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Obama and Netanyahu (awkwardly) meet

05/20/11 08:17PM

Just one day after President Obama gave a speech on Israel and the Middle East, things got tense between the President and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu at the White House. Sitting next to the President, Netanyahu declared that Israel would not pull its borders back to those from 1967 in order to make way for a Palestinian state. read more

"Last Judgment" by Michaelangelo, Sistine Chapel, Vatican City

Judgment Day in art history

05/20/11 08:05PM

Imagining what the alleged rapture will look like tomorrow? In what is one of his most iconic works, Michaelangelo seemed to think it looked like this. You see someone holding May 2011 calendar anywhere? We certainly don't. read more

Cold open: May 20, 2011

Cold open: May 20, 2011

05/20/11 08:00PM

So with Mike Huckabee finally officially out of the race, which Republican candidates are going to get the evangelical vote? And when do they think the world... watch

Friday night funnies

Friday night funnies

05/20/11 08:00PM

What could possibly be funny about a week that begins with the end of Trump-ism and ends with the end of the world. As MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell explains,... watch

First 2012 attack ad aimed at Romney

05/20/11 07:34PM

While the 2012 Republican field emerges at a snail’s pace, a new political group just unleashed one of the first attack ads of the campaign season. Priorities USA Action, a pro-Democrat org, put out a commercial aimed at Mitt Romney over his GOP support for overhauling Medicare and jabs Newt Gingrich for his comments on the plan. Founded by two former aides to President Obama, the group serves as a heavily-funded alternative to the pro-Republican group, American Crossroads. read more

First Word: May 20, 2011

05/20/11 02:29PM

Just one more day until the fake Rapture. Here's a look at stories shaping tonight's rundown.Tim Pawlenty to make 2012 candidacy official next weekModerate Jon Huntsman, possible 2012 candidate, tests the presidential waters Jon Huntsman's moves trouble UtahFirst ad of 2012 takes aim at Mitt RomneyDem to FEC: If 'Republican Super PAC' can coordinate with candidates, we will tooFor first time, majority of Americans favor legal gay marriageJohn Lithgow reads Newt Gingrich’s press release as it was meant to be read read more

The cautionary fail of Newt

05/20/11 12:18AM

The Republican campaign for president still cannot get started. Instead, it has become the week of the disaster called Newt Gingrich. New York Magazine's John Heileman joins The Last Word with more. read more

Only 48 hours until The (fake) Rapture

Only 48 hours until The (fake) Rapture

05/19/11 08:59PM

Are you planning for The Rapture this Saturday evening? Neither are we! But the May 21st Doomsday movement continues. Lawrence has already told you what he thinks about all this. But on tonight's edition of The Last Word, Lawrence discussed why some people believe this nonsense with Professor Barbara Rossing of the Lutheran School of Theology. Their discussion also covered the more serious ramifications of what I'll affectionately refer to as The Rapture, Inc. read more

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