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Filed Under:Politics / US Politics
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Archived Since:June 14, 2011

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Whoopi Goldberg tweets epic response to Romney dig

Mitt Romney didn't hold back when casually chatting up wealthy donors about the "47 percent" or giving tips to Iran on how to attack the U.S. Even the ladies from The View couldn't escape a mention in the politically poisonous fundraising tape. The Republican presidential candid …

First Word: Blurred facts

Mitt Romney responded to the secret tape of him at a fundraiser with an op-ed in USA Today. The USA editorial board wrote the opposing view. Here are some more stories informing the Last Word rundown tonight:

Chick-fil-A says it will stop funding anti-gay groups

Chick-fil-A has agreed to stop funding groups with anti-same-sex marriage stances, according to a statement released Wednesday by LGBT advocacy group The Civil Rights Agenda. Chicago Alderman Joe Moreno, who had blocked the fast-food chain from opening stores in Chicago be …

Map shows where the '47 percent' live

There's a secret video going around the web showing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney writing off the votes of the 47 percent of Americans who, he says, pay no income tax, because they will all vote for President Obama. Maybe you've heard about it. The video, t …

Why Romney won't appear on SNL

On the now-not-so-secret tape of Mitt Romney at a fundraiser, the Republican candidate pulled back the curtain on his media strategy and revealed he wants to rewrite one of the most important media rules for winning the presidency.... by not appearing on SNL. He told his audie …

MSNBC Exclusive: Author Salman Rushdie looks back on the fatwa against him

The recent protests across the Arab world in response to an anti-Muslim film are yet another product of the “outrage industry,” author Salman Rushdie said in an exclusive interview with Lawrence O’Donnell on Tuesday's The Last Word. “There are people …

Salman Rushie: Anti-Islamic film 'disgraceful'

Writer Salman Rushdie has a unique perspective on the recent violence in the Muslim world. In 1989, before social media could spread messages like wildfire, Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini condemned the British author to death over his novel, The Satanic Verses, and incited rioti …

Rula Jabreal talks mobs in the Arab world

After last night's show, journalist and author Rula Jabreal continued the conversation with Lawrence O'Donnell about the recent turmoil in the Arab world, and we thought it was a good idea to film it so you could see it, too. Presented with a Gallup poll showing a 54 percent app …

First Word: Caught on tape

After an impromptu press conference trying to explain away/rationalize a video filmed surreptitiously of him at a private fundraiser, Mitt Romney faces a new day of criticism for his statements about 47 percent of the American electorate. Here are some more stories we discussed …

Poll: Reaction to Romney's reaction

The international crisis at two U.S. embassies began at the beginning of last week and so did Mitt Romney's latest struggle with foreign policy. We know how many professional Republicans and Democrats responded to Romney's reaction but what about the American peop …

Mitt Romney, 'kind of a Snooki fan'

GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has become the latest politician to foray into the world of pop culture in the hopes of connecting with the average voter. Last July, Tim Pawlenty talked about his affinity for the acoustic version of Lady Gaga's hit single, “Born This …

Rewriting Romney's family history 'joke'

Mitt Romney used the old "father born in Mexico" line to try to appeal to Latino voters while speaking at the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Lawrence O'Donnell pointed out in the latest Rewrite, Romney didn't talk about it quite the same way when he is speaking to h …

Ayaan Hirsi Ali on overcoming 'Muslim Rage'

When Ayaan Hirsi Ali was 19, she “piously, even gleefully” participated in a rally in Kenya to burn Salman Rushdie’s book—despite having never read it. Ali, whose cover story was published today in Newsweek, uses her own personal experiences of what …

Romney not worried about the '47 percent'

A surreptitious recording of Mitt Romney speaking at a private fundraiser shows the Republican candidate dismissing the "47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what" as people "who are dependent upon government." It raised questions as to whether …

Twitterverse reacts to Newsweek's 'MuslimRage' hashtag with humor

Newsweek kicked off the week with an unfortunately named cover story, "Muslim Rage," timed to address the anti-American protests erupting across Muslim countries in the last week. It is written by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an outspoken critic of Islam, who escape …

Occupy sees more energy, arrests with anniversary protest

Hundreds of protesters gathered in parks around New York City early Monday morning to celebrate the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street. Protesters, ranging from children to grandparents, met in four different "zones" surrounding the New York Stock Exchange to protest ine …

Romney: No, I -- I've got a good team

Mitt Romney is responding today to Politico's news-making article, which alleges disarray inside the Romney campaign. The piece details the unusual approach to crafting Mitt Romney's speech at the Republican National Convention and how the decision to include Clint Eas …

First Word: 50 days until the election

With just 50 days left until the election,Team Romney is shaking up tactics by offering up a few more specifics on policies. Here's a list of stories shaping tonight's rundown.

Awesome Internets: Monday edition

We are all aware that speeches and addresses from the president and other high-ranking officials are carefully worded. If not written out and prepared in advance, they are at least parsed to be as politically correct (in the literal sense) as possible. Maybe it's that awareness …

'Time Out' Mitt, you're no jazz virtuoso

Mitt Romney’s quick criticism of the Obama administration’s response to this week’s deadly attacks in Libya an Egypt inspired an interesting piece by the Sun-Sentinel’s Chan Lowe – interesting especially to those jazz fans among us. He reminded read …

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