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The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell

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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,’ Lawrence O’Donnell examines the compelling and impactful political stories of the day. O’Donnell convenes diverse panels of guests, including a variety of politicians and cultural voices, to offer unique viewpoints and perspective. In his signature style, O’Donnell goes into depth on the latest news developments and offers his take on the political stories driving the national conversation.

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,’ Lawrence O’Donnell examines the compelling and impactful political stories of the day. O’Donnell convenes diverse panels of guests, including a variety of politicians and cultural voices, to offer unique viewpoints and perspective. In his signature style, O’Donnell goes into depth on the latest news developments and offers his take on the political stories driving the national conversation.
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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,’ Lawrence O’Donnell examines the compelling and impactful political stories of the day. O’Donnell convenes diverse panels of guests, including a variety of politicians and cultural voices, to offer unique viewpoints and perspective. In his signature style, O’Donnell goes into depth on the latest news developments and offers his take on the political stories driving the national conversation.

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Episodes

New polls continue to show trouble for Trump

8/20/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Political scientist Rachel Bitecofer returns to talk to Lawrence about her projection that any Democrat is on track to beat Donald Trump in 2020 . Freshman Rep. Lauren Underwood joins growing list of Democrats calling for impeachment. Plus, Jewish groups condemn Trump for his comments about Jewish voters and “disloyalty.” And the Huffington Post reports that Trump inflated the value of his Scottish golf resorts on his financial disclosure forms. Rachel Bitecofer,...

Duration:00:43:40

NYPD officer in Eric Garner case is fired

8/19/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Presidential candidate and New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio, joins Lawrence to react to the officer’s firing. Presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker also joins with his reaction to the NYPD decision, plus his plans for combating gun violence and white supremacy in the wake of two recent deadly mass murders. Plus, new polls shows trouble for Trump in 2020 with 52% saying they’ll vote for a Democrat for president. And Lawrence gets 2020 predictions from a...

Duration:00:45:25

Reports: Trump "anxious and apprehensive" about economic downturn

8/16/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Trump is reportedly shaken by the prospect of an economic downturn. Also, Trump reportedly wants to buy Greenland amid multiple foreign policy crises. Plus, new polling shows Trump under 40% in head to head polling against Biden, Sanders, Warren and Harris. And the New York Medical Examiner rules Epstein’s death a suicide. David Jolly, Christina Greer, Nayyera Haq, Maria Echeveste, Glenn Kirschner, and Jacob Soboroff all join Ari Melber. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:43:53

O'Rourke: ‘I will not in any scenario run for U.S. Senate’

8/15/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Beto O'Rourke says that he is taking the fight directly to the places Donald Trump has terrorized and he won’t, in any scenario, be a candidate for Senate from Texas. Plus, Israel bars U.S. lawmakers from entry under pressure from Trump. And Presidential candidate Sen0. Amy Klobuchar talks to Lawrence about Trump's role in getting the two members of Congress banned from Israel and about her plan to get conservative states on board with new gun safety measures. Beto...

Duration:00:44:51

Trump grapples with self-made economic wounds as markets plunge

8/14/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Markets sink after bonds signal possible recession. Also, Rep. Deb Haaland joins growing list of Democrats calling for impeachment inquiry into Trump. And presidential candidate Sen. Michael Bennet discusses the need to pass election security bills in the Senate—and breaking news that John Hickenlooper will drop out of the presidential race and possibly run for Senate in Colorado. Gene Sperling, Ron Klain, Rep. Deb Haaland, David Rothkopf, Brandon Hudson, and Sen....

Duration:00:43:47

Trump refuses to condemn anti-democracy crackdowns

8/14/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: As pro-democracy protests continue in Hong Kong and Moscow, the president has said little to nothing about the push back from the Chinese and Russian governments. Also, Democrats in Congress continue to pressure Mitch McConnell to take on election security legislation as former 2018 Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams launches a new effort to fight voter suppression in 2020. Plus, Ken Cuccinelli tries to rewrite the Statue of Liberty poem in defense of a new...

Duration:00:42:43

House Judiciary Committee demands answers on Epstein death

8/12/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: The top Democrat and top Republican on the Judiciary Committee want the acting director of the Bureau of Prisons to explain in great detail how it was possible that Jeffrey Epstein's death happened and what did the White House know? Also, a new piece in The New York Times shows how the El Paso killer echoed incendiary words of conservative media. Plus, former Trump backer Anthony Scaramucci supports a GOP challenge to Trump. Mimi Rocah, John Heilemann, Lisa Bloom,...

Duration:00:44:13

Kids remain separated from parents after ICE raids

8/9/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Child services is struggling to care for children stranded after ICE arrested hundreds in Mississippi raid. Also, the FBI arrested an alleged white supremacist for alleged plot against Jewish and LGBTQ targets. Plus, Trump names Joseph Maguire Acting Director of National Intelligence. And House Democrats look to flip Texas blue next year. Stephanie Valencia, Joyce Vance, Zerlina Maxwell, Malcolm Nance, and Mayor Annise Parker all join Ali Velshi. Learn more about...

Duration:00:43:33

Trump shows “absence of empathy” in El Paso amid massive ICE raids in MS

8/8/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: While Donald Trump bragged about his crowd size to hospital staff after the shooting in El Paso, the Trump administration was conducting massive ICE raids in Mississippi leaving terrified children in tears and without their parents. Also, new reporting from the Wall Street Journal that banks are handing over documents on Russians possibly linked to Trump and his family. Plus, Chairman Nadler says that formal impeachment proceedings are taking place against the...

Duration:00:44:12

El Paso residents, officials protest Trump visit

8/7/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: The President visited El Paso and Dayton after the mass shootings in those communities, but in both instances, he was met with protesters who said Trump's presence was not welcome. Also, both Joe Biden and Cory Booker gave speeches calling out Donald Trump and white supremacy in America. And a look at how El Paso residents may turn their anger into votes in 2020. Richard Parker, Maria Hinojosa, Eugene Robinson, Antonio Villaraigosa and J.J. Martinez all join...

Duration:00:43:47

El Paso residents to Trump: Do not come here

8/6/2019
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Organizations from around El Paso are asking the president not to visit their community in the wake of the mass shooting there. Presidential candidate Julian Castro tells Lawrence that the best way to channel the anger about the shootings is to register people to vote. Rep. Adam Schiff talks about the “contagion of cowardice” among Republicans to address gun violence. Prof. David Schanzer explains why we must call the El Paso shooting what it is: “Trump-inspired terrorism.” J.J. Martinez,...

Duration:00:44:30

MSNBC Special: A Nation in Crisis, Terror in America

8/6/2019
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Duration:01:37:42

More House Republicans head for the exits

8/2/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: 6 House Republicans in 2 weeks have announced their retirement. Also, Trump’s Intel Chief nominee withdraws from consideration after media scrutiny of his record. Plus, a majority of House Democrats now support an impeachment inquiry. And Trump casts doubt on Russian interference in the 2020 election as reports show Russian bots already at work in the election. Fmr. Rep. Bob Inglis, Daniella Gibbs Leger, David Corn, Malcolm Nance, Rep. Salud Carbajal and Michael...

Duration:00:42:47

Klobuchar hits McConnell on blocking election bills

8/1/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Sen. Klobuchar joins Lawrence to discuss last night’s debate and why she’s calling out Mitch McConnell for not protecting our elections. Also, Rep. Eliot Engel discusses his support for impeachment. Plus, a Last Word from Lawrence on presidential debates. And tragic breaking news that the granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, Saoirse Kennedy Hill, has died in apparent overdose. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Anne Thompson, Waleed Shahid, Ron Klain and Rep. Eliot Engel all join...

Duration:00:44:14

Support for impeachment grows after Mueller testimony

7/29/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Chairman Nadler updates Lawrence on the latest developments on the impeachment front. DNI Dan Coats resigns as Trump chooses House GOP ally to replace him. Also, Biden regains polling advantage ahead of second set of debates. Plus, McConnell lashes out at the media for calling him “Moscow Mitch.” And Trump lies about 9/11, again. Rep. Jerry Nadler, Rep. Seth Moulton, Brett McGurk, Neera Tanden and Jonathan Capehart all join Lawrence O'Donnell. Learn more about your...

Duration:00:44:54

Impeachment debate divides House Democrats

7/26/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Pelosi says political reporters need to get more ‘sophisticated’ because she’s “not trying to run out the clock” on impeachment as more Democrats call for impeachment. Also, Mitch McConnell blocks two election security bills. Plus, a Fox News poll shows Trump trailing Biden by 10 points. And Cal Perry reports on the impact Trump’s remain in Mexico policy is having on migrants. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Dahlia Lithwick, Danielle Moodie-Mills, Evan McMullin, Michael Weiss...

Duration:00:43:52

The most important questions Mueller faced

7/25/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Rep. Val Demings and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney explain their questioning of Mueller yesterday. Fmr. Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal tells Lawrence how a prosecutor could get around the Justice Department rule that a sitting president cannot be indicted. Republican presidential candidate Bill Weld expands on his comments at the NAACP convention yesterday when he called Trump a “raging racist.” And Joyce Vance shares what she thought was the most important...

Duration:00:44:34

Mueller knocks down Trump talking points

7/24/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: In his testimony before the House Intelligence and House Judiciary committees today Mueller testified that his report did not exonerate the president and that the president could be charged with a crime after he leaves office. Judiciary and Intelligence Committee member Rep. Eric Swalwell and Intel. Committee member Rep. Joaquin Castro join The Last Word and a panel of experts: Ron Klain, Mieke Eoyang, Jill Wine-Banks and Ned Price also join Lawrence O’Donnell on...

Duration:00:47:47

‘Can you exonerate the President?’ & other questions for Mueller

7/23/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Two members of Congress discuss the hearing’s for Mueller as news breaks that his deputy will also be a witness in one committee. Plus, Chmn. Schiff tells Mueller to ignore the DOJ’s restrictions on his testimony. Boris Johnson is named new UK Prime Minister. And the New York Times is reporting Jeffrey Epstein moved money oversears in transactions flagged by Deutsche Bank. Rep. Jamie Raskin, Rep. Peter Welch, John Heilemann, Brian Klaas, Jeremy Bash, and Rep. Katie...

Duration:00:43:44

DOJ warns Mueller to limit congressional testimony

7/22/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Justice Department tells Mueller his testimony must remain “within the boundaries” of his public report. The Intel Committee reportedly will focus on questions on Trump Campaign’s contacts with Russia. Plus tensions continue to rise with Iran as it claims it has arrested 17 CIA spies. And Mayor Wilmot Collins, a former refugee, mounts a campaign against Republican Senator from Montana Steve Daines. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, Yamiche Alcindor, Leonard Pitts, Clint...

Duration:00:42:53