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Pres. Obama tells the nation on May 1 that bin Laden has been killed

The Last Word week in review

05/06/11 09:00PM

The HeadlinesObama thanks Navy SEALsDid the bin Laden raid reveal a new weapon of war?Pres. Obama visits Ground ZeroPolitics and the fog of warBin Laden: What we know nowBin Laden: Politics and pollsRole of enhanced interrogation tacticsThe teamwork that led to bin LadenThe death of bin LadenHow much did Pakistan know?Bin Laden: Bush vs. ObamaMore about the Navy SEALS behind the missionFirst 2012 Republican debate is heldThe Condoleezza Rice InterviewTerrorism and IraqThe death of bin LadenLawrence gets reaction from Rachel MaddowColin Powell's fmr. read more

'Obama's' other bin Laden speech

05/06/11 07:27PM

Comedian Iman Crosson does a pretty spot-on impression of our Commander-in-Chief. He's also not half bad at writing political rhymes. Check out his alternative take on President Obama's remarks announcing to the nation that al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is dead. read more

Taking a bite out of bin Laden

Taking a bite out of bin Laden

05/06/11 03:44PM

Navy SEALS don't mess around and neither do their canines. Lassie, Underdog,  the dog from I Am Legend - all heroes. But those fearless muts don't have anything on the four-legged friend who helped take down bin Laden in the secret operation last weekend. Their titanium teeth may make them more like Kujo than a cuddly companion, but like the rest of the unidentified Navy SEAL team, he (or she) definitely has our admiration and gratitude.The New York Times reports that the hero hound was most likely a German shepherd or a Belgian Malinois. read more

First Word: May 6, 2011

05/06/11 01:15PM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. What headlines are you clicking on today?Al Qaeda has confirmed the death of Osama Bin Laden.Data retrieved from the computers at Osama Bin Laden''s compound show that the Al-Qaeda leader did play a direct role in planning future plots.Last night, Hermain Cain was the break-out star of the first Republican debate.The unemployment rate rose slightly to 9% in April.A little humor for this Friday: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler take on the "Jersey Floor." read more

The Condoleezza Rice Interview

05/05/11 09:17PM

Today, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sat down for an exclusive interview with Lawrence. The two had a must-see conversation about the lessons learned from the Iraq war and much more.Lawrence and former Secretary Rice also discussed the death of Osama bin Laden. read more

Pakistan and bin Laden: Who knew what?

Pakistan and bin Laden: Who knew what?

05/05/11 08:18PM

New details are emerging today that show officials within Pakistan's military and intelligence services may have been giving aid to Osama bin Laden on his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. From today's Wall Street Journal:Two senior U.S. read more

Obama visits Ground Zero

Obama visits Ground Zero

05/05/11 08:00PM

The president laid a wreath and paid his respects for the victims of 9/11 today in lower Manhattan. Carie Lemack, who lost her mom on 9/11, joins The Last Word. watch

The Rewrite: Bin Laden photos

The Rewrite: Bin Laden photos

05/05/11 08:00PM

Should the White House have decided to release the photos of bin Laden's dead body? Daily Show host Jon Stewart gave a surprising response to this. Lawrence... watch

Condoleezza Rice gets The Last Word

Condoleezza Rice gets The Last Word

05/05/11 06:57PM

In an exclusive interview tonight, Lawrence goes one-on-one with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice...and nothing is off limits. Why didn't she mention President Obama in her initial statement on the killing of Osama bin Laden? What does she think of the President's visit to Ground Zero today? But it's when Lawrence takes on the Bush administration's claims that the 9/11 attacks were tied to Iraq, that the interview takes on a different tone. "I think history demonstrates Iraq presented absolutely no threat to the United States whatsoever," said Lawrence. Dr. read more

Laura Bush reading to children today at a Dallas elementary school.

Laura Bush on George W. Bush's decision

05/05/11 03:57PM

Former First Lady Laura Bush told the Associated Press Thursday that her husband's decision to decline an invitation by President Obama to join him at Ground Zero after the death of Osama bin Laden today is due to  the former president's desire to stay out of the public eye.According to the former First Lady, former President George W. Bush "thinks that's for President Obama to do at this point."Mrs. Bush was asked about her husband's decision while speaking at a Dallas elementary school where she announced grants from her foundation to school libraries. read more

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