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Praying the gay away?

07/12/11 07:22PM

As Lawrence casually mentioned in a tweet earlier, he's going to be talking about a "lotta gay sex" in tonight's show. read more

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at a news conference in Washington D.C. on Tuesday.

McConnell punts on debt ceiling

07/12/11 06:12PM

Boxed in by President Obama’s strategy, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell tossed out his own "back-up plan" today on the debt ceiling. The Republican floated the idea of making Obama the main authority to raise the debt limit. read more

First Word: July 12, 2011

07/12/11 04:12PM

A look at stories catching our attention now. What headlines have you been clicking on today?Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell proposes giving Obama debt ceiling powerSpeaker John Boehner: "This debt limit increase is Obama’s problem"President Obama says he "cannot guarantee" Social Security checks if U.S. defaultsRupert... read more

Rupert Murdoch photographed in London today.

U.S. to investigate Murdoch empire?

07/11/11 08:35PM

The scandal surrounding Rupert Murdoch’s media empire may spread across the pond. Today, CREW — Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington — called on U.S. read more

First Word: Monday, July 11

First Word: Monday, July 11

07/11/11 08:00PM

John Boehner became speaker of the house with help from tea partiers like Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin, and with help from Rupert Murdoch's media empire. Wonder why he's having a tough time governing? watch

Rupert Murdoch's Watergate?

Rupert Murdoch's Watergate?

07/11/11 08:00PM

MSNBC anchors Lawrence O’Donnell and Martin Bashir discuss new allegations against Rupert Murdoch and what the future holds for his media empire. watch

Backing away from the ‘marriage vow’

Backing away from the ‘marriage vow’

07/11/11 08:00PM

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell talks to Washington Post Editorial Writer Jonathan Capehart on recent developments regarding the controversial pledge signed by GOP presidential hopefuls Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum. watch

Palin on the latest cover

Palin says she's a winner

07/11/11 06:24PM

Sarah Palin seemed to learn a thing or two from her fake pizza summit with Donald Trump: how to revitalize a fake presidential campaign. In a rare break from Facebook-only postings, Palin granted an interview with Newsweek."I’m not so egotistical as to believe that it has to be me, or it can only be me, to turn things around,” she said in... read more

Obama to GOP: 'If not now, when?'

07/11/11 04:57PM

President Obama publicly pressed both Democrats and Republicans, urging them again to make compromises on the nation’s debt.In today’s press conference at the White House, Obama gave off the vibe of grown-up-in-chief, telling lawmakers to "pull off the Band-Aid" and "eat our peas." He said, "it’s not going to get easier;... read more

First Word: July 11, 2011

07/11/11 02:06PM

A look at stories catching our attention today:Obama to GOP on debt deal: Let's go!For John Boehner, lofty budget goals checked by realityBoehner's 'grand bargain' with the House GOPRick Santorum says he was 'taken aback' by so called marriage vowSarah Palin: I can winRepublicans cite Reagan, Thatcher — who raised... read more

Remembering Betty Ford

07/08/11 09:36PM

Former first lady Betty Ford, the widow of President Gerald Ford, has died. msnbc anchors Thomas Roberts and Andrea Mitchell have details on her life and legacy. 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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