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Hidden factor in super committee cuts

Hidden factor in super committee cuts

09/27/11 08:00PM

Ryan Grim, Washington bureau chief for Huffington Post, joins The Last Word with details on the triggered cuts to slash funding for domestic programs if the debt super committee fails to reach, or Congress fails to pass, alternative deficit-reduction... watch

Happy Birthday to us!

09/27/11 05:09PM

The Last Word turns one-year-old today! Seems like just yesterday, you could hear the pitter patter of our very first show. Lawrence interviewed Vice President Joe Biden as our very first guest. Stephen Colbert's testimony before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration made it into the inaugural Rewrite. And my first blog included... read more

Protester calls Obama 'the Antichrist'

09/27/11 03:32PM

Remember on last night's program Lawrence and Matthew Sutton talked about Sutton's New York Times editorial discussing evangelicals, the President and the Antichrist? Yeah, well, we don't know this guy's politics, but this happened last night in Los Angeles.Lawrence will have much more to say about this in tonight's... read more

Rewriting police vs. protesters

09/26/11 08:42PM

In tonight's Rewrite, Lawrence told you we would give you access to the full clips of this weekend's clash between police officers and Wall Street protesters. The full versions of the clips we showed you tonight are below — but a warning... there is some graphic language used in these videos that you did not hear on our broadcast.h/t... read more

Obama tries to fire up the base

Obama tries to fire up the base

09/26/11 08:00PM

How is newly energized Barack Obama really doing among his base? MSNBC political analyst Eugene Robinson joins The Last Word to discuss the effectiveness of the president’s ramped up rhetoric. watch

Role of the Antichrist in modern politics

Role of the Antichrist in modern politics

09/26/11 08:00PM

FDR and Obama had a lot more in common than just recalcitrant Republicans. Fundamentalists in two centuries have labeled these men as the Antichrist. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell talks to associate professor Matthews Avery Sutton about why it matters. watch

Rewriting Occupy Wall Street protests

Rewriting Occupy Wall Street protests

09/26/11 08:00PM

There was a terrible weapon in use during the Wall Street protests, one that the police consider so dangerous, they have to pepper spray and arrest its users. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell explains in the Rewrite. watch

Dissatisfaction with the GOP

Dissatisfaction with the GOP

09/26/11 08:00PM

Former pizza magnate Herman Cain's surprising victory in the Florida straw poll set off a new round of calls for somebody else to enter the Republican primary race. Adam Smith, political editor for the St. Petersburg Times, joins The Last Word with... watch

Republican candidates Michele Bachmann, Willard M. Romney and Rick Perry

Apocalyptic fears and the 2012 election

09/26/11 04:23PM

The world didn't end on May 21, 2011 as predicted by Christian radio broadcaster Harold Camping. But you probably know that already because you’re reading this blog post.Among a thriving section of evangelicals, the end is still nigh. To them, recent events — natural disasters, radical Islam, famine, economic meltdown — all signal the... read more

Newt spotting at 30 Rock

Newt spotting at 30 Rock

09/26/11 02:28PM

During my time creating graphics for the show, one Republican presidential candidate has made my job particularly fun: Newton Leroy Gingrich. As you might recall, Lawrence did several brutal Rewrites about him.The absurd news stories from his campaign provide us with opportunities to create equally absurd visualizations. There was the "Newt... read more

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