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First Word: April 15, 2011

04/15/11 02:13PM

Here's a look at headlines we're following right now. What stories are you clicking on?Unruly GOP puts Boehner to a test in budget vote.Barack Obama kicks off 2012 campaign in Chicago.Obama to Boehner in budget talks: "You think we're stupid?"Republicans to pass Ryan budget in next spending battle.Arizona legislature approves bill requiring presidential candidates to prove U.S. citizenship. read more

Cold open: April 12, 2011

Cold open: April 12, 2011

04/12/11 08:00PM

The top marginal tax rate for America's richest in 1945 was 94 percent. It's now 35 percent. President Obama is expected to tell the American people tomorrow... watch

Budget victory?

Budget victory?

04/12/11 08:00PM

Rep. Joe Walsh and Rep. Raul Grijalva join The Last Word to discuss the budget compromise, and what's to come. watch

Details on spending cuts

Details on spending cuts

04/12/11 08:00PM

How are lawmakers cutting nearly $40 billion from this year's budget? We'll break down the numbers, and smoke and mirrors, with Heather McGhee of Demos. watch

Mitt Romney makes it official

Mitt Romney makes it official

04/11/11 08:00PM

He announced the formation of his presidential exploratory committee today via Twitter. Does he have a chance in 2012? Msnbc’s Lawrence O’Donnell talks to... watch

Debt ceiling 101

Debt ceiling 101

04/11/11 08:00PM

If Congress doesn’t raise the debt ceiling, the U.S. will default on its loans causing global economic chaos. Yet, some members of the GOP don’t want to... watch

Kids helping K.I.N.D.

Kids helping K.I.N.D.

04/11/11 08:00PM

Msnbc’s Lawrence O’Donnell tells you about one elementary school that’s raising money to help peers in Africa, and how you can get involved. watch

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