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Fight over abortion returns to the House

Fight over abortion returns to the House

10/13/11 08:00PM

Democrats say a Republican bill aimed at restricting women's rights is so misogynistic that the party wants to send women to caves in shackles. Michelle Goldberg, columnist for The Daily Beast, joins The Last Word with analysis. watch

SimCity: The foundation of a tax plan?

Cain's 999 plan inspired by SimCity?

10/13/11 07:39PM

All week, we've been telling you about Herman Cain's 999 plan. The Republican frontrunner's tax overhaul is simple: 9% tax on personal income, a 9% tax on corporate income, and a 9% sales tax. Many speculated the former Godfather's Pizza CEO turned to a great delivery deal — $9.99 — for inspiration on the name. It's... read more

First Word: Thursday, October 13

10/13/11 03:04PM

These are just some of the articles inspiring our staff today. What's on your mind?New York Times Magazine's Matt Bai wonders if anyone has a grip on the GOP.Why is Herman Cain so popular?999 Plan has been instated in SimCity since 2003.Nancy Pelosi slams House Republicans for abortion bill.Tea Party goes after Occupy Wall Street... read more

Secrets of Herman Cain's 999 plan revealed

10/12/11 10:14PM

msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell explains how Herman Cain's 999-plan would destroy Social Security and Medicare, and leave us with a 30 percent national sales tax. Bruce Bartlett, a former senior policy analyst in the Reagan White House, joins The Last Word to help us crunch the numbers. read more

How Romney healthcare shaped Obama’s plan

How Romney healthcare shaped Obama’s plan

10/12/11 08:00PM

Mitt Romney wants to distance himself from Obama's Affordable Care Act. But that's hard to do when his advisors had a dozen meetings at the White House. One of those advisors, Jonathan Gruber join The Last Word to discuss how Romney's plan became a... watch

Herman Cain rockets to top of GOP field

Herman Cain rockets to top of GOP field

10/12/11 08:00PM

Mark McKinnon, former advisor to the Bush and McCain campaigns, and Howard Fineman - editorial director for the AOL-Huffington Post Media Group, joins The Last Word to analyze the latest shifts in the GOP race. watch

Democrats standing by President Obama

Democrats standing by President Obama

10/12/11 08:00PM

A new poll shows 73% of Democrats believe the party should re-nominate President Obama. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell talks to former DNC Chairman and CNBC contributor Howard Dean about the overwhelming support from Obama’s base. watch

Inside Herman Cain’s 999 plan

Inside Herman Cain’s 999 plan

10/12/11 08:00PM

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell explains how Herman Cain's 999-plan would destroy Social Security and Medicare, and leave us with a 30 percent national sales tax. Former senior policy analyst in the Reagan White House joins The Last Word to help us crunch... watch

War of words: GOP lawmaker and Warren Buffett

War of words: GOP lawmaker and Warren Buffett

10/12/11 08:00PM

Congressional Republicans continue to show more fidelity to their oath to anti-tax lobbyist Grover Norquist than they do their oath of office. And billionaire Warren Buffett continues to humiliate them for that. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell explains in... watch

Herman Cain takes lead in GOP race

Herman Cain takes lead in GOP race

10/12/11 07:24PM

Republicans have a new frontrunner in the presidential race.A newly released NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll now shows former pizza CEO Herman Cain in the lead with 27 percent of the GOP vote. Willard M. Romney slid down to second place at 23 percent. Rick Perry – who was the frontrunner not so long ago — got bumped back to third place with 16... read more

Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher (file)

Plumbers not backing up Joe

10/12/11 05:59PM

Joe the Plumber is back. Formally known as Joe Wurzelbacher, the regular guy (and unlicensed plumber) became a symbol of working-class America during the 2008 presidential campaign.Now, he's considering his own run for office. He filed paperwork last week for a possible run for Congress against Republican Rob Frost in Ohio's Ninth... read more

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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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