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Dude, that was Lawrence's neighbor!

06/24/11 04:50PM

Watch video of Lawrence explaining the bizarre Boston-Santa Monica connection with mobster Whitey Bulger. Plus, Boston Herald columnist and radio host Howie Carr joins the show with details on how the FBI finally pinned down one of its 10 most wanted criminals. read more

First Word: June 24, 2011

06/24/11 03:02PM

A link list of stories shaping tonight's rundown. What headlines are catching your attention right now?Top Dems say a high-income tax proposal made GOP abandon debt talksSen. Jim DeMint warns GOP on debt limit voteVan Jones returns, launches liberal alternative to the tea partySpeaker John Boehner challenges President Obama on debt deal, tax increasesPetraeus says Afghan pullout is beyond what he advisedJon Huntsman will drink for diplomacy read more

Pelosi responds to GOP walkout

06/23/11 09:19PM

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi expressed disappointment today after top Republican leaders walked out of debt talks."I don't know how they can face the American people by saying this is what's really important to us when it comes time to reduce the deficit, to give tax breaks to big oil and corporate America," the House Minority Leader said in an exclusive interview with msnbc’s Lawrence O’Donnell.House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl dramatically pulled out of budget talks led by Vice President Joe Biden over unwillingness to compromise on revenue increases. read more

Rewriting the Paul Ryan rift

Rewriting the Paul Ryan rift

06/23/11 08:00PM

In the Rewrite, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell addresses the divide between Rep. Paul Ryan’s so-called revered reputation in Washington and his actual reputation almost everywhere else in America. watch

First Word: June 23, 2011

First Word: June 23, 2011

06/23/11 08:00PM

The Republicans walk out of the budget negotiations. No surprise there. And Whitey Bulger walks out with his hands up. Talk about rocking my world. watch

Debt talks break down

Debt talks break down

06/23/11 08:00PM

Huffington Post editorial director Howard Fineman joins The Last Word with analysis after high-ranking Republicans Cantor and Kyl deserted debt negotiations. watch

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Lawrence O'Donnell on set in Washington, D.C.

Behind the scenes of Pelosi interview

06/23/11 04:00PM

Lawrence sat down with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for a lengthy chat this afternoon.We’re very glad it took place — Lawrence and our crew initially had trouble getting down to Washington, D.C. from New York City. All Northeast Corridor train lines were down due to a power outage (of course, today of all days). In a last-minute change of plans, they hopped on a plane to make it in time.The mad dash paid off. Pelosi, fresh off a meeting with President Obama, had a lot to say about debt ceiling talks and Cantor’s decision to leave them.The interview will air tonight at 8pm ET on msnbc. read more

FBI handout or former fugitive James Bulger

Man who inspired 'The Departed' caught

06/23/11 03:51PM

The Boston mob boss who inspired the film "The Departed" was captured in L.A. after 16 years on the run. The FBI finally snatched up James "Whitey" Bulger and his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Greig, yesterday at an apartment in Santa Monica.The couple was living under the aliases Charles and Carol Gasko. The FBI found very large amounts of cash and guns at their home.Feds can thank daytime TV viewers for the tip off. On Tuesday, the government began circulating ads with Greig picture during shows like The View and Regis and Kelly. read more

First Word: June 23, 2011

06/23/11 01:59PM

A look at stories shaping tonight's rundown. What headlines are you clicking on?Eric Cantor pulls out of debt ceiling talksIs Eric Cantor setting up John Boehner to take the fall on debt talks?Obama's Afghanistan speech goes down the unpopular middleFBI captures ruthless Boston mob boss in L.A.Amendments to New York marriage equality bill taking shape, vote uncertainThe Winklevoss twins have (probably) given up Facebook lawsuits read more

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