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Donald Duck on taxes and patriotism

09/20/11 07:39PM

We've talked about The Donald's presidential publicity stunt quit a bit on this show, but never the other famous character, Donald Duck.A vintage Disney cartoon from 1943 came up in today's editorial meeting — certainly not the norm, even for us. The old clip starring Donald Duck emphasizes the civic duty of paying taxes, even at... read more

Navy Lt. Gary Ross and Dan Swezy exchange wedding vows in Duxbury, Vermont on Tuesday.

DADT ends, the celebrations begin

09/20/11 07:20PM

At 12:01 am ET today, the military's repeal of its Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy took effect. Top Pentagon officials declared in a statement "gay and lesbian soldiers may serve in our Army with the dignity and respect they deserve" from this day forward.This moment marks tremendous historical progress for the United... read more

First Word: Tuesday, September 20

09/20/11 02:44PM

Big show tonight. Lawrence will be interviewing Jane Lynch of Glee fame and Ralph Nader, who now wants a primary challenger for Obama. Here's a look at the stories influencing the rundown:President Obama draws new hard line on long-term debt reductionCan Obama beat 'class warfare' rap?Out and proud to serve: DADT officially... read more

Nader wants to primary Obama

Nader wants to primary Obama

09/19/11 08:00PM

Ralph Nader is looking for a slate of liberal candidates to campaign against the president for the Democratic nomination. Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart joins The Last Word to explain. watch

DADT comes to an end

DADT comes to an end

09/19/11 08:00PM

It’s been almost nine months since President Obama signed the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell and gays and lesbians will soon be able to serve openly in the military. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell talks to Dan Savage, gay rights activist, columnist, and... watch

Debunking deficit reduction myth

Debunking deficit reduction myth

09/19/11 08:00PM

President Obama said a tax increase on the wealthiest Americans isn't class warfare - it's math. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell gets the number breakdown with The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein. watch

Were you Up with Chris Hayes?

Were you Up with Chris Hayes?

09/19/11 07:48PM

This past weekend saw the first two editions of msnbc's newest show, "Up with Chris Hayes." We're super excited to see Chris on msnbc - not as an awesome guest or a fantastic guest host - but as the host of his very own show. The "Up" crew are off to a great start, (and are naturally grabbing some good buzz on the... read more

Obama pushes tax hikes on rich

09/19/11 06:21PM

Today, President Obama made his populist pitch to the American people. He proposed $1.5 trillion in new tax revenues, targeting people making over a million bucks a year. Major hat tip to Warren Buffett here, as the White House dubbed this The Buffett Rule. read more

First Word: Monday, September 19

09/19/11 03:54PM

Happy Monday. Here's a look at stories shaping The Last Word rundown. What headlines are you reading today?President Obama vows veto if deficit plan has no tax increasesChuck Schumer calls for vote on Buffett ruleIs Obama the first Jewish president?White House rebuts Ron Suskind book about alleged dysfunction in the administrationRupert... read more


About The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

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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