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Boehner walks, debt talks break down

Boehner walks, debt talks break down

07/22/11 08:00PM

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell has details on yet another, and perhaps the final, collapse in the debt ceiling negotiations. NBC’s Kristen Welker and MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell join The Last Word with the latest developments. watch

Expert panel weighs in

Expert panel weighs in

07/22/11 08:00PM

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell parses through the Obama and Boehner press conferences today with MSNBC political analyst Richard Wolffe, Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn and David Frum, former speechwriter for President George W. Bush. watch

Boehner: Obama moved goal posts

07/22/11 07:55PM

House Speaker John Boehner responded to criticism voiced by President Obama about walking out of the debt talks. Though, Boehner remains confident a deal can be reached between lawmakers to avoid a default on government loans.Boehner accused Obama of "moving the goal posts" by demanding $400 billion in tax increases on top of about ... read more

Boehner walks out of debt talks

07/22/11 06:49PM

Just a short time ago, President Obama addressed the current state of debt talks, announcing that House Speaker John Boehner officially pulled out of negotiations.Obama said he expects congressional leaders to explain to him how they intend to avoid the default on the nation's debt."This was an extraordinary fair deal," said... read more

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FAA to partially shutdown

07/22/11 06:41PM

At the stroke of midnight, The Federal Aviation Administration will go into partial shutdown mode.You can thank Congress. The House and Senate couldn’t reach an agreement on how to fund the FAA’s operating authority, even temporarily. So just they went home for the weekend.Air traffic controllers and safety inspectors will still be on duty, so... read more

Twin terror attacks rock Norway

07/22/11 04:33PM

President Obama extended his condolences to the people of Norway today after two deadly terror attacks."It's a reminder that the entire international community has a stake in preventing this kind of terror from occurring," said Obama.At 3:30pm local time, a bomb ripped through government buildings in Oslo, including Prime Minister... read more

First Word: July 22, 2011

07/22/11 03:19PM

We're monitoring the breaking news out of Norway this hour, in addition to the debt negotiations. Norway reels after bomb blast, youth camp attackSenate rejects 'Cut, Cap, Balance' planObama stresses need for more tax revenueWall St. makes fallback plans for debt crisisSen. Harry Reid calls House 'untoward' for taking... read more

Debt deal or no deal?

07/21/11 09:24PM

Rumors swept the Capitol today that President Obama and Speaker Boehner were close to an agreement on a deal, which spread waves of panic through both sides of the aisle. Lawrence has details. read more

Rewriting debt ceiling flip-flops

Rewriting debt ceiling flip-flops

07/21/11 08:00PM

Playing tough with the debt ceiling is a lot of fun until credit agencies threaten to downgrade your state's credit and you're the Republican governor. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell explains in the Rewrite. watch

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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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