The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

By Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC

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 Jun 11, 2019

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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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The Cyber Ninja-in-Chief reaffirms Biden’s win in Arizona

Tonight on The Last Word: The election “fraudit” in Arizona fails to show that Donald Trump was cheated. Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell and Daniel Goldman join Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss. Plus, Donald Trump demands another election audit, this one in Texas, where he won. Texas State Representatives Jasmine Crockett and Jessica González react. And Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Dingell joins Lawrence after confronting Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene for heckling Speaker Nancy Pelosi outside the Capitol. And Hawaii Lieutenant Governor Josh Green, who is also an Emergency Room physician and was harassed by anti-vaccine protesters, gets tonight last word after convincing an anti-vaccine leader. 

Sep 25, 2021
Trump allies hit with subpoenas from Jan. 6 committee

Tonight on The Last Word: The House January 6th Committee issues subpoenas for four Trump allies. Congressman Adam Schiff, a member of that committee, joins Lawrence O’Donnell. Norm Ornstein, John Heilemann and Zerlina Maxwell analyze the political significance of the subpoenas. Plus, Republicans are risking crashing the economy and creating a depression by not voting to raise the debt limit. The Chairman of the House Budget Committee John Yarmuth (D-KY) explains why the U.S. should just abolish the debt limit. Plus, Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) gives an update on the infrastructure negotiations. Also, the “Cyber Ninjas” are expected to release the results of their fake election audit in Arizona. Democratic Arizona State Senate Minority Leader Rebecca Rios breaks down just how phony this “fraudit” has been. And 24-year-old Maxwell Alejandro Frost, who is running to become the first Democratic Generation Z member of Congress, gets tonight’s last word. 

Sep 24, 2021
Pres. Biden owns his infrastructure agenda, meets with key Democrats

Tonight on the Last Word: Lawrence O’Donnell outlines how President Biden is getting involved in the infrastructure negotiations by meeting with members of Congress. Rep. Suzan DelBene, who was in one of those meetings with President Biden, discuss what was discussed behind closed doors. Jonathan Capehart and EJ Dionne further contextualize how President Biden is relying on his experience negotiating with Congress as a senator for 36 years and as a vice president for 8 years. Plus, Senator Chris Van Hollen reacts to Mitch McConnell saying Republicans will vote for the U.S. to default on its debt. And President Biden has made the United States the world's leader in distributing free vaccine doses to other countries. Loyce Pace, the Director of the Office of Global Affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services, joins Lawrence to discuss. Plus, Rep. Karen Bass explains what happened with the Congressional bipartisan talks on police reform. 

Sep 23, 2021
Donald Trump pushes Georgia to undo his election defeat, again

Tonight on the Last Word: Donald Trump sends a letter calling on the Georgia Secretary of State to decertify the 2020 election results. Also, House Democrats pass legislation to suspend the debt ceiling and avoid a government shutdown. And the Biden Administration plans to create the first federal heat work standards. Lauren Groh-Wargo, Neal Katyal, Rep. Katie Porter, Jonathan Alter, Norm Ornstein, and Rep. Raul Ruiz join Lawrence O’Donnell. 

Sep 22, 2021
New book ‘Peril’ details Donald Trump’s crusade to overturn the 2020 election

Tonight on the Last Word: Bob Woodward and Robert Costa join Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss their new book “Peril.” The book details the dark final year of Donald Trump’s presidency. Also, Mary Trump reacts to the new report of Donald Trump’s last days in the White House. And the lawyer for the Trump Organization’s CFO reveals new tax documents found in the basements of co-conspirators. Susan Hoffinger and Tim O’Brien also join Lawrence O’Donnell.

Sep 21, 2021
Security heightened in D.C. ahead of pro-Jan. 6 rally

Tonight on the Last Word: Capitol Hill braces for the pro-January 6 rally tomorrow. Also, North Carolina judges block a Republican voter ID law as discriminatory. Plus, Justices Amy Coney Barrett and Clarence Thomas push back on the idea that Supreme Court justices are partisan. And nearly 120,000 U.S. children have lost parents or primary caregivers to Covid-19. Rep. Eric Swalwell, Rep. Madeleine Dean, Allison Riggs, NC Sen. Gladys Robinson, Brian Fallon, Melissa Murray, Dr. Ebony Hilton, Renée Graham and Maria Teresa Kumar join Zerlina Maxwell.

Sep 18, 2021