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"Trump" has new demands

04/29/11 06:46PM

Jimmy Fallon has had a lot of fun recently making fun of Donald Trump... last night donning a wig and doing a pretty spot-on impression asking President Obama to open his wallet and show us, among other things, his Starbucks card. read more

First Word: April 29, 2011

04/29/11 03:48PM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. What headlines are you clicking on?President Obama visited Alabama earlier today to tour wreckage of the deadly tornadoes.The death toll from Wednesday's storms in the Southeast has now topped 300.Prince William and Catherine Middleton are married! After the ceremony this morning in Westminster Abbey, the two are now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.Today's Endeavour shuttle launch was scrubbed because of a problem with a heater in one of the shuttle's auxiliary units.Donald Trump spoke in Las Vegas yesterday and dropped multiple F-bombs. read more

"Last Word" girls watching the wedding!

Here Comes THE Bride....

04/29/11 05:58AM

Good morning! We are up live-tweeting the Royal Wedding! We're taking a break from budget talks, debt ceiling debates, crazy state representatives, and frankly anything to do with Donald Trump to enjoy this beautiful event. Follow us @TheLastWord and leave us a comment on how you're celebrating the wedding. Also, make sure to tune into the show tonight at 8P ET where we will focus on other news of the day. - Casey, Clare and Danielle.  read more

America to Washington: We want jobs!

04/28/11 10:41PM

Will Washington turn its attention back to the problem Americans really want solved: jobs? Polls show support for Pres. Obama and Congressional Republicans down as the stock market and oil companies find their numbers up. Howard Fineman and David Stockman provide their take. read more

State Rep. Sally Kern/(R) Oklahoma City

Okla. lawmaker's apology not enough for NAACP

04/28/11 08:03PM

Oklahoma State Representative Sally Kern says her words were "not spoken correctly" and is apologizing after making comments that implied African-Americans and women in general make less money than white men because they don't work as hard. Kern's remarks (video here) came last night as the Oklahoma House of Representatives approved a bill giving voters the chance to eliminate affirmative action in state programs next year.  Kern first spoke of African-Americans, asking "Is this just because they're black that they're in prison? read more

Jobs vs. budget

Jobs vs. budget

04/28/11 08:00PM

Washington turns its attention back to the problem Americans really want solved: jobs. But does the GOP even have a plan? Howard Fineman and David Stockman... watch

Challenging Rep. Ryan

Challenging Rep. Ryan

04/28/11 08:00PM

As Rep. Paul Ryan gets some heated questions from voters back in his district, we talk to his Democratic challenger, Rob Zerban. watch

A man fills his tank in San Francisco. Regular unleaded gas is averaging $4.22 a gallon in California.

ExxonMobil hits White House

04/28/11 07:44PM

Today was a good day for oil giant ExxonMobil. How good? The company announced first quarter profits of $10.7 billion, its best quarter since 2008. Also reporting good numbers this week are Shell and ConocoPhillips. Those kind of numbers, along with the high numbers we're paying at the pump, have many Americans furious. The White House isn't too happy, either. Along with Democrats on the Hill, the Obama administration is pushing for an end to some pretty hefty tax breaks for the energy industry. read more

Superman vs. right-wing blogosphere

Superman vs. right-wing blogosphere

04/28/11 03:56PM

The Man of Steel has faced many supervillians in his time here on Earth: Lex Luthor, Doomsday, Ultraman, Jax-Ur, Bizarro, and of course... General Zod. But now Superman is dealing with an all-too-real foe... the right-wing blogosphere. So just what has the superhero who vows to fight for "truth, justice, and the American way," done to invite conservative consternation?The fury against the Last Son of Krypton revolves around a story included in the 900th special edition of "Action Comics," the DC title which brought us Superman's debut back in 1938. read more

First Word: April 28, 2011

04/28/11 01:14PM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. What headlines are you clicking on?Vicious storms tore through the South last night. At least 214 people are dead.President Obama will fly to Alabama tomorrow to address the devastating storms.A blast in a Morrocan cafe killed at least 14 people.It's less than a day to the Royal Wedding and Buckingham Palace has released the official wedding program.Check out the Huffington Post's "Obama's Birth Certificate Through the Eyes of a Birther." Genius. read more