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Dow Jones gives America buzzkill

08/04/11 06:34PM

Do me a favor. You probably don’t want to check your stock portfolio or 401k account today. I mean, you can. I am certainly no financial expert (though I do claim to be The Last Word's Madonna trivia expert). Just trust me on this one.The Dow Jones industrial average plunged, closing down 512 points. It’s the Dow's worst drop since... read more

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (file)

Deal reached to end FAA shutdown

08/04/11 04:55PM

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced today Congress... did its job. Lawmakers worked out a bi-partisan deal to end the Federal Aviation Administration shutdown, which put 74,000 transportation and construction workers out of work.The House left for vacay before figuring it out, which prompted the partial shutdown. Oopsy!Under terms of the... read more

First Word: August 4, 2011

08/04/11 03:40PM

Looks like we have a deal to get FAA employees back to work. More on this story tonight.FAA shutdown deal reached: Harry Reid announces agreement to reopen FAASecret corporate money powers pro-Romney Super PAC Gov. Christie defends appointing Muslim judge: 'This Sharia Law business is crap’Inside the 'drama' of the Jon Huntsman... read more

Simpson talks debt deal, Norquist

08/03/11 10:37PM

Former Sen. Alan Simpson, the co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, joined the Last Word to discuss how Obama handled the negotiations and what to expect with the debt super committee.And you can't talk about fixing the debt, without talking about revenues. Grover Norquist, the anti-tax pledge master and... read more

Rewriting Huckabee’s 9/11 cartoon

Rewriting Huckabee’s 9/11 cartoon

08/03/11 08:00PM

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee decided to mark the 10th anniversary of the deadliest terror attack on our country by turning it into a cartoon. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell gives details in the Rewrite. watch

The next round of debt fights

The next round of debt fights

08/03/11 08:00PM

Former Sen. Alan Simpson, the co-chair of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, joins the Last Word to discuss how Obama handled the negotiations and what to expect with the debt super committee. watch

Huckabee's 9/11 kids video (yes, really)

08/03/11 07:49PM

Former Baptist pastor/Arkansas governor/Republican presidential candidate-turned-FOX News host/web entrepreneur/children's video producer Mike Huckabee has a new release out as part of his Learn Our History DVD collection for kids. This latest cartoon teaches young kids about 9/11.No. You didn't misread that. read more

Romney's b-day gift to Obama

08/03/11 06:17PM

President Obama turns the big 5-0 tomorrow. Ahead of the festivities, he's back in Chicago for a fundraiser tonight.Willard M. Romney gave him an early b-day present. He taunted Obama in a tweet, "welcoming" him back to his hometown. read more

Sixth-graders explain debt deal saga

08/03/11 04:22PM

In a segment on Monday, Lawrence told you about all the words Americans associate with the debt ceiling. When asked to describe their impression of the budget negotiations in one word in a new Washington Post-Pew Research Center Poll, things like "pathetic," "disgusting," "bull," "crazy," and "... read more

First Word: August 3, 2011

08/03/11 03:15PM

Happy Wednesday. Tonight, we're shifting gears to look at the new super committee on the debt and the 2012 race. Check out a snippet of headlines we're following.Sarah Palin jabs at Mitt Romney over debt ceilingRomney announces advisory team of 63 lawyersSen. Schumer: GOP is 'holding a gun to our heads' in FAA fightGov. Perry... 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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