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Hypocrisy from GOP freshmen?

Hypocrisy from GOP freshmen?

07/06/11 08:00PM

The GOP freshmen who campaigned against the stimulus and government spending are privately saying that spending is actually necessary. The Huffington Post’s Ryan Grim joins The Last Word with details. watch

Condolences to military families

Condolences to military families

07/06/11 08:00PM

Guest anchor Chris Hayes reports on the recent decision by the Obama Administration to begin sending letters of condolences to families of those American men and women in uniform who committed suicide while serving their country. watch

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Impeachment by invoking the 14th?

07/06/11 07:28PM

We've tossed around the idea ourselves here at The Last Word. Is there any emergency way out for President Obama if no compromise has been reached over the debt ceiling? Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner himself recently noted a clause in the 14th Amendment that states U.S. public debt "shall not be questioned."One Republican... read more

President Obama and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey in the first ever Twitter Town Hall at the White House on Wednesday.

GOP takes on Obama in Twitter event

07/06/11 04:42PM

Today, President Obama hosted the first ever Twitter town hall at the White House. Users tweeted questions to the president — under the 140 characters count, naturally — using the #AskObama tag. The social networking site picked all 18 questions and Obama responded verbally without any restrictions.The event focused on jobs and the economy. And... read more

First Word: July 6, 2011

07/06/11 03:03PM

A look at stories shaping tonight's Last Word rundown. Chris Hayes joins us as a guest host.Social media take on role of presidential questioner in Twitter town hallObama cites progress in deficit reduction talksLawmakers head to White House on Thursday in effort to break debt stalemateFreshman Republicans lobby federal agencies for... read more

Texas Republicans shy away from Perry

Texas Republicans shy away from Perry

07/05/11 08:00PM

The religious right says they want Texas Governor Rick Perry to run for president. But not many Texas Republicans agree. Terri Hall of the group Texans Uniting for Reform and Freedom joins The Last Word to explain. watch

D.C. debt politics

D.C. debt politics

07/05/11 08:00PM

Editor of Frum Forum, David Frum, and Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson join The Last Word to break down today’s developments in the debt ceiling negotiations. watch

The do-nothing Congress?

The do-nothing Congress?

07/05/11 08:00PM

The L.A. Times and Politico both point out the 112th Congress is on pace to be one of the least productive Congresses in more than 60 years. Rep. Jim Clyburn joins The Last Word to discuss challenges facing a House divided. watch

Casey Anthony verdict circus

Casey Anthony verdict circus

07/05/11 08:00PM

The most watched trial since O.J. ended this afternoon. What do those verdicts, and our reactions to them, say about the justice system in America? Guest host Chris Hayes has more. watch

Obama won't accept short-term deal

07/05/11 06:15PM

Speaking before the daily White House briefing, President Obama pushed for Congress to make a deal within the next two weeks on raising the U.S. nation's borrowing limit. Watch video of his remarks and give us your reaction in the comment section below. read more

Calling out the GOP on debt talks

07/05/11 06:08PM

Tonight, Eugene Robinson and David Frum join us at the top of the show to discuss the latest in debt negotiations. President Obama gave a few remarks today on the progress of talks, emphasizing the need to come up with a longer-term solution on the debt ceiling.Obama invited lawmakers to the White House on Thursday to continue negotiations. But... 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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