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First Word: Monday, August 15

First Word: Monday, August 15

08/15/11 08:00PM

The third wealthiest man on the planet says President Obama is right about taxes. Rick Perry says Obama's wrong about that, and everything else. And Penn Jillette is here with why Rick Perry is wrong about God. watch

Summer of discontent in Washington

Summer of discontent in Washington

08/15/11 08:00PM

President Obama faces another angry August, as his poll numbers dip. But turns out there's a group of politicians just down Pennsylvania Avenue setting disapproval records. Deepak Bhargava, Executive Director of the Campaign for Community Change, joins... watch

First Word: August 15, 2011

08/15/11 02:31PM

T-Paw is out, and Rick Perry is in. We'll have more on the GOP field, post-Iowa straw poll tonight. Here's a look at more stories shaping the rundown. What are you clicking on this afternoon?Warren Buffett: I beg you to raise my taxesAfter Iowa, Republicans face a new landscapeObama ditches D.C. to mingle with voters on bus tourKarl... read more

Submissive question: sexist or legit?

08/12/11 10:03PM

It proved to be the most gasp-worthy moment of this week's Republican debate. Was the question to Michele Bachmann over her use of the word "submissive" in relation to her husband sexist, relevant or just plain awkward? Watch the discussion between The Last Word guest host Chris Hayes and Jezebel.com reporter Irin Carmon.What'... read more

Bachmann: Defender of the light bulb

Bachmann: Defender of the light bulb

08/12/11 08:00PM

Rep. Michele Bachmann told Republican voters she’ll fight tooth and nail, come hell or high water for their right to keep their light bulbs. Slate political reporter Dave Weigel explains on The Last Word. watch

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. Tim Pawlenty. 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... read more

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