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Boehner: 'Get you’re a** in line'

Boehner: 'Get you’re a** in line'

07/27/11 08:00PM

With just days to go until the debt ceiling deadline, Speaker John Boehner issued marching orders to the GOP. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell has the latest headlines on the debt talks. watch

Rep. Michele Bachmann (file)

Teen suicides in Bachmann's district

07/27/11 05:41PM

A story we told you last week has been gaining steam in the blogosphere. There’s a disturbing new trend in Rep. Michele Bachmann's congressional district.Nine teens have committed suicide in the past two years in the Anoka-Hennepin school district north of Minneapolis-St. Paul, many of them after being bullied for being homosexual.Bachmann... read more

The escape hatch in debt talks

07/27/11 03:09PM

Lawrence appeared as guest on Andrea Mitchell Reports this afternoon. He shared his thoughts on which congressional leader might emerge to finalize a debt deal, and how lawmakers can quickly get out of the debt ceiling mess. read more

The Wednesday awesome

07/27/11 02:55PM

The band OK Go has a track record of making really awesome videos (like this one, this one, and this one). Their newest for the single "All Is Not Lost" is no exception. But if you think the clip above is amazing... you should check out the interactive version here (Google Chrome required). read more

Gov. Chris Christie speaking at the Iowa Education Summit in Des Moines, Iowa on Monday.

Christie not that into GOP hopefuls

07/27/11 02:52PM

This week, Gov. Christie appeared in Iowa where he, again, denied rumors of a 2012 run. He also stayed quiet on his pick for the GOP nomination.Why would a non-potential candidate appear in a big primary state if he’s not even considering a run for office?Christie says only time will tell. "Here's what I have to say about politics —... read more

First Word: July 27, 2011

07/27/11 02:22PM

Happy Wednesday. Less than one week to go until the debt ceiling deadline. We're going to continue to be all over that story in tonight's show.CBO finds Reid debt plan would save more than Boehner billHope for Boehner? Some House conservatives closing ranks on debt limit billU.S. may have way to cover bills after deadline, for weekTea... read more

Maher talks frustration with Obama

07/26/11 09:27PM

 The bleep button was on standby as Lawrence spoke with Bill Maher, host of HBO's Real Time. The pair chatted about the debt ceiling, the 2012 election and all things in between. (Seriously, what's up with all those flag pins on the lapels of most politicians?). Maher, a fan of President Obama, explained his current frustration with... read more

FAA partially shuts down

FAA partially shuts down

07/26/11 08:00PM

While the dramatic debt negotiations in Washington are far removed from the lives of most Americans, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell reminds us of one very real consequence of congressional inaction. watch

Voter confidence eroding on debt talks

Voter confidence eroding on debt talks

07/26/11 08:00PM

Americans want a solution to the debt crisis. The Huffington Post's Howard Fineman joins The Last Word to parse through the latest exchanges between The White House and Speaker Boehner. watch

First Word: Tuesday, July 26th

First Word: Tuesday, July 26th

07/26/11 08:00PM

With competing symbolic plans, with no chance of becoming law, flying around the Capitol, we will retreat from the partisan conflict and ask Bill Maher if he can make sense of it all. But first, let's review how we came to this crisis point. watch

A biased economic recovery?

A biased economic recovery?

07/26/11 08:00PM

The Nation’s Melissa Harris-Perry joins The Last Word to discuss the growing problem of income disparity and its impact on the U.S. economy as it slugs through a slow recovery. watch


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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