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New Lean Forward ads

04/25/11 03:42PM

 Lawrence believes our current healthcare policy didn’t go far enough and speaks candidly about the need for a global solution. He also weighs in on other issues affecting the underprivileged, such as our public educational system and immigration policy. Watch the videos online.  read more

First Word: April 25, 2011

04/25/11 02:50PM

Here's a look at some stories we're following today. What headlines are you clicking on?Supreme Court rejects Virginia request for immediate review Of Obama health care law.De Niro to Trump: Don’t say things unless you can back it up.Conservative lawyer resigns after firm drops DOMA defense.The House Progressive budget.Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to attend shuttle launch.Some bunny to love at the White House Easter Egg Roll.The comic stylings of Brian Williams. read more

Even Trump kitteh would make a better president than The Donald

Last Word week in review

04/22/11 09:19PM

The Big HeadlinesAmericans are not happy with D.C.Congress wants some answers from Apple about iPhone trackingRepublicans' dangerous game with the debt ceilingObama answers to the baseSen. John Ensign announces resignationThe budget fight and what it means for MedicareObama: Facebook the nationObama's role in the budget battleUnited they (the Republicans, that is) stand (on taxes)Understanding the debt ceilingBreaking down the deficit fightArizona Gov. Jan Brewer's surprising vetoesThe truth about Trump's fake possible runTrump vs. Seinfeld (and Bret Michaels)Trump vs. TrumpDonald Trump vs. read more

The challenge of pessimism

The challenge of pessimism

04/22/11 08:00PM

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell talks to Howard Fineman, Senior Political Editor for the Huffington Post, and Richard Wolffe, MSNBC political analyst, about the... watch

iPhone tracking

iPhone tracking

04/22/11 08:00PM

Senator Al Franken wants answers from Apple CEO Steve Jobs on reports that the devices can track users’ location. Technology expert Daniel Sieberg joins The... watch

The Easter Bunny visits Last Word

The Easter Bunny visits Last Word

04/22/11 06:54PM

Well this was unexpected. A furry creature paid us a surprise visit this afternoon, as part of 30 Rock's Take Your Child To Work Day. Not something you see everyday in the newsroom, that's for sure. read more

America is in a very bad mood

America is in a very bad mood

04/22/11 05:12PM

Americans are feeling down and out. The latest New York Times/CBS poll suggests the nation is at its most pessimistic level since President Obama took office.The crappy economic outlook, rising gas prices, lingering unemployment and petty bickering in Washington are to blame for the collective doom and gloom attitude among U.S. citizens. And that’s just on a national level. It didn’t even go into issues abroad, like the surging violence in Libya or the depressing Japanese earthquake/tsunami/near nuclear meltdown trifecta.The Debbie Downer-effect happened pretty fast, according to the survey. read more

A Taco Fiesta Party and a Congressman

A Taco Fiesta Party and a Congressman

04/22/11 04:08PM

The Last Word Team is busy digging through sound bites and tweets from the array of possible 2012 candidates. Sarah Palin had a three-part tweet about Libya, Michele Bachmann has been speaking about the debt and Donald Trump is, well, just talking. There's also a pretty interesting ad about Medicare we're looking into which might have some fact issues (just sayin').In the process, we debated what to order for dinner tonight, a Friday tradition here at The Last Word. (I pushed for a Taco Fiesta Party). Hmmm, sound bites and Mexican Fiesta… how are they connected? read more

First Word: April 22, 2011

04/22/11 02:57PM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. What headlines are you clicking on?Supporters of WikiLeaks suspect confront President Obama.Nation’s mood at lowest level in two years, according to new poll.Polls show dangers for GOP in pushing Ryan's Medicare privatization plan.Sen. John McCain praises Libyan rebels in Benghazi.Mike Huckabee doesn’t want any part of Glenn Beck’s insane conspiracies. read more

Gambling with the debt limit

04/21/11 11:10PM

Republicans are playing two very dangerous games of brinkmanship with the vote to raise the debt limit. Msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell discusses the issue with Dr. Alice Rivlin, a member of President Obama's Fiscal Commission. read more

Cold open: April 21, 2011

Cold open: April 21, 2011

04/21/11 08:00PM

President Obama takes his fight to Nevada on the same day that Senator John Ensign finally stops his fight with the Senate Ethics committee. He just quit. watch

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