-delayed vote, movie critics the House Republican Caucus gathered together to discuss Speaker John Boehner’s debt ceiling plan. House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy decided to play a violent clip from Ben Affleck’s "The Town" as a way to motivate GOP members. And what better way to inspire politicians to back a dept... read more

Sarah Palin (file)

Palin pushing GOP frosh to revolt?

07/28/11 06:33PM

The House just delayed the hotly anticipated vote on Boehner debt plan this evening. While Speaker Boehner’s scrambles for the 216 votes, Sarah Palin tweeted out a message to House freshmen, who are being widely being blamed for the current no-compromise, take no prisoners atmosphere in the debt ceiling debate. (H/T WSJ's Jonathan Weisman)... read more

First Word: July 28, 2011

07/28/11 03:27PM

Five days to go until the debt ceiling deadline. Here's a look at stories we're following today.White House calls Boehner plan a 'political act'In both houses, fortifying support for rival plansSpeaker Boehner down to the wire on vote countSen. Reid: Senate Dems will kill Boehner plan tonightNew White House talking point:... read more

Debt ceiling deadline approaches

07/27/11 09:28PM

With just days to go until the debt ceiling deadline, Speaker John Boehner is issuing marching orders to the GOP. Tonight, Lawrence took a look at the latest headlines and gave us more of his spot-on analysis of how this will finally all shake out. read more

Downgrade risks after debt talks

Downgrade risks after debt talks

07/27/11 08:00PM

Brookings Institution senior fellow Alice Rivlin joins MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell to discuss the future of debts and deficits in American politics after the controversial debt ceiling circus dies down. watch

Rep. Michele Bachmann (file)

Teen suicides in Bachmann's district

07/27/11 05:41PM

A story we told you last week has been gaining steam in the blogosphere. There’s a disturbing new trend in Rep. Michele Bachmann's congressional district.Nine teens have committed suicide in the past two years in the Anoka-Hennepin school district north of Minneapolis-St. Paul, many of them after being bullied for being homosexual.Bachmann... 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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