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VP Harris meets Georgia leaders about voting rights
Tonight on the Last Word: Beto O’Rourke and Stacey Abrams back Sen. Joe Manchin’s voting rights compromise ahead of the Senate vote on Tuesday. Also, Republicans block efforts to hold Capitol rioters accountable. Plus, Betsey Stevenson discusses the latest on the recovery of the U.S. economy. Blue states put their focus on passing popular policies. And the Biden administration unveils a new online tool to help lower-income families access enhanced child tax credit payments. Aisha Yaqoob Mahmood, TX State Rep. Jessica González, Sahil Kapur, Xochitl Hinojosa, Rep. Peter Welch and Dr. Trevon Logan also join Ali Velshi.
|Jun 19, 2021|
Stacey Abrams backs Senator Joe Manchin’s voting rights compromise
Tonight on the Last Word: Democrats make a breakthrough as they overcome hurdles to pass voting rights bills in the senate. Also, the Affordable Care Act wins its third Supreme Court challenge. Plus, Senate democrats consider a $6 trillion infrastructure plan. And a new documentary from Andre Gaines explores the life of activist and comedian Dick Gregory. Rep. Colin Allred, Norm Ornstein, David Plouffe, Eugene Robinson and Maria Teresa Kumar also join Lawrence O’Donnell.
|Jun 18, 2021|
Biden attempts to open a new chapter in Russia relations
Tonight on the Last Word: President Joe Biden meets face-to-face with Vladimir Putin amidst increasing tensions with Russia. Also, in newly leaked audio, Senator Joe Manchin signals support for filibuster reform. Plus, Biden remains “hopeful” for a bipartisan deal on the infrastructure bill. And Texas Democrats meet with Vice President Kamala Harris to urge action on voting rights. Rep. Adam Schiff, Michael McFaul, Al Franken, Norm Ornstein, John Heilemann, Zerlina Maxwell, Texas State Rep. Gina Hinojosa and Rep. Henry Cuellar join Lawrence O’Donnell.
|Jun 17, 2021|
New emails show Trump pressed DOJ to overturn election
Tonight on the Last Word: Texas Democrats who blocked the restrictive voting bill urge lawmakers to pass voting rights bills. Also, the New York Times reports that prosecutors have obtained Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg’s personal tax returns. Plus, FBI Director Christopher Wray refuses to say if he knew about the subpoenas for congressional phone records. And Derek DelGaudio discusses creating “In & Of Itself” and the stigma of illusion. Beto O’Rourke, TX State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, Daniel Alonso and Andrew Weissmann also join Lawrence O’Donnell.
|Jun 16, 2021|
Voting rights groups warn GOP efforts to undermine elections are ‘a democracy crisis’
Tonight on the Last Word: 14 Republican-controlled states have passed laws to impede or subvert elections. Also, the House Judiciary Committee announces its investigation into the Trump Justice Department’s subpoenas of House members and staff. Plus, the Poor People’s Campaign holds a ‘moral march’ against Sen. Joe Manchin in West Virginia. Anand Giridharadas explains why the tax system “needs to be made to work again.” And Kurt Andersen revisits the Pentagon Papers 50 years after their release. Ari Berman, Janai Nelson, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Hoppy Kercheval and Jonathan Kott also join Lawrence O’Donnell.
|Jun 15, 2021|
Rep. Nadler: Trump DOJ investigations are a ‘gross abuse of power’
Tonight on the Last Word: The New York Times reports that the Justice Department under Donald Trump secretly seized records of Reps. Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell. Also, Attorney General Merrick Garland vows to protect voting rights against Republican bills that restrict voting and subvert elections. Plus, the Boston Globe Editorial Board calls for Donald Trump to be criminally prosecuted. Michael McFaul discusses Joe Biden’s first trip abroad as president in stark contrast to Trump’s hostile relationship with world leaders. And former Rep. Tom Perriello says Sen. Joe Manchin is facing “a test of his convictions.” Rep. Jim Himes, Cliff Albright, Abdallah Fayyad and Glenn Kirschner also join Ali Velshi.
|Jun 12, 2021|