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Weiner 'can't say with certitude'

06/01/11 05:25PM

 Rep. Anthony Weiner addressed his alleged Twitter hacking today with NBC's Luke Russert, saying "he can't say with certitude” whether a lewd photo sent to a 21-year-old was of him or not.Likewise, I can't say with certitude I will live until 100. I can't say with certitude I will eat a ham sandwich tomorrow for lunch. Tell us more, congressman.The crotch shot in question was tweeted to a female college student (and the rest of the world) over the weekend. Weiner called the incident a "prank" and hired a private security firm to investigate. read more

Elephant clearing debris in Joplin

06/01/11 05:24PM

 It’s all hands (and feet) on deck in Joplin, Missouri after a massive tornado leveled the town. This elephant was put to work to help clean up heavy debris. It happened to be in the area via The Piccadilly Circus, which had been scheduled to perform.The Missouri State Highway Patrol today confirmed 134 people died in the incident, and all people reported missing have now been located.More than 8,000 homes and more than 500 commercial properties were damaged or destroyed in the tornado on May 22. read more

First Word: June 1, 2011

06/01/11 02:50PM

Lawrence is back in the anchor chair tonight. Here's a look at stories we're following right now.President Obama warned Republicans on debt limit in meeting at the White HouseRep. Weiner: ‘I can’t say with certitude’ when asked if Twitter picture was of himMany Republicans 'not impressed' with 2012 field, according to new surveyFEMA to demand Hurricane Katrina victims return aid moneyDonald Trump: Paul Ryan budget plan a 'death wish' for RepublicansGov. Chris Christie takes state helicopter to son's baseball game read more

Buyer's remorse after midterms?

05/31/11 10:40PM

 Five months after first-term Republicans governors took office, new polls suggest voters are not happy with their decisions at ballot boxes. Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm talks about cases of Republican over-reach and the "buyers' remorse" that has come along with it on The Last Word. read more

Lawrence O'Donnell: potential juror

Lawrence O'Donnell: potential juror

05/31/11 08:03PM

Our good friend Chris Hayes from The Nation is filling in for Lawrence on tonight's edition of The Last Word. But if you've been following Lawrence on Twitter today, you knew that already. Why? Because he's been tweeting... from jury duty.Ahhh, jury duty. Just as exciting as I remember. read more

Trump and Palin pizza summit

Trump and Palin pizza summit

05/31/11 08:00PM

Msnbc Contributor and editorial writer for The Washington Post, Jonathan Capehart, joins The Last Word to discuss the Palin media circus and its impact on... watch

The Romney problem

The Romney problem

05/31/11 08:00PM

Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for the New Yorker, tracks how Romney's healthcare legislation came about and how it influenced the White House. watch

Rep. Weiner Twitter hacked

Rep. Weiner Twitter hacked

05/31/11 08:00PM

Andrew Breitbart goes on the attack again, this time he's railing against Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner. The Nation’s Chris Hayes discusses details... watch

First Word: May 31, 2011

First Word: May 31, 2011

05/31/11 08:00PM

I'm Chris Hayes in for Lawrence O'Donnell. Poor Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty are desperately trying to get attention for their campaigns. Romney even... watch

Bashir: Palin's riding a 'cash bus'

05/31/11 07:38PM

As Sarah Palin's bus tour of whatever nothingness continues to roll on (including its stop at Trump Tower), speculation continues from some in the political media that she could be preparing to launch a run at the White House.  Lawrence already told you last week what he thinks of all this (spoiler alert: Palin isn't running). And several other members of the political press have also seen Palin's quest for publicity for what it is. One of them is our msnbc colleague, Martin Bashir, who took a few minutes to give his thoughts at the end of his show today during his segment, "Clear the Air." read more

The Trump/Palin pizza summit

The Trump/Palin pizza summit

05/31/11 06:40PM

UPDATE 7:34 P.M. ET: Breaking political (and pizza) news...NBC News has confirmed Donald Trump and Sarah Palin are chowing down at La Famiglia on 50th and Broadway near Times Square. Trump and wife Melania are there along with Palin and her daughter Piper. We can confirm Pepperoni was ordered. If you're so inclined, here's the menu they have to choose from.Two frequent stars of the Rewrite, Sarah Palin and Donald Trump, are reportedly dining together in New York City. read more

Today's debt ceiling vote all show

05/31/11 05:33PM

The new tradition of blatant one-upmanship continues on the House floor with a vote on the debt ceiling. Congress is scheduled to hold its first vote on debt ceiling this evening. They’re voting on a “clean bill,” brought to the floor by the GOP, to raise the debt limit $2.4 trillion without any federal spending cuts whatsoever.That’s what most Democrats want. The GOP brought it to the floor. Everybody sing kumbaya and hold hands, right?The GOP fully expects the outcome of this vote to fail — it’s just for show. read more

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