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Former executioner speaks out

Former executioner speaks out

09/22/11 08:00PM

What happens to the person whose job it is to kill someone on death row? Jeanne Woodford, the Executive Director of Death Penalty Focus and former prison warden of San Quentin, joins the show to describe her experience. watch

Winning Florida with low numbers

Winning Florida with low numbers

09/22/11 08:00PM

President Obama's approval numbers in Florida are low, but are they insurmountable? Adam Smith, the political editor for the St. Petersburg Times, joins The Last Word. watch

GOP candidates assemble in Florida

GOP candidates assemble in Florida

09/22/11 08:00PM

Republican presidential candidates gather for another debate. MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell gets analysis from Steve Schmidt, a senior advisor to the McCain-Palin campaign, and Howard Fineman of the Huffington Post. watch

Post-Republican debate analysis

Post-Republican debate analysis

09/22/11 08:00PM

Rick Perry and Mitt Romney sparred about Social Security, health care and what is and is not in their respective books. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell discusses the winners and losers with MSNBC's Chris Hayes and Howard Fineman and Sam Stein, both of The... watch

MTV's Jersey Shore cast member Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi

In defense of Snooki and NJ film tax credits

09/22/11 07:05PM

UPDATE (Sept. 27): Christie vetoed the tax credit, but only the one for production of "Jersey Shore"New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has drawn fire in the past for his love of budget cuts. Now it seems he's focusing in on The Arts. At issue is a tax credit approved for production of MTV's infamous reality show, Jersey... read more

You tell 'em, Elizabeth Warren

09/22/11 06:37PM

Elizabeth Warren is about to become the new working class hero. A recent viral video shows the former head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau masterfully breaking down progressive economics to its simplest form. She rebukes the Republican notion that taxing the wealthy is "class warfare":"I hear all this, you know, ‘Well,... read more

Orszag dismisses claims in Suskind book

09/22/11 04:45PM

On last night’s show, msnbc's Martin Bashir grilled Ron Suskind over Confidence Men. The book claims life inside the Obama White House isn't all that peachy, especially for women, because of a boys-club attitude and general dysfunction on how to handle the financial crisis.Former White House budget director Peter Orszag is one of the... read more

First Word: Thursday, September 22

09/22/11 02:53PM

Here's a look at stories we're following right now. Anything on your Rewrite radar? Tell us what stories you're interested in now.The last words of Troy Davis before execution: 'I am innocent'Orszag: Suskind criticism 'inconsistent with my experience'Elizabeth Warren blasts GOP 'class warfare' charge... read more

Suskind defends White House book

09/21/11 10:17PM

Last Word guest host Martin Bashir talks to Pulitizer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind about controversial details in Confidence Men. The new book alleges President Obama presided over an administration that treated women unfairly in the White House, and failed to provide proper leadership during the financial crisis. Watch the full interview. read more

White House reacts to Suskind book

White House reacts to Suskind book

09/21/11 08:00PM

In an interview of The Last Word, Bloomberg View columnist Jonathan Alter says the White House told staffers not to turn on each other over allegations in Ron Suskind’s new book. watch

Suskind defends book on White House

Suskind defends book on White House

09/21/11 08:00PM

Pulitizer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind’s new book alleges President Obama presided over an administration that unfairly treated women in the White House, and failed to provide proper leadership during the financial crisis. He joins The Last... watch

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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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