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What Wisconsin recall means for 2012

What Wisconsin recall means for 2012

08/10/11 08:00PM

A disappointment for Democrats in Wisconsin after recall elections fail to turn the state senate in their favor. What are the national implications? MSNBC anchor Ed Schultz joins The Last Word with details. watch

Super committee members announced

Super committee members announced

08/10/11 08:00PM

Norm Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute and Howard Fineman of The Huffington Post join The Last Word with analysis on the lawmakers selected for the special bi-partisan group. watch

First Word: Wednesday, August 10

First Word: Wednesday, August 10

08/10/11 08:00PM

We now know most of the members of the new congressional super committee and there is nothing Democratic about it. I don't mean Democratic as in party, I mean Democratic as in democracy. watch

Super committee co-chairs Sen. Patty Murray (file) and Rep. Jeb Hensarling (file)

Debt super committee takes shape

08/10/11 05:24PM

Congressional leaders appointed nearly all of the members on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. We're still waiting on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's three appointees. Those are expected to come in soon.Comprised of 12 members, the bi-partisan committee is equally divided between Democrats and Republicans and each chamber. They've got until Thanksgiving to figure out at least $1.2 trillion dollars in government savings.Today, House Majority Leader John Boehner appointed Rep. Jeb Hensarling to serve as a co-chair. He's also the Republican Conference Chairman. read more

First Word: August 10, 2011

08/10/11 03:16PM

More names are starting to trickle in on the debt super committee. Plus, we'll have more on the Wisconsin recall election results tonight. Here's a look at stories shaping the Wednesday rundown so far.Boehner, McConnell announce picks for deficit super committeeFor Tim Pawlenty, it's Ames or bustMichele Bachmann repeatedly sought stimulus, EPA, other government fundsDemocrats fall short in Wisconsin recall elections Poll: Record low inclined to reelect congressional representativesOverriding a key education law read more

Obama campaign on the offense

08/09/11 09:19PM

Politico reported the Obama campaign has a new tactic: Make people think Mitt Romney is weird and socially awkward. msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell discusses this strategy with msnbc contributor Jonathan Alter. read more

A smartly dressed customer enters an Apple store. (file)

World's most valuable company?

08/09/11 08:21PM

For a short time today, Apple's rising stock price pushed its value past Exxon Mobil making it — for a time — the most valuable company on the planet. According to our colleagues over at CNBC, just before 2pm ET Apple's stock price hit $365.10 bringing the company's total market cap close to a whopping $338 billion. read more

Bachmann’s response to criticism

Bachmann’s response to criticism

08/09/11 08:00PM

Why does Michele Bachmann know to stay on message when faced with weird magazine covers and other byproducts of running for president? Dana Milbank, opinion writer for The Washington Post joins The Last Word with analysis. watch

What should President Obama do?

What should President Obama do?

08/09/11 08:00PM

The right-wing and the left-wing have decided this economy is President Obama's fault. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell analyze this argument with Washington Post columnist EJ Dionne. watch

Obama’s strategy to stop Romney

Obama’s strategy to stop Romney

08/09/11 08:00PM

Politico reported the Obama campaign has a new tactic: Make people think Mitt Romney is weird and socially awkward. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell discusses this strategy with MSNBC contributor Jonathan Alter. watch

Wishing for a downgrade?

Wishing for a downgrade?

08/09/11 08:00PM

Speaker John Boehner was not the only one who got 98 percent of what he wanted out of the debt deal. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell explains why Fox News got exactly what they asked for. watch

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