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O’Reilly/Stewart debate

O’Reilly/Stewart debate

05/19/11 08:00PM

In the Rewrite, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell gives the surprising results of the rigged Fox News/O'Reilly instant poll on who won the O'Reilly/Stewart Debate. watch

The Governator (file)

Arnold's acting career on hold

05/19/11 07:28PM

He’ll be back — maybe. Arnold Schwarzenegger's taking a break from his acting career. Today, his entertainment lawyer issued this statement:"At the request of Arnold Schwarzenegger we asked Creative Artists Agency to inform all his motion picture projects currently underway or being negotiated to stop planning until further notice. Governor Schwarzenegger is focusing on personal matters and is not willing to commit to any production schedules or timelines. This includes Cry Macho, The Terminator franchise and other projects under consideration. read more

Obama talks vision for Mideast policy

05/19/11 05:34PM

President Obama endorsed a key Palestinian demand in today’s highly anticipated speech on U.S. policy in the Middle East and North Africa.Obama called upon Israel to go back to its 1967 borders, which once occupied East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza.Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. read more

Illinois minority leader quotes Wu-Tang

05/19/11 03:41PM

Illinois Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno got a few things off of her chest during her "point of personal privilege" remarks on the state floor yesterday. Although the debate during which Radogno's comments were made had to do with "dolla dolla bills" — the debate was over the Illinois budget crisis — quoting Wu-Tang rapper Raekwon seemed to come out of nowhere.Apparently, Raekwon sent a letter to the Republican, brimming with economic advice. It seemed to strike a chord with the state senator. read more

First Word: May 19, 2011

05/19/11 03:15PM

Here’s a look at stories we’re following right now. What headlines are you clicking on?President Obama presents Mideast peace vision to Arab worldEx-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn indicted by grand jury in alleged sex assaultUnabomber investigated in '82 Tylenol deathsRogue tweet by Secret ServiceRep. Gabby Giffords ‘recovering well’ after skull surgeryReporter discusses breaking the Schwarzenegger storyWhich politicians kept their secret children secret the longest? read more

White House takes on newspaper

05/18/11 09:31PM

Boston is a tough town for politicians, thanks mostly to the Boston Herald. How should the Obama White House deal with the newspaper? msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell has more the Rewrite. read more

If you can't beat 'em...

Obama selling birther swag

05/18/11 09:04PM

For President Obama, one good thing came from Donald Trump and his merry band of birthers: a new source of revenue for the President's re-election bid.In a email to supporters, the Obama campaign team has announced a few additions to its web site. For $25, you can now buy an official T-shirt featuring the President's likeness and the headline "Made in America." And on the back? The long-form birth certificate. Yes, you can now proudly wear the very document that took away whatever was left of Donald Trump's credibility.If that's not your thing, don't worry. read more