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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

Obama’s base fights back

Obama’s base fights back

07/08/11 08:00PM

President of Rebuild the Dream, Van Jones, joins Last Word guest anchor Thomas Roberts to break down the progressive’s stance on budget negotiations in the wake of rising unemployment. watch

Where are the jobs?

Where are the jobs?

07/08/11 08:00PM

After the release of yet another dismal jobs report, Senator Bernie Sanders joins The Last Word to discuss its impact on the debt talks. watch

First Word: July 8

First Word: July 8

07/08/11 08:00PM

I’m Thomas Roberts, in for Lawrence O’Donnell. Astronauts aboard the space shuttle Atlantis are 200 miles above the earth right now. But they’re lightyears away from the bickering over how to create jobs. watch

George Takei & Nichelle Nichols at the 2009 GLAAD Awards

Space, the final frontier...

07/08/11 07:12PM

We have a very special segment shaping up on tonight's edition of The Last Word. Two cast members from the original Star Trek, George Takei (Captain Sulu) and Nichelle Nichols (Lieutenant Uhura), will be joining us to talk about the final NASA shuttle launch. Both have worked with NASA for years helping with recruitment and diversity... read more

Final liftoff for shuttle program

07/08/11 04:59PM

NASA shuttle Atlantis launched into space today, ending America’s 30-year history of spaceflight as we know it. There was a slight delay before lift-off due to a slight camera glitch, but then everything went off smoothly.As for the mission, the four astronauts onboard will deliver supplies and spare parts to the International Space Station. read more

First Word: July 8, 2011

07/08/11 03:09PM

A look at stories we're following today. What headlines are you clicking on?Job growth falters badly, clouding hope for recoveryDemocrats incensed with White House over Social Security, MedicareBoehner: failing to raise debt limit puts economy in great jeopardyNASA's space shuttle Atlantis blasts off for the last timeFormer Cameron... read more

Hoyer rejects 85:15 spending cuts

07/07/11 10:31PM

In an exclusive interview with Chris Hayes on The Last Word, Minority Whip Steny Hoyer rejected the 85:15 spending cuts/revenue increases ratio reportedly on the table. "I believe the Bowles-Simpson commission gave an excellent report — that doesn't mean that I agree with everything they had in there, nor did they expect everybody... read more

Bad romance: T-Paw and Lady Gaga

Bad romance: T-Paw and Lady Gaga

07/07/11 08:00PM

After GOP Presidential Hopeful Tim Pawlenty weighed in Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” on the campaign trail, guest anchor Chris Hayes questions the sincerity of T-Paw’s name-dropping. watch


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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