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Samuel L. Jackson as "Neville Flynn" in "Snakes On A Plane."

The GOP's snakes in a plan

09/15/11 07:44PM

Snakes are the key to saving the economy, according to some House Republicans. Yesterday, GOP members of The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee addressed a proposal to restrict transportation and importation of snakes. In the new report, "Broken Government: How the Administrative State has Broken President Obama's Promise... read more

Drinking the Ron Paul juice

09/15/11 05:22PM

One drunk Ron Paul supporter in Montana tried to convince cops he didn't need to take a breath test because he believes in the Constitution. While eventually getting arrested for a DUI, the guy continued to yell, "Constitution! and "Ron Paul 2012!" It was all caught on tape for The National Geographic show, Frontier Force. read more

Author on life next door to the Palins

09/15/11 04:12PM

Best-selling author Joe McGinniss made a career out of his political writings. When he moved next door to the Palins in Wasilla, he became part of the storyline.In an exclusive interview with Today's Savannah Guthrie this morning, he discussed his bomb-shelled filled book, The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, and gave a scathing... read more

First Word: Thursday, September 15

09/15/11 02:56PM

Here's a look at stories shaping tonight's rundown. What headlines are you clicking on?Speaker Boehner says no new taxes for debt panel in economic speechSome Democrats are balking at Obama's jobs billPresident Obama's blue-state bluesMichele Bachmann feels the sting from shot at Rick Perry on HPV vaccineEx-Marine who saved... read more

What would Rick Perry do?

09/14/11 10:01PM

Rick Perry can't stop talking about being a devoted follower of Jesus Christ. But he is as devoted a follower of Pontius Pilate. msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell has more in the Rewrite. read more

Awesome Internets: Wednesday edition

09/14/11 08:11PM

Whale watchers off the coast of Southern California are getting a very close-up look at blue whales, the largest animals on earth. A pod of these creatures has been seen only a few miles off shore, in search of krill, their main food source. NBC News' Miguel Almaguer reports. read more

Bad signs for Obama in 2012

Bad signs for Obama in 2012

09/14/11 08:00PM

Political history was made in New York City in an election outcome that has Democrats worrying more than ever about their party's and their president's election prospects next year. Democratic Congressman from New York, Eliot Engel joins The Last Word... watch

New details revealed in Jackie O tapes

New details revealed in Jackie O tapes

09/14/11 08:00PM

Presidential historian Michael Beschloss says the most surprising aspect we learn from the newly released Jackie O audio tapes is her massive political influence. He discusses it on The Last Word. watch

Campaigning for Christian-in-Chief

Campaigning for Christian-in-Chief

09/14/11 08:00PM

Rick Perry can't stop talking about being a devoted follower of Jesus Christ. But he is as devoted a follower of Pontius Pilate. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell has more in the Rewrite. watch

First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in 1961.

Jackie O tapes reveal darker Camelot

09/14/11 07:42PM

The newly released audio tapes of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis offer a never before heard oral history of her years in the White House. To help preserve history, the former first lady allowed herself to be interviewed by her trusted friend and ally, former White House aide Arthur Schlesinger Jr. They recorded more 8.5 hours of tape in 1964, just... read more

Washington meets Middle Earth

Boehner's response to jobs bill

09/14/11 05:59PM

President Obama's jobs bill will be reviewed by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office and Speaker John Boehner stated yesterday the House will examine the bill in upcoming committee hearings. But let's be real — we all know what Boehner REALLY means.  Take a look at BuzzFeed's custom-made graphic that visualizes Boehner'... read more

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