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Newt Gingrich hit with glitter

Newt Gingrich hit with glitter

05/17/11 09:04PM

A protester dumped a bunch of glitter on Newt Gingrich and his wife tonight at a book-signing in Minneapolis. The man approached the couple during the event at a downtown Minneapolis hotel and showered the rainbow-colored confetti on the pair. He then yelled, "stop the hate" and “feel the rainbow,” presumably a nod to gay rights. The protester was later identified as 24-year-old Nick Espinosa. read more

Gov. Scott Walker's new target?

05/17/11 07:20PM

First it was unions. Now, sex-same couples might be next on Scott Walker’s hit list. The Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel is reporting the Wisconsin Governor wants to ban hospital visitation rights, saying they violate the state’s constitution: Gov. read more

Mickey Mouse (file)

Disney trademarks 'Seal Team 6'

05/17/11 06:24PM

Fresh on the heels of Osama Bin Laden’s death, the Walt Disney Company filed paperwork to trademark the phrase “Seal Team 6.” That’s the same name of the special forces unit that killed the Al Qaeda leader.According to FishbowlNY, the company filed paperwork on May 3, just two days after Navy Seals raided Bin Laden’s hidden compound. Very quick, that Mickey Mouse. read more

Sen. Tom Coburn (file)

Gang of Six group collapses

05/17/11 05:36PM

Now we’re down to five. Sen. Tom Coburn confirmed today he’s leaving the so-called Gang of Six, a bi-partisan group of U.S. Senators working to solve the hot mess that is America’s deficit.“We can’t bridge the gulf of where we need to go on mandatory spending,” Corburn said today. “I don’t see that there’s going to be any fruition in continuing them at this time.” He said talks sunk to a “discouraging” low as of late.Coburn blamed the issue of entitlement reform as the main cause of the breakdown.He leaves behind two other Republican and three Democratic colleagues. read more

Newt and Callista Gingrich (file)

Diamonds are Newt's best friend

05/17/11 04:28PM

On Sunday's "Meet the Press," Newt Gingrich alienated a huge chunk of the Republican party when he said he supported an individual mandate for health care AND called Paul Ryan's budget plan, "radical." Yesterday, Rush Limbaugh said not even he could justify Gingrich's comments on "Meet the Press" and in Iowa, a disgruntled voter asked the 2012 candidate, "why don't you get out before you make a bigger fool of yourself?"Today, Newt's week got even worse. read more

Lawrence talks Trump, Gingrich

05/17/11 04:13PM

 Lawrence appeared on Martin Bashir this afternoon to explains his prediction on The Donald's non-candidacy. He also discussed the political longevity of Newt Gingrich following reports of being up to $500K in debt to Tiffany & Co. read more

First Word: May 17, 2011

05/17/11 02:55PM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. What headlines are you clicking on today?Romney flexes fundraising muscle in Las Vegas.Newt Gingrich to House GOP: drop dead!House GOP to Newt Gingrich: lay off Paul Ryan!IMF chief claims consent in alleged hotel attackDemocratic leadership requests investigation into gas price fixingMaria Shriver calls lovechild bombshell 'painful and heartbreaking' read more

Game over for Trump

05/16/11 10:28PM

The most monstrous publicity stunt in the history of egomaniacal TV performer publicity stunts ended in a whimper today. msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell has details. Plus, The Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart joins the show with analysis. read more

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss

Winklevoss twins lose in court (again)

05/16/11 07:07PM

 The Winklevoss twins (who you may remember were both played by Armie Hammer... wait, seriously, his name is actually Armie Hammer? Yes, that's really correct! That has to be a stage name... anyway, the dudes who were played by Armie Hammer in the David Fincher-directed film, The Social Network) were told today by an 11-judge U.S. read more

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner on Friday in Washington.

The U.S. hits debt ceiling

05/16/11 06:20PM

A last-ditch attempt to keep the U.S. economy afloat is now underway. The Treasury Department started to suspend investments in federal retirement and disability funds today in order to stop a possible default."I have written to Congress on previous occasions regarding the importance of timely action to increase the debt limit in order to protect the full faith and credit of the United States and avoid catastrophic economic consequences for citizens," Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said in a letter to Congress. read more

Mmmmmm.....lobster roll.

Last Word menu: lobster rolls!

05/16/11 05:00PM

The first real sign of spring in Manhattan? Food trucks have started to line the streets of Midtown, offering up a plethora of options for those who desire something other than the standard sandwich or salad.Our EP, Izzy Povich, took action and fixed the Last Word's case of the Mondays by recommending lobster rolls for lunch. read more

Hate to say it but...told ya so

05/16/11 04:24PM

Lawrence has been talking about Donald Trump’s presidential publicity stunt since March 28. Had we been wrong, it would have been made for some good laughs. We, too, will miss all those fake Trump campaign slogans. read more

Donald Trump (file)

Donald Trump drops his act

05/16/11 03:26PM

You can count Donald Trump out of a 2012 presidential bid. He said he’s sticking with his Celebrity Apprentice hosting gig over a bid for the Republican nomination."I will not be running for president as much as I'd like to," said Trump. read more

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