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Bad signs for Obama in 2012

Bad signs for Obama in 2012

09/14/11 08:00PM

Political history was made in New York City in an election outcome that has Democrats worrying more than ever about their party's and their president's election prospects next year. Democratic Congressman from New York, Eliot Engel joins The Last Word... watch

First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in 1961.

Jackie O tapes reveal darker Camelot

09/14/11 07:42PM

The newly released audio tapes of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis offer a never before heard oral history of her years in the White House. To help preserve history, the former first lady allowed herself to be interviewed by her trusted friend and ally, former White House aide Arthur Schlesinger Jr. They recorded more 8.5 hours of tape in 1964, just months after JFK was assassinated.Most of us are used to seeing black-and-white footage of a breathy first lady quietly giving a White House tour. read more

Washington meets Middle Earth

Boehner's response to jobs bill

09/14/11 05:59PM

President Obama's jobs bill will be reviewed by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office and Speaker John Boehner stated yesterday the House will examine the bill in upcoming committee hearings. But let's be real — we all know what Boehner REALLY means.  Take a look at BuzzFeed's custom-made graphic that visualizes Boehner's disagreement with Obama's proposed measure in his bill of "permanent tax increases" to pay for "temporary spending."Speaker Boehner plans to give an address focusing on removing government barriers for private-sector job growth tomorrow at 1pm ET. read more

NY9 winner Bob Turner with his wife Peggy at an election night party in New York on Tuesday.

Upset for Dems in NY special election

09/14/11 05:06PM

In a major blow for Democrats, Republican Bob Turner pulled off a major upset in New York's Ninth District. A Republican hasn't held this seat since 1923. The GOP now takes custody of a district that President Obama carried with 55 percent of the vote in 2008. read more

First Word: Wednesday, September 14

09/14/11 02:26PM

Here's a look at stories shaping tonight's rundown. What headlines are you clicking on today?President Obama's rough news dayWinners and losers of New York's special electionRick Perry casts himself as anti-intellectual, says his life shaped by faithProtect Your Care group targets Republicans with 'let him die' campaign Is White House party crasher Michaele Salahi missing?  read more

House GOP rewrites jobs bill

09/13/11 10:29PM

If Congress decides to vote on only parts of President Obama's jobs plan then the president is going to have to rewrite his "Pass This Bill" slogan. msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell explains. read more

Rick Perry and the HPV vaccine mandate

Rick Perry and the HPV vaccine mandate

09/13/11 08:00PM

The Texas governor got in trouble with the tea party for his executive order mandating all sixth grade girls be given a vaccine for HPV, the STD linked to cervical cancer. James Moore, who is co-author of the bestseller "Bush's Brain,” joins The Last... watch

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