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No more Minnesota nice

No more Minnesota nice

08/12/11 08:00PM

Political columnist for the Des Moines Register, Kathie Obradovich, joins The Last Word to analyze the sparring between Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Gov.... watch

Republican presidential candidates Tim Pawlenty, Jon Huntsman and Newt Gingrich in Ames, Iowa on Thursday.

GOP hopefuls diss super committee

08/12/11 06:35PM

While visiting Iowa, Two Republican presidential candidates took the opportunity to ridicule the newly formed debt super committee.At last night's debate, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich declared it "about as dumb an idea as Washington" concocted in his entire "lifetime."T-Paw called it "super stupid" at an event this morning. Pawlenty said, "we have a Congress and we have a president. Do your job."Only former Utah Gov. read more

Republican debate recap

08/12/11 04:05PM

 Watch msnbc's post-debate analysis with anchors Lawrence O'Donnell, Chuck Todd, Ed Schultz, Bloomberg columnist Jonathan Alter and The Washington Post's Eugene Robinson in a special edition of The Last Word.Who emerged from the 2012 pack as a frontrunner? Please give us your own reaction in the comment section below or hit us up on Twitter. read more

First Word: Friday, August 12

08/12/11 03:51PM

Here's a look at stories shaping tonight's rundown. What stories are you clicking on right now?Health care law individual mandate ruled unconstitutional by appeals court Ames Straw Poll: Best and worst case scenariosEmail rendezvous entangles state Rep. Phillip HinkleOutside the lines? 9/11 coloring book seeks to tell kids 'truth' about terrorismBehind Michele Bachmann’s debate disappearance read more

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Colbert Super PAC's 'Parry' ads

08/11/11 08:42PM

During last night's Rewrite we showed you the first of Stephen Colbert's ads made with his dirty, filthy Super PAC cash. An ad that we have indeed confirmed with WHO-TV, our NBC affiliate in Des Moines, is really, actually, totally for reals and for serious running on Iowa TV stations. As promised in tonight's Rewrite, you can watch it below. You can also see the second ad that Colbert has made with his dirty, filthy Super PAC cash.The ads are strange, hilarious, and thanks to this 5-4 Supreme Court decision... completely legal. read more

Sarah Palin heads to Iowa

Sarah Palin heads to Iowa

08/11/11 08:00PM

Why is Sarah Palin is heading to the Iowa State Fair? MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell talks to David Yepsen, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at... watch