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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

First Word: May 16, 2011

05/16/11 02:15PM

Here's a look headlines we're following this afternoon. What stories are you clicking on?Donald Trump officially not running for presidentU.S. hits debt ceilingRush Limbaugh slams Newt Gingrich over MTP appearanceMike Huckabee's exit further widens GOP presidential fieldDominique Strauss-Kahn faces rape charges as another woman comes forward read more

What will Huckabee announce?

05/13/11 11:13PM

SATURDAY NIGHT UPDATE: Huckabee announced tonight he will not run.Mike Huckabee says he'll announce whether or not he's running for president on his FOX News show tomorrow. But Lawrence already has a good idea of what he'll say. msnbc political analyst Alex Wagner joined The Last Word tonight to hear Lawrence's prediction and to survey the rest of the Republican's 2012 potential candidates. read more

Rand Paul's back in the Rewrite

05/13/11 11:13PM

During a Senate subcommittee hearing this week, Senator Rand Paul said that if you think you have a right to universal health care then you believe in slavery. He thinks you're enslaving him as a doctor. That earned him Lawrence's Rewrite. read more

Bin Laden was a porn hound

Bin Laden was a porn hound

05/13/11 08:00PM

In addition to the fairly extensive stash of pornography recovered from the raid, U.S. officials were finally given access to bin Laden's three wives and allowed to question them. NBC News National Investigative Correspondent, Michael Isikoff joins The... watch