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Cold open: April 20, 2011

Cold open: April 20, 2011

04/20/11 08:00PM

President Obama and Congressman Paul Ryan both spoke at town halls and they both talked about the debt. Things couldn't possibly go well for both of them. watch

Facebook the nation

Facebook the nation

04/20/11 08:00PM

Msnbc’s Lawrence O’Donnell talks to Chris Hayes, Washington editor of the Nation, about President Obama’s town hall meeting today at the Facebook HQ. watch

Roadblocks to ending Medicare

Roadblocks to ending Medicare

04/20/11 08:00PM

Paul Ryan and the Republicans who want to end Medicare may have a few obstacles in their way, including 84 percent of the American people. Berkeley professor... watch

Lukewarm GOP field?

Lukewarm GOP field?

04/20/11 08:00PM

Msnbc's Lawrence O’Donnell talks to msnbc contributor Melissa Harris-Perry about the Republican presidential prospects. watch

DCCC goes the grandpa angle

04/20/11 07:42PM

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee just released a new web video targeting Congressman Paul Ryan’s proposed budget plan backed by the GOP.Text on the screen reads, “seniors will have to find $12,500 for Health Care because Republicans voted to end Medicare. How will you pay?”The video shows an elderly man doing odd jobs, like working a lemonade stand, mowing lawns — with a walker — and even stripping at a bachelorette party to make ends meet. read more

No love for the Ryan budget plan

04/20/11 06:30PM

New numbers suggests Americans are just not that into Rep. Paul Ryan’s plan to swap out Medicare for a voucher-based system.A Washington Post-ABC poll released today found 78 percent of American oppose cutting spending on Medicare in order to nix the national debt. And 65% say the Medicare program should remain the same while 34% favor Ryan's version.The Republican Congressman got booed by his own constituents yesterday at a town hall meeting in Milton, Wisconsin. read more

Watch Facebook town hall live

04/20/11 04:48PM

President Obama is taking questions from at a town hall style meeting at Facebook's headquarters in Palo Alto, California. In case you were wondering, his status with the GOP: it's complicated. read more

Breitbart vs. the truth

04/20/11 04:31PM

Internet lightning rod Andrew Breitbart has a new book out that our msnbc colleague Martin Bashir has read (whether Breitbart believes him or not). In his book, Breitbart says he is committed to telling the truth. Bashir's question: why is Breitbart so often accused for being on the wrong side of truth? Their fiery exchange is a must watch. Bashir keeps his cool while Breitbart repeatedly tries to hijack the interview. My favorite bit, though... the way Bashir calmly and extremely quickly brings it all to a close when he's clearly had enough. read more

First Word: April 20, 2011

04/20/11 04:03PM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. What headlines are you clicking on?Poll shows Americans oppose entitlement cuts to deal with debt problem.Rep. Paul Ryan booed by constituents for opposing tax hikes on rich. Facebook seeking friends in Beltway. Nil, baby, nil: Congress fails to pass a single oil spill law.The big abortion fight that may not happen.Renowned war filmmaker killed in Libya. read more

Lawrence applauds Sen. Coburn

04/19/11 10:49PM

 There's one person standing in the way of Republicans doing the right thing when it comes to taxes, and that's Grover Norquist. He has a virtual lock on GOP tax policy. But, one Republican Senator is finally standing up to machine. Msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell has more in the Rewrite. read more

Trump-ology

Trump-ology

04/19/11 08:00PM

Msnbc's Lawrence O’Donnell explains why Donald Trump keeps getting cornered on his political stances. watch

Gov. Brewer’s surprise

Gov. Brewer’s surprise

04/19/11 08:00PM

Arizona's Conservative Governor Jan Brewer -- one of the driving forces behind the nation's harshest immigration law -- vetoes back-to-back bills. Howie... watch

Cold open: April 19, 2011

Cold open: April 19, 2011

04/19/11 08:00PM

With Congressional Republicans back in their home districts who's left to spread lies in the media about the President? Oh right, Donald Trump. watch

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