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Marriage equality vote in Albany

Marriage equality vote in Albany

06/24/11 08:00PM

After a roller coaster ride of developments in Albany over marriage equality, President of Equality Matters Richard Socarides joins The Last Word for the latest from the New York state legislature. watch

A marriage equality supporter protesting at New York's Capitol in Albany on Friday.

Road paved for marriage equality vote

06/24/11 07:33PM

The New York state Senate is expected to take an up or down vote on the marriage equality bill later tonight. We're hearing midnight-ish.Majority Leader Dean Skelos said Republicans agreed to send it to the floor after some language was tweaked to "protect the rights of religious institutions." He added, "I appreciate the... read more

Sen. Allen dances around Ryan plan

06/24/11 05:28PM

Let's be honest, the Paul Ryan budget plan is not something to brag about if you’re a Republican and want to get re-elected in 2012. A new Bloomberg National Poll reconfirmed its toxicity with 57 percent of Americans saying they would be worse off under the Medicare-killing plan. With Independent voters, 58 percent think the Ryan plan is a... read more

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,... 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... read more

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

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

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