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First Word: Monday, July 11

First Word: Monday, July 11

07/11/11 08:00PM

John Boehner became speaker of the house with help from tea partiers like Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin, and with help from Rupert Murdoch's media empire. Wonder why he's having a tough time governing? watch

Backing away from the ‘marriage vow’

Backing away from the ‘marriage vow’

07/11/11 08:00PM

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell talks to Washington Post Editorial Writer Jonathan Capehart on recent developments regarding the controversial pledge signed by GOP presidential hopefuls Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum. watch

Palin on the latest cover

Palin says she's a winner

07/11/11 06:24PM

Sarah Palin seemed to learn a thing or two from her fake pizza summit with Donald Trump: how to revitalize a fake presidential campaign. In a rare break from Facebook-only postings, Palin granted an interview with Newsweek."I’m not so egotistical as to believe that it has to be me, or it can only be me, to turn things around,” she said in... read more

Obama to GOP: 'If not now, when?'

07/11/11 04:57PM

President Obama publicly pressed both Democrats and Republicans, urging them again to make compromises on the nation’s debt.In today’s press conference at the White House, Obama gave off the vibe of grown-up-in-chief, telling lawmakers to "pull off the Band-Aid" and "eat our peas." He said, "it’s not going to get easier;... read more

First Word: July 11, 2011

07/11/11 02:06PM

A look at stories catching our attention today:Obama to GOP on debt deal: Let's go!For John Boehner, lofty budget goals checked by realityBoehner's 'grand bargain' with the House GOPRick Santorum says he was 'taken aback' by so called marriage vowSarah Palin: I can winRepublicans cite Reagan, Thatcher — who raised... read more

Remembering Betty Ford

07/08/11 09:36PM

Former first lady Betty Ford, the widow of President Gerald Ford, has died. msnbc anchors Thomas Roberts and Andrea Mitchell have details on her life and legacy. read more

Former Sen. Rick Santorum and Rep. Michele Bachmann (file)

Bachmann and Santorum's 'marriage vow'

07/08/11 08:20PM

Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Sen. Rick Santorum became the first presidential candidates to sign an anti-marriage equality, anti-homosexuality, anti-abortion, anti-Sharia law and anti-porn pledge.The Family Leader, a right-wing religious group in Iowa created "The Marriage Vow — A Declaration of Dependence upon Marriage and Family” with... read more


About The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

Lawrence O’Donnell brings his extraordinary background in politics and entertainment to “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” airing weeknights on MSNBC. Drawing upon his experience as a former chief of staff on the Senate Finance Committee and as an Emmy-winning executive producer and writer of “The West Wing,” O’Donnell gives the last word and rewrites the most compelling stories of the day.

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