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Why Romney can't win in 2012

08/05/11 07:52PM

Mitt Romney hasn't stopped raking in cash for his quiet presidential campaign. But where is that money coming from, and how will news of his shady cash flow play out with voters? Lawrence discussed the issue with Paul Goldman, former chairman of the Virginia Democratic Party and the co-author of the Politico op-ed "Why Romney Can'... read more

Texas Gov. Rick Perry

Backlash against Perry's prayer rally

08/05/11 07:06PM

Houston's Reliant Stadium will host to more than 8,000 guests tomorrow at Texas Gov. Rick Perry's mega religious rally called "The Response: A call to prater for a nation in crisis."The controversial event, Perry's brain-child, is being described as a day of prayer and fasting. read more

Cylon and Spidey chat on the fancy new Last Word videophones

They should never give us new toys

08/05/11 06:57PM

The handy and helpful folks from NBCUniversal telecommunications have been in and out of our offices for the past few weeks with the promise of new phones. I didn't think much of it. I don't think any of us did, really. But then we got to work today. These new phones have video chat. read more

Following in Jerry's footsteps

08/05/11 05:04PM

For the first time since 1966, America will not be hanging out with Jerry Lewis this coming Labor Day weekend. On Wednesday, The Muscular Dystrophy Association announced they dropped the 85-year-old comedian as host of their annual telethon and national chairman. Details surrounding the ouster are still a bit hazy.Over the years, Lewis helped... read more

First Word: August 5, 2011

08/05/11 03:39PM

Another Last Word first tonight. We've got a guest Rewriter on set with Lawrence tonight. In the meantime, here's a look at stories we're following right now.US posts stronger job gains amid fearEconomy stabilizing into a crisisJury convicts five officers in Katrina shootings Will Rick Perry’s Prayerpalooza backfire?CBS/NYT poll:... read more

Brutal day on Wall Street

Brutal day on Wall Street

08/04/11 08:00PM

The Dow plunged more than 500 points, it's worst day since the financial crisis in 2008. The Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman and Robert Reich, former labor secretary in the Clinton administration join The Last Word with analysis on the economic impact. watch

The debt deal hangover

The debt deal hangover

08/04/11 08:00PM

The verdict is in. America doesn’t like the debt ceiling deal. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell talks to MSNBC political analyst Richard Wolffe about the political fallout. watch

Mitt Romney’s secret donors

Mitt Romney’s secret donors

08/04/11 08:00PM

Mitt Romney hasn't stopped raking in cash for his quiet presidential campaign. But where is that money coming from? Paul Goldman, former chairman of the Virginia Democratic Party and the co-author of the Politico op-ed "Why Romney Can't Win,” joins The... watch

Deficit reduction committee players

Deficit reduction committee players

08/04/11 08:00PM

The only way to keep Grover Norquist's influence out of the future deficit reduction talks is to keep anyone who's signed his pledge out of the talks. Independent Senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, joins The Last Word to discuss. watch

Happy (redacted) to you, Mr. President!

Happy (redacted) to you, Mr. President!

08/04/11 06:44PM

Yes, it's been a rough week for President Obama.  A bitter debt ceiling deal here, a stock market plunge there. But the President does have one thing to celebrate today: his 50th birthday.  We at The Last Word had hoped to sing the world's best known song marking the anniversary of one's birth for the president on our show, but... read more

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