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Gov. Chris Christie exiting a state helicopter to attend his son's baseball game in New Jersey on Tuesday.

Gov. Christie's free chopper ride

06/01/11 09:09PM

Governor Chris Christie was in a rush to get somewhere yesterday, so he took a state helicopter to avoid traffic. Although the chopper saved him loads of time, it still wasn’t enough. He then proceeded to take a black car with tinted windows the last 100 yards or so to the final destination... his son’s high school baseball game in Montvale, New Jersey.That's, of course, after calling for workers to give up benefits in the name of "shared sacrifice" and cutting government programs.In a statement issued today, Col. read more

Weiner 'can't say with certitude'

06/01/11 05:25PM

 Rep. Anthony Weiner addressed his alleged Twitter hacking today with NBC's Luke Russert, saying "he can't say with certitude” whether a lewd photo sent to a 21-year-old was of him or not.Likewise, I can't say with certitude I will live until 100. I can't say with certitude I will eat a ham sandwich tomorrow for lunch. Tell us more, congressman.The crotch shot in question was tweeted to a female college student (and the rest of the world) over the weekend. Weiner called the incident a "prank" and hired a private security firm to investigate. read more

Elephant clearing debris in Joplin

06/01/11 05:24PM

 It’s all hands (and feet) on deck in Joplin, Missouri after a massive tornado leveled the town. This elephant was put to work to help clean up heavy debris. It happened to be in the area via The Piccadilly Circus, which had been scheduled to perform.The Missouri State Highway Patrol today confirmed 134 people died in the incident, and all people reported missing have now been located.More than 8,000 homes and more than 500 commercial properties were damaged or destroyed in the tornado on May 22. read more

First Word: June 1, 2011

06/01/11 02:50PM

Lawrence is back in the anchor chair tonight. Here's a look at stories we're following right now.President Obama warned Republicans on debt limit in meeting at the White HouseRep. Weiner: ‘I can’t say with certitude’ when asked if Twitter picture was of himMany Republicans 'not impressed' with 2012 field, according to new surveyFEMA to demand Hurricane Katrina victims return aid moneyDonald Trump: Paul Ryan budget plan a 'death wish' for RepublicansGov. Chris Christie takes state helicopter to son's baseball game read more

Buyer's remorse after midterms?

05/31/11 10:40PM

 Five months after first-term Republicans governors took office, new polls suggest voters are not happy with their decisions at ballot boxes. Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm talks about cases of Republican over-reach and the "buyers' remorse" that has come along with it on The Last Word. read more

Lawrence O'Donnell: potential juror

Lawrence O'Donnell: potential juror

05/31/11 08:03PM

Our good friend Chris Hayes from The Nation is filling in for Lawrence on tonight's edition of The Last Word. But if you've been following Lawrence on Twitter today, you knew that already. Why? Because he's been tweeting... from jury duty.Ahhh, jury duty. Just as exciting as I remember. read more

Rep. Weiner Twitter hacked

Rep. Weiner Twitter hacked

05/31/11 08:00PM

Andrew Breitbart goes on the attack again, this time he's railing against Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner. The Nation’s Chris Hayes discusses details... watch