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Meghan McCain's advice to the GOP

06/20/11 06:50PM

Tonight, Meghan McCain joins the show. Never the shy one, the Daily Beast columnist has got a few bones to pick with the current Republican presidential field. In a new column posted today, she asks the GOP point blank, "How is it possible that this is the best we're doing so far?" To her, the group can do a way better job of... read more

Dems outpace GOP in fundraising

06/20/11 04:56PM

The DNC announced today it raked in $10.5 million last month, well ahead of the GOP. This amount includes money from the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising account by the DNC and Obama's re-election campaign.The RNC’s said it collected $6.2 million donations in May. Republican officials estimated they were $24 million in the hole when... read more

First Word: June 20, 2011

06/20/11 02:53PM

Here are some links we've been reading this afternoon, on this last day of spring. What headlines are you checking out?Florida Tea Party leader: GOP Medicare plan a ‘public policy nightmare’Meghan McCain's 7 Tips for Republican hopefulsJohn McCain blaming illegal immigrants for Arizona Wildfires?Mitt Romney under GOP fire on... read more

The Colbert commencement speech

06/17/11 08:12PM

Stephen Colbert is a favorite of ours here at The Last Word HQ. So for a bit of Friday fun, check out his hilarious commencement address given just a few hours ago (amazing how fast things get on YouTube). He told the students that "some call you the greatest generation." After quite a bit of laughter Colbert admitted he's really... read more

Is the war on drugs worth it?

Is the war on drugs worth it?

06/17/11 08:00PM

Today is the 40th anniversary of America's longest war, the war on drugs. Is it working? MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell gets analysis from Michelle Alexander, an associate professor of law at Ohio State University. watch

Georgia’s new immigration law

Georgia’s new immigration law

06/17/11 08:00PM

Georgia's former governor, Republican Sonny Perdue, says his state's new law makes Georgia look unwelcoming to anyone of color. Professor of sociology at Georgetown, Michael Eric Dyson, joins The Last Word with more. watch

The war on drugs: a lost cause?

06/17/11 05:24PM

We’re devoting tonight’s D-block to the subject of drugs. President Nixon launched the war on drugs 40 years ago. But a new report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy — composed of former presidents, prime ministers and other worldwide leaders — suggests these crackdowns have done more harm than good. The report says usage has actually... read more

Lawrence hosting 'Erasing Hate' doc

06/17/11 04:20PM

Can someone who has known nothing but violence and bigotry, change his life when the evidence of his past is permanently etched on his face? Lawrence will host this new msnbc documentary, "Erasing Hate," on Sunday June 26 at 9 pm ET.The piece chronicles Bryon Widner, a former skinhead. While most skinheads are known for sporting... read more