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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

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

Trump defends racist attack as world leaders condemn

7/19/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Michelle Obama and world leaders are condemning Trump's attacks on the 4 freshmen congresswomen. Plus, Chairman Nadler demands Hope Hicks return to clarify her testimony after the release of documents in the Cohen/Trump hush money case. And neo-Nazis are animated by Trump’s recent rhetoric. Daniella Gibbs Leger, Tara Dowdell, Peter St. Onge, Joyce Vance, Matt Miller and Jim Cavanaugh all join Joy Reid. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:19

Trump falsely claims he discouraged “send her back” chant

7/18/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: The day after a crowd chanted 'send her back' at a Trump rally, Rep. Ilhan Omar was greeted at home in Minnesota with cheers from constituents. Also, more Democrats are publicly voicing their support for impeaching President Trump. Plus, unsealed documents reveal calls with Trump and Cohen while hush money payments were being arranged. And presidential candidate Julian Castro discusses Trump’s racist comments and the DOJ refusing to bring charges in the Eric Garner...

Duration:00:43:43

Crowd at Trump rally chants “send her back”

7/17/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Trump continued his racist attacks on four congresswomen at a rally in North Carolina tonight. Also, newly unearthed video shows Trump partying with Jeffrey Epstein a 1992 Mar-a-Lago party. And George F. Will says the Trump “will do more lasting damage” to America than Watergate. Leonard Pitts, Yamiche Alcindor, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Tony Schwartz, Joyce Vance and George F. Will all join Lawrence O’Donnell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:44:37

House votes to condemn Trump’s racist tweets

7/16/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Just four House Republicans vote to condemn Trump’s racist tweets. Author Tim Alberta takes a look at how the GOP became the party of Trump. And retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens dies at age 99. Rep. Debbie Dingell, Karine Jean-Pierre, Suzette Hackney, Tim Alberta, Ezra Kein, Karine Jean-Pierre and Neal Katyal all join Lawrence O’Donnell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:13

4 Congresswomen respond to Trump’s “blatantly racist attack”

7/15/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: The House will vote on a resolution condemning Trump’s racist comments against four freshmen congresswomen on Tuesday. In court today, prosecutors and accusers urge the judge to deny Jeffrey Epstein bail saying, “he’s a scary person to have walking the streets.” Plus, multiple Democratic candidates lead Trump in new head-to-head 2020 polls. And Richard Clarke discusses his new book “The Fifth Domain,” and what we need to do to secure our elections. Mark Thompson,...

Duration:00:44:03

Acosta resigns but trouble for Trump remains

7/12/2019
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Acosta resigns but trouble for Trump remainsTonight on The Last Word: Labor Secretary Alex Acosta has resigned over his role in the 2008 Epstein plea deal as prosecutors are now accusing Epstein of witness tampering. Plus, Pence confronted by horrifying conditions at migrant detention facility in McAllen, TX. And Trump calls Paul Ryan a “baby” after he’s critical of Trump in a new book. Joyce Vance, Jennifer Rubin, Angel Padilla, Danielle Moodie-Mills, Charlie Sykes and Richard Engel all...

Duration:00:43:50

Trump caves on census citizenship question

7/11/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: To save face, Trump issued an executive order that pushes the government to gather information on citizenship that it already gathers. Plus, new Epstein accusers come forward as Epstein asks to be released from jail. Kimberly Lerner, the attorney representing one of the women who has come forward tells Lawrence that Epstein is a flight risk. And Elizabeth Warren moves up in new NBC News 2020 poll. Neal Katyal, Jason Johnson, Mimi Rocah, Kimberly Lerner, Annie...

Duration:00:43:09

Secy. Acosta refuses to apologize for Epstein plea deal

7/10/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Labor Secretary Alex Acosta defended the non-prosecution agreement he made with accused sex offender Jeffrey Epstein’s lawyers a decade ago as a federal prosecutor and he defied calls for his resignation. Plus, in an interview with NBC News, a new accuser alleges that Epstein raped her when she was 15 years old. And JP Morgan Chase responds to Rep. Katie Porter after she questioned CEO Jamie Dimon over wages. Carol Lam, Barbara McQuade, Ron Klain, Ruth Marcus, Neera...

Duration:00:43:54

Migrant children report disturbing conditions inside AZ border facility

7/9/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: A new NBC News report details horrible conditions for migrant children inside the Yuma, Arizona border facility. A.G. Barr will reportedly no longer recuse himself from the new case against Jeffrey Epstein. The Trump Justice Department tries to end the Affordable Care Act in federal court. And Trump lashes out after the British diplomatic notes about Trump were leaked to a tabloid. Julia Ainsley, Rep. Judy Chu, Rep. Nanette Barragan, Mimi Rocah, Zerlina Maxwell,...

Duration:00:44:29

Jeffrey Epstein, called ‘terrific’ by Trump, charged with sex trafficking

7/8/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Trump friend Jeffrey Epstein has been charged with sex trafficking underage girls. Plus, the DOJ will replace lawyers in citizenship question case but why?. Also, there are calls for investigations into the use of federal funds for Trump’s July 4th event as top Democrats are beating him in the latest 2020 election polls. And breakthrough reporting on the unsanitary conditions inside migrant detention centers. Berit Berger, Tim O’Brien, Neal Katyal, Cornell...

Duration:00:43:06

Despite defeat, Trump and his administration push forward on citizenship census question

7/3/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Despite the recent Supreme Court ruling, President Trump and his Department of Justice are looking for a way to make sure that a citizenship question is included on the 2020 census. The American Academy of Pediatrics has released drawings by children held in migrant camps, depicting themselves held in cages. Dr. Julie Linton, a pediatrician who has visited border facilities, and Senator Mazie Hirono join Lawrence to discuss the possible psychological trauma that...

Duration:00:44:19

Government report warns Trump administration the border crisis is a ‘ticking time bomb’

7/2/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Congressional Democrats who toured border facilities this week reported seeing inhumane conditions and overcrowding, echoing a report from the Office of the Inspector General. Rep. Frederica Wilson and Rep. Nanette Barragan, who both toured different facilities, join to discuss what they saw. House Ways and Means chairman Rep. Richard Neal has sued Secretary Mnuchin and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig for President Trump’s tax returns. Plus, the latest polls show...

Duration:00:46:44

Don’t fall for Trump’s spin on DMZ meeting

7/1/2019
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Tonight on the last Word: Lawrence O’Donnell explains the news and the hints out there that suggest President Trump’s meeting with North Korea dictator Kim Jung-Un wasn’t the last second surprise Trump portrayed it as. Lawrence and his guests discuss the gulf between the political reality show photo-op versus the real foreign policy damage that was done. Also, just days after the first democratic presidential candidates debated, the first polls are out. We examine why the debates moved...

Duration:00:43:31

Kamala Harris shines during Democratic debate

6/28/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Senator Kamala Harris made waves during Thursday’s Democratic debate when she confronted former Vice President Joe Biden over his civil rights record, highlighting his opposition to busing during school integration. Lawrence and his guests discuss the two debates and the possible effects they could have on the race looking forward. President Trump has invited Kim Jong Un to meet with him at the DMZ, and during a bilateral at G20, he failed to properly confront...

Duration:00:43:27

The first Democratic debate: Night 2

6/28/2019
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Night 2 of the first Democratic primary debate of the 2020 campaign was marked by confrontation and rhetorical fireworks. Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, Jose Diaz-Balart, Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow moderate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:48:06

The first Democratic debate: Night 1

6/27/2019
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The first Democratic primary debate of the 2020 campaign kicks off from Miami with ten candidates taking the stage for the first of two two-hour debate sessions. Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, Jose Diaz-Balart, Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow moderate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:49:46

Mueller to testify July 17

6/25/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Chairmen Schiff and Nadler announced that Robert Mueller will testify before their committees back-to-back on July 17 after being subpoenaed. Lawrence considers the reactions of some Trump allies to the latest accusation of sexual assault against him. And the House passes a bill to provide $4.5 billion to help migrant children in custody at the border. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Eugene Robinson, Harry Litman, Nicole Austin-Hillery, Barbara...

Duration:00:50:26

77 Members of Congress now support impeachment inquiry

6/24/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: Rep. Adam Smith and Rep. Jim Himes are the latest to back an impeachment inquiry against President Trump. Also, lawyers describe “appalling” conditions inside border patrol facility holding children. Plus, new documents show the Trump transition team raised “red flags” about many of his cabinet nominees. And, in a new interview Trump denies assault allegations from author E. Jean Carroll. Rep. Adam Smith, Rep. Jim Himes, Elora Mukherjee, Jonathan Ryan, Maria Teresa...

Duration:00:43:52

Exclusive with new Trump assault accuser

6/24/2019
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Tonight on The Last Word: In an exclusive interview, advice Columnist E. Jean Carroll tells Lawrence O’Donnell that Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in the 1990’s in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room. The President denies it. And contradicting stories emerge about Trump calling off military strikes against Iran. And Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) reacts to Roy Moore’s second run for senate in Alabama. E. Jean Carroll, Joyce Vance, Ryan Goodman and Sen. Doug Jones all join Lawrence...

Duration:00:44:34