A number of Republicans policymakers have begun to distance themselves from Grover Norquist and his anti-tax pledge. On Monday's Last Word, msnbc's Lawrence O'Donnell expressed his condolences to Norquist for these public breakups in the show's cold open.
Check out some behind-the-scenes look at how that piece came together. O'Donnell discussed his Rewrite segment on Ricky Gervais's brand of happy, caring atheism. And msnbc's Krystal Ball and Ari Melber talked about the likelihood of a fiscal cliff deal being struck in the uncompromising Washington climate.