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2014: The year in review

2014: The year in review

12/31/14 07:00PM

Kicking off The Last Word holiday party, msnbc’s Lawrence O’Donnell takes a quick look back at the highlights – and the lowlights – of the year that was. watch

John Boehner's latest problem

John Boehner's latest problem

12/30/14 10:56PM

The new Congress hasn't been sworn in yet and one top Republican is facing tough questions about his speaking event before a white supremacy group in 2002. Robert Costa joins. watch

Gov. Rick Snyder speaks at a election night party in Detroit, Mich., on Nov. 4, 2014. (Photo by Paul Sancya/AP)

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder OKs drug tests for welfare recipients

12/27/14 05:29PM

Michigan's Republican governor has signed legislation to start a pilot program that will drug test adult welfare recipients suspected of using drug in three of that state's counties. The bill, signed Friday by Governor Rick Snyder, was among several bills the governor signed the day after Christmas. read more

Thousands of police officers and others salute during the National Anthem as the funeral of New York City police officer Rafael Ramos begins at Christ Tabernacle Church in the Glendale section of Queens, where he was a member, Dec. 27, 2014, in New York.

The New York Police Department remembers one of its own

12/27/14 01:45PM

New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton posthumously appointed assassinated New York Police officer Rafael Ramos an honorary chaplain of the force's 84th Precinct during the officer's wake on Saturday. Ramos was gunned down along with his partner, Wenjian Liu, in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighborhood just about an hour before his... read more