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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. Join him every weeknight.

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. Join him every weeknight.

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NY

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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. Join him every weeknight.

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English


Episodes

Jan. 6th hearings highlight GOP threats to democracy

7/1/2022
Tonight on the Last Word: Wisconsin Republicans refuse to seat dozens of Democratic appointees. Also, Secret Service agents have reportedly discussed Donald Trump’s Jan. 6 SUV outburst for over a year. Plus, district attorneys vow to not enforce criminal abortion laws. And Georgia Democrats seek to replicate their 2020 success in the upcoming midterms. Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Jennifer Rubin, Glenn Kirschner, Tim O’Brien, Sherry Boston, Jared Williams, Imani Gandy, Cliff Albright...

Duration:00:44:17

Justice Jackson becomes first Black woman on SCOTUS

6/30/2022
Tonight on the Last Word: Rep. Jim Clyburn says his daughters convinced him to ask then-candidate Joe Biden to commit to putting a Black woman on the Supreme Court. Also, The New York Times reports Cassidy Hutchinson told the Jan. 6 Cmte. she faced pressure from Trump allies. And Justice Jackson is sworn into office on the bible owned by Justice Harlan, the sole dissenting justice in Plessy v. Ferguson. Rep. Jim Clyburn, Dr. Jennifer Clyburn Reed, Paul Butler, Jill Wine-Banks and Isabel...

Duration:00:44:59

Trump White House counsel subpoenaed by Jan. 6th Cmte.

6/29/2022
Tonight on the Last Word: The January 6th Committee subpoenas Trump White House Counsel Pat Cipollone. Also, eight Capitol police officers are suing Trump over the January 6 riot. Plus, many GOP-led states pass abortion bans without rape or incest exceptions. And a new video reveals a Russian strike on a mall in Ukraine. Rep. Jamie Raskin, Edward Caspar, Laurence Tribe, Michele B. Goodwin and fmr. Amb. Michael McFaul join Lawrence O’Donnell.

Duration:00:44:56

Witness: Trump knew Jan. 6 crowd was armed when he directed them to march to the Capitol

6/29/2022
Tonight on the Last Word: Donald Trump attacks the credibility of Cassidy Hutchinson after her damning testimony before the January 6th Committee. Also, Mary Trump reacts to the claim of her uncle’s violent outbursts. Plus, the January 6th Committee shares messages received by witnesses and warns against witness intimidation. And votes are being counted in eight states. Rep. Adam Schiff, Barry Berke, Neal Katyal, Olivia Troye, David Cay Johnston, Tim O’Brien, Andrew Weissman and Steve...

Duration:01:05:52

Beto O’Rouke: Millions of Texans are ‘under attack’ because of Gov. Abbott

6/27/2022
Tonight on the Last Word: Abortion becomes a critical election issue in Texas. Also, the January 6th Committee plans to hold a hearing on new evidence Tuesday. Plus, the SCOTUS abortion ruling is the first time the high court has taken a constitutional right away. And Stacey Abrams vows to reverse the Georgia abortion ban if elected. Beto O’Rourke, Andrew Weissman, Ken Dilanian, Mary Ziegler, Dahlia Lithwick and Lauren Groh-Wargo join Lawrence O’Donnell.

Duration:00:39:01

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

6/24/2022
Tonight on the Last Word: The Supreme Court ends the federal right to abortion. Also, Sen. Tina Smith introduces a bill to codify abortion pill access. Plus, Justice Alito’s opinion relies on a jurist who executed “witches.” And restrictive abortion laws taking effect in some states have no exceptions for rape and incest. Cecile Richards, Michele Bratcher Goodwin, Dr. Ghazaleh Moayedi, Kelly Robinson, Sen. Tina Smith, Jill Elaine Hasday, Emily Bazelon, Rep. Katie Porter and Rep. Nikema...

Duration:00:44:33

Jan. 6 Cmte. details Trump’s push to replace Atty. General with loyalist Jeffrey Clark

6/23/2022
Tonight on the Last Word: The January 6th Committee shows Donald Trump tried to bend the Justice Department to his will. Also, Trump focused on Georgia in the plot to steal the 2020 election. Plus, the January 6th Committee reveals evidence showing at least six Republican lawmakers sought pardons from Trump. And the Supreme Court strikes down New York’s concealed carry law. Barry Berke, Neal Katyal, Stacey Abrams, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Gov. Kathy Hochul join Lawrence O’Donnell.

Duration:00:45:07

Uvalde school police Chief Arredondo placed on leave

6/22/2022
Tonight on the Last Word: Texas officials point the blame at each other for the Uvalde mass murder. Also, The Washington Post reports the Justice Department’s new subpoenas target the fake electors scheme. Plus, election workers detail threats caused by Donald Trump’s lies. And Lawrence remembers the life and legacy of Mark Shields. J. David Goodman, Tony Plohetski, Texas State Sen. Roland Gutierrez, Paul Butler, Glenn Kirschner and Bee Nguyen join Lawrence O’Donnell.

Duration:00:43:48

Hearing reveals threats to officials & election workers

6/22/2022
Tonight on the Last Word: A filmmaker with hours of Trump family interviews is reportedly cooperating with the January 6 Committee. Also, the January 6 Committee shares new information about the fake electors scheme. Plus, election officials recount threats by Trump supporters. And votes are being counted in four states and Washington, D.C. Barry Berke, Neal Katyal, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Gwen Keyes Fleming, Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and Steve Kornacki join Lawrence O’Donnell.

Duration:00:44:27

New details discredit police account of Uvalde shooting

6/20/2022
Tonight on the Last Word: Uvalde police reportedly had ballistic shields and rifles minutes after the gunman entered the school. Also, Texas officials remain secretive about the Uvalde shooting. Plus, Rep. Adam Kinzinger receives a letter threatening to execute his family after breaking with Donald Trump over January 6. And Alexei Navalny is transferred to a maximum-security prison. Tony Plohetski, J. David Goodman, Texas State Sen. Roland Gutierrez, Eddie Glaude, Melissa Murray and Nadya...

Duration:00:41:45

Jan. 6 Cmte. to give transcripts to Justice Dept.

6/17/2022
Tonight on the Last Word: The January 6 hearings highlight Donald Trump’s impact on the GOP seven years after he became a candidate. Also, Pride Month events are cancelled over far right threats. Plus, Uvalde hires a private law firm to stop records from being released. And voters face a stark choice this November. Fmr. Rep. David Jolly, Tim Miller, Joyce Vance, Glenn Kirschner, Ben Collins, MI State Sen. Jeremy Moss, Tony Plohetski and Tom Nichols join Jonathan Capehart.

Duration:00:44:50

Rep. Cheney: Trump & Eastman knew it was illegal for Pence to overturn election results on January 6

6/16/2022
Tonight on the Last Word: The January 6 Committee holds a hearing on the Pence pressure campaign. Also, Trump White House insiders testify about Donald Trump’s phone call with Mike Pence on January 6. And the January 6 Committee requests testimony from Justice Thomas’s wife, Ginni Thomas. Barry Berke, Neal Katyal, Rep. Adam Schiff, Mary Trump, Dahlia Lithwick and Michael Beschloss join Lawrence O’Donnell.

Duration:00:44:53

WaPo: Ginni Thomas emailed with Trump attorney John Eastman

6/15/2022
Tonight on the Last Word: The Washington Post reports the January 6 committee is discussing whether to use the hearings to explore Ginni Thomas’s Jan. 6 role. Also, Rhode Island's legislature passes a bill to raise the legal age to buy guns and ammunition from 18 to 21. Plus, the U.S. pledges $1 billion in new military aid to Ukraine. And Vice President Kamala Harris warns that a Roe reversal may threaten other freedoms. Rep. Jamie Raskin, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Michael McFaul and Michele...

Duration:00:43:45

Cheney previews Trump admin. lawyer’s testimony: ‘Get a great f’ing criminal defense lawyer’

6/14/2022
Tonight on the Last Word: The January 6 Committee reveals Donald Trump raised $250M for a non-existent fund. Also, January 6 Committee evidence could lead to more civil cases against Trump. Plus, San Antonio Express-News Executive Editor Nora Lopez says police are stonewalling Uvalde reporters. And primary votes are being counted in four key states. Laurence Tribe, Ja’han Jones, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Texas State Sen. Roland Gutierrez and Steve Kornacki also join Lawrence O’Donnell.

Duration:00:44:25

Schiff: DOJ needs to do their own Jan. 6 investigation

6/13/2022
Tonight on the Last Word: Attorney General Merrick Garland says Justice Department prosecutors are watching the January 6 hearings. Also, former Trump Attorney General Barr blasts the “bogus” claims of fraud. Plus, Georgia plays a key role in the January 6 committee hearings. Barry Berke, Neal Katyal, Rep. Adam Schiff and Sen. Raphael Warnock join Lawrence O’Donnell.

Duration:00:43:42

NYT: Uvalde police waited to confront gunman knowing there were injured people in classrooms

6/10/2022
Tonight on the Last Word: New reporting details a “cascade of failures” by Uvalde police during the elementary school shooting. Also, The Washington Post reports that Ginni Thomas pushed for Arizona lawmakers to overturn election results. Plus, how the January 6th hearings might inform the investigation into Donald Trump’s election interference in Georgia. And March for Our Lives plans to hold nationwide protests against gun violence this weekend. J. David Goodman, Barry Berke, Gwen Keyes...

Duration:00:44:17

Mother of slain Uvalde child urges Congress to act

6/8/2022
Tonight on the Last Word: Congress hears the truth about the Uvalde massacre. Also, the Justice Department investigation of the Uvalde police response has no investigative or subpoena powers. And new recordings show Kevin McCarthy wanted a bipartisan investigation after January 6. Becky Pringle, David Hogg, Tony Plohetski, Paul Butler and Barry Berke join Lawrence O’Donnell.

Duration:00:45:18

McConaughey calls for gun reform at the White House

6/7/2022
Tonight on the Last Word: Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey pays tribute to the Uvalde shooting victims. Also, the January 6 committee is expected to focus on extremist groups during Thursday’s hearing. And primaries are being held in seven states tonight. Charles Blow, David Plouffe, Rep. Eric Swalwell, Daniel Goldman and Rep. Katie Porter join Lawrence O’Donnell.

Duration:00:44:29

Uvalde paper: Police response is town’s ‘darkest hour’

6/6/2022
Tonight on the Last Word: Texas officials refuse to answer questions about the Uvalde shooting. Also, the Proud Boys leader and four members are charged with seditious conspiracy for their January 6 roles. Plus, GOP Trump loyalists are working to subvert future elections. And Ukraine President Zelenskyy visits troops close to the front lines. Texas State Sen. Roland Gutierrez, Tony Plohetski, Zach Despart, Neal Katyal, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson and Ben Rhodes join Lawrence...

Duration:00:39:18

ISD chief reportedly didn’t have radio during TX shooting

6/3/2022
Tonight on the Last Word: Families mourn the victims of the Uvalde school shooting. Also, Peter Navarro is indicted on contempt of Congress charges. Plus, Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine reaches the 100th day. And the U.S. added 390K jobs in May, while holding the unemployment rate steady at 3.6 percent. Paola Ramos, Mike Baker, Paul Butler, Ryan Reilly, Adm. James Stavridis and Betsey Stevenson join Ali Velshi.

Duration:00:44:35