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Can America get its groove back?

Can America get its groove back?

09/12/11 08:00PM

As the United States struggles to turn back a 9.1 percent unemployment rate, Thomas Friedman's new book says there is a way back to greatness, but we need to start making the tough decisions now. He’s joins The Last Word. watch

Democrats struggle to keep Weiner's seat

Democrats struggle to keep Weiner's seat

09/12/11 08:00PM

It's been almost three months since New York Congressman Anthony Weiner resigned over his Twitter photo scandal. In the special election for his congressional seat this week, Democrat David Weprin is trailing in the polls. He gets the last word. watch

Searching for Ronald Reagan

Searching for Ronald Reagan

09/12/11 08:00PM

Ronald Reagan's daughter Patti Davis isn't endorsing any GOP candidates after watching them debate at her father's presidential library. She joins The Last Word in an exclusive interview to explain what the current GOP field doesn’t understand about... watch

President Obama discussing the "American Jobs Act" in the Rose Garden on Monday with Vice President Biden at his side.

Obama jobs bill sent, and we wait

09/12/11 07:58PM

The fate of the American Jobs Act now rests in the hands of Congress. President Obama revealed details of his long-awaited jobs plan today during a speech in the Rose Garden.The president wants high-income earners, corporate jet owners, hedge fund managers and oil companies to pay more in taxes to help foot the cost of the $447 billion piece of... read more

America at critical crossroads

09/12/11 06:06PM

America's become the couch potatoes of innovation, phoning it in since the days of the cold war according to Thomas Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum. Their new book, That Used to be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, argues this country is on a downward spiral because of four factors: globalization... read more

A flower sitting on one of the panels displaying names of victims at the 9/11 memorial in New York on Monday.

9/11 memorial opens to the public

09/12/11 04:05PM

The new 9/11 memorial plaza opened to the public this morning in New York. For the past decade, officials kept the area, better known as "ground zero," closed off to visitors after the collapse of the World Trade Center.Two reflecting pools now sit in the WTC footprints and a bronze plaque around the edges lists the names of the nearly... read more

First Word: Monday, September 12

09/12/11 02:18PM

Here's a look at stories we're following this afternoon. What headlines are you clicking on now?President Obama sending jobs bill to CongressObama proposes raising taxes on the wealthy to pay for $447 billion jobs bill9/11 memorial plaza opens to the public Death penalty answer follows Rick PerryTim Pawlenty endorses Mitt Romney for... read more

Mayor Michael Bloomberg riding the NYC subway.

Bloomberg refuses to be intimidated

09/09/11 05:19PM

In last night's press conference about the "credible but uncorroborated" terrorist threat in New York City and Washington DC, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that everyone should go about their business as usual. The mayor also added that he was planning on taking the subway to work, as he does every morning.About a half an hour ago,... read more

First Word: Friday, September 9

09/09/11 05:10PM

Sorry for the tardiness of this entry. We were having some computer troubles at 30 Rock! Here's what we are looking at for tonight's show. What stories are you interested in today?President Obama spoke this morning at the University of Richmond, a college located in Rep. Eric Cantor's district. Officials are warning of a "... read more

Obama: 'Stop the political circus'

09/09/11 12:24AM

Missed the speech? In front of a joint session of Congress, President Obama introduced his "American Jobs Act" — a reported $450 billion dollar bill that he says would "provide a jolt to an economy that has stalled."   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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