The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell

By Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC

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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.

Episode Date
Filibuster remains obstacle to passing voting rights

Tonight on the Last Word: No Republicans are helping to stop Donald Trump’s attack on democracy. Also, public servants face increasing threats and harassment. Plus, the U.S. economy added 6.4 million jobs in 2021. And Sen. Jon Ossoff introduces a bill to ban lawmakers from trading stocks while in office. AZ State Rep. Reginald Bolding, Rep. Peter Welch, Erika Cohen, Rep. Brenda Lawrence, Austan Goolsbee, Lucas Kunce and Walter Shaub join Ali Velshi.

Jan 15, 2022
Lawrence: Sinema's filibuster speech was contemptuous and dishonest

Tonight on the Last Word: The Senate will vote on voting rights Tuesday. Also, the Oath Keepers leader is arrested and charged with seditious conspiracy. Plus, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene suggests using “Second Amendment rights” against Democrats. And California Gov. Gavin Newsom denies parole for Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin. Eugene Robinson, Norm Ornstein, Rep. Madeleine Dean, Fmr. Sen. Doug Jones and Rep. Haley Stevens join Lawrence O’Donnell.

Jan 14, 2022
McCarthy refusing to cooperate with Jan. 6 Cmte.

Tonight on the Last Word: The January 6 Committee wants to ask Kevin McCarthy about his “very heated” Jan. 6 call with Donald Trump. Also, Steve Bannon is pushing Trump supporters to get involved in local elections. And Trump blames Mitch McConnell for the GOP senators who won’t back his election lies. Rep. Jamie Raskin, Ezra Klein and Steve Schmidt join Lawrence O’Donnell.

Jan 13, 2022
Biden and Schumer put Senate on notice over voting rights

Tonight on the Last Word: President Biden challenges lawmakers on Capitol Hill to “defend our democracy,” asking if they want to be “on the side of Dr. King or George Wallace?” And Mitch McConnell stands by GOP Sen. Rounds after Trump called Rounds a “jerk” for saying the 2020 election was fair. Rep. James Clyburn, Rep. Nikema Williams, David Thomas, Eddie Glaude, Jelani Cobb and Stuart Stevens join Lawrence O’Donnell.

Jan 12, 2022
Georgia D.A. says charging decision in Trump election probe could come in ‘first half’ of 2022

Tonight on the Last Word: Donald Trump’s lawyers once again argue in court that he shouldn’t be sued for what he said as president. Also, Rep. Jim Jordan refuses to cooperate with the January 6 Committee. Plus, GOP Sen. Mike Rounds rejects Trump’s election lies. And racists attack an Iowa Democrats meeting. Rep. Eric Swalwell, Neal Katyal, Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Claire McCaskill, Iowa State Rep. Phyllis Thede and Al Womble join Lawrence O’Donnell.

Jan 11, 2022
White House under pressure to act on voting rights

Tonight on the Last Word: Democrats look to pass voting rights legislation. Also, Pennsylvania Republicans push a sham “audit” despite there being no evidence of fraud. Plus, the Supreme Court considers vaccine mandates. And Ted Cruz apologizes for condemning the Jan. 6 insurrection. Rep. Barbara Lee, Rep. Ted Lieu, Fmr. Gov. Deval Patrick, PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro, David Michaels, Joyce Vance, Christina Greer, Jill Wine-Banks and Juanita Tolliver join Jonathan Capehart.

Jan 08, 2022