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Giffords returns to Congress

Giffords returns to Congress

08/01/11 08:00PM

Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords made a surprise return to the House floor to cast her vote in support of the debt ceiling deal. NBC's Luke Russert joins The Last Word with details. watch

Race against debt disaster

Race against debt disaster

08/01/11 08:00PM

Democratic Congressman Barney Frank of Massachusetts, Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, joins The Last Word to explain why he voted against the debt deal. watch

Osama bin Laden's former compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

New details on bin Laden raid

08/01/11 07:30PM

"Nine years, seven months, and twenty days after September 11, an American was a trigger pull from ending bin Laden's life." Such describes the pivotal moment in the now infamous Osama Bin Laden raid in Pakistan, as written by Nicholas Schmidle, appearing in the latest edition of the New Yorker. Due to the ongoing debt crisis... read more

Debt ceiling debate? Talk to the hand.

Romney out of hiding on debt deal

08/01/11 05:46PM

After weeks of contentious negotiations in Washington, Willard M. Romney managed to stay relatively quiet on the debt ceiling debate. (So much so that The Daily Caller, quite brilliantly, put him on the back of milk carton).Now, just hours before the deadline, the GOP frontrunner finally gave a hint of what he would do in the debt ceiling debate... read more

First Word: August 1, 2011

08/01/11 04:02PM

We're inching closer to a possible deal on the debt ceiling. A vote is expected to take place later today. Here's a look at stories we're following this afternoon.Pleasing few, debt deal to go to voteU.S. government: Insurers must cover birth control with no copays Getting bin Laden: What happened that night in AbbottabadWinners... read more

McConnell refusing to work with Reid

07/29/11 09:35PM

Sen. Kent Conrad broke some news on The Last Word tonight. According to him, Sen. Mitch McConnell told Majority Leader Harry Reid he will not negotiate with him anymore — only with President Obama.This continues the rollercoaster standoff on the debt ceiling between top U.S. lawmakers."I've been here for 25 years. I have never heard... read more

First Word: July 29, 2011

First Word: July 29, 2011

07/29/11 08:00PM

The House of Representatives has now passed a tea party fantasy that will never become law. Once again, leaving the job of working out a realistic compromise to the United States Senate. watch

A tiny sampling of today's tweets.

Obama spam or genius tweets?

07/29/11 06:32PM

This week, President Obama has been urging the American people to contact their representatives and senators in Washington on the debt deal. After his grass roots call to action Monday night, many House websites and servers crashed. Today, the president tapped into social media, telling Americans to tweet their reps.Going one step further, his... 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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