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Rick Perry’s own worst enemy

Rick Perry’s own worst enemy

09/02/11 08:00PM

The best way to predict potential lines of attack on Rick Perry at the debate might be to read Rick Perry's own book. Politico’s Maggie Haberman joins The Last Word with more. watch

Tropical Storm Lee brewing

Tropical Storm Lee brewing

09/02/11 08:00PM

Tropical Storm Lee is expected to make landfall this weekend and the Mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu is not taking any chances. The Weather Channel's Mike Seidel has details. watch

Zero jobs growth in August

Zero jobs growth in August

09/02/11 08:00PM

Robert Reich, former labor secretary in the Clinton administration and Ezra Klein, Washington Post columnist and MSNBC contributor, discuss the economic standstill with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell. watch

Dick Cheney (file) and Sarah Palin (file)

Cheney doesn't get why Palin quit either

09/02/11 06:55PM

Even Dick Cheney’s, like, WTF Sarah Palin. Why did you quit?During an appearance today on Laura Ingraham's radio show to promote his new book, Dick Cheney was asked whether Sarah Palin had what it takes to hold to the office of vice president."You do need to have a thick skin. You’ll be the subject of a lot of criticism," said... read more

First Word: Friday, September 2

09/02/11 04:34PM

Here's a look at stories shaping tonight's rundown. What headlines are grabbing your attention?Zero jobs growth but not necessarily recessionPresident Obama pulls back proposed smog standards in victory for businessMitt Romney says his jobs plan 'radically restructures the American economy'Rick Perry's book a treasure... read more

Channeling FDR in 2012 election

09/01/11 11:31PM

Michael Scherer, White House correspondent for Time magazine, joins The Last Word to discuss Obama's new plan on jobs and how FDR handled a similar economic predicament while facing re-election. read more

First Word: Friday, September 2

First Word: Friday, September 2

09/01/11 08:00PM

The weather forced the president's helicopter to take a detour on the way to Camp David tonight. And the forecast for the president next week is even bumpier. watch

Channeling history in the 2012 election

Channeling history in the 2012 election

09/01/11 08:00PM

Michael Scherer, White House correspondent for Time magazine, joins The Last Word to discuss Obama’s new plan on jobs and how FDR handled a similar economic predicament while facing re-election. watch

Can Obama beat odds in a bad economy?

Can Obama beat odds in a bad economy?

09/01/11 08:00PM

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell gives the latest on the presidential primary polls and asks Chris Hayes to outline President Obama's best strategy against his Republican challengers. watch

GOP infighting over tea party vote

GOP infighting over tea party vote

09/01/11 08:00PM

Michele Bachmann wants her tea party spotlight back from the Texan who stole it. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell discusses the GOP field after Perry’s entrance with Mark McKinnon, former advisor to the Bush and McCain campaigns. watch

Buffettism spreading to Europe

Buffettism spreading to Europe

09/01/11 08:00PM

Warren Buffet's idea that the rich should pay more in taxes is being picked up by European Super Rich. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell explains in the Rewrite. watch

Bachmann's fight for the tea party

09/01/11 07:15PM

The Keep Conservatives United group, a pro-Michele Bachmann Super PAC, just released an ad questioning Rick Perry's ultra conservative chops. The video paints the Texas governor as a Texas-sized spender who's been "covering his deficits with record borrowing" — not a true "tea party guy." The clip later touts... 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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