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Unrest and resilience in London

Unrest and resilience in London

08/09/11 05:22PM

London is bracing for another night of rioting in the streets. The Metropolitan Police force said 16,000 officers will start patrolling 24/7 and may employ the use of plastic bullets to help restore order.The riots began Saturday after the fatal shooting of Mark Duggan, a dad of four and suspected drug dealer who was allegedly gunned down... read more

Pawlenty releases another epic ad

08/09/11 04:43PM

Though former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty isn't doing so hot in Iowa right now, he is (in The Last Word's opinion) leading the pack in the straw poll for super-awesome political ads. read more

First Word: August 9, 2011

08/09/11 03:27PM

It's recall day in Wisconsin. We'll be getting a live update on election results with msnbc's Ed Schultz, who's anchoring from Madison. Here's a look at all the stories shaping tonight's rundown.Obama plan: Destroy RomneyDoes Obama bring Congress back?In Iowa, Michele Bachmann unrepentant about her vote against... read more

Analysis on S&P downgrade

08/08/11 10:20PM

 msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell discusses the irony and implications of S&P's decision with Robert Reich, former labor secretary under President Clinton. read more

Pressure on the debt super committee

Pressure on the debt super committee

08/08/11 08:00PM

After the S&P downgrade, do the decisions of the all-important super committee become even more high stakes now? MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell talks with Democratic Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky. watch

Bachmann Newsweek cover raises red flags

Bachmann Newsweek cover raises red flags

08/08/11 08:00PM

The National Organization for Women is defending Michele Bachmann, calling her Newsweek cover photo sexist. MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart, opinion writer for The Washington Post, joins The Last Word with details. watch

Rick Perry running for president?

Rick Perry running for president?

08/08/11 08:00PM

Will Texas Gov. Rick Perry challenge Michele Bachmann as the choice for the true believers vote? MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell gets analysis from The Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman. watch

Remembering a nation at war

Remembering a nation at war

08/08/11 08:00PM

Why does President Obama have to remind this country that we're a nation at war in Afghanistan? MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell has more in the Rewrite. watch

First Word: Monday, August 8

First Word: Monday, August 8

08/08/11 08:00PM

The president today said that Standard & Poors didn't doubt America's financial ability to pay its debts, "they doubted our political system's ability to act.” The president is absolutely right, and Standard and Poors is absolutely wrong. watch

Nation remembers the fallen

08/08/11 07:57PM

People from across the country are paying tribute to the 30 Americans, including 22 Navy SEALs, killed in Afghanistan on Saturday. Their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed while on a mission to reinforce troops trying to capture a Taliban leader in a longtime Taliban stronghold. It's believe their helicopter was hit with a rocket... read more

The Kennedy family in the early 1960s.

Inside the secret Jackie O tapes

08/08/11 06:16PM

A few months after the presidential assassination in 1963, Jackie Kennedy Onassis secretly sat down with historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. to record her thoughts. She then requested the tapes be made available to the public 50 years after her death.The Kennedy Library granted ABC News access to these never-before-heard interviews with the former... read more

State of education in America

08/08/11 04:42PM

The issue of education in America and abroad is a reoccurring theme on this show. Along with UNICEF, last year Lawrence started the K.I.N.D. fund to deliver desks to school kids in Malawi. Just last week, Lawrence stood up for teachers who have been under attack by ring-wing extremists.Now, deep spending cuts to education under the new debt deal... read more

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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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