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Anthony Weiner leaves office

Anthony Weiner leaves office

06/16/11 08:00PM

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell talks to The Huffington Post’s Alex Wagner and Politico’s Maggie Haberman about the resignation and the circus atmosphere... watch

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Romney: 'I am also unemployed'

06/16/11 07:57PM

Megamillions Mitt Romney told a group of unemployed people he’s one of them."I should tell my story,” the Republican presidential hopeful said at coffee shop in Tampa. "I’m also unemployed."Romney spoke with a small group of out-of-work Floridians today about their struggles to land a new job.One job seeker asked him if he was on LinkedIn, the professional social networking site."I’m networking," said woe-is-me Romney. "I have my sight on a particular job."Democrats pounced on his bad joke immediately. read more

Repealing the 20th Century

Repealing the 20th Century

06/16/11 07:09PM

Killing Medicare? Privatizing Social Security? Stripping Workers’ Rights? If it seems like progress made in 20th Century America is being Repealed, you’re right. read more

House passes bill to cut food aid

06/16/11 05:23PM

Despite bipartisan effort to reduce farm subsidies, today the Republican-controlled House passed a controversial food and farm-spending bill. This measure calls for deep cuts in food aid, both at home and abroad.The bill slid by in a 217-203 vote. It would give the Ag Department and the FDA  $17.3 billion for day-to-day operations. read more

Weiner resigns from Congress

06/16/11 02:54PM

After weeks of mounting pressure, Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner resigned from office today. Weiner made the announcement just a short time ago in his home district of Brooklyn, New York.He said he couldn’t stay in office because of the large “distraction” over his sexting scandal and apologized again for "the embarrassment that I have caused."Weiner recently admitted to sending sexually explicit messages to several women via his Twitter account.It’s unclear what he’ll do next. read more

First Word: June 16, 2011

06/16/11 02:31PM

A look at stories we're following right now. What headlines are you clicking on?Rep. Anthony Weiner to announce his resignation todayDoes Weiner's punishment fit his crime?Mitt Romney — net worth over $200 Million — tells unemployed people ‘I’m also unemployed’Senate Republicans clash with Grover NorquistSome Republican freshmen in Congress hold major debt, disclosure forms showRep. Gabrielle Giffords released from hospitalStephen Colbert's advice to Republicans looking for the youth vote read more

First Word: June 15, 2011

First Word: June 15, 2011

06/15/11 08:00PM

I'm Chris Hayes in for Lawrence O'Donnell. Republicans are apparently afraid that none of their presidential candidates are strong enough to beat President... watch

Most. Offensive. Ad. Ever.

Most. Offensive. Ad. Ever.

06/15/11 08:00PM

MSNBC contributor Melissa Harris Perry joins The Last Word to get to the bottom of this inexplicably tasteless campaign ad aimed at Democratic House... watch

Cable and poverty

Cable and poverty

06/15/11 08:00PM

Cable television executives are getting really, really nervous about a decision you may soon be forced to make. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes has the story. watch

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